Alternative / Country // By AJ / 13 June, 2012
Continuing the trend of vaguely country-related tunes (not really) comes this track from Crooks, a four piece line up from Texas. For me, the best country music captures the vast majesty of the old west and frontier times, a place that I’m unlikely to visit any time soon, unless a certain time-travelling DeLorean winds up in my driveway. Oh well! They’re oddly spiritual at the same time, setting a mood that soppy, self-indulgent country pop just can’t equal. Though I wasn’t a huge fan of the EP this tune came from, the horns in this hooked me, what with their Ennio Morricone-esque motif.