Riding golden chords, impeccable harmonies and lyrical imagery steeped in pools of naturalistic beauty, Husky
traveled to Austin Texas last Spring, hunkering down at The Launch Pad for a performance of songs from their recently released debut, Forever So
. Taking in their music, the Australian quartet usher listeners to similar, imaginative worlds as their Pacific Northwest counterparts (and label mates) Fleet Foxes. Press your eyes tight and I bet you'll see some creaky cabin in a mossy, rotting wood forest, light filtering through the canopies casting pools of color on the forest bed. But Husky also put their own unique spin on their their musica touch of desert dry psychedelia that make songs like "The Woods", "Dark Sea" and "Hundred Dollar Suit" a folk-lined wormhole worth falling in to. Forever So
was released early this summer via Sub Pop and is one of the more underrated plays you'll come across this year. Here, the band brings selections from that collection to The Launch Pad; a stunning, American debut from a young band we're rather excited to have had to opportunity to point our cameras at.
Husky Gawenda (vox, guitar), Gideon Preiss (keys, vox), Evan Tweedie (bass, vox) and Luke Collins (drums) make up Melbourne-based Husky, the first-ever Australian band to be signed to Sub Pop Records. Following the Australian release of their 2011 debut album, Forever So, Husky has decided to take their critically acclaimed music to the rest of the world with a July 10th release date.
Sub Pop is enamored with the Melbourne quartet, Husky, says President of Sub Pop Jonathan Poneman. The bands strength rests in its infectious, evocative songs and stirring live performances.
Husky is hitting the international touring circuit throughout February and March. Following national appearances at Laneway Festival, the band will tour alongside German duo BOY throughout Germany and then perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Canadian Music Week and in New York City and LA. Complete list of dates below.