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Taker Easy by The Takers
Released: Jul 2009
Label: Suburban Home Recordings
Hailing from Gainesville, Fla., The Takers deal in no-frills country rock lathered in outlaw vibes -- equal parts Little Feat, Uncle Tupelo and Waymore. It's not a unique concoction, but the band, as Taker Easy demonstrates, nails it. Most of the tracks are about raising hell or drinking hard or raising hell while drinking hard. Again, nothing too original, but The Takers possess a kind of honky-tonk duende that allows them to pull it off: "I'm chained to the bar, that's chained to my seat. And I'd ask her to dance, if I could get to my feet. My boots are too drunk to try and put on a show."
Justin Farrar