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Thief, Silence in the Snow + Black Needle Noise @ The Echo, Los Angeles (RECAP + PICS)

As Autumn begins, Part Time Punks presented a night of dark, energetic, and experimental music. Black Needle Noise started the evening showcasing sounds both familiar and new to fans of industrial, goth, and overall electronic music.

Black Needle Noise at the Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)

While the project, Black Needle Noise was started in 2016, their guitarist John Fryer is known for his work both as a musician and producer with This Mortal Coil, Depeche Mode, and Paradise Lost, to name just a few.

Black Needle Noise at the Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)

Silence in the Snow and Thief, both signed to Prophecy Productions, have been on tour together and thankfully came to through the Echo.

Silence in the Snow at the Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)

With a balance of ethereal energy and pulsing post-punk, it was great to see Silence in the Snow. With their latest LP, Levitation Chamber, they've only become a stronger duo and I'm certain their audience will only continue to grow.

Silence in the Snow at the Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)

Similarly, Thief offers a multi-dimensional approach to heavy music that is hard to pin down into one genre.

Thief at the Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)

With elements of performance art on display by vocalist/percussionist Dylan Neal, the live trio capture the unique songwriting he has worked on and I look forward to hearing more of in the future.

Additional photos:

Black Needle Noise at the Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)
Black Needle Noise at the Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)
Silence in the Snow at the Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)
Thief at the Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)
Thief at the Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)
Thief at the Echo, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)

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