The Bright Silence

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JOHN NORRIS (MTV News, Noisevox) Calls it:

"Rousing! A Sparkling debut. A New York band whose eponymous album certainly lives up to the first part of its name. Big hooks, whorls of guitar, seemingly indefatigable energy and shimmering production (by the band and Bob Mallory) make for a collection that’s invigorating at every turn."

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released June 19, 2012

The Bright Silence:
Kevin Johnston - Vocals, Guitars
Kirk Schoenherr - Guitars, Vocals, Keys
Spencer Zahn - Bass, Vocals, Organ
Adam Christgau - Drums, Percussion, Vocals.

Words and Melodies by Kevin Johnston
Music by The Bright Silence

Produced by The Bright Silence and Robert Mallory

Recorded and Mixed by Robert Mallory
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian
Assistant Record-Engineering by Chris Bittner
Group Vocal Recording by Eric Feigenbaum
Additional Editing by Adam Christgau

Recorded at Applehead Studios, Saugerties, NY
Group Vocal Recording at The Living Room, NYC
Mixed at DNA Studios, NYC
Additional Vocal Recording at Bob's House

Additional vocals by:
Leah Goldstein, Greg Thomas, Jessi Robertson, Michael Grubbs, Greg Holden, Michael Wagner, Clarke Speicher, Erica Berger, Greg Coladarci (and Debbie Miller!), Gary and Dorelle Zahn, Camille Oberkampf, Andre Mistier, Hannah Fairchild, Seth Faulk, Rachel Duvall, Sarah Bodley, Shea Shochat, Kate Morelli, Julian Shore, Joanna Levine, Sheryl Cohen, Hayley Jeanne, Amy Bishop, Erica Harsch, Kathleen Grace, Jessica Marie Whalen, Mike and Ben Gamble, Devin Febbroriello, Melissa Lusk, Angela Slemp, Ross Edwards, and Mat Smart

Thanks to:
Mike Birnbaum at Applehead, Justin Gerrish and David Tolomei at DNA, Rosa Quiñones and all at The Living Room, Tim Lappin, Eli Thomas, Trey Bator, Adam Wheeley, Kyle Lind, Justin Kazmark, Doreen Ali, Lisa Terry & Christin Espinoza, Cindy Schwartz, Dorelle Zahn, Donald & Beverly Farwell, Christine Kreitler Mellin, Brooke Van Poppelen, Bill and Katherine Mills, Leah Goldstein, Luke Wesley, Chris Sifflet, Jeff Johnston and everyone else who helped make this record possible.

Love and endless thanks to Noel, Linda and Andrea Johnston. Your unbelievable love and support truly made this happen.

Cover Artwork by Kevin Johnston
Album Design and Typeface by Nim Ben-Reuven



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The Bright Silence Brooklyn, New York

"Time Is New wastes no time engaging ear drums, proffering the powerful “Least Resistance” from the outset. Galloping drums, ascending choral melodies, and almost western portamento guitars evoke golden rolling hills and the whimsy of middle America. One can’t help but yearn for a frontier to explore. Time Is New frequently lifts into pure moments of rapture." Ryan Murphy - Bandwagon Magazine ... more


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