Silent Cinema is the New Orleans band. From the sounds of the city's backstreets, behind its live oaks, humid fog and smoke-filled bars, second lines and brass bands, Silent Cinema captures the sound of the New Orleans its people know by heart.|
Since 2002, the band's slow-burning Southern dirges and heavy-souled foot stompers have carried the torch for the city's new musical vernacular, one reared by its Dixieland heroes but far removed from its tired traditions. The band's eight members handle deep brass and guitars, powerhouse rhythms and a vocal fury proclaiming a new city, with Silent Cinema as its herald.
Gathering from an extensive songbook, the band pursues indelible pop hooks and a gospel-like intensity, all while stewed in an American melting pot of blues, folk and rock 'n' roll. Its current release FINS AND FEATHERS finds the band pursuing deeper, darker, triumphant material, from New Orleans ballads to rough-on-the-edges shakedowns.