Silent Pictures was founded in 2010 by Alexander Mann (guitars, vocals). Alexander performed in the early 90's through 2000's in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene with bands; Valeria, Your Precious You, Mellow Drunk, and Boyskout.
By 2010, Alexander began recording the first self-titled EP for Silent Pictures, followed up with the “Loretta” EP 2011 and “Cosmic Slumber Party” 2012. By the release of Silent Pictures first full-length LP entitled “Under Exposed” in 2013, both drummer Dave Conrad (Odd Numbers) and guitarist Jafar Green (The Bang) had joined the band.
Silent Pictures second full-length LP “Let It Begin” was released in 2016 with a roster of noteworthy producers and engineers such as Dave Schiffman (Adele), Joe Foster (Co-founder Creation Records, JAMC), John Fryer (Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode) and Ricky Maymi (BJM).
After some critical acclaim and several festival appearances, the band approached Peter Dosanjh of In Letter Form, Ghostlikesun and Push to join on bass to solidify the lineup. Peter and Alexander had both met in the 90's when their bands both opened for Yo La Tengo as well as other SF Bay Area shows.
Silent Pictures is currently writing and recording new material for their upcoming third full-length album. The Silent Pictures sound has been described as a mélange of shoegaze influences as well as a strong Roxy Music presence in their sphere of sound and live shows.