"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."
Oakland, CA, dream-pop band Silence in the Snow is proud to announce their debut album, Break in the Skin, due out LP/digital November 1, 2016. A brooding collaboration between Cyn M. (vocals, guitar) and Andy Z. (organ/synthesizer/beats), the record hangs heavy with melancholy and atmosphere. Each track exists in its own shadowy space, with a unique and cohesive blend of styles described by the band as "melt dreams." Shimmering first single "Into My World" cries into the ether, while more insular songs like "Lost Gems" and "20 Years" dive deep into their own emotional landscapes, tangled in chorus and delay.
Break in the Skin was tracked with an emphasis on first/second takes and a live feel by Skot Brown (Alaric, Altar de Fey.) Says frontwoman Cyn M.: "I wanted to move our sound in a dark, ethereal direction. I've also returned to playing guitar after not doing so for several years (while focusing on post-punk project Malditos). Above all, we wanted to capture the essence of the song, with the same minimal setup we use to perform live."
released November 1, 2016
Cyn M (guitars, voice)
Andy Z (organ, synths, beats)