Hailed prematurely as the next great indie hope back when their debut hit in 2004, The Silent League opened for a handful of high-profile acts like Interpol, Bloc Party and Sufjan Stevens. Riding on the coattails of frontman Justin Russo's status as an integral part of Mercury Rev's mid-career peak, The Silent League were ripe for a backlash. Since then, the chamber-pop quintet has barely scraped together enough attention to get by, what with overblown rumors of a split and their follow-up three years later culling a minimum of critical love. But their latest, ... But You've Always Been the Caretaker, has the Brooklyn outfit poised for reemergence. With covers by underground electro-pop artists like Memory Tapes, Neon Indian and Helado Negro to help build buzz, the Silent League may very well break the glass ceiling that's held them back for so long.
Wed., Feb. 3, 9 p.m., 2010