Greyhounds (from the album Cheyenne Valley Drive)
Greyhounds park a trunkful of Rock’n’Soul tunes on Cheyenne Valley Drive, the recent release from the Austin, Texas-based band. Greyhounds dub their music ‘spaceage soul’, the sound tracing back to times when the space race was at a full gallop, and when the 1960’s mixture of Rock’n’Roll and Soul were easier to hear and harder to separate. Guitars and voice are the blood that courses through the sound of Greyhounds. The vocals of Anthony Farrell (keyboards) liberally spread soul on his reading of the stories, smoothly gliding over the repetitive riff of “WMD”. The guitar work of Andrew Trube is a constant in each song, freely wandering over “All We Are” and jabbing at “Credo” with random flecks of notes before taking flight with soaring string gymnastics over the gently rolling rhythm of the cut. Rounding out the trio is Ed Miles. Former members of J.J Grey & Mofro, Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube formed Greyhounds in 2016.
Handclap beats, gnarly guitar licks, and a piano frenzy form a line to back the claims of “No Other Woman” as Cheyenne Valley Drive strolls down “12th Street” on a doo-wop groove, cradles “Rocky Love” in warm electric piano chords and sets a triphammer beat to light the fuse to “Space Song”. In making the album, Greyhounds wanted the sound of the recording to be in line with sonic influences…. a less produced, more spontaneous style of recording, capturing the sound straight to tape like many of the classic records the band cherish. Bubbling organ notes light the dark shadows as “Get Away Clean” makes an exit while “Goodbye” spits out notes and beats to lay down a potent rhythm underneath as Greyhounds let down their walls, softening the fall with the tender soul promises of “Learning How to Love”.
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