NYC’s Silver City Bound will release their new EP, Take My Picture, on March 4th. Occupying a unique intersection where folk, indie rock, Zydeco, and North American roots music meet, the musicians take a left-of-center approach to their sound. Vocalist and songwriter Sam Reider, who was trained as a jazz pianist, plays the accordion, for starters. He and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Justin Poindexter lead the band and are joined by bassist Noah Garabedian and drummer Will Clark. The band's Diner in the Sky was named the Best Americana Album of 2015 by the Independent Music Awards.
Formerly known as the Amigos, Silver City Bound have earned accolades for their "sprightly picture of folk, country, mariachi and more" (The New Yorker), a sound that the Huffington Post calls "Americana at its best." Along the way, they've performed at Lincoln Center, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Folk Alliance, as well on bills with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Amy Helm and Sam Bush. Equally at home in indie rock dive bars and cultural institutions and inspired by the diversity of sounds in NYC, they're a breath of fresh air, stirring unexpected instruments and wide-ranging influences into their own mixing pot. Named for a Lead Belly song, the band will play an EP release show March 4 at Brooklyn’s Barbes.
Take My Picture casts a wide net, from the Jayhawks-worthy harmonies of opening track "Take My Picture" to the soulful twang of "Do Right," a cover of Aretha Franklin's "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man." Fueled by the blend of Reider and Poindexter's voices, the band recalls the classic sounds of Flying Burrito Brothers while also uncovering new ground, a move that puts them more in line with modern-day Americana bands like the Felice Brothers.