The Silent Years returned to a local stage last Friday, headlining a show at Woodward Avenue Brewers (aka the WAB) in Ferndale April 30th. TSY took the stage after wonderful opening sets from Jessica Hernandez and The Cold Wave and ran through a nice mix of old and new material.
After opening with "Out Into The Wild" and "Lidocaine", Josh Epstein then went into three new tracks from their unreleased third full length "Spider Season". Originally scheduled to be released April 20th on Sidecho Records, it was confirmed by Epstein from the stage that the band has severed ties with the label, have the masters from the album back and will look for another outlet to release the new material. Those options could include another label or self releasing but, whichever avenue they pursue, hopefully it does not delay this album too much longer as everything I've heard live sounds incredible. I'd pay good money just for a studio version of the mind blowing ballad "Maybe We Will" by itself, yet another highlight of the WAB show.
A number of songs from last years EP "Let Go" were performed including "Forest Fire", "Madame Shocking", "TV>BJ" and "Taking Drugs At The Amusement Park". A fast paced, punk version of the ballad "Someone To Keep Us Warm" from TSY's self titled debut kicked off the encore, another of the evening's high points.
I know there isn't a ton of Silent Years news on the web so I will try to keep updates posted on here on "Spider Season" as I do see a lot of visits here from folks searching for news on the album release. As soon as any new updates come my way, I'll post them right away. Below are a few pictures from the show at the WAB.