January 4, 2011

let’s go down in the water and wash off this dirty week


I know it is icy, brutal, make-you-weep freezing in so many of the places where people are reading from, so this feels like a bit of collectivist escapism between us.

But: I heard this song for the first time tonight and I want so badly for it to be July and to be driving down Highway 17 in California with this on repeat, and the windows down. And can someone also please bring a guitar so we can try to work out the chords around the campfire? This is pure, undistilled summer joy and just made my night.

Let’s Go Down – Family Of The Year

Family Of The Year is from Los Angeles (so they do summery things all the time), by way of Wales (so they appreciate all the summery things). Their album Songbook is available for whatever price you want to pay them for it. I wonder if they would take payment in s’mores.

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    Tweets that mention let’s go down in the water and wash off this dirty week | Fuel/Friends Music Blog -- Topsy.com — January 5, 2011 @ 6:52 am

  • Completely off subject but… I am quite sure you have seen this, however as soon as I found it I new a PJ fan like yourself might appreciate it, just in case you hadn’t seen it before. It is Eddie Vedder joining Bruce Springsteen & his band for a live version of “Better Man”. Have a good one.



    B — January 5, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

  • ah, but have you seen the wilcox session they did? ;)

    g — January 8, 2011 @ 3:42 am


    um, I thought the name sounded familiar. you win!

    heather — January 8, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

  • Me encanta tu blog amiga, sigue así. Te sigo desde tu otro blog en fuelfriends.blogspot.com

    Anacronico — January 9, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

  • I can’t get enough of their song Chugjug off of the Through The Trees EP.

    Gachevsky — January 10, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

  • wow my new favorite! thanks for sharing.

    kenzie — January 12, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

  • Hmmm….July on Hwy 17, eh? So this song sounds like thick fog and heavy traffic? Ha ha. I know what you mean, of course, but I’m originally from the Monterey Bay area, so I had to say something there. Dig the song – thanks for posting it!

    Mike B. — January 27, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

  • Awesome song! thanks for sharing…

    perfect road song.

    EC — February 16, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

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