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So what do you think of that Rick Perry character? Jeez, that wasn’t an invitation to pull out all of your Perry-phenalia, I know he is the greatest but resist the urge to prove your ardent admiration of this America hero and just chill out for a second. And what better way than with some soulful, bluesy rock courtesy of some home-grown heroes. Sure they might be some crazy left-wing liberals from Atlanta but what they lack in political vision is overcame by swelling guitar solos, soothing vocals and lyrics that refer to a “broken mind,” something that one Perry-fect candidate is far too “strong” to succumb to.
Rick Perry aside, Highway is the real deal, a fact boldly stated with the catchy vocal ‘oohs” that set the tone for the rest of the song and immediately your grab your attention like a egotistical megalomaniac. Combining beautifully layered melodies with the rough vocals of Alex Lotito, Highway builds a compelling sound scape that builds and builds until a furied, ending featuring a passionate call and response section between the guitar and the rhythm section. And before you know it, it’s over, a short jaunt into the world of Highway that ends fairly abruptly and deserves a couple of listen throughs.
An extended hiatus might be a optimistic phrase to describe this young Atlanta band’s current state. The real world ran its course, separating members Alex Lotito (vocals), Casey Williams (guitar), Drew Hart (bass) and Joey Zeigler (drums) through the throwaway that college is. And while Highway may never put out another album, there is nothing stopping you from checking out their magnus opus, King Capicorn, featuring a slew of great tracks that any Rick Perry aficionado would be sure to dive right into.