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We often joking call the Stick Arounds “Power Pop Dads”, and there is some truth to that.

Four of the five of us are not only parents, but exceptionally proud fathers of some wonderful, creative, bright, and beautiful children. There is little else in our lives that we are even close to as thankful for as we are for them, and for the rest of the people in our lives whom we call family.

This month’s Hot Single reflects that; being a parent, watching your child grow up into their own person, and moving out into the world in a way that is amazing, inspiring, yet sometimes painful.

Our very own Matt Carlson wrote, recorded and mixed this brand-new number for The Stick Arounds. It’s a bittersweet song of thanks, of love, and of, no matter how many miles sometimes separate us, Connection.


Goodbye was easier than I ever thought it’d be
Saw you try catch the wind but just snagged the breeze
Sure, you stumbled but with the purest sense of ease
I’m starting to finally feel some peace

Connection’s fuzzy the speaker’s blown
Hope you make it out there on your own

We read the script and promptly threw it all away
Took for granted there’d be a thousand better days
I could lie and say I don’t want you to stay
You’d see right through my foolish games

Connection’s fuzzy the speaker’s blown
Hope you make it out there on your own
Connection’s fuzzy the speaker’s blown
Hope you make it out there on your own


released November 29, 2019
Matt Carlson: Lead Vox, Guitars and Tambourine
Jeff Gower: Guitar and Backing Vox
Jason Lantrip: Lead Guitar and Backing Vox
Ian Walker: Bass Guitar
Joel Kuiper: Drums

Written by Matt Carlson
Engineered and Mixed by Matt Carlson and Ian Walker


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