Song Away

Album: Mind Chaos (2009)
Charted: 49

Songfacts®:

  • Hockey are a dance punk/indie rock band who formed in 2007 in Portland, Oregon. After ending up at Columbia Records, they recorded with a variety of producers, including Jerry Harrison, formerly of Talking Heads, with whom they recorded this song. However things didn't work out as vocalist Ben Grubin explained to The Seattle Times: "They just thought we could write these songs that could be hits, I guess. They said they didn't hear like a single or whatever." Their mostly self-produced debut album Mind Chaos was finally released on released September 28, 2009 through Capitol Records in the US and Virgin in the UK. This song is the only track held over from their time with Columbia.
  • This song about writing a "truthful song over an eighties groove" references the '70s and '80s British band Roxy Music.

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