Ohio Knife (Cincinnati)
After creating warm, textural Indie Folk for several years in The Chocolate Horse with numerous bandmates, Cincinnati artist/singer/songwriter Jason Snell was ready to strip things down and rock the fuck out, so he formed Ohio Knife. Starting out as a recording trio with drummer Joe Suer and out-of-town keyboardist Andrew Higley, Snell and Suer started played explosive duo shows (including showcases at South by Southwest) before adding musicians, like bassist Scotty Wood. The band is driving and fuzzed out, with Snell sailing his rich vocals and pronounced melodies over the crafty, musical drumming of Suer and the swell of distorted soul.
YDIIYD: Queens of the Stone Age, JEFF the Brotherhood, Fidlar. (MB).