12 Songs, 40 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
112 Ratings
112 Ratings

It deserves 6 stars!

Once again, Silverstein delivers a fresh new sound while staying within the boundaries that make them so great. They've progressed each and every album. But once again, there are still people trying to say that this band does not progress. Those people have the right to voice their ignorant opinion, but just so long as they know that it's ignorant. These people live in the past and are unaware of the changes a band goes through in ten years. Most bands go south. Silverstein has gone way up north and will continue to do so just so long as they continue to bless their loyal fans with the incredible work they produce. So Silverstein, please ignore any less than par reviews you guys may get, because you are worthy of much more. Thanks for everything you've guys have done to this point and continue to do. Your hard work is recognized, highly respected, and very much appreciated. You have my vote for best band ever.
Loyal fan

Taylor Woodard

If it ain't broke then don't fix it.

Know I've only been a fan of silverstein for about 4 years, but I've listened to every album and EP out there and I'm just wanna say this: Their sound is what brought them to the dance. Some people are saying the dumbest of crap about how the band doesn't change their sound and how progression is key. To those people I have to ask, do you REALLY listen to their music? Because if you did then you'd know that over the years that have progressed. Maybe not to that techy over-produced garbage that you're used to, but they're growing as artists. I for one am glad that they stay true to "their" sound unlike some other once great bands (i.e. Fall Out Boy). To sum all this up: if you came here for some computer analyzed, auto-tune b.s. then you came to the wrong place.

An 'Actual' Fan

Zebra cakes


Every album just gets better and better

About Silverstein

Originally formed in 2000 as a side project, Silverstein were launched by vocalist Shane Told, guitarist Josh Bradford, drummer Paul Koehler, guitarist Richard McWalter, and bassist Bill Hamilton in Ontario, Canada. After diving into Ontario's hardcore/emo scene -- which also included bands like Moneen and Grade -- Silverstein found an audience for their particular brand of shimmering emo and hot-blooded post-hardcore. Silverstein's self-released EP, Summer's Stellar Gaze, was quite well received upon its release in 2000, and the band soon became the full-time project of its members. After a lineup change that saw McWalter being replaced by ex-Maharahj guitar player Neil Boshart, the group began to tour the eastern provinces of Canada in earnest.

Silverstein released a second EP in April 2002 entitled When the Shadows Beam. The record sparked the interest of Victory Records honcho Tony Brummel, who signed the group to his respected Chicago imprint in October of that same year. When Broken Is Easily Fixed, Silverstein's full-length Victory debut, appeared in May 2003; a re-release of the album was issued a year later with bonus tracks and a DVD. Silverstein spent the summer of 2005 playing on the Warped Tour, and their follow-up album, Discovering the Waterfront, came out that August. Silverstein also appeared on the 2006 Take Action Tour alongside Matchbook Romance, Chidos, and the Early November. 18 Candles: The Early Years appeared in May, combining reissued material from the band's first two independently released EPs with several live tracks, acoustic performances, extensive liner notes, and rare band photos. Victory then issued a special edition of Discovering the Waterfront in fall 2006 with a bonus live DVD, new artwork, and an additional track.

After coming off tour, Silverstein began working with producer Mark Trombino, who had previously worked with Jimmy Eat World and blink-182. The title of the resulting record, 2007's Arrivals & Departures, pertained to the maintenance of personal relationships while on the road. It also involved more emotionally charged lyrics, inspired by the end of Told's seven-year relationship just before his return to the studio. Silverstein traveled the world in support of the album, playing the usual North American shows while also touring through Europe, Australia, Japan, and South America. They found time to return to the studio, too, and A Shipwreck in the Sand marked the band's fourth studio album in 2009. They set out on tour to promote the album, making stops across the U.S. and the U.K.

The following year, Silverstein announced that they were leaving longtime label Victory for Hopeless Records, which released the EP Transitions in 2010 and their fifth album, Rescue, a year later. Silverstein switched things up for their sixth full-length, the double-CD Short Songs, featuring original compositions under 90 seconds long on one disc, and covers by bands who'd influenced them -- Dead Kennedys, Descendents, and the Promise Ring -- on the other, further elevated by guest appearances from the likes of Mike Hranica (the Devil Wears Prada), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), and Chris Hannah (Propagandhi). In 2012, Silverstein parted ways with longtime member Neil Boshart, who was replaced by Paul-Marc Rousseau shortly thereafter. Rousseau's first album with the band, This Is How the Wind Shifts, arrived in early 2013.

The band toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, and parts of Japan and Australia over the next two years, and as part of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour lineup. Incorporating outdoor sound recordings associated with song settings and with notably personal lyrics centered on loneliness and loss, the concept album I Am Alive in Everything I Touch was released on New Damage Records in Canada and Rise Records elsewhere in the spring of 2015. In October, 2016 the band dropped a new single, "Ghost." In May the following year, a second single, "Retrograde," was released in anticipation of the arrival of the band's eighth studio album, Dead Reflection, which dropped later that July. ~ Johnny Loftus

Burlington, Ontario, Canada




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