Silber Newsletter June 30, 2017


I hope all is going well.  I’m feeling pretty good about things here at Silber.

The new issue of QRD is up with interviews about music, art, & fatherhood.  I always feel good when a new issue comes together.  It feels good.  Maybe it’s because it’s the thing I’ve been doing the longest, but I often do feel like it’s the one thing I do that would make the most sense for me to be able to make a living off of even though I admit I have no idea how to make it make money.  But there’s something good about being able to make something that is what I want to read when no one else seems to be doing it.  77 issues & 22 years in, I feel like it might be my greatest success.

Two new musical releases from us this time out.  Dusty Tears (a collaboration between Shane de Leon (Miss Massive Snowflake) & Jamie Smith (Danghead)) relaunches our 5in5 series with a fun bit of lo-fi pop & experimental tour haze poetry.  Electric Bird Noise did the score/soundtrack for a play called The Moonflower that’s essentially a greatest hits collection of the past several years of EBN.  A little more info on each below (along with the three releases from earlier in the month).

As I briefly mentioned last time, there may be some weirdness with the Silber digital shop in July where I’ll have to manually send links when you purchase stuff there.  I really don’t find out if that’s the case until it suddenly is & at that time I’ll try to switch things over to Bandcamp.  My only problem with that is it means another cut away from the money I can pay out to bands, but it’s good to have options.  My experiment last month about giving releases away for free on Bandcamp to create a spike in support didn’t really work out; but it’s okay, I’ll figure out how to work that platform to Silber’s benefit eventually.

Thanks for your continued interest & support, & if you want off the mailing list just let me know.

Brian John Mitchell

Dusty Tears
Shane de Leon (Miss Massive Snowflake) is back to Silber with his long time friend Jamie Smith (Danghead) & together they are Dusty Tears.  Recorded by Smith when de Leon was on a tour stop for Miss Massive Snowflake, Internet Hits really captures one of the great things the 5 in 5 series can do.  You have an afternoon of downtime as a musician on tour?  Hang out with a pal & make something.  Part punk, part lo-fi pop, & part experimental streams of consciousness, this pretty much captures how a mind works after long drives, sleeping in the van, & living the rock & roll daydream.
File Under: Lo-Fi Pop, Streams of Consciousness, Road Life
Recommended if you like: Rllrbll, Miss Massive Snowflake, Danghead, Beck
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EBN The Moonflower
The Moonflower is a murder mystery play by creative powerhouse Philip James Fox (Wicked Gift, Gratisphere) & the Electric Bird Noise soundtrack is essentially a greatest hits collection covering the past seven years of the band. Nearly every musical side of Electric Bird Noise is represented, from discordant ambient jazz structures to synth pop to ambient drone to darkwave to electro. Sit back & solve a murder mystery or how all of these songs come from the same project.
File Under: Ambient Jazz, Drone, Darkwave, Soundtracks
Recommended if you like: Music for art gallery elevators
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