Silo Halo have another song featured on a The Blog That Celebrates Itself compilation. This time around, the band have contibuted the early Ride classic, "Drive Blind" off the "Ride EP" originally released on January 15th, 1990 by Creation Records.
Our good friend Jake Reid of Screen Vinyl Image helped with drums and mastered the track at his Ice Station Studio is Arlington, VA.
Stream the track below. For best results play loudly.
One of the more significant aspects of this North American trio is the immense power with which they face their compositions. "Blackout Transmission" is loaded with great instrumental developments and a good deal of energy, although Silo Halo’s lyrics speak to issues such as frustration, loss of hope, and other rather dark themes.
Really, this album is all of those things, with moments that are leisurely and forceful at once, as in "Rosalind.” More direct moments are found in "Black Transmission," which opens the album with a certain post-punk vibe, and still others evoke melancholy feelings, as with the album closer “Pinhole Camera.”
The complexity of the compositions and the different sensations conveyed don’t allow Silo Halo to be placed within a specific genre, even as they drink from post-rock, post-punk, and shoegaze. That and much more can be said of “Blackout Transmission,” a special disc, as making all the difference, because their songs take you to a parellel universe and invite you to start listening again and again in search of new emotions that you may have previously overlooked.
Silo Halo’s versatility allows its three members, Alejandro Castaño, Christopher Goett, and Greg Svitil, who come from other projects such as The Antiques, Girl Loves Distortion, The Red Fetish, Teething Veils, and Undercast, to take form as a group, seeing as its members tend to collaborate in various works of their peers.
"Blackout Transmission" covers a wide variety of sounds and themes in just half an hour, that will surely leave you perplexed.
Friends in the greater DC area - our very own Teething Veils returns to the Galaxy Hut for the first time in quite some time. Come out to one of our favorite venues to catch live music.
Teethings Veils is joined by Matthew Teardrop (homecoming gig) and TV John and the Legendary Band. Not to be missed!
Grab a craft brew, some tater tots, and a delicious seitan sandwich to round out the night.