I'm not one to shy away from my sensitive side, especially when it comes to my first impressions of a band I'd never heard of, delivering music I'm fucking instantly erect for. A Silent Film immediately fucking kicked me in the throat with the opening track Reaching The Potential, as its internally inspiring and orchestrally sullen gorgeousness is fucking disarmingly huge. It sounds like a soundtrack to a film where some skinny muthafucker is running towards who the Fuck knows what, but all he needs to know is he isn't putting up with what he's running from anymore bro bro.
shit that hits me in the 'introspective drama monologue' portion of my sissy half is one of my weaknesses, and A Silent Film smacked me in that jiggly part where I listen to Coldplay's "Fix You" on repeat in the dark and wipe my tears with empty rolling papers, only to dry them out and smoke them with friends and brag about how "this shit tastes like emotionz bros".
A Silent Film, in my opinion, smoosh the sounds of the aforementioned Coldplay with Jonquil, a dash of Keane, some Sevonica, a small trace of Ray Lamontagne taking over duties fronting Snow Patrol, and black and white tumblr porn. Yet while it sounds produced to a fucking tee, there's something extremely easy and hell fucking yes about the entire Sand & Snow album. I took to it like Del takes to a BOGO sale on pastel tank topz, meaning I didn't have to skim through the album to know it was as fucking amazing as I assumed it would be after the third song started, and I tried on one tank top and bought the whole shelf of smediumz.
There seriously isn't a fucking bad song on this muthafucker, and even though I haven't heard anything else from these tight pantsed taintscrapes, they fucking make me feel like I've been missing out on their peacefully delicious blend of rock and violinz right from the fucking start. When a band gives me a guilt-laden hardon, I owe it to myself and the three people that read my reviews to just come right out and say it:
A Silent Film's album Sand & Snow is easily one of my favorite albums of 2012 so far.