before the silence breaks is the second studio album from Minnesota orchestral indie group batteryboy. The band has been described by 89.3 The Current’s Andrea Swensson as “...reminiscent of Cloud Cult’s acoustic work and neo-folkies like Bon Iver.” Americana UK states that “batteryboy remind me of The National, particularly the passion the members of both bands put in when delivering their performances.”
The album title before the silence breaks represents that second before something happens that changes the direction life will take. No matter how big or small a decision is, life is never exactly the same after the silence breaks. Once you commit to break the silence there’s no going back. Each of the 11 songs represents one of these points in life from childhood through old age.