Ohio Knife is bombastic rock n' roll. Jason Snell's raspy, two-toned vocals and trashy guitar using off-the-beaten-path tunings may be the driving force for this sonic onslaught—but that truck's pulling a full load of ass-dropping drums and enough booming fuzzed-out organ to make you lose a filling.
Snell, Higley, and drummer Joe Suer played together in two of Cincinnati's indie darlings: Readymaid and The Chocolate Horse (TCH). TCH produced three albums, developing in both depth and number of band members. Meanwhile, Higley moved to Nashville to work with folks like Brendan Benson, The Greenhornes, Ben Folds, and The Jim Jones Revue.