silentyears

Detroit’s The Silent Years are proud to announce the iTunes release of their latest album, The Globe, which is also set for wide-release on August 26th. The band has rightfully been lauded in the press and compared to talents like Elliot Smith, Tim Buckley, Flaming Lips and Midlake. Their lush songs combine fresh melodies with subtle details and a rich, emotional core. Their album’s final touches were done with producer Chris Coady (!!!, TV On The Radio, Grizzly Bear, Architecture in Helsinki, Blonde Redhead). The Silent Years have also just announced their upcoming August and September tour, so span the The Globe along with them and get yourself to one of their shows. Tour dates are as follows:

08/22/08
The Matinee w/ Hot Cha Cha – Cleveland, Ohio

08/23/08
Piano’s – New York, New York

08/25/08
The Middle East – Boston, Massachusetts

08/26/08
Black Cat – Washington DC

08/27/08
Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

08/28/08
Cafe Bourbon Street – Columbus, Ohio

09/04/08
MSU Auditorium w/Motion City Soundtrack, Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, The
Hard Lessons – East Lansing, Michigan

09/06/08
The Magic Bag-CD RELEASE PARTY w/ Deastro, Manna & Quail, These UnitedStates – Ferndale, Michigan

09/26/08
Rhino’s – Bloomington, Indiana

09/27/08
Mo’s Tavern – Muncie, Indiana

09/28/08
Howard’s Club H – Bowling Green, Ohio

10/01/08
Case Western-The Spot w/ Snowden – Cleveland, Ohio

10/02/08
The Khyber – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

10/04/08
Rock N’ Roll Hotel/ These United States & Evangelicals – Washington DC

10/09/08
People’s Court w/ The Envy Corps – Des Moines, Iowa

10/11/08
Fine Line Theater w/ The Envy Corps – Minneapolis, Minnesota

10/12/08
Box Awesome w/ The Envy Corps – Lincoln, Nebraska

10/15/08
Mike N Molly’s w/ The Envy Corps – Champaign, Illinois

10/17/08
Blind Pig w/ The Envy Corps – Ann Arbor, Michigan

“(The Silent Years) straddle the line between indie rock and pop, with soaring melodies, precise guitar work and Josh Epstein’s vocals (think a less anguished Gary Puckett, if you remember the ’60s) folded into distinctly modern arrangements”-LA Times

“The most engaging rock show we’ve ever seen. This band must be caught in an intimate setting while you still can.” – Static Magazine

“The Silent Years seem to balance traditional pop-rock influences like the Beatles with some guitar-years Radiohead, poppy Sonic Youth and Wilco elements that make them more than a rehash of years past. The result is upbeat indie rock with old-school melodies and modern embellishments. ” – Real Detroit Weekly