Savages Silence Yourself

Silence Yourself

Savages

Released on August 6, 2014 by Matador

Main artist: Savages

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock > Alternative & Indie

Distinctions: Pitchfork: Best New Music (May 2013) - Sélection du Mercury Prize (July 2013)

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Album : 1 disk - 11 tracks Total length : 00:38:35

  1. 1 Shut Up

    Savages, Main Artist, Artist - Ayse Hassan, Composer - Fay Milton, Composer - Gemma Thompson, Composer - Jehnny Beth, Composer - BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

  2. 2 I Am Here

    Savages, Main Artist, Artist - Ayse Hassan, Composer - Fay Milton, Composer - Gemma Thompson, Composer - Jehnny Beth, Composer - BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

  3. 3 City’s Full

    Savages, Main Artist, Artist - Ayse Hassan, Composer - Fay Milton, Composer - Gemma Thompson, Composer - Jehnny Beth, Composer - BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

  4. 4 Strife

    Savages, Main Artist, Artist - Ayse Hassan, Composer - Fay Milton, Composer - Gemma Thompson, Composer - Jehnny Beth, Composer - BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

  5. 5 Waiting for a Sign

    Savages, Main Artist, Artist - Ayse Hassan, Composer - Fay Milton, Composer - Gemma Thompson, Composer - Jehnny Beth, Composer - BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

  6. 6 Dead Nature

    Savages, Main Artist, Artist - Ayse Hassan, Composer - Fay Milton, Composer - Gemma Thompson, Composer - Jehnny Beth, Composer - BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

  7. 7 She Will

    Savages, Main Artist, Artist - Ayse Hassan, Composer - Fay Milton, Composer - Gemma Thompson, Composer - Jehnny Beth, Composer - BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

  8. 8 No Face

    Savages, Main Artist, Artist - Ayse Hassan, Composer - Fay Milton, Composer - Gemma Thompson, Composer - Jehnny Beth, Composer - BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

  9. 9 Hit Me

    Savages, Main Artist, Artist - Ayse Hassan, Composer - Fay Milton, Composer - Gemma Thompson, Composer - Jehnny Beth, Composer - BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

  10. 10 Husbands

    Savages, Main Artist, Artist - Ayse Hassan, Composer - Fay Milton, Composer - Gemma Thompson, Composer - Jehnny Beth, Composer - BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

  11. 11 Marshal Dear

    Savages, Main Artist, Artist - Ayse Hassan, Composer - Fay Milton, Composer - Gemma Thompson, Composer - Jehnny Beth, Composer - BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

About

Plenty of bands have resuscitated post-punk throughout the 2000s and 2010s, but few have done so with the passion that reverberates through Savages' debut album, Silence Yourself. The band's early singles drew favorable comparisons to Patti Smith, Siouxsie Sioux, and a host of other strong female acts with post-punk roots, and the entire album burns with the same kind of confrontational fire those older artists had -- which, somewhat paradoxically, makes Savages sound particularly refreshing compared to many of their more blasé contemporaries. Yet Silence Yourself is also an emphatic declaration of independence that is reflected in the band's approach to making music -- they paid to make it with their own money and splashed their manifesto on the cover -- as well as in the actual music. Since Sleater-Kinney's dissolution, powerful all-female bands have been few and far between in indie rock, and there's nothing wispy, precious, or coy about Savages on these songs. Their music is pointedly undecorative, particularly on tracks like "No Face," a searing three-and-a-half-minute showcase for what they do: singer Jehnny Beth leads the charge with her furious wail, and Ayse Hassan, Fay Milton, and Gemma Thompson do their best to keep up with her. Beth may be the band's lightning rod, but she's also a fairly versatile and evocative singer, moving from the feral, taunting "Husbands" to the ultra-gothy swoon of the closing torch song "Marshal Dear." At this point in their career, there's no escaping that Savages' music owes a significant debt to their foremothers, but Silence Yourself is more than just a collection of touchstones and footnotes. Beth and crew have a riveting presence that makes each track magnetic, and more than a few songs here hint at how wide their musical scope actually is: "Strife" swaggers along at a self-assured pace, and follows the album's poppiest chorus with doom-laden chords suggesting that Savages may be (not so) secret metalheads, while "Hit Me"'s breakneck pace nods to hardcore. Even their more traditionally post-punk tracks like "She Will" reflect a viewpoint -- regarding the wilder parts of female sexuality in this case -- that is unique. Given that much of the initial buzz about the band revolved around its electrifying live performances, in some ways Silence Yourself doesn't provide the full Savages experience, but it offers more than enough to make it a powerful debut that suggests they'll become an even more distinctive force to be reckoned with over time. ~ Heather Phares
Savages
Shut Up
I Am Here
City’s Full
Strife
Waiting for a Sign
Dead Nature
She Will
No Face
Hit Me
Husbands
Marshal Dear Savages, Main Artist, Artist Ayse Hassan, Composer Fay Milton, Composer Gemma Thompson, Composer Jehnny Beth, Composer BMG Rights Management UK Ltd; a BMG Chrysalis company/Pop Noire, Music Publisher

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