Silian Rail dropped their new album, each/other, today via Side With Us Records. Check out either of those sites to get a copy and revel in the warm instrumental bliss. If records aren’t really your jam, don’t worry — you can go hear them live at their record release party tonight at Bottom of the Hill.

The new album is a bit denser than Silian Rail’s previous two full-lengths. There are ambient sounds swirling around, new instruments punching in here and there, all helping fill out the sound. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still the jaw-dropping, open-chord guitar work and epic, propulsive drumming, and Silian Rail’s music was always impressively full even with just those two elements. But even the band acknowledges that their music has achieved new depths, and attributes that evolution to their involvement with the local music community.

Specifically, Silian Rail credits engineer and co-producer Robert Cheek for playing “a crucial role in giving sonic form to the record”, as well as violist, violinist and composer Dina Maccabee and multi-instrumentalist Lynne Angel (of Tartufi), who has joined the band as a third member for live shows, with helping them achieve the more full sound of each/other.

Check out the video for album cut “Shapes” to get a taste.

Silian Rail is hitting the road this Spring, find the tour dates after the jump.

Silian Rail, Whiskerman, Michael Musika
Bottom of the Hill
May 3, 2012

Silian Rail Spring 2012 tour dates:
5/10 — Café Coda — Chico, CA
5/11 — Valentine’s — Portland, OR
5/12 — Olympia, WA — TBA
5/13 — Chop Suey — Seattle, WA
5/15 — The Bootleg — Los Angeles, CA
5/16 — Soda Bar — San Diego, CA
5/17 — Biko Co-op Garage — Santa Barbara, CA