May 2015 Local Music Reviews

Local Review: Triggers & Slips – Buffalo vs. Train

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Triggers & Slips
Buffalo vs. Train
Self-Released
Street: 04.18
Triggers & Slips = The Felice Brothers + Trampled By Turtles

Buffalo vs. Train is a collaborative effort between Kate MacLeod, Michelle Moonshine and Duncan Phillips, and Salt Lake locals Triggers & Slips’ Morgan Snow and John Davis. Contrary to Triggers & Slips’ 2012 EP, Buffalo vs. Train is both twangy and haunting. With a slower tempo and emphasis on the violin, it’s more country-folk than country-rock, like their previous self-titled EP. This album is a mostly gentle acoustic listen with a lyrically sentimental touch, though certainly not lacking in devout energy. On the track “The Modern Age,” the lyrics say, “Looking for something that will remain.” It’s true that art lives forever— Buffalo vs. Train is a piece of beautifully compiled art that will truly, always remain in the modern age. –Lizz Corrigan

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