THE SILENT YEARS single ‘Climb On My Back’ to be released August 10th 2009 (Gift Music)
Michael Majewski – bass | Ryan Clancy – drums | Josh Epstein – vocals, guitars, production | Cassandra Verras – keyboards, violins | Fabian Halabou – guitar
www.myspace.com/thesilentyears – featuring a FREE download of the band’s eponymous debut record
THE SILENT YEARS have been leading a new underground indie revolution in the States, taking college radio by storm and catching the ear of many a music journalist. Now it’s the UK’s turn. With second full-length ‘The Globe’ set for release in the autumn, the band lead with first single ‘Climb on My Back’ which has already won Zane Lowe’s ‘Fresh Meat’ accolade.
Recorded by the band, mixed with Chris Coady (of TV On The Radio, Blonde Redhead, Grizzly Bear and !!! fame) and picking at the darkened Americana heartstrings of fellow travelers like Flaming Lips, MGMT, Cold War Kids, Mercury Rev and Arcade Fire, the Detroit based band have built upon their Spin Magazine “Underground Artist Of The Year” accolade to deliver an album of harmony and wonder.
Described as thoughtful, edgy, orchestral and luxuriant, these songs reach gloriously upward – simultaneously immediate and timeless: a “panoramic scene… endlessly open arms and room enough to breathe big and deep” (Daytrotter). ‘The Globe’ title is itself a metaphor at play, a symbol of scale in each direction, as the songs shift naturally from the microscopic to the universal.