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EXCLUSIVE: BRAND NEW JOSH SMALL SONG, HAKUNA MATATA


LOL. That “exclusive” shit is douchey as fuck ain’t it. I promise it was totally tongue in cheek.

Anyhow….

Two and change years ago, on a chilly rainy Saturday afternoon in Denver, a collection of people in town for the Suburban Home Anniversary Party sat in the front lobby of Suburban Home’s office watching the likes of Micah Schnabel, Austin Lucas, Tim Barry, Shane Sweeny and Devon Stuart pass around a single acoustic guitar, telling fish stories and singing songs. In the midst of all of this, this little guy takes the guitar, explains the inspiration behind the song and begins to sing. I was frozen. I wanted to pull out my camera and record the song for 9B but I didn’t wanna ruin my experience so others could watch shaky video.

That little guy was Josh Small. The song was, in my mind, from there on out called “The Barker Song.” I talked to him that afternoon and he said he was working on a new record. Once I got home I immediately bought his albums and started searching for “The Barker Song” which was nowhere to be found. Naturally, I assumed it was gonna be on his soon to be released new album.

Two and change years later we’re finally seeing said new album and yes “The Barker Song” is on the album only now, it’s named “Hakuna Matata” but it’s no less amazing.

I told you that entire story so you’d know that I’m posting this song cause I want to and I believe in it, not just to curry favor with a label. Josh’s new album, Juke, will be available on Suburban Home Records soon but today it is my distinct pleasure to be the first person to play “Hakuna Matata” for you.

Josh Small - Hakuna Matata     

9 Comments

  1. February 1, 2011    

    Josh is my hero! I’m so glad his new record is finally coming out. I’m about to shit myself from excitement!

  2. Woody Woody
    February 2, 2011    

    I like it , I love it

    this iz gonna hit the sweet spot for many

  3. February 3, 2011    

    So excited. I love Tall, and it’s been way too long between records.

  4. February 3, 2011    

    Josh has ruled for years…and noah hit the nail on the head! Truly amazing to see live!!!

  5. Tim H. Tim H.
    February 4, 2011    

    Sounds great Josh. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. See ya on the road, hopefully in some small dark smoke filled backstreet bar.

  6. nick nick
    February 6, 2011    

    I’m fuzzy on the date because my memory is shit but I was in Richmond to see Lucero sometime in 2005. Shockingly I was in the back having some beers and talking someones ear off when Tim Barry came back and quietly suggested we should go watch his buddy Josh Small play. Some of us thought this was a good idea and were treated to an awesome 30 minute set from Mr Small. If you haven’t checked out his solo record before Tall you can still get it at PopFaction http://www.popfaction.com/artists/index.php?fa=josh

    Pushing Boulders is a standout track

  7. chris chris
    February 7, 2011    

    small’s got the spirit. small’s got the gift.
    small is a champ and he’s full of good shit.

  8. Jason Jason
    February 9, 2011    

    So stoked that Small’s releasing some new material. It’s been long overdue. If you’ve never seen Josh live, do yourself a favor and go see him! In one word-it’s “blistful”

  9. February 28, 2011    

    Dear josh,
    HI I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU IN CONCERT ON APRIL 19th 2011 IT WILL BE SO MUCH FUN TOO FINIALY MEET YOU IM YOUR CUZIN CARRIES DAUGHTER :) ………….. PS HOPE TO SEE YOU REAL SOON

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