Revamped Glaswegians stay close to adopted West Coast roots on fourth LP

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Cosmic Rough Riders – Too Close To See Far

When founder member Daniel Wylie quit to pursue solo interests, fans of this melodically charged Glasgow quartet probably thought their time was up. Critical acclaim and a flirtation with the Top 40 didn’t make them household names, yet they’ve persevered. Guitarist Stephen Fleming assumes vocal duties on 14 tracks that maintain the band’s allegiance to an Eagles/Byrds template, while the close harmony work and hook-driven tunes like “Because You” and “The Need To Fly” will keep core Cosmologists happy.