Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Silent League quiet no more

The Silent League can be, as the name implies, relatively quiet as a band.

“We don’t really care about maintaining a place in the industry. There is enough noise in the world and everyone (in the band) has other work to busy themselves with,” says band founder Justin Russo. “We make music when we think we have something to say that isn’t already being said.”

With that, next month, they release their third album since forming in 2004, “...But You’ve Always Been The Caretaker,” with producer and band member Shannon Fields, founder and producer of the Brooklyn Collective Stars Like Fleas, at the helm.

More explicit in this new effort is the group’s affection for the soft rock and artrock power ballads of the ‘70s (the group initially bonded over a common love of ELO, Todd Rundgren, Roxy Music and Bread), and the moodier and more unhinged qualities that have always been subtexts in the band’s music have been pushed forward.

The band has tendencies to disappear for longs stretches of time and has yet to properly tour, but you can find them January 28 at Bruar Falls (245 Grand St.) at 11 pm. With Youngman Grand, Ludlow Lions, and New Numbers starting at 8 pm. Free. For more information, call 347-529-6610.


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