The Silence Kit is a Philadelphia-based post-punk band that plays textured, dark, indie rock. Inspired in equal parts by post punk, shoegaze, neo-psychedelia, avant-garde and indie rock, the band was started by singer/guitarist Patrick McCay back in 2002 as a solo recording project, eventually culminating in the first album "In Regulated Measure" (2006). "A Strange Labor," "Dislocations" and "The Stairs" and "In Parts" EPs followed, each release garnering positive reviews from a variety of press. The lineup around McCay has always changed and continues to evolve and with each release The Silence Kit's signature sound grows more distinct, while the songwriting and arrangements continue to grow more varied and ambitious. The band's fourth LP entitled "Watershed" was released on April 8th on Azteca Records / Break Even Records, and it reflects the band's wide palette of songwriting, mood and texture.
Comparisons to bands like The Cure, Joy Division, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and The Psychedelic Furs hint at The Silence Kit's melodic, moody sound. The Silence Kit has played throughout the east coast USA, where they've shared the stage with Mark Burgess (of The Chameleons), Early Day Miners, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Windsor for the Derby, Pela, Gene Loves Jezebel, Kill Hannah and more.
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