With the release of Mosey West's five-song debut EP, Vaca Money, the Fort Collins-based trio established itself as one of the better alt-country acts to come out of the area in the past few years. But while Vaca Money was a strong effort, the band's seven-song follow-up EP, Merica, outdoes its predecessor. ("Merica" was the band's original moniker.) On it, Mosey West opts for a heartfelt, no-frills approach to alt-country that owes more to Uncle Tupelo than to Wilco and is built on the vocals of bassist Mike McGraw and guitarist Adam Brown. The two trade off lead vocals throughout the disc and harmonize quite well with one another, particularly on tracks like the outstanding opener, "In Tune," and "Gone."
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