MSB adds harder-edged elements of rock and funk to their critically acclaimed pop sound. Billboard Magazine Discoveries stated, “… My Silent Bravery plays like a major label signing, from its production savvy, eloquent lyrics, authoritative imaging, polished web site, a dedicated Northeast U.S. fan following (200 shows in two years), merchandising—and most important, a chockablock collection of winning songs on debut album ‘Are You Prepared?’ The group is keenly riding the current wave of melodic, danceable rock (think Maroon 5)—and cashing in nicely, thank you, with top 10 airplay on FMQB’s AC chart of first single ‘Not Necessarily So,’ and spins at such Northeast powerhouses as WBOS, WXRV, WAAF and WFNX. My Silent Bravery is destined to make major noise.”
Worcester-based My Silent Bravery hits its stride with its recently released LP, Are You Prepared?. “This album is way more upbeat and danceable, with more elements of hip hop and R&B than prior work,” said MSB’s principal songwriter Shwachman. “There is much more spiritual depth to the lyrics on this album as well. It’s not only about relationships with other people but with a person’s search for something bigger. I have always incorporated elements of spirituality into my writing, but here I really went for it.”
The release came on the heels of MSB’s recent, successful placements on the CW’s One Tree Hill, MTV’s Real World and True Life, E! Entertainment’s Bad Girls Club, the History Channel’s American Pickers and Animal Planet’s Last Chance Highway. These placements, along with spins on over a combined 400 AAA, A/C and CMJ reporting college radio stations, (in addition to a rigorous show schedule) have helped the a band steadily and organically grow a dedicated fan base.
“Not Necessarily So”, the first single from Are You Prepared? impacted more than 200 AAA, A/C, Hot A/C and college radio stations. It was the most added song in the country two weeks running in March ‘10 on the FMQB A/C chart and in June ‘10 it cracked the top 10! It also has received spins at Boston majors like WBOS, WXRV, WAAF and WFNX.
MSB is currently working with critically acclaimed record producer Anthony Resta (Collective Soul, Guster, Shawn Mullins). Resta received his 11th RIAA Gold and Platinum certification for his programming and production work in the soundtrack of the successful Twilight films. The new LP scheduled for release in June of 2011 adding a new dimension to MSB by incorporating elements from more than 250 shows over the past two and a half years.
Matt Shwachman is endorsed by Gibson.
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