Sunday, 11 August 2013

Alex Bleeker And The Freaks - Don't Look Down

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On first impressions this song sounds like a fairly pleasant coming together of alt-country and indie, but looks can be deceiving. 'Don't Look Down' is a track from Alex Bleeker And The Freaks' second album 'How Far Away' which was released in May and is being given a well deserved push in its own right to coincide with the quintet's extensive North American tour this summer, and songs like this were made for summer, so if you're heading along then expect a good night.

The gentle shuffle of percussion and light, Byrdsy guitars open the track with some accented vocals giving the tune its country-inflection, but they have more in store than that. The start of the track and the verses in general are totally lovable, but extra points go to then for coming up with such an interesting bridge and chorus that send the song to another level, seemingly without even realising it. Everything here sounds effortless and natural, and listening to 'Don't Look Down' could be described the very same way.

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Catch them live:

08/12 San Francisco, CA - The Knockout
08/15 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg
08/16 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
08/17 Tucson, AZ - Trunkspace
08/19 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
08/21 New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar
08/22 Oxford, MS - Lamar Lounge
08/23 Atlanta, GA - 529
08/25 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
08/26 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
08/27 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
08/28 New York, NY - Cake Shop
09/23 Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Fest at Henry Miller Library
09/28 Pioneertown, CA - Woodsist Fest at Pappy and Harriet's

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