This is the long awaited new CD from the Portland, OR based band Silverhawk. Several years in the making, this collection of great Psych-Americana is heart felt, rocking and interesting at every turn. Brothers Sam and John Densmore’s songs are uniquely crafted, intelligent and truly musical at every turn.
From start to finish. “Hangover Bicycle Ride” exemplifies everything that is good about contemporary music. This record pushes the boundaries while at the same time honors the classic rock and roll tradition.
"...The long-running band led by the brothers Densmore, Sam and John, are Oregonian through and through, tracing roots to Coos Bay and beyond before a relocation to Portland a few years back. One might say they specialize in the feel-good, with songs with titles like "All the Girls Eat Drugs," and "Drinking Makes Me Feel Better," delivered with between-you-and-me grins."
-Jeremy Peterson, OPB Music Blog and In-House Radio host
"Part acoustic boogie, part bar-rock Beck, “Hangover Bicycle Ride” is 100 percent fun. The Densmore brothers have a knack for adding bells and whistles to their material in a way that’s natural rather than intrusive. The result, while crafted and perfected in the studio, still feels organic."
- Barbara Mitchell, Portland Tribune
"...the band does find that glorious balance of serious playfulness -- as on the brilliant power-pop anthem "Drinking Makes Me Feel Better" (which features an infectious lead vocal by Sam's wife, Laura) and the crunchy T. Rex-influenced "Cry, Cry". - The Oregonian - Bob Ham - Friday, May 09, 2008
"These tracks sound great. I like the whole low fi analog digital vibe. Organic sounds that are chopped up. Yes!" Jonathan Plum (co-producer Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains), London Bridge Studios, Seattle, WA
"Silverhawk will stun you like a beautiful new wave pop sunburst..." Peter Orlov, CMJ New Music Report
"Why would SilverHawk, a pop rock band that has opened for musicians such as Frank Black and The Posies, create a country album that projects images of cowboys and fugitives hopping freight trains? The concept created a Pavement meets Johnny Cash album, that's why." Music Emissions,