A Silent Film will kick off the first leg of their 20-date North American fall tour with Blue October on October 31st. The two bands will work their way across the U.S. before heading up to Canada, down the west coast, and into the southwest before wrapping a two-night-stand at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX. A Silent Film is currently touring in support of their latest full-length album release Sand & Snow(Creative Media/EMI), available online and in stores everywhere. Listen to the band’s new single “Harbour Lights” now and watch the video for Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well. Previously, A Silent Film has toured with OneRepublic, Civil Twilight, Smashing Pumpkins, Temper Trap and Sleigh Bells.
Formed in Oxford, UK, and recently relocating to the U.S., A Silent Film’s expansive and poetic pop-rock sound has garnered comparisons to everyone from Coldplay to The Killers to U2. Sand & Snow is just a snapshot of the fevered creativity inspired by an impulsive tryst with Americana. “Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan are massive inspirations to me. I felt like I always had a kinship with America. As soon as I could experience it, and I didn’t have to read it in a book anymore, it changed my process; I wanted to live and breathe it,” vocalist/pianist Robert Stevenson says of the creative necessity of the move.
The band self-produced Sand & Snow in their new Arizona home-rehearsal studio and latterly at Sonic Ranch studios, El Paso, TX (recently home to Animal Collective, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Beach House). Mix engineer Alan Moulder – best known for his work with The Killers, Death Cab For Cutie, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Foo Fighters – tied the album together with a mix that favors theatrical dynamics and scene-setting ambience. Collectively, they created an unyielding positivity in Sand & Snow, a spirited and romantic musicality that belies an unashamedly upbeat pop attitude.
To hear A Silent Film check out the video for the inspirational epic Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well and listen to their euphoric, soaring new single“Harbour Lights,“which Robert describes as capturing the liberation of a breakup. “You know that feeling when someone leaves you in a relationship, they have moved on and you’re left behind?” he says of the track documenting the wisdom gleaned from self-discovery. “It’s the peace you make after the mourning.”
A Silent Film is Robert Stevenson – vocals and piano, Karl Bareham – guitar, Ali Hussain – bass, and Spencer Walker – drums.
A SILENT FILM UPCOMING SHOWS:
10/31/12 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot w/ Blue October
11/01/12 Boise, ID Knitting Factory w/ Blue October
11/02/12 Seattle, WA Showbox Theater w/ Blue October
11/03/12 Portland, OR Roseland Theater w/ Blue October
11/04/12 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory w/ Blue October
11/05/12 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom w/ Blue October
11/08/12 Reno, NV Knitting Factory w/ Blue October
11/09/12 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades w/ Blue October
11/10/12 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom w/ Blue October
11/11/12 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern w/ Blue October
11/13/12 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel-Vinyl w/ Blue October
11/14/12 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel-Vinyl w/ Blue October
11/15/12 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues w/ Blue October
11/16/12 Anaheim, CA House of Blues w/ Blue October
11/17/12 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock (formerly Chasers) *KUKQ Evening
11/18/12 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater w/ Blue October
11/20/12 Lubbock, TX Wild West w/ Blue October
11/21/12 Houston, TX House of Blues w/ Blue October
11/23/12 Dallas, TX House of Blues w/ Blue October
11/24/12 Dallas, TX House of Blues w/ Blue October
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