The Silent Comedy | Friends Divide | Review

Article Contributed by Ben Welp | Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Silent Comedy is no laughing matter. Set to release the six-track EP Friends Divide on June 10th, The Silent Comedy has been fermenting nicely in San Diego’s local bar scene. Their previous album Common Faults sold over 14,000 copies. They have been accumulating a cult-like following, impart due to their ruckus live performances which have fondly been dubbed a “Whiskey Tent Revival”.

Friends Divide does not disappoint. Although it only holds six tracks, including the hard-hitting single “God Neon”, Friends Divide is a deep album with interesting arrangements and a unique blend of Americana, Rock n’ Roll, Blues and Folk. Friends Divine takes on a hard hitting sound while remaining firmly planted it its bluegrass roots. This challenge is not taken lightly by members Joshua (bass/vocals) and Jeremiah Zimmerman (keys, vocals, guitar), Chad Lee (drums), and Justin Buchanan (banjo, mandolin).

As the story goes, The Zimmerman brothers’ father was a preacher who sold all of the family’s possessions so that they could travel the world. He possibly had an alternate agenda that if his sons ever wanted to start a folk band they would have plenty of authentic material. Nonetheless, the lyrics on Friends Divide are genially joyous and honest portrayals of light and day and everything lost in between. They will be touring in support of their upcoming release with The Heavy and ZZ Ward this summer. See below for details.

Tour Dates

June 4th - Orlando, FL - The Social *
June 5th - Ybor City, FL - The Ritz Ybor *
June 7th - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern *
June 8th - Charleston, SC - The Pour House *
June 10th - Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue ^
June 11th - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club ^
June 12th - New York, NY - Webster Hall ^
June 14th - Philadelphia, PA - The Theater of the Living Arts ^
June 16th - Chicago, IL - Double Door ^
June 17th - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
June 18th - Detroit, MI - The Shelter
June 19th - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theater
June 20th - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
June 22nd - Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
June 23rd - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
June 25th - St. Paul, MN - The Turf Club
June 28th - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
June 29th - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
June 30th - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Railyard Pizza
August 5th - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern ^
August 6th - Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room ^
August 8th - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater ^
August 11th - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater ^
August 13th - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^

* w/ ZZ Ward
^ w/ The Heavy