Track of the Day: 'Moving'

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A reader recommends it:

A member of Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr, among other bands, Lou Barlow has been writing music longer than I’ve been alive. His latest album, Brace The Wave, is pretty stripped-down, but you can see why he’s been able to stay active so long.

NPR premiered the song last month:

Barlow’s latest is a fidgety rumination on a recent decision to leave Los Angeles after 17 years, and move back to his home state of Massachusetts. Written and recorded extemporaneously with a detuned ukulele, “Moving” picks away at Barlow's attempts to let go of the past and look to a better future. “I may be chewing on my brain,” he sings,” “If I ever dare to reach / Inward on beyond belief the way I’m moving.”

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