Silent Pictures are streaming their forthcoming release, Let it Begin, in advance of it’s July 15th release. A mix of beachy reverb-jangle, big choruses, swirling strings and more, the full album serves as an excellent demonstration of the group’s wide-spanning expertise and experience.
Silent Pictures’ second full length LP was recorded between 2014 and 2015 in California at Sky Lab Studio with Tommy Dietrick (Desert Stars Festival, David J) and on Dave Grohl’s legendary Sound City Neve board at Studio 606. After all tracking and overdubs were completed, individual raw tracks were transferred to studios in Glasgow Scotland, Oslo Norway, San Francisco CA and Los Angeles CA and were mixed by Dave Schiffman (Johnny Cash, BRMC, Dandy Warhols, Charli XCX), Joe Foster (co-founder Creation Records, Television Personalities), John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Cocteau Twins, 4AD), Ricky Maymi (Brian Jonestown Massacre, Wild Swans) After all mixes were complete, digital and vinyl mastering was done by Howie Weinberg (The Cure, Nirvana, The Clash).
Every instrument and microphone went live to the board and was mastered in analog with knobs and dials. There is no use of digital vocal pitch corrected by auto tune. What you hear is what you get. Says Alexander Mann, “There are so many different styles of music and stories about the human condition and what it means to be in today’s here and now while still appreciating what is good about our shared collected cultural history…soak in what is.”
Let it Begin is officially released this Friday, July 15, via Green Fuse Records. The band will also make an appearance at this fall’s Desert Stars Festival in Joshua Tree, September 23rd-24th.