Oakland’s SILENCE IN THE SNOW began in 2015 as an introspective vision between Cyn M (voice/guitars) and Andy Z (synth/organ) to create a musical outlet heavy with melancholy and brooding atmosphere. The desire to work with a minimalistic palette and retain sonic intensity inspired their debut album, Break In The Skin, which was released November 2016.
Since the initial formation, SILENCE IN THE SNOW has played alongside notable acts such as Drab Majesty, Them Are Us Too, King Dude, Emily Jane White, Hide, and King Woman.
In early 2017, SILENCE IN THE SNOW began to evolve from the stripped-down, surrealistic shimmer of the debut LP by adding Trevor DeSchryver (Lycus, Dispirit) on drums, bringing a powerful dynamic to the overall sound. The band is currently writing and recording new material that pushes the sound into heavier territories while maintaining spacious, emotional resonance.
SILENCE IN THE SNOW is set to embark on their first tour this summer:
06/30: Oakland CA, The Metro w/ Altar De Fey, Petheaven, Cruor Incendia
07/01: Los Angeles CA, EL CID w/ Black Mare, Second Still, Glaare
07/02: Tempe AZ, Palo Verde Lounge w/ Vatican Ratlines, Night Curse
07/06: Austin TX, Hotel Vegas w/ Tearful Moon, Book of Shadows
07/07: Dallas TX, Armory DE w/ Mercury Rocket, Polystarra, SRSQ (ex-Them Are Us Too)
07/09: Santa Fe NM, The Underground
07/10: Denver CO, Thee Haus Ov Where w/ Echo Beds, Weathered Statues
07/11: SLC UT, Vague Space w/ Civil Lust, Martian Cult, Tess Comrie
07/12: Boise ID, The Olympic w/ CRY, Myriah
07/13: Seattle WA, The Highline w/ Newaxeyes, Dust Mice
07/14: Olympia WA, The Obsidian w/ Ekstasis, Military Bass
07/15: Portland OR, High Water Mark w/ Vacant Stares, Hail, Tetrad Veil
07/17: Eugene OR, Old Nick’s Pub
07/19: San Francisco CA, Elbo Room w/ Noctooa, Esses, Fearing
07/27: Sacramento CA, The Blue Lamp w/ Hide, Screature
"All day and every day, I could blast Silence in the Snow‘s song “Lost Gems” because it’s just so FUCKING AWESOME!!! Everything about this tune makes me happy to be alive, and it puts me in a blissed-out state. The vocalist of this band, Cyn M, is enchanting; pure magic laced with power and pain. With each listen of this song, I feel more and more like I’m floating in space. Do not get it twisted – their whole LP Break in the Skin is packed full of ethereal gems that will keep you pressing replay non stop! This very moment, we are streaming Silence in the Snow’s soaring song “Lost Gems”
"Do you have a weakness for post-punkish, early 4AD-esque, ethereal and dreamy atmospheres and mysterious gloomy and brooding landscapes evoked by an enchanting, powerful and sensual female voice that will make your heart vibrate of bliss and sorrow?
Oakland, CA based post punk/dreampop duo Silence In The Snow, comprised of Cyn M. (vocals, guitar) and Andy Z. (organ/synthesizer/beats), will put a spell on you that will make you totally overwhelmed and addicted, and get lost in a magical and seductive trance-like nirvana."
released November 1, 2016
Cyn M (guitars, voice)
Andy Z (organ, synths, beats)
Trevor DeSchryver (drums)