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Published:July 24th, 2008 11:35 EST
The Silent Years Sign To Defend Music Just In Time To Kick Off Their National Tour

The Silent Years Sign To Defend Music Just In Time To Kick Off Their National Tour

By SOP newswire2

The Globe - August 26th

With A Special iTunes Only Release on August 12th

The Globe
Out Into The Wild
On Our Way Home
Climb On My Back
Black Hole
The Sun Is Alive
Goddamn You!
The Worlds Worst Birthday Gift
Aging Gracefully
The Axiom
Pay It Back
Open Up Our Eyes

"Underground Artist of the Year 2007" " Spin Magazine

"Band of the Year - 2008!" - Real Detroit Weekly

"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

"richly melodic, definitely honed, and well suited for liberal-arts majors and their dates" - Time Out

Straight out of Detroit rock city, The Silent Years are proud to announce the upcoming release of their forthcoming album The Globe, set for release on August 26th (with the iTunes only release coming out on August 12th). The band has been in the studio throughout the harsh Detroit winter of 2007, making the final touches on The Globe with none other than Chris Coady (!!!, TV On The Radio, Grizzly Bear, Architecture in Helsinki, Blonde Redhead). 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.


And now the band is heading out on the open road to share "The Globe" with the masses. Check out the tour dates below with more to be added shortly...

18.Jul.2008    Vans Warped Tour (Comerica Park)    Detroit, Michigan

31.Jul.2008    St Andrew`s Hall w/ Margot & The Nuclear So & So`s    Detroit, Michigan

22.Aug.2008  The Matinee w/ Hot Cha Cha    Cleveland, Ohio

23.Aug.2008  Piano`s    New York, New York

25.Aug.2008   The Middle East    Boston, Massachusetts

26.Aug.2008   Black Cat     Washington, Washington DC

27.Aug.2008   Garfield Artworks     Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

28.Aug.2008   Cafe Bourbon Street     Columbus, Ohio

(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

"One of 10 bands out of 1,000 you should see at CMJ this year" -New York 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

And as a prelude to The Globe`s release, The Silent Years have generously offered up their debut self-titled release for FREE. Yes, that`s right, free!


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?astute pop craftsmen who should have enough tricks up their sleeves to last beyond a group`s initial burst of creativity. ?- Pitchfork - 7.3

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