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Triggers & Slips / Press

“Buffalo vs. Train was recorded live—songs were often captured in only one take—in a studio Morgan and Davis made to look and feel like a living room. It's easy to hear the chemistry and camaraderie between Triggers & Slips and their guests. Intimate and inviting, the acoustic-driven Buffalo vs. Train provides an overview of Utah's musical past and present. It's also a snapshot of the magic that transpires when a group of modern musicians pay homage to their roots. That unedited immediacy of performing together in the studio is what Triggers & Slips "really wanted to capture" on Buffalo vs. Train, Snow says. "We've been able to have some really good friends and really good parties where we just get to jam and play in the living room, and it's one of my favorite times to play music. ... We want you to feel like you're in that living room with us."”

“Triggers & Slips Buffalo vs. Train Self-Released Street: 04.18 Triggers & Slips = The Felice Brothers + Trampled By Turtles Buffalo vs. Train is a collaborative effort between Kate MacLeod, Michelle Moonshine and Duncan Phillips, and Salt Lake locals Triggers & Slips’ Morgan Snow and John Davis. Contrary to Triggers & Slips’ 2012 EP, Buffalo vs. Train is both twangy and haunting. With a slower tempo and emphasis on the violin, it’s more country-folk than country-rock, like their previous self-titled EP. This album is a mostly gentle acoustic listen with a lyrically sentimental touch, though certainly not lacking in devout energy. On the track “The Modern Age,” the lyrics say, “Looking for something that will remain.” It’s true that art lives forever— Buffalo vs. Train is a piece of beautifully compiled art that will truly, always remain in the modern age. –Lizz Corrigan”

“If your only taste of Triggers & Slips were their self-titled debut full-length album, released in May 2012, you’d probably neatly peg them as a honky-tonk band. And with the record’s dusty feel—complete with lap steel, twangy guitar licks and smooth three-part harmonies—that description would hit the mark on the nose. “But that’s not really where we end with our sound,” says lead guitarist/vocalist Morgan Snow.”

"Morgan Snow shares some insight into the heavy songs on Triggers & Slips’ debut album." Snow knows how to pen something that is both engaging and visceral. “These songs are autobiographical, but not always in a literal sense. We are mirrors, so as I write about you, I write about myself, and vice versa,” he says.

“With a diverse musical palette, the group is trying to steer clear of being labeled a typical country band. “I grew up on country, so it kind of came naturally. We’re not trying to just sound country or Americana or bluegrass. Those are elements we play from, but we have a pretty extensive rock background as well … We do some more traditional country sounds that Hank Williams was doing a long time ago with the lap steel, harmonica, upright bass and drums. People are going to pigeonhole you into any country or Americana group when you play those instruments.” When it comes down to brass tacks, if a band is truly good, they are good regardless of what type of music they are playing. If audiences are willing to get past the stereotype that often comes along with the word “country,” then Triggers & Slips will continue to garner more and more attention.”

"this is one of the finest local country/folk albums you'll probably see all year. A little something of everything: If you want a number you can dance to, it's “Old Friends” or one you can drink to is “Aftermath.”

“On standout tracks like "Old Friends," "4 Letters" and "Aftermath," the band mixes solid lyrics with interesting melodies that are firmly rooted in the country tradition, but never sound clichéd or copied.”

“If you’re even a little bit interested in hearing some very satisfying country and Americana music, please check out Triggers & Slips. You won’t regret it. –”

“This is a recent article featured in Gavin's Underground for City Weekly.”