Lazy Cowgirls

Somewhere Down the Line

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Something of a companion piece of 1999's Rank Outsider (the band considered releasing them as a double album, but opted for two separate albums released six months apart), Somewhere Down the Line finds the Lazy Cowgirls in a relatively calm and reflective mood. But the operative word is "relatively" -- some numbers feature slower tempos (like the swaggering "Bittersweet Shit"), and the occasional acoustic tunes (such as "Stripper Blues" and "Leap of Faith") show off the band's taste for blues and honky-tonk styles. But if you're looking for the Lazy Cowgirls' traditional flat-out roots-punk wailing, cue up "Another Lost Cause" or "Back Down in the Basement" and you'll hear Pat Todd and the band rocking as hard as ever. One of the band's best albums, which in a burst of renewed activity bodes well for their future.

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