Justin Russo is singer and pianist in The Silent League, and he also played orchestral type keyboards on Mercury Rev’s Deserter’s Songs. This music is SO hauntingly familiar that it’s untrue, has it been playing in my dreams? It’s sophisticated pop music in the style of something like The Thrills. It’s a lazy comparison, but I’m a lazy writer, so there you go, if you like that, you’ll love for this.
Buy Breathe/Time from Amazon
The Silent League are from that New York, but you’ve got a few chances to catchem in London this week. They play at the Scala tomorrow (17th), Barfly on Thursday and Friday (with the truly blinking ace Brendon Benson on the latter date), and a matinee show at Notting Hill Arts Club on Saturday.
Book tickets through ticketmaster.co.uk
If you decide to review this single please could you OH NO! I’ve gone and cribbed just that bit too much from the press release this time!
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