Album Stream: Husky - Forever So
Surprisingly, Australian rockers Husky draw their name from their frontman: Husky Gawenda, who started playing music with cousin and keyboardist Gideon Preiss when they were kids in Melbourne, Australia. They went their separate ways musically as they were growing up, but reconvened in 2008 along with bassist Evan Tweedie and drummer Luke Collins and started playing small shows around the city.
Fast forward a few years and they’re opening sold-out shows for The Head and the Heart in anticipation of the release of their debut album, Forever So, which will be out on July 10 via Sub Pop.
Husky recorded Forever So before Sup Pop had ever heard of them, on borrowed equipment in a bungalow behind a house Gawenda was renting. They ran extension cords through a garden into the main house. The record was also made without any help from a producer or any other outside influences.
“We wanted to have complete creative control over everything on the record,” says Preiss. "We weren’t trying to achieve an engineering masterpiece, but the heart and soul of the songs are in there.”
The result is a remarkable collection of affecting, mostly acoustic folk rock highlighted by Gawenda’s delicate vocals. Though the album won’t be out officially until next week, you can stream Forever So in its entirety in the streaming player below.