Spring Training

Texas Platters


Spring Training

Being road warriors, and members of JJ Grey & Mofro of late, has presumably kept Greyhounds out of the recording studio. Even if Spring Training is the local duo's first disc in three years, a new release is welcomed, although at four songs, it's unacceptably brief. Master of the keys Anthony Farrell is the all-star this time out. His "What's On Your Mind" blends Memphis funk with a pleading falsetto, and "Soul Navigator" offers an irresistible Gulf Coast crunch. Texas-bred guitarist Andrew Trube brings "Yours To Steal," eerie blues with overdriven twang that wouldn't be out of place in a David Lynch film. Set-closer "H-E-L-L-O" seems a studio goof, an inside joke that probably should have stayed that way. Pleasing and infuriating at the same time – that's Greyhounds, who are reportedly working on another EP that just might see the light of day in time for Spring Training. (JJ Grey & Mofro open for Galactic at Stubb's, Friday, Oct. 28.)


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