Despite sharing its name with the first track on Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain and a fondness for melodious fuzz-guitar riffs, The Silence Kit actually has very little in common with Pavement. Led by singer/guitarist Patrick McCay, the local quartet is much more in sync with the broody, don’t-call-it-goth ’80s tones of Echo And The Bunnymen, Psychedelic Furs, and The Cure. (Which is fine with us.) Back in February, the band released its latest record, Dislocations; below you can listen to “The Magician,” one of the album’s poppier moments. The Silence Kit performs with Bleed Radio Bleed, Alright Junior, and The Last Barbarians at 9 p.m. Friday, October 8, at North Star Bar; tickets to the 21+ show are $8.
Every Monday and Thursday at 2 p.m., Y-Rock On XPN’s John Vettese spotlights the best musicians from the Delaware Valley in the Philly Local Philes. You can listen to Y-Rock On XPN’s live online stream here.