LA Alt Rockers Debut New Single
+ US Tour Dates This Summer with
NIGHT RIOTS and courtship.
Los Angeles is exporting two of its finest this summer for a sure-to-be stellar affair: Silent Rival is heading out with Night Riots for the Dark Violet Tour, heading around the US this June. Coming along for the ride will be courtship. Silent Rival has just debuted the first glance of what’s to come.
“Just One Voice” sees Silent Rival taking cues from high-energy rock predecessors like the Strokes, New York Dolls, or Queens of the Stone Age with lead singer Sara Coda dancing in Karen O’s footsteps, delivering punch-packing vocals and anthem-worthy lyrics. Within an hour of the track’s release it was placed into the absolutely appropriate “Fierce Femmes” playlist on Spotify in the #12 position. The single comes on the heels of last year’s debut album The Kindness of Strangers, and opens the door for what’s to come in 2018.
Don’t Miss The DARK VIOLET TOUR This June:
6/1 – Phoenix AZ – Valley Bar
6/2 – El Paso TX – Lowbrow Palace
6/4 – Austin TX – Antone’s Nightclub
6/5 – Dallas TX – House of Blues
6/6 – Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
6/8 – Atlanta GA – The Masquerade
6/9 – Charlotte NC – Visulite Theatre
6/10 – Washington DC – U Street Music Hall
6/12 – Boston MA – Brighton Music Hall
6/13 – New York NY – Baby’s All Right
6/15 – Philadelphia PA – The Foundry @ The Filmore
6/16 – Albany NY – The Hollow
6/18 – Columbus OH – The Basement
6/20 – St. Louis MO – Blueberry Hill
6/21 – Cleveland OH – Grog Shop
6/22 – Chicago IL – Subterranean
6/23 – Detroit MI – Shelter
6/25 – Kansas City MO – The Record Bar
6/26 – Denver CO – Marquis Theatre
6/27 – Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court
6/29 – San Francisco CA – Popscene
6/30 – Los Angeles CA – El Rey Theatre
MORE ON SILENT RIVAL:
Los Angeles based Silent Rival—Sara Coda [vocals], Joz Ramirez [guitar], Yutaka Sao [bass]—claim three different countries and exponentially more musical sensibilities. Born and raised in Orange County, Coda channels the soul of Gladys Knight through Steven Tyler-style swagger and bravado. Hailing from Mexico, Joz draws heavily on nineties British garage-rock punctuated by just the right amount of glam, while Yutaka crossed the Pacific from Japan in order to chase his musical dream. Each one brings something distinct, dynamic, and definitive to the fold.
The singular magic these musicians conjured on their independent debut “The Kindness of Strangers” [Listen Loud Records] reached far beyond LA. Their introductory single “Die A Little,” peaked at #42 on the Alternative Radio charts, while Alternative Press touted it among the “29 Songs You Need To Hear…”, introduced them to fans internationally while they played over 125 shows in 2017. Further acclaim has come from New Noise Magazine, Tattoo.com, and many more.
A shared infinite sense of drive rallies them. “There’s a really great chemistry,” agrees Joz. “I write the music, Sara writes the melodies and lyrics and Yutaka adds his elements and sonics. As a leader, Sara has a lot of energy and this mystical side to her that you don’t see in other people. It’s very new school.”
Currently in the middle of recording their follow-up to “The Kindness of Strangers” with Alain Johanes (Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Jimmy Eat World) producing, the first single, “Just One Voice”, mixed by Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Kiss), is a searing and modern tale of revolution through strength in numbers.
Coda begins the song “While you were sleeping in, the world you know has changed”, setting the tone for the entire song. The chorus kicks in doors with a sonic barrage, announcing their arrival, while Coda puts everyone on notice with “I’m not the only one you won’t wipe out or destroy. There’s a million, a million, a million I’m just one voice”.
“As a band, we choose to reject the belief that we’re living in a messed up world. We love this world, despite its faults. We realize that we have to take responsibility for this world that we’ve created, and with that responsibility comes the power to change it. I see people working to change the world for the better every day. This song is for that army of people.”Joz concludes, “It’s really cool that this band could bring together people from different backgrounds to create something unique. The fact that we get to travel around together and play shows to fans together, there’s nothing more fulfilling than that.”
“We’re not trying to sell or push anything,” Sara leaves off. “We don’t want to tell you what to think, believe, or how to live your life. It’s just music. Hopefully, you enjoy it. We know that we do, and we will continue to do it regardless of what others deem success.”
As Silent Rival continue to ready their second release for fall 2018, their chemistry will undoubtedly solidify their place amongst modern rock’s vanguard.