When not taking over Columbus with The Salty Caramels, Angela Perley keeps pressing her own craft forward.

When not taking over Columbus with The Salty Caramels, Angela Perley keeps pressing her own craft forward. "Fireside," her latest solo joint with those trusty Howlin' Moons, reigns in the usual exploration and instead refines her strengths - breathless folk balladry and skipping country rave-ups, all marked with yearning by Perley's confident yelps and Chris Connor's lead guitar. And while this third installment in a series of four EPs is her least restless in terms of genre excursion, Perley and the boys do take one detour to rock harder than ever on "Be Bad." It's good.

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