Nashville’s Band Of Silver (made up of siblings Avery Silvernagel and her younger brothers Alex and Evan) has released a new single “Machine.”
Band Of Silver will be direct support on Echosmith’s upcoming fall tour (Oct 13-Nov 18).
Avery Silvernagel says, “Machine” is about the feeling of losing your autonomy and your body and mind becoming disconnected. I wrote the song after being diagnosed with pituitary failure. I was told I would be dependent on hormones and drugs for the rest of my life. The experience made me realize how many tasks my body performed subconsciously that I took for granted. The thought that I would never have control over these functions again made me feel powerless, like I had lost a part of myself I never knew existed or could be taken away. I felt like my soul was trapped in a machine that constantly needed fuel and repairs in order to function.”
They may be a sibling trio out of Nashville, but there’s nothing country about Band of Silver. Specializing in addictive, arena-ready anthems that blur the lines between vintage rock, 80’s new wave, and modern pop, the breakout three-piece has built a reputation for explosive, electrifying performances that hint at everything from Def Leppard and Madonna to Weezer and Panic! At The Disco. It makes sense, then, that the band traded Music City for LA when it came time to record their upcoming singles, teaming with celebrated producer Mike Green (Paramore, All Time Low) to create a bold, brash sound that’s all their own.
Confident and self-assured, the new music showcases Band of Silver’s youthful exuberance, while at the same time reflecting the trio’s remarkable maturity and restraint. The songs tackle heartbreak and disappointment with hope and perseverance, offering up timely testaments to the power of faith and the unbreakable bonds of family. Avery’s voice is defiantly optimistic on the tunes, balancing beauty and strength in equal measure, and her brothers perform with similar nuance, mixing hard rock grit with glossy pop shine. The results are songs that refuse to give up, even when the going gets tough, gutsy, heartfelt music that insists on better days still to come.
“When you’re going through hard times, you’ve got to keep fighting,” says Avery. “We wrote these songs to remind ourselves of that as much as anyone else.”
While the Silvernagel siblings officially started Band of Silver in high school, their musical roots stretch back far deeper. As a youngster, Evan picked up the drums, while his brother Alex played any instrument he could get his hands on. Avery joined a little later, when she discovered a passion for singing during her teenage years, and the three quickly began writing original material and performing across the country.
That ambitious sonic evolution is on full display with the band’s new music, which faces down darkness with light at every turn. The relentless “Always” pairs driving guitars with cinematic synthesizers in an ode to perseverance, while the effervescent “Hello Sunshine” celebrates the joy in silver linings, and the dreamy “Starry Eyed” promises that hope is out there if you’re willing to look for it. Even on more brooding tracks like the ominous “Undertow” and dance-floor ready “Closure,” the band always manages to locate a sense of freedom or escape, reaching out with comfort and companionship for anyone in need.
Band Of Silver
Opening for Echosmith
10/13/2022 Basement East Nashville, TN
10/14/2022 Center Stage The Loft Atlanta, GA
10/16/2022 9:30 Club Washington, DC
10/17/2022 The Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
10/20/2022 Space Ballroom Hamden, CT
10/21/2022 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
10/22/2022 World Cafe Live – Downstairs Philadelphia, PA
10/24/2022 The Great Hall Toronto, Ontario
10/25/2022 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
10/26/2022 Thunderbird Music Hall & Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
10/28/202 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
10/29/2022 Amsterdam Bar & Hall St. Paul, MN
10/31/2022 Delmar Hall St. Louis, MO
11/03/2022 The Parish Austin, TX
11/04/2022 The Bronze Peacock House of Blues- Houston, TX
11/05/2022 Trees Dallas, TX
11/08/2022 Marquis Theater Denver, CO
11/09/2022 Soundwell Salt Lake City, UT
11/11/2022 The Olympic Boise, ID
11/12/2022 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
11/13/2022 Neumos Seattle, WA
11/16/2022 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
11/17/2022 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
11/18/2022 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ