I never bought into the hype surrounding The Silos major label debut in 1990. To a modest extent, they were touted as the next poster children of college radio. Whether that actually came to pass is water under the highest of bridges at this point, but at the time, the Silo’s faint rootsy swagger didn’t sway me.
Although I’m an exceedingly late bloomer to the Silo’s first album (more like mini album) About Her Steps, this is almost precisely what I wanted them to sound like all along.
This eight-song jewel brings to mind such Austin, TX “new sincerity” luminaries as The True Believers and Texas Instruments, even hinting at the Feelies and Velvets. A few pockets of pedal steel and violin, not to mention an undercurrent of sweet jangle helps seal the deal, adding more than enough icing to your proverbial cake. A near-stellar collection. As for the blurry album sleeve, that 's the band's doing, not mine.
01. Shine it Down
02. 4 Wanted Signs
04. Start the Clock
05. A Few Hundred Thank You's
06. Now That I've Lost You
07. Seeing Blue
08. Heart & Soul
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