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Early Edition: Silverstein
Early Edition: Silverstein
01/08/12 at 02:16 PM by Thomas Nassiff
Silverstein has taken a different trajectory throughout its career than most of the bands they came up with. They were part of a group of "screamo" or "post-hardcore" bands, or whatever you want to go ahead and call them, that got big in the middle of the 2000s. Discovering the Waterfront put them on the map; Arrivals and Departures continued their momentum; Shipwreck In the Sand was a cool concept record, but you could feel things growing stale; and Rescue was something of renewal for the punk aspects of the band's sound.

Silverstein has always toured with good bands, although they could have easily slipped into the wrong spectrum of the heavier music community. It seems natural for them to release Short Songs - a...[read more]
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08:18 AM on 01/12/12
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I feel the same way. Like you, UI got into Silverstein as a kid, and whike they're still one of my top bands I feel them slipping away from relevancy. As much as I like Rescue I feel like they need to figure out what they''re getting stale. DtW is one of my all time favorites but I really don't want to hear that sound, which you point out is pretty much dead, anymore. They were sort of trendsetters on the sound but I always got the feeling they could have done more. Which is why Short Songs has gotten me stoked. I feel like they should strap down and do a straight hardcore punk record - maybe dropping the singing, but I think Shane can really pull the shouting/screaming kind of stuff off. From the previews it sounds like that sort of what they're moving towards on this record and I just hope this isn't a one time thing.
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