Silence is a Villain

by We Are Imaginary

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Make no fuss: We Are Imaginary’s new album Silence Is A Villain, despite fostering faultlessly crafted pop songs out of misery and heartbreak, has the ability to articulate an aesthetic of its own, a demasculated Judd Apatowian storytelling layered with a bratty tone, perverted and made more appealing by a gamut of influences—from ‘90s Britpop to shoegaze, from power-pop to noise-rock, from Manic Pixie Dreamgirl to Bratpack. It’s a snapshot of a band that operates at the summit of their creative capacity, ditching the sugary sweet punch of their debut EP One Dreamy Indeterminate Hum for a grittier songwriting perspective and a more refined sound. - Ian Urrutia (

Tanji’s words still occasionally wallow in spite and/or self-pity, but at least there are no songs addressed to specific individuals on this follow-up release. Perhaps he intended to write in a more inclusive manner this time around, in the same way that his band has successfully embraced the noisy indie rock that they’ve always loved and incorporated it into their music. - Jason Caballa (DIG Radio)


released January 19, 2013

All songs written by Ahmad Tanji
except for "While Beating Red Lights," by Eric Po

All songs arranged by We Are Imaginary

Album art by Mary Whitney Ballen



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We Are Imaginary Manila, Philippines

After five productive years of mixing a healthy dose of semi-poetic ramblings with cathartic but saccharine noise under the monicker 'Your Imaginary Friends', the band decided to turn over a new leaf with their new official name: We Are Imaginary.

This Manila-based indie act has already released 2 EPs and is now aiming to put out a full-length LP within the year.
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