There's a moment from Kyle Durfey's adolescence that has always stayed with him.
He was sitting next to his dad in their Crofton home, watching the sci-fi movie "Contact." In the film, Jodie Foster's character sees her long-deceased father walk up to her on a beach in space.
"I'll be damned," Gordon Durfey said to himself, just loud enough for his son to hear him.
The significance wasn't lost on the teenager: Durfey realized his dad was imagining meeting his father again. It's a feeling Durfey knows well now.
"The Lack Long After," the second album from Durfey's Baltimore screamo band Pianos Become the Teeth released in November on...