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DSD March 16, 2018: "Quick Joey Small" - Hearty Har


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DSD March 16, 2018: "Quick Joey Small" - Hearty Har

Shaun Cordingley

Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop":'s song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear. If you enjoy the track, please share it, so we can keep on talking about great new music!

Quick Joey Small - Hearty Har

Wrapping up this week on the Daily Song Drop we have the return of indie rock group Hearty Har (who first featured on TGF back in September 2017) with the track "Quick Joey Small" off of their recent EP Crystal Shards Vol 1. 

Check out the song below: 

I really love the fact that Hearty Har have completely embraced a retro/classic rock sound--this is 1960s/1970s Rock to a tee--and the best part is that they execute it so, so well. "Quick Joey Small" feels like a song that I have been listening to with my Dad forever, heading out fishing or whatever, listening to the classic rock station: it has the rich, organic sounding guitar and percussion combo, a period-perfect, harmony infused chorus (which even gets a kick of organ in at one point, to really punch in the psychedelic roots) that is impossible not to sing-along to, and that overall vibe of a group that is having a great time playing music together, and that translates into something pretty special. 

Plus, if you didn't on your first listen, go back and pay attention to the story they tell--it is such a throwback, executed so cleanly that the first time I heard "Quick Joey Small" i just kinda shook my head with a big ol' grin on my face, as nostalgic waves washed over me.

If you are looking for more of Hearty Har's great classic rock vibe, be sure to check out "Radio Man '56"  (which made our Top 10 Songs of 2017), or give the rest of Crystal Shards Vol. 1 a listen-- top to bottom it is a very engaging rock EP, with another favourite of mine being "All My Loving". Really, if you are a fan of Rock n' Roll, Hearty Har is a band you should be keeping an eye on. 

The February 2018 DSD Apple Music List and February 2018 DSD Spotify List are available! These ones where admittedly tricky as it is a short month (meaning there are fewer songs for me to build the set with), and we are also missing a couple from the lists: "Coward's Castle" by Monti and "highr" by buuzey. However, I have to say that I do enjoy the playlist this month, and I hope you will check it out, either by clicking the links above, or you can always listen to the Spotify list here: 

If you enjoy the TGF Playlists, it would help us out a lot if you could share them with folks, as with the new algorithms on Facebook and Instagram, TGF is having to fight harder for traffic, so if you enjoy the DSD, sharing the songs (artlices) or lists is something you could do that can really make a difference! 

ICYMI (somehow) here are the January 2018 Apple Music PlaylistDecember Apple Music Playlist, November Apple Music Playlist, October 2017 Apple Music PlaylistSeptember 2017 Apple Music Playlist August 2017 DSD Playlist July 2017 DSD PlaylistJune 2017 DSD Playlist, May 2017 DSD Playlist DSD Playlist - Apr 17DSD Playlist - Mar 17 , and there's also one kicking around for DSD Playlist - Feb 17 too!

Not to mention the fact that we totally also have a June '17 Spotify List, a July '17 Spotify List, an August '17 Spotify List, the September 2017 Spotify Playlist, October '17 Spotify Playlist, November Spotify Playlist, December '17 Spotify Playlist, and January 2018 Spotify Playlist too!

If you're looking for me to add these lists somewhere beyond Apple Music and Spotify (or you want some of the old lists on Spotify), you're going to have to convince me (hard) by chatting with me here, or on Twitter

If you're looking for more great music, are late to the party, or just want more in your day, here are a few other playlists:

Apple Music TGF Top 50 Songs of 2017
Spotify TGF Top 50 Songs of 2017
Apple Music Playlist for the Top 20 Songs of 2016

There are other (earlier) playlists available for you if you check older "Tuesday Tunes" articles, or search on Apple Music itself. 

See you again next week with another new song! 

-S (@Shauncord

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