But Garvey let you know about that in the second song, so no fair being uptight about it.

He’s out to savor every morsel of life. “Bite that Tastes Good” might have a weird digitized response to his call, but it also has a Nickel Creek bounce provided by Tom Murphy’s mandolin and a New Orleans-blues breakdown in the bridge that might call to mind Tedeschi Trucks. “I could be free,” Garvey croons, “I could be light, I just float across the ground.”

That’s not exactly the stuff of meteors, but there’s something attractive about that easy weightlessness. Garvey may not get your heart beating more quickly, but he’ll perhaps get you to stop and listen for the sound of the pulses all around you.

Meteors and Beating Hearts | Released by Connor Garvey | with Suzie Brown | at One Longfellow, in Portland | Oct 6 | connorgarveysongs.com

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