Blake Snow

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Remember when I played in a band with the brother of Imagine Dragons?

Screen shot 2013-07-22 at 2.55.17 PMLast month, iTunes shuffled a humble group of songs to my playlist and with them a wave of nostalgia.

The tracks themselves aren’t much, just old, amateur recordings from a short-lived college band I played in. Before iTunes recalled them, I hadn’t heard them in almost a decade.

But they ain’t bad, either. I played drums. My good friend Robert played bass. And the older brother and manager (Hi, Mac!) from the singer of Imagine Dragons played guitar. That totally sounded like the 31 Flavors girl from Ferris Bueller or Chunk from Goonies, but whatever. 

The power trio (yeah, baby!) recorded 15 rough cut demos, mostly covers, without vocals (otherwise Mac and I sang). Below are the best of the bunch: One cover, two originals.

The short-lived band split post graduation, but not before rocking too hard in Battle of the Band tryouts.

I miss performing live.