Bloodshot Records is proud to announce our new partnership with stalwart rockers The Silos. We will be unleashing the band's latest, Come On Like the Fast Lane
, in early 2007. Revered by peers, fans, and critics alike, this storied trio will be on the road incessantly, delivering the goods directly. Heralded at their outset by Rolling Stone
as "America's Best New Band," this tireless trio continues to prove their mettle with a mix of punk, roots, rock, and sage art-damaged truth telling.
The Silos create a sound that's hard to pin down. According to Buzz McClain in The Washington Post, the band creates "powerful earthy pop that sounds like the result of Nirvana riding on R.E.M.'s tour bus." "The band's austere style inflects the astringent twang of The Velvet Underground with the drone of R.E.M. and adds countryish echoes that recall Gram Parsons," offered Stephen Holden in The New York Times. "We get compared to everybody," says Walter Salas-Humara. "To some people, we're a country band. To other people, we're a rock band. To other people, we're an acoustic band. Some people think we're rootsy, and others think we're arty." He pauses to take a breath and to chuckle at the breadth of it all. "We're all of those things."
Yes, every one of those descriptions is accurate, a snapshot of the truth taken from a different angle. The music of Salas-Humara and his bandmates is the sound of ideas, styles, and maybe even cultures colliding. It deftly combines a big beat with a nothing-wasted leanness, and it's music that possesses a unique blending of intensity and approachability, with the ferocious rockers tilting you back on your heels just as quickly as the hushed, tightly coiled ballads draw you closer.