The opening track also has been released as a single. I don't usually expect to find anthems in this genre, but the boys most certainly have one in this song.
The second track, "Desert Lark" begins as a gentle acoustic tune, but builds delightfully as the voices soar, the bass dives in, and horns provided the counter punch. The third and fourth tracks, "Sailing" and "Family Home", respectively, reveal the duo's country folk chops with earnest aching vocals accented (I believe) by a pedal steel guitar. The album closes with the gentle acoustic pop of "Bluebird" -- a final life-affirming statement from the band.
Americana isn't an uncrowded field these days (nor is the roster of bands with two names, one of which is an animal, as the band is impishly aware). However, the quality of the songwriting, sincerity of the stories, and honesty of the southern styling set Great Peacock toward the fore of the bands to which attention should be paid. We're advised that an LP is in the works, which is good news. In the meantime, Great Peacock EP will be released on March 5 by This Is American Music.
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