PARTIES WITH TOWNIES
“A person who has lived in a small town for his or her entire life. Often proud of that fact, townies take great interest in every detail of change in their home turf. Notable characteristics include: making fun of places they've never been (and probably will never go), remembering what used to be where that new building is, and getting fat after high school.” - Urban Dictionary
The townie is a mythic, inspirational creature for the band, who, although not themselves townies, have partied with them everywhere from Tucson and Los Angeles to Malden and Milan. Parties with townies lack the epistemological profundity of college soirées, but they compensate for this by leaving a trail of poppers, varsity letter jackets, dented beer cans, and nostalgia sprawled across the lawn. Parties with townies exist somewhere between the start of the weekend and that perfect season when your football team almost made it to state. They make many promises but take little action, have great expectations but no aspirations, and they never stop talking about the time that they almost made out with the cheerleader from the rival school.
Our band tries to capture this sound by performing covers lifted from a townie bar jukebox alongside original songs about townies and the boys and girls who party with them.