Kids interview A Silent Film; band unveils new Sycamore Tapes videos

For the most part, I’ve given up on terrestrial radio, opting instead for the variety XM provides. UK-based A Silent Film have been getting loads of exposure on satellite’s Alt-Nation station which has their song “Danny, Dakota & The Wishing Well” in heavy rotation.

The band had a late-afternoon slot at the Bunbury Music Festival on July 14 where they played to a thousand or so fans who – much to my surprise – seemed to be intimately familiar with the band’s Coldplay-meets-The-Killers-sounding songs. Later that afternoon, while waiting for Grouplove to perform, I spied A Silent Film’s lead singer Robert Stevenson sitting by his lonesome so I approached him and asked if he – or anybody from the band – would be willing to answer a few questions from our now-expert 11-year-old reporters, Olivia and Connie. He gave me drummer Spencer Walker’s cell phone number and said, “Give Spencer a call or text and he’ll work out all the details.”

The following afternoon we hooked up with Spencer who informed us he was the only member of the band at the park at the time but, “The drummer’s always the best person to interview because we have so many interesting things to say!”

A Silent Film recently returned to the studio near El Paso, Texas where they recorded their sophomore album, Sand & Snow, earlier this year, and recorded live versions of songs from that album as well as a number of covers. These performances were all filmed with one camera and in one take and the band will be releasing these videos – which they are labeling as “The Sycamore Tapes” – on a regular basis on their website.

Tour Dates

07/25/12 – Fairfield, CT – Stage One FTC
07/27/12 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
07/30/12 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
08/01/12 – York, PA – The Depot
08/02/12 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork (w/ Civil Twilight)
08/03/12 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel (w/ Civil Twilight)
08/21/12 – Lawrence, KC – Bottleneck
08/22/12 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
08/23/12 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
08/24/12 – South Bend, IN – Subkirke
08/29/12 – Toronto, ON – Rivoli
08/31/12 – Greensburg, PA – St. Clair Park
09/01/12 – Virginia Beach, VA – 5th Street Beach
09/07/12 – Rock Hill, SC – Winthrop University
09/08/12 – Orlando, FL – Lake Eola

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