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