More evidence that Austin doesn’t only spawn sun-drunk gun slingers, here’s Silent Diane with the beautiful “Juliet the Painting”. For some reason Silent Diane’s ominous dark-synth textures immediately brought to mind forgotten German synth pioneer Tommi Stumpff. That’s all wrong of course – “Juliet the Painting” isn’t so much synth-punk, but a muscular glossy nightmare that rises like a thick tank of oil, threatening to immerse you entirely. Glimmers of light can be found in the divining rod of Christine Aprile’s vocals. “Juliet the Painting” is the available on 7″ vinyl through Austin’s Answering Machine Recordings.