By Rachel Skotarczyk | January 31st, 2013
“You know, your clothes may say disco, but your eyes say rock n’ roll,” (Detroit Rock City). Maybe a little bit of the opposite in my case, but it doesn’t change the fact that I’m sitting in Detroit, and rock and roll appreciation runs in the blood; thus, I bring you a new EP from a break-out Toledo band Silent Lions.
Interestingly enough, singer Dean Tartaglia and drummer Matt Klein turned to Detroit for the final touches on their album, enlisting local mastermind Zach Shipps (Electric Six, Lettercamp) for the production.
Channeling the weighty raw energy needed to rock, Silent Lions go heavy on the freak fuzz and atmospheric synths, adding a dose of soulful spook hooks that leave their live shows sounding just as thick and creamy as they do on record.
What do these guys got that the next rock and roll duo doesn’t? Did I mention the saxophone? Move over Kenny G.; you’re not the only being that kooky Griz – Silent Lions are known to calm the chaos with a smooth does of silky sax. They’re a fun show live and equally enjoyable to listen to recorded, so scope out their first EP via Bandcamp and get acquainted.