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Red Eye Junction, 'Better Days' | Local CD pick

RED EYE JUNCTION — ‘BETTER DAYS’

Red Eye Junction lead singer Reid Cain has a voice made for heartbreak. In “Better Days,” the latest from San Luis Obispo’s honky-tonk heroes, he sings about hangovers, hardship and missed opportunities. The album travels the entire romantic spectrum, from the first heady days of puppy love ( “The Brightest Star”) to the painful end ( “Walk Away”). Whether he’s mourning a lost love ( “April”) or welcoming a new one ( “A Little Wild”), however, Cain’s tenor twang serves as the perfect counterpoint to the band’s classic country sound.

Red Eye Junction performs music from “Better Days” Friday at Downtown Brewing Co. in San Luis Obispo.

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