Avid Dancer Gets His Neil Young On With “Not Far To Go”

Check out this jangly tune from his debut album.

March 31, 2015

The opening crunch of Avid Dancer's "Not Far To Go" reminds me of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl." This is a good thing, because Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl" is awesome. This song from Jacob Dillan Summers, though, takes different shapes than Young's straight-ahead crunch classic, heading into dreamy territory thanks to his floating vocals and some very pretty detours.

"I wrote the lyrics to this song while I was in the Marines while anticipating my move to Los Angeles," he told FADER in an email. "I think it was a week before I left. Every day that went by before the trip felt like I was missing on opportunities to start a music career. "Missing everything" "watch days go by". I left the snowy winter of DC went "through the trees" of Tennessee to "the valley in the sun". A love song for LA before I ever knew what it was like to live there. So glad I made the trip."

Avid Dancer's new album, 1st Bath, is out on April 14 via Grand Jury.

Lead image: Cara Robbins

Avid Dancer Gets His Neil Young On With “Not Far To Go”