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Photo Credit:  courtesy of Shawn Brackbill Australian indie band Husky take their name from their frontman and chief songwriter, Husky Gawenda, whose crooning vocals carry over the band’s artfully crafted instrumentals. The group is the first Aussie band signed to Sub Pop Records,
and, with their lush harmonies and thoughtfully-crafted lyrics, they fit right in with labelmates and indie folk contemporaries Fleet Foxes. Husky’s debut album Forever So is a mature and polished first effort, despite being recorded in a makeshift recording bungalow in the back of Gawenda’s house in Melbourne in 2010. The album was later mixed with indie producer Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, The Strokes, Devendra Banhart) in Los Angeles and released in Australia in 2011 before being released by Sub Pop in the U.S. this July. Husky have since toured with the likes of Devendra Banhart, Noah and the Whale, and Gotye, winning over fans with their dreamy harmonies and beautifully layered folk stylings.

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