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The Getaway Drivers: The Truth Is Where It's Always Been


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Though they're named after their adventures driving for Union Cab, the Getaway Drivers are anything but a ragtag bunch of escape artists. Their newest EP shows a tight-knit band that can blend alt-country, Celtic music and '70s pop at the drop of a hat. In other words, they've got nothing to run from but success - and perhaps a few overzealous fans.

The first track, a radio edit of "Honey on a Razor," channels the type of rootsy heartland rock that Tom Petty and the BoDeans do well, infusing it with free-spirited harmonies that recall Fleetwood Mac. "Beale Street" pairs Bob Manor's Springsteen-esque growl with Sheila Shigley's pure-and-clear vocals, flip-flopping between airy ballad and bluesy rocker, while "Undone" creates a somber mood, with chords and vocals that resemble the Cranberries, filtered through a country-western AM radio station.

"Salt, Blue & Bone" dives into an ocean of longing with a sea shanty, complete with fiddle solo and vocals reminiscent of Gillian Welch's. It's a perfect illustration of just how diverse - and promising - the group's talents are.

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