Duke Maroon Brings it Back with ‘Heart Attack’

The year was 2016. UMC was still wet behind the ears as a regional blog in eastern Pennsylvania known as Lehigh Valley Underground. Nashville was not yet a twinkle in our eyes. In fact, this whole experiment was still in its, well… experimental stages. Frankly, we had no idea that we’d still be here!

A young man named Doug Keller was writing for us back then, and he told us about a Philly-area band called Duke Maroon, whose single, “Heart Attack,” was featured on WXPN’s The Key as an NPR Tiny Desk submission.

Much has changed since then. We moved to Nashville. Duke Maroon took a hiatus that spanned several years. And now, with Keller in the band, they’ve decided that they’re bringin’ it back.

Duke Maroon has reunited, and they’re commemorating the news with a new version of “Heart Attack” that encompasses all things glorious and straightforward about rock and roll. The single is the first taste of the band’s return album, A Duke Reunion, which will be available on Bandcamp and Spotify on Friday, May 6.

As for the meaning behind the song’s rough and tough lyrics, the band — never lacking for a sense of humor — had this to say.

“It’s kind of a joke,”

Why don’t you get in on it with us? Check out “Heart Attack” below!

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