Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Your Daily Lick: Trainwreck Riders

The Perch (Alive Records)

By Nate Seltenrich
Tue, May 12, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Lacking the outright irresistibility that made this San Francisco act's rollicking breakthrough Lonely Road Revival one of the best releases of 2007, The Perch takes a bit longer to sidle up to. Any attempt to rehash the same hybrid punk/country sound is underpinned by the band's desire - or need, perhaps - to ride increasingly challenging themes into more mature, dynamic territory.

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