South Carolina’s Silers Bald releases its first Essential Records project, Real Life, Sept. 30. An indie favorite throughout the Southeast, Silers Bald extends its acoustic-pop sound and bona fide lyrics to a national audience with Real Life, produced by Josh Moore of Caedmon’s Call.
Claiming independent sales of more than 40,000 albums as well as a following that keeps the band on tour 200 days annually, Silers Bald blends eclectic instrumentation with buoyant melodies and southern charm on its upcoming record.
Producer Josh Moore comments, “One of the newer pop-rock approaches incorporates a diverse palette of songs, ranging from cuts that are pretty intense and heavy to those that are softer, relaying a melody. Because the guys play and sing with such confidence, I encouraged them to go in any direction they wanted, and they really pulled it off.”
Real Life includes tracks such as the modern-rock ballad and title song, a whirling worship cry called “Emmanuel,” and the hook-laden first single, “Got Me Smilin'” which releases to Adult Contemporary and Christian Hits radio in July.
“Every song on this album reflects an emotion,” Moore says, “and we really tried to adapt the arrangement and production to the emotion of the lyric. I think it’s the dream of most producers to find a band whose hearts and intentions are transparent enough to put on tape.”
Dubbed “one of the Southeast’s most popular independent bands,” Silers Bald has already captured the attention of national print and Internet media. Last December, Seventeen magazine named the group among its list of “Christian Artists Who Will Rock You, Whether You’re Christian Or Not,” while April’s CCM Magazine highlighted Silers Bald with a “Ones To Watch” feature. ChristianActivities.com has been covering Silers Bald since their self-titled release in 2000 (see Silers Bald Releases Silers Bald).
Formed in the spring of 1996 by three friends at the University of South Carolina, Silers Bald comprises guitarists/vocalists Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore, drummer Jason Jacobs as well as violinist Marcus Myers, who also plays the hammer dulcimer. Its four independent recordings have achieved impressive success, and Silers Bald has shared the stage with such established artists as Caedmon’s Call, Ginny Owens, Relient K, Grits, Skillet, Nickel Creek and Andrew Peterson. The band will additionally be heard this fall on City on a Hill- The Gathering.
For more information on Silers Bald, visit: www.silersbald.com or www.essentialrecords.com.
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