Silver Medal is a 5-piece rock band from Portland, Oregon that has taken rhythm-driven pop in one hand, a dog-eared existentialist novel in the other, and shaken the hell out of both until they make a catchy rhythm.
With a shared addiction to compelling hooks, pop harmonies, and depressive episodes (bummer on that last one, guys) the five best friends who compose Silver Medal came together in a neon-lit basement during the cold months of 2016 and have been writing irresistible nihilist-pop ever since.
Their freshman album, Easy Doesn’t, was released in 2017. The satisfying nostalgia of crunchy guitars, earnest vocals and irony-free lyrics is balanced out by well-crafted melodies and shiny synth, all glued together by the band’s quintessentially Pacific Northwestern DIY ethos.
Live, Silver Medal alternates between bittersweet pop melodies and emotional, wall-of-sound rock, with an evolving mood that keeps the audience engaged as they easily swing from pensive, reflective melodies to drum-driven, danceable, pop-rock odes to Camus.
"It's a fine thought, that there is beauty in mystery."
Past folks (that we're still friends with)
we out here
Feb 16th @Dante’s - RX Fest w/Sun Blood Stories, Roselit Bone & Ellipsism
March 2nd @Sweetpea - LIVE GIG! w/Trash & Vacant Valley
April 20th @Kelly’s Olympian - Bummer Pop Vol. 1 Compilation release
May 7th @The White Eagle - w/ Small Field and Kid Coast