Sunday, November 7, 2010

Silent pictures

From 2008 - 2010, members of San Francisco bands Mellow Drunk, Dora Flood and Boyskout as well as Los Angeles bands Sky Parade and Gene Loves Jezebel began recording music under the name Silent Pictures.

The band is composed of Alexander Mann (Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Drums), David Alexander (Drums, Bass, Guitar), Leigh Gregory (lead guitars), Steven Dietrick (drums), Joel Patterson (drums), Rene Perez (backing vocals, electone), andTommy Dietrick (Bass). I have been aware of them for some time - and they obviously have an affection for Louise Brooks, Clara Bow and silent film. 

If you are into Joy Division, Pale Saints, The Magnetic Fields, Wire, Television, Roxy Music, The Church, New Order, Air, Love and Rockets, Bryan Ferry, The Go-Betweens, Cocteau Twins, Brian Eno, Galaxie 500, Luna, Supergrass, Trashcan Sinatras, Tom Verlaine, Japan, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Kinks, Kraftwerk, XTC, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, The Stooges, The Smiths, Pavement, Pixies, Syd Barret of Clan of Xymox (another band with a love of Lulu), then you are sure to appreciate Silent Pictures. More about them at


  1. Your list of bands contains several I've enjoyed on Rhino CDs. In fact it reads like one of the songs.... And speaking of bands, d'ya know Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark is now on tour, with a new album out? I haven't seen any mention that they're performing "Pandora's Box"; but they'll be in Berlin on the 18th, and one would hope ...

  2. There are plans for some instrumental silent film shows for Silent Pictures in select metro cities. This will happen after the next EP release...

  3. That's a Superb track,'Baby Blue'.....Pure Bliss


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