Music
INDY Week's music blog

Archives | RSS

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Wylie Hunter & the Cazadores' single

Posted by on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 12:38 PM

On a 7-song debut EP released in 2010, Chapel Hill newcomers Wylie Hunter & the Cazadores served notice they were to be taken seriously. Frontman and songwriter Hunter, a Greensboro native, wrote from the somewhat green perspective of a kid in his early 20s, because, well, he was in his early 20s. But you believed him when he sang, such was the sheer passion and dedication in his voice.

click to enlarge wylie.jpg

"Someone You Used To Know," released Feb. 3 as a single to advance the band's upcoming album of the same name, picks up where that EP left off and shows a step forward. Some bitterness has seeped through the cracks in Hunter's valiant facade; the girl got away and left him wrecked, but he vows to bounce back. "I'm not broken," Hunter assures, "I'm still chasing down my dreams." His bandmates—guitarist William Taylor, bassist Seth Barden and drummer Paul Fisher—lock in behind their leader with equal parts power and precision, driving home a near-perfect four-minute salvo of old-school rock 'n' roll.

The flip side, "Tattoo'd Girls," is more playful musically, from its sly piano intro to its swinging chorus hook to its title characters' "ink-stained skin and their mischievous grins." If it testifies to the band's versatility, it also reveals Hunter still has a ways to go as a lyricist; the end result feels more like novelty fare that's not built to last like the A-side. Still, taken together, these two tracks suggest the Cazadores' new disc may push them further toward the destiny Hunter seems fiercely determined to reach.

Tags:

Pin It
These two tracks suggest the Cazadores' new disc may push them further toward the destiny Hunter seems fiercely determined to reach.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Music

More by Peter Blackstock

Facebook Activity

Twitter Activity

Comments

a band can play any of their songs wherever the fuck they want to in a set. no one needs …

by notwithstanding on Live: In Raleigh, the Counting Crows get listless (Music)

While I didn't attend the show in NC, I did see it a few nights earlier in NYC's Beacon Theatre …

by Cnoelf on Live: Ringo, Toto and a surreal night in Durham (Music)

© 2014 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation