The Silent League returns with most collaborative and diverse effort to date
We Go Forward available May 16th in US & UK via Something In Construction
EP includes various remixes and covers
Including Neon Indian, Memory Tapes and Broken Social Scene
We Go Forward is a step into new territory for The Silent League. Inspired by remixes of tunes from their 3rd album, But You’ve Always Been The Caretaker in 2010, We Go Forward is a new collection of classic Silent League tracks, from each of their albums, freshly remixed by a variety of their friends and collaborators. It also includes a live fan favorite – a cover of Broken Social Scene’s ‘Texico Bitches’ recorded with members of Maps and The Leisure Society and a cover of The Chameleons, classic, ‘Tears’.
Having formed in 2004 in Brooklyn, NY by then Mercury Rev keyboardist Justin Russo, The League has included over 25 members thus far. While people in New York sometimes seem unsure whether or not the band still exists, the name carries weight all over the city. Look at tracks through the past few years by bands including Rev, Interpol, Beirut, Arcade Fire, Maps, Leisure Society and more and you’re going to run into people who began with or spent time creating music under the name The Silent League. Many of them still do, you just don’t know it.
“We don’t really care about maintaining a place in the industry. There is enough noise in the world and everyone has other work to busy themselves with”, says Russo. “We try to keep it new, detached. We make music when we think we have something to say that isn’t already being said”.
We Go Forward is the sound of a band trying out new things, happily experimenting whilst retaining their identity and undoubtedly welcomes the next chapter in the group’s budding story.
We Go Forward Track Listing
1. Let It Roll (9OP Remix)
2. Here’s A Star (Neon Indian Remix)
3. Texico Bitches (Broken Social Scene cover)
4. The Catbird Seat (ARMS Remix)
5. Kings and Queens (Fitness Club Fiasco remix)
6. Yours Truly, 2095 (Memory Tapes Remix)
7. Tears (Maps Vs The Silent League)