With their mix of rock, blues, and country, the Chicago-based rockers Trickshooter Social Club dropped their latest EP Truck Stop Dangerous on the 17th of November 2023, taking us on an entertaining journey through their diverse directions and influences. Let me tell you more about it
Trickshooter Social Club kickstarts Truck Stop Dangerous with the rocking sound of Beautiful, promising an energetic EP to come and I love it already. Beautiful is a powerfully dynamic tune with hard-hitting bass, enjoyable jazzy drumming, and eargasmic melodic guitars in a powerful streaming flow, pushing their sound forward towards a bigger, catchier one with guitars, synths, and engaging vocals leading the way and keeping the listeners fully hooked. Clarksdale Serenade #2 hit next with an open sound and an irresistible groove, building up to a groovy old-school verse with heavy organs and catchy vocals. Moving forward with a smooth progression and impressive arrangement, new folky elements are being introduced adding a deep emotional layer to Trickshooter Social Club‘s mix, showing off their diverse influences and interesting writing skills. With fast guitars and warm moving violins, Elvis Figurines boosts the EP’s energy higher while keeping its beautiful emotional vibes going. It has a fun, unstoppable flow with exciting twists and turns, producing a highly dynamic structure that kept me on the edge of my seat. Ending the EP on a high note comes the mellow ballad Lie To Me, mixing all its predecessor’s elements while steering towards a more mellow, chill direction. It offers a multi-layered structure with escalating sound and engaging harmonic vocals, all within a clever arrangement that creates a unified melodic stream that smoothly leads to the end of the EP, leaving you playing it over again from the top.
Truck Stop Dangerous is a brief straight-to-the-point EP by Trickshooter Social Club that clearly shows their highly melodic sense, attention to detail, and seasoned writing skills. They managed to create spacious structures that embraced their haunting mix of diverse elements and melodies, resulting in a beautifully written and executed EP that softly invites the listeners into their own world. I’ll definitely be looking forward to more from Trickshooter Social Club, keep on rocking guys. Cheers!