Victor & Penny’s ‘We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye’ is your Pitch Music Awards song of the day


The Pitch Music Awards Show is at the Uptown Theater this Sunday, August 3, and hosted by World Air Guitar Champion Eric “Mean” Melin and Mills Record Co.’s Judy Mills (tickets here). To count down to the awards ceremony – and help introduce you to this year’s picks – we’re debuting a “song of the day” each weekday until the show from one of this year’s batch of nominees.

Victor & Penny – the stage names for the duo Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane – have a sound that some might find, well, precious. The two perform acoustic songs in a style they have deemed “antique pop,” where Freling accompanies McGrane on ukelele and the two share vocals over barber shop and dime store-era songs. They are sweet, they are darling, and, yes, a little precious. But still, you can’t help but like them, and want to root for them, because there’s something about their songs that just make you want to smile. I mean, just listen to the two of them singing today’s song of the day and try to keep your mood from improving. 


See also:
#24: Katy Guillen and the Girls’ “Don’t Get Bitter”
#23: My Oh My’s “Your Heart Not Mine”
#22: Schwervon’s “Land Locked”

#21: Your Friend’s “Bangs”
#20: Radkey’s “Romance Dawn”

#19: Maramus’ “Syphilitic”
#18: Various Blonde’s “Downtown Frown”
#17: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7’s “The Chartreuse Woman”

#16: Megan Birdsall’s “Night and Day”
#15: Kansas City Bear Fighters’ “They Won’t Stay Dead”
#14: Kasey Rausch’s “Heavy Fog”
#13: Gee Watts’ “Church”
#12: The Bad Ideas’ “I’m Stuck”
#11:
Me Like Bees’ “Comet and the Snail”
#10: Outsides’ “Seesaw”
#9: Shy Boys’ “And I Am Nervous”
#8: Making Movies’ “Aguanile”
#7: John Velghe’s “On the Interstate”
#6: Cowboy Indian Bear’s “Push”

And this:
Rising acts perform at the Folk Alliance International conference

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