Last October I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek into the upcoming EP from Nashville's Great Peacock (GP) and what I heard I liked. With the release date, March 5th, fast approaching the rest fo the music loving public will get to partake in what few have already had the pleasure of experiencing.
The duo has developed a devout following through non-stop touring, creating a massive buzz around their first album. Loaded with the tunes that are familiar to their live audiences, GP creates a big soundscape utilizing Southern infused rock with soulful vocals that paint a vivid picture of life & times in the South. They have created fresh new music with a familiar sound containing sonic similarities to the laid back sound of Gram Parsons and the intricate harmonies of the Band.
Months ago they teased folks with "Take Me To The Mountain", a song about missing, wanting and needing someone. It hooked listeners and created an open void in their music collections that could only be filled by more GP music. While the aural attributes of the record are outstanding it is the lyrical output that makes this EP so good. Take time to listen to the words in "Family Home", a song about growing old and missing family or the beautiful lyrics of "Sailing". Rounding out the five song EP are "Bluebird" and "Desert Lark" which make the album complete.
Only one more week of waiting until the Great Peacock EP is available for consumption. This record is about quality not quantity and yes there are only five tracks, but there is more good music on this EP than most full length albums out there today. Like I always said, give me five or six great songs vs two with a bunch of filler any day. If you dig good music then I highly suggest you check this record out because if you don't you are missing out.
Give "Take Me To The Mountain" a listen and get hooked.