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Episode 503 - Sons of Silver
To know me is to know that my love is bare-bones rock and roll: guitar, bass, drums, and vocals are all I need - keyboards add some color. So when a rock and roll band comes across my desk, I’m on guard.
I’ve found over the past 20+ years that some rock bands go too far one way or the other. Some go way too far in the DIY shitty sounding (even though I know that takes skill and work), and others go way the fluck overboard with laying track upon track (sometimes it works, but rarely - imho).
If you’re a guitar-driven rock fan, these are barren days. This is not to say that no bands are playing it… it simply means the audience for it isn’t what it used to be.
Finding a band that hits that sweet spot for me is rare.
Sons of Silver is right in my sweet spot.
The Sons of Silver are:
Pete Argyropoulos [vocals, guitar]
Brina Kabler [keys, vocals]
Kevin Haaland [lead guitar]
Adam Kury [bass]
Pearl Jam and Unified Theory alum Dave Krusen was Sons of Silver drummer for quite a spell.
One of the reasons I dig Sons of Silver is that despite the fact that the rock audience isn’t what it once was, they’re still making rock and roll. But look, authentic rock and roll - that sound, the raw, authentic sound - comes and goes, ya know? It’s like a good pair of jeans and a nice T-shirt; it never really goes out of style… it just kinda goes away for a spell - but it always comes back.
Listening to the Sons of Silver sounds like rock and roll is returning.
And the Sons of Silver music isn’t just good ol’ rock and roll. It’s big rock and roll!
These guys should be top-lining festivals and headling arenas. And in a perfect world, they will be.
Sons of Silver has a couple of EPs - Doomsday Noises and Ordinary Sex Appeal - and some singles you can stream on your favorite streamer. As I type this, they’re putting the finishing sheen on their first full-length.
You can get yourself familiar with the Sons of Silver by checking them out now. And you should.
The video on YouTube cut out the last eight minutes of the interview. Not entirely sure why… probably something about copyright.
In any event, this is the entire interview - just press play: