MP3: Harvey and the Buckets' "Downtown Trains"
When it comes to improving the public transportation system in South Florida, every little bit counts. Kudos to Fort Lauderdale alt-country act Harvey and the Buckets for getting into the mindset for "Downtown Trains" -- which probably isn't about the Tri-Rail system, but still. How much heartbreak can you really express driving south on I-95?
Starting with a beat that echoes like it's going in the other room, the track gradually fills out into something with a tad less polish than the recently released Three Sheets, Seven Veils -- but no less infectious. We talked to vocalist Nick Petakas about that album a couple of weeks back.
Anyhow, the track's meaty harmonies are going to win the guys some Avett Brothers comparisons, and it's got a chorus ready for widespread belting in future sets, hopefully.
"Cut Your Teeth," the b-side, has a tad more alt-rock bluster to it. Not a bad thing, mind you.
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