First/Last-Silent Lions

March 29, 2013

Silent Lions Gopher Hole
Saturday, March 30, 2013 Larryville

“Silent Lions somehow manage to be Toledo Ohio’s premier super group with only two members. Dean Tartaglia plays effected bass utilizing octave pedals, freak fuzz sounds, atmospheric synths and an arsenal of vocal distortions while drummer Matt Klein grooves and thrashes beside him often providing soulful singalong harmonies. Silent Lions live shows sound as thick and creamy as they do on record.”

Check out the band at BandCamp, Facebook, and Tumblr. The Toledo duo cross the border to Pittsburgh tomorrow night for a house show with The Breathing Light, PANTS, Cerebral Apophysis and Shiff. The debuted their brand new video yesterday which you can check out below.

My thanks to Matt Klein (Drums) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Metallica “Black Album”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • TV on the Radio, “Nine Types of Light”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Radiohead, “OK Computer” always come to mind first.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • I push those memories into my ‘dark place’.
  • First concert attended?
  • The Turtles, at Disney World. They are great, but I didn’t know it yet.
  • Last concert?
  • Black Angels, in Cincinnati.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • I’m a big U2 fan, so it was amazing to finally hear the ‘New Year’s Day’ bassline in person. Vertigo Tour in Chicago.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • I will not do lawn seats…what’s the point? I need to feel it.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • I once got lost in downtown Pittsburgh because a parade or fest was happening. Missed my friends’ wedding! So just hoping to making it to our gig on time.

Thanks, Matt. Watch out for that parade (or festival) traffic on Saturday. It’s Pittsburgh, there always seems to be one happening here.