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They may hail from Detroit rock city, but The Silent Years are far from being a fuzzy garage band. Holding accolades such as “Underground Artist of the Year 2007″ (SPIN Magazine), their emotionally-intense sound falls somewhere between the most soaring, psychedelic reaches of The Flaming Lips and the intimate strains of Elliot Smith.

The Silent Years’ new album, The Globe, will be out on August 12th. To gear up for the release, the band is playing a handful of select dates across the country in the coming months, starting with their New York gig at The Music Hall of Williamsburg this Friday, May 16th.

The band created The Globe during the Detroit winter of 2007, making the final touches with none other than Chris Coady (!!!, TV On The Radio, Grizzly Bear, Architecture in Helsinki, Blonde Redhead).

“Vocal harmonies punctuate cascading melodic hooks. Intertwining inspirations from Wilco, Radiohead and Elliott Smith, the band crafts a sound that is scientific, yet artful.” -
Detroit Free Press