Remember those 90ies bands that had guitars that were loud as hell but also kinda space-y like Hum and early Smashing Pumpkins? Spent a lot of time listening to Seaweed, Dinosaur Jr and Sunny Day Real Estate albums? Well, Michigan’s Silktail sure remembers and probably did a fair amount of listening too.
Led by guitarist/vocalist Jacob Weston (who also runs Smog Moon Recordings), Silktail bangs out six tunes on debut EP ‘Salt’ that take all the way back to the mid-90s with loud and hard-hitting riffs that demand to be played with the volume turned all the way up. Maybe your neighbors won’t like it but hey, not everyone can have impeccable taste in music. Silktail aren’t reinventing the wheel here and might need to add a little more variety next time, but they more than pull their own weight on cuts like opener ‘Wake’ and ‘Wisemen,’ the latter of which has the distinct honor of being the EP’s heaviest song.
- Calming Palms