Nerd Alert! Nerd Alert! Nerd Alert!
This week’s offering takes a step back in time to 2012 when The Chevin (the Ch is pronounced like Sh) released Borderlands. Gaming enthusiasts may recognize the first track, Champions, from the FIFA ’13 soundtrack. I just learned that fans of TV’s The Middle (never seen the show before) may recognize the track Beautiful World. Savvy music fans or Buy More-ians (fans of TV’s Chuck) may recognize the vocals or musical style being similar to Your Vegas. That’s because, minus Mark Heaton, it’s the same band. Pat yourselves on the back for your astute musical ear.
Obviously, Friday’s post got me thinking about Chuck and all the terrific music they employed on the show. Fans may remember the Your Vegas track linked above from the Chuck & Jill restaurant scene. It Makes My Heart Break and Christmas and Me Are Through are the songs that got me hooked on the band and their first album A Town and Two Cities. That album was frequently included in my playlists at work or in the car’s CD player. Borderlands has now overtaken my playlist.
This album strikes me as the perfect complement to lounging by the pool, enjoying a float trip, or boating on the river.