The new eponymous EP from Salt Lake City's Triggers N Slips fully shows why the quartet is well worth hearing and seeing.

The six-song cd, available for free via download starting later this month at the band's website is a top-flight country-rock cd on par with many better known acts in this populous genre. 

Featuring well-worded, occasionally poignant material written by the band's frontman Morgan Snow, the bopping country-rock grooves are anchored by the top-shelf musicianship of bandmates John Davis, Zach Griffin and Wil Grimshaw.

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.

These guys play around town frequently. It's time for folks here to start catching on to them.