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Once upon a time, I had a radio show that only played bands currently performing in the District. That show is super dead, so we’ve resurrected it (with way more words and far less radio) in the form of this column. Every day I’ll review a song from a band playing in D.C. that night. The rules are, 1. I can only listen to the song once and 2. I only have until the end of the song to finish my review.


This video starts with the band members making fun of each other and it is pretty adorable. Hot damn. This song sounds so so familiar. I can’t tell if I’ve 100% heard it before or if it just sounds a lot like a song I have heard before. Jesus. I mean, it’s fine. It’s a cute little jaunt through indie town. I could see this being in an Apple commercial. Maybe it is in an Apple commercial??? I don’t know man. It’s a crowd pleaser. Also, the weird head gear the frontman is wearing is delightful.

You can see Mechanical River at DC9.