Cilience (“Sill-ee-yence”) is an alternative rock band based in Los Angeles. They blend alternative rock with electronic influences, combining Incubus-style vocal melodies with the bold instrumentation of Imagine Dragons and the dancey grooves of New Order. Their second release, Event Horizon, charted in the top 200 on National College Radio Charts and is a call to all people to stand for tolerance, understanding, and humanity. They're currently working on their next release with Jason Rhodes (Oasis, New Order). Their songs unite Ian Stahl’s thought-provoking lyrics and distorted guitars, Janzie’s hypnotic synth lines, Jason Fragoso’s wailing drums, and Eric DeLuca’s grooving bass lines. Together, they will get you on your feet, dancing and screaming along.
"Cilience," adapted from an invented word by author John Koenig, means recognizing the potential each individual has in creating positive change, celebrating their own stories and complex lives.The band formed in 2016 at the California Institute of the Arts. As their sound developed, Ian, Eric, Jason, and Janzie began touring throughout California. In their relatively short time as a band, Cilience has already played at famed venues such as the Viper Room, the Bootleg Theater, and the Troubadour in Los Angeles, Winston’s OB in San Diego, and the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco. Their songs address the various challenges that face our society while remaining memorable and accessible. Literature, social movements, the drought in California, and folklore from various cultures inspire their lyrics. They believe in creating high-energy music with a message for positive change.