The Silent Years

The Silent Years

BandAlternativeRock

Their latest effort "The Globe"is a cohesive collection of densely layered tracks.The Globe is a thing of beauty, nearly perfect on so many levels.Their songs reach gloriously upward, and The Globe progresses in that direction with shades of a concept album.

Biography

The Silent Years certainly garnered their share of attention in 2006 and 2007 with their self-titled debut LP. Thanks in large part to the single, "Someone to Keep Us Warm", Spin named them Underground Artist of 2007 (whatever that means) and CMJ named them an artist to watch as well.

With their sophomore album, The Globe, due out in August, The Silent Years are about to get even bigger. This latest effort is a cohesive collection of densely layered tracks produced by Chris Coady, who has worked with the likes of TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, and Blonde Redhead. The Globe is a thing of beauty, nearly perfect on so many levels. Hailing from Detroit, The Silent Years are no Rock City garage band, more likely honing their craft in the attic or on the roof. Their songs reach gloriously upward, and The Globe progresses in that direction with shades of a concept album. The lush compositions are themselves grand assertions, and Josh Epstein’s lyrics and vocals follow suit. The album title is the metaphor at play, a symbol of scale in each direction, and the songs shift naturally from the microscopic to the universal.

Critically acclaimed by the press and having been compared to and equally inspired by, artists such as Elliot Smith, Tim Buckley, Flaming Lips and Sunny Day Real Estate; they combine simple and sweet melodies with sharp and powerful bursts of emotion via instrument and vox; leaving even the most stoic of listeners with goose bumps and a smile. Allow yourself to be taken into the weird and wondrous world created by The Silent Years, a very special band indeed.

Discography

Stand Still Like The Hummingbird EP, 2005, Self-released
Self-titled CDLP, 2006, No Alternative Records
"The Globe," August 2008, Defend Music

Set List

Set list can be anything from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, between 7 and 12 songs. Set list is typically improvised to suit venue and crowd. Audience participation is a must. The Silent Years' show consists of pulling a handful of audience members on stage for extra percussion and other instruments. The band also involves the audience in a game of "Pin the tail on the donkey" and breaking of a piñata.

Generic set consists of a few rockers, and a few low key songs intermingled to suit the mood of the crowd.