on 'shout, stomp and hope for the best', the debut EP from new jersey's the hazy souls, the upbeat folk trio seems to be doing just that. the album is fast paced and forward looking, loping and galloping along with folksy instrumentation and home-spun harmonies.
the songs at times speak to loneliness and distance, but they contain the ray of hope mentioned in the album title. the homesick tune 'read the signs' even has a line about going back to old virginia, which always charms me.
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