THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS ‘Easy Way’ – CD

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In the past three years, Jack Torrey and Page Burkum have managed to tour with Grammy-winner Kacey Musgraves, write with man-of-the-hour Dan Auerbach, appear on the widely-acclaimed Twin Peaks revival, and somehow find a little time along the way to record their second LP, Easy Way. Jack and Page, who originally operated as a duo before adding another member of their family (Tyler Burkum), decided to take over the production reigns for this sophomore release, the decision evoking a more intimate and understated vibe than its glossed-up predecessor.

While much of Easy Way dutifully channels a yesterday’s sun-drenched AM radio-vibe, there are a handful of surprises this time around as well. “Please Don’t Call Me Crazy” rides a T-Rex-sized riff to great effect, while the title track is a slow-dance waltz that effectively evokes shades of Neil Young’s Harvest while revealing some of the duo’s best vocal work to date.

Easy Way is a short and sweet love letter to less-complicated days gone by, the Cactus Blossoms delivering spirited, heartfelt performances over the course of the record’s thirty-five-minute running time. If retro-leaning indie pop is even remotely on your radar, then Easy Way is a must-hear.