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Silo the Huskie - Silo the Huskie

  by Cara Ross

published: 17 / 12 / 2001



Silo the Huskie - Silo the Huskie
Label: Headhunter
Format: CD

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Out of San Diego-based label Cargo Records/Headhunter comes Silo the Huskie, from Columbus, Ohio. Neil Young meets Built to Spill is the best way I can think to describe their sound, but their music


Out of San Diego-based label Cargo Records/Headhunter comes Silo the Huskie, from Columbus, Ohio. Neil Young meets Built to Spill is the best way I can think to describe their sound, but their music is also very much in the vein of other early to mid-nineties indie-rock staples like Pavement and Sebadoh and, more currently, the Jayhawks and Wilco. Everything about this band smacks of American College-town rock, and hailing from Columbus, go figure...being able to rise above that bit of a stigma though is what sets these boys apart from the other local yokels. Named after a dog they’d almost killed en route to a rehearsal gig, Silo the Huskie play good, solid, tight pop songs. Their initiative and skill is evidenced if nothing else in the fact that they released this album and self-produced it entirely on their own, prior to Cargo picking it up and re-releasing/re-packaging it now. It was originally called “Fight” in its first inception, and is now strictly self-titled. Credit should clearly be given to these lads on their ability, and also for a sense of humour that is evident in lines like: “You can’t buy smokes with a pocketful of picks”. Straight-up working-class rock all the way, but which doesn’t lose sight of its blue-collar roots, and is much of what makes Silo the Huskie endearing. With melodies like these, I don’t foresee these guys being strictly independent for too long, and whether that’s a good thing, well, time will tell, but more power to them if they can pull it off.



Track Listing:-
1 Hotel Mary Appalachia
2 I Believe in Tornadoes
3 Sasquatch
4 Fifth of July
5 While You Were Out
6 Overneath the Underpass
7 He Tried Too Hard
8 Town and Countty
9 Past perfect
10 Pug
11 Lost Star
12 At Least Ohio



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Interview (2002)
Silo the Huskie - Interview
Pennyblack writer Cara Ross turned me on to Silo the Huskie and I've never looked back. Their latest album is some of the best balls-out rock and roll I've heard in a long time...honest, down-to-earth


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