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The second single from Dear 23 is the one that I actually remember as a single, of course that’s probably because I ended up buying the CD single in order to hear one of the b-sides, a cover of Big Star’s “Feel.” Which, of course, was the first time I realized just how much of Big Star fans Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow were.
A soaring swirling piece of mid-tempo power-pop goodness which steals the beat from XTC’s “Towers of London,” Jon Auer’s “Suddenly Mary” is another cautionary tale about getting married too young and perhaps to the wrong person.