Richmond’s Shadow Age plays cold, darkly melodic post-punk, and with its debut EP “Silaluk” (which takes its name from the Inuit word for storm), is being compared to UK post-punk classics.
While spending a harsh winter working on a fishing boat in Alaska, singer/guitarst Aaron Tyree was injured and spent four days waiting out an ice storm so that he could be flown out of Dutch Harbor for medical attention. During this time, Tyree wrote the title track “Silaluk,” a thunderously gloomy track that swallows the listener in shimmering guitars, pulsating synths, and haunting vocals.
Shadow Age will be back in Richmond performing at 25 Watt (the former Mars Bar in Shockoe Bottom) on April 13 and again on May 22 for the record release show. They will also be at Strange Matter on April 24 with Nearest, Theives of Shiloh and Predation.