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The Silent League

In the past due ’90s, NY native Justin Russo imagined forming a pop group fronted with an orchestra. He performed keyboards and added support vocals to his sibling Jason Russo’s music group, Hopewell. Throughout that period, Russo was also touring like a keyboardist for Mercury Rev, assisting their critically acclaimed Deserter’s Tracks and All Can be Dream albums. Enough time was correct in 2002 when Russo founded the Silent Little league. Hailing from Brooklyn, the experimental chamber pop ensemble includes Russo (vocals/piano/acoustic guitar), Affluent Meyer (bass/vocals), Shannon Areas (acoustic guitar/vocals), Phil Williams (drums), Megan Loomis (viola), and Michael Adzich (keyboards). Mercury Rev’s Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiack, Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino, and Expenses Whitten of Grand Mal joined up with the Silent Little league in the studio room for the documenting of their Document-13 debut. The majestic surprise this is the Orchestra, Sadly, Offers Refused premiered in springtime 2004.

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