Silent Rider, a self-described minimalist, indie-pop act from Brooklyn, was a pleasant repose from the overwhelming sea of bands descending on CMJ during the past week. With only a brief four song set to make an impression at the intimate venue, the male trio did a fine job of getting the pack crowd to move their heads in sync. Following the low-fi, atmospheric genre—the band exudes vibes loosely reminiscent of Interpol from the early days, a good thing. They settled right in under the dim red lights of Rockwood Music Hall vis-à-vis the current New York music scene.
Check out Silent Rider’s recent song release, “Black Crown,” with vocals from trip-pop singer Camille Corazón. It’s a moody, cinematic track and a positive sign of what’s to come: