New self-titled EP out now!


Label: Breakup Records

Genre: garage wave

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Sounds Like: Pixies, Wavves, Bass Drum of Death


The Silhouette Era practically define Northern California's own brand of garage-surf; not that of summer heartache, but of the sheer adrenaline of first loves.

Influenced by the raw minimalism of bands like Pixies and The Stooges, the band creates blasts of scuzzy hooks similar to acts like Wavves and FIDLAR. The group writes from their own experiences originating in the sunny surf town of Monterey, but now find themselves relocated to the gritty and hectic city life of San Francisco. With two members of the group studying music composition at San Francisco State University, the band brings a healthy dose of musicianship to their ethos of making fun music geared towards creating rowdy, communal live shows.

In late 2015 the group released their record 'Beacons' and have been included in numerous Bay Area playlists and compilations including: KQED's best songs of the summer and's Anniversary collection. With the recent release of their self titled EP, the band received even wider praise for their infectious high energy songs, including attention from Seattle’s KEXP. In support of their releases the band has played a slew of high profile shows, which include playing main support for Hockey Dad, Trails & Ways, Happyness, The Life and Times, and High Highs.

Their new self-titled EP was recorded by Grace Coleman at the venerable Different Fur Recording Studio in San Francisco, CA.


Dec 14 - Wave Street Studios - Monterey, CA


KEXP (EP Review)

PopMatters (EP Premiere)

The Bay Bridged (EP Review)

MC Weekly (EP Preview)

All Things Go ('Waste Me' Premiere)

The Deli SF

Myspace ('Tides' Premiere)

Overblown ('Recover' Premiere)

The Bay Bridged (2015 Playlist)

Vanyaland ('Beacons' Album Premiere)

Backseat Mafia (Interview)

The Bay Bridged ('Beacons' Album Review)

Blackbook ('Exhale' Single Premiere)

KQED Arts (Summer Playlist)