Debuts Visuals for “Behind the Scenes”
via Elmore Magazine
“The playful, DIY feel of the video comes across and pairs perfectly with the band’s own lo-fi indie sensibility… a cheeky twist on the murder mystery genre.” – Elmore Magazine
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Following the strength of their just-released sophomore album Let It Begin, the Bay Area’s Silent Pictures have given the leading single “Behind the Scenes” the visual treatment. The Hitchcock-meets-Wes Anderson inspired trip is now available exclusively via Elmore Magazine. Let It Begin is now available via Green Fuse Records.
The full album drifts from ethereal glam rock to noisy psychedelic shoegaze to pure Britpop, an indication of the wide-ranging experience of the musicians that make up Silent Pictures. Led by Alexander Mann, The skill level allows for the record to float between genres seamlessly, unable to stick to one certain genre, or even stay under the “psych” umbrella. Certainly Brian Jonestown Massacre comes to mind, as member Ricky Maymi had a hand in production, yet it’s easy to compare tracks like “Twisted Smiles” to Britpop trailblazers like the Jesus and Mary Chain and the Stone Roses. Not to be nailed down to one era either, Silent Pictures could be perfectly in line on a bill with more modern bands like Allah Lahs or Diiv.
The band will also make an appearance at this fall’s Desert Stars Festival in Joshua Tree along Dinosaur Jr. and others, September 23rd-24th. In the meantime, Let It Begin can be found on all DSPs, and the “Behind the Scenes” video is now available via Elmore.