New York City-based rock band Silver Relics has released their debut album Generic.
Comprising songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Alex Sepassi and drummer Justin Alvis, the band is heavily influenced by the iconic British songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as brooding ’80s rock. The result is a vibrant technicolor sound that boasts electric energy, smoldering melodies, and ultra focused writing.
Released via the label Farmadelica and produced by Howie Beno, Generic. is a thrilling collection that throbs with urgency while exploring the themes of change and transition, more specifically in regard to the band’s move from Austin, Texas to New York City. “What makes these songs different for me is how we were able to capture a snapshot of all the things that surround a life changing move in a very short period of time,” Sepassi says. “The excitement, the uncertainty, the risk, the anticipation, the massive fucking anxiety just to name a handful. I think these are experiences that a lot of people go through often and you certainly don’t have to move across the country to identify with this record. It’s very human.”
In addition to penning exhilarating music, Silver Relics also serves as a full-blown art project. Whether it’s painting, fashion, poetry, or photo and film in the live show, they are all about creating risks and opportunities to explore every option. Even the album’s cover art was painted by Sepassi himself.
Silver Relics have been performing on New York stages since 2017, drawing comparisons to the artists who have influenced them: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, The Verve, and more. They will celebrate the release of Generic. with a listening party at The Scratcher in New York City on May 28 at 7PM and will soon embark on a tour through the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Drop Dead Twice : Dublin – May 27
RTE Radio 1 : Dublin – airs July 1
Green Door Store : Brighton – July 1
The Islington : London – July 2
Additional dates TBA
Generic. is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms. Listen on Spotify here.