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SOTD for 6/24/2009: The Decks – “What It Is, Really”

Today’s Song of the Day: 

The Decks – “What It Is, Really” 

Tonight, SOTD is reaching deep into its jar of unknown indie rock music.  The Decks are a surprisingly good, little-known band from the suburbs of Washington D.C.  Labeling themselves as “Electroacoustic indie pop,” The Decks make music that is catchy but pensive. 

“What It Is, Really” is a song that could just as easily have been performed by a band like The National.  The sound is not raw, but polished, and the recording is clean. 

The Decks

The Decks

Without a Wikipedia page, any posted lyrics, or more than a few thousand MySpace views, The Decks remain a relatively unknown member of the indie music community.  Who has the power to change that?  You do, friends…you do.

SOTD says, The Decks sounds like: “A modern-day Joy Division with a Zoloft prescription.” 

SOTD Underappreciation Ratio (SUR):  7/2 = 3.5xU

Note: SUR is defined as the factor of society’s current underappreciation, which is calculated by dividing the inherent greatness of the song by its current level of appreciation.  Examples of factors that drive a high “underappreciation score” include: not having the song available on iTunes/Amazon, no one having posted the lyrics online, not having a music video, etc.


About Song of the Day:

The purpose of Song of the Day is to promote songs that are found to be disproportionately less known relative to how good the Song of the Day team thinks they actually are.  The Song of the Day team welcomes your submissions for consideration.

Have some feedback for SOTD?  Know a new artist or song that SOTD absolutely needs to look at?  Let us know by simply replying to this post.  If your song is picked by our team, the submission will be credited to you, and you can beam with pride when it hits your inbox and/or WordPress.

The best thing since Napster – and  SOTD has bought its own domain name!  We are currently in the process of determining the best method of site design, which will also involve figuring out who will design the site.  Follow the action (which is likely to be very, very slow-moving action…) at  The team is currently looking into surveying members for desired features, as the development of the site should bring SOTD’s musical submissions to a much larger audience.  In the meantime, check out our brand new blog –



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