The Silence Kit is a Philadelphia-based post-punk band that plays dark indie rock. Inspired in equal parts by post punk, shoegaze, neo-psychedelia, and avant-garde, the band was started by singer/guitarist Patrick McCay in 2002.
McCay was joined by Darren O'Toole on drums and Justin Dushkewich on bass in 2014, and later joined by James Gross on guitar and Bryan Streitfeld on synth in 2018. "Watershed" was released in 2014, which reflected the band's wide palette of songwriting, mood and texture. The Silence Kit's follow-up, "Fall Protection" (Released Oct. 26, 2018), collects new versions of their popular recent singles along with many brand new tracks. Blending all the different facets of their sound in still new and ever changing ways, The Silence Kit's 5th LP fuses the atmosphere and intensity of 70s and 80s-era post-punk with the spirit of 90s-era indie rock.