‘Only The Silence in You’ by A Reminder | Album Premiere

Uncategorized September 14, 2023

‘Only The Silence in You’ by A Reminder | Album Premiere

Exclusive album premiere of ‘Only The Silence in You’ by L.A. classic shoegaze band A Reminder, out September 15th, 2023.

A Reminder is an American alternative rock band formed in West Los Angeles by long-time friends, bassist/vocalist – Jonathan Burkes, drummer – Kenny Ramirez, guitarist/vocalist- Richard Abagon, and keyboardist- Edwin Portillo.

Their music is expressed through a blend of ambient, post-shoegaze, and hard rock. Exploring alternate time signatures and injected with melodically empathetic to raging vocals, A Reminder weaves texturally moody guitars with brooding layers of sub-synth bass and pads. The group acknowledges their infusion of subtle nods to a broad range of metal, indie-dream pop, post-rock, and progressive rock influences within their sound. Rarely does a band so artfully combine hard rock riffs and tones with more lush and ethereal melodies with such unique results. It’s almost as if they combine the post-grunge rock of early Radiohead with the pioneering atmospherics of ‘Kid A’. The band recalls arriving at their name through the feeling of what initially reminded them and “inspired us all to make music and to never grow old.” That motif kept appearing as an affirmation of mindfulness and awareness of the gift of presence within creativity and daily life. The song, ‘A Reminder’ by Radiohead came on one day and all of these similar themes collectively added to the realization that everything was a reminder and that the band now had a name and a direction. A Reminder has long been connected by a rooted network of members since the mid 90’s. In early projects, drummer Kenny Ramirez and keyboardist Edwin Portillo shared stages alongside diverse acts such as Weapon of Choice, Trulio Disgracias, Skankin’ Pickle and Michelle Shocked. Richard and Jonathan signed to Interscope Records with their hybrid electro-rock group, Woven in 2001, featuring Jonathan on Bass and vocal duties and Richard on drums. In 2015 Johnathan recruited Kenny Ramirez for what would be the template for A Reminder with original keyboardist, Andrew Rodriguez. Shortly after, rounding out the sound with the addition of Richard Abagon on Guitars and vocals. In the summer of 2017 Andrew would leave the group giving way to Edwin Portillo finalizing the current lineup of the band.

A Reminder is releasing their newest album, ‘Only The Silence in You’ tomorrow. The album encompasses a wide range of emotionally and musically dynamic performances canying the listener through a sweeping exploration of atmospheric and hard, alt-rock bombast.

The 8 song self produced album was recorded by the band in their West Los Angeles Studio and will see a physical 12″ vinyl variant and will be available on all major digital platforms.

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One Comment
  1. PMA says:

    Sweet! Cheers!

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