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    Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:59:43

    Exclusive EP Stream: Decoded 'Topanga' EP -

    Loud and brash - stronger than a cup of coffee!

    Want to hear the entire deluxe edition of Decoded's Topanga EP? Well you can right now. And yes, it was inspired by Danielle Fishel's character in Boy Meets World. Because who didn't love Topanga and her full lips and thick, lush hair?

    This version of Decoded's Topanga EP is out today, so we're pretty much hosting the try-before-you-buy period. Listen. If you love it as much as we do, which we are pretty confident you will, then support an indie artist and purchase the EP!

    Speaking of love...

    Here is what Decoded had to say about the EP. Pay attention. It's pretty resonant stuff.

    "The whole Topanga EP Deluxe Edition, with the exception of the song 'Judgement Day,' is about love. Either the longing for it, which is most prevalent, or the short-lived flings that distract you from it. I always had a crush on Topanga from Boy Meets World. The girl was beautiful, and even more so now in real life, but it was the 'girl next door' personality and love story that really got to me. I wanted that. I still want that. I go through life wondering when things will come together, when will the stars align, for me, for you.

    "When I wrote the songs on the EP, I didn't really feel the need for love at the time. I thought I was too focused and busy to commit to it. But the songs have a deeper meaning now; they kind of foretold that I'd be wanting nothing more than love today. In the song 'Not Easy Being Alone,' I sing about if you love yourself, then everything will be okay. Well it definitely hasn't been easy and I think you can only love yourself so much. Life is meant to be shared. There's a big void left when you can't fulfill that meaning. "

    Decoded just imparted some serious wisdom and knowledge. It's true that you can only love yourself so much and that love should be shared!

    Decoded are Derek and Heather. Heather has a pre-show ritual where she has to brush her teeth and drink a Red Bull for good luck. Derek's day job is in property management, where he often has to tell residents to turn their music down. Heather is a beer koozie aficionado. Heather knows more about cars than Derek. During their last tour, Derek and Heather drove near 4,000 miles, playing 14 shows and 7 radio station visits in just 13 days.

    What an impressive duo!

    Now is your chance to fall in love with Topanga from Decoded.



    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.14.15



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