Formed in 2012, Silo Road is an Americana & Roots band out of Austin, Texas. The quartet consists of Billy Broome (vocals/guitar), Chris Swindle (guitar), Brendan Smith (bass) and Jarid Craig (drums). This past May the band released their latest record, Last Call Love, which was recorded at The Echo Lab and supported by a successful Kickstarter campaign. The album’s twelve songs emphasize storytelling and catchy hooks with lyrics that are honest and relatable.
Things kick off with the shuffling cadence of “Texas, Not Tennessee” then segue into the toe tapper “Honey Grove” with its clever opening line “Just because it’s a Sunday don’t mean it’s a fun day/She left on the 12:05.” The tempo takes a slower turn on “Southside Liquor” in which he laments the lack of liquor in a dry town and “Together Blues” which ponders that oft asked question whether it’s better to stay together or fall apart. “Gus” is the story of a happy go lucky ladies’ man who doesn’t easily get bothered while the rockin’ “Taco Girl” is pure fun. The astute “Last Call Love” recalls meeting someone when you’re drunk and lonely and how you know at the time it “ain’t love but honey it’ll do.”
Missing the Lone Star State is the focus of the mid-tempo “Going Back To Texas” while the honky tonk flavor of “Load In” tells the story of life on the road and paying your dues. “Prayers, Pills, and Alcohol” and “Juarez Get Away” round out the record. The former is about the triad he can turn to (for better or worse) when he’s missing her and the latter is a play on words with an overall menacing vibe.
Last Call Love has that Texas feel with plenty of pickin’ and pedal steel, perfect for a Friday night or a Sunday afternoon.