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Drew Beringer 01/14/13 10:57 AM

ABSOLUTExclusive: Silverstein Song Premiere
 
Silverstein's second release for Hopeless Records - This Is How The Wind Shifts - is the band's finest effort to date. The record's core concept is each track has a parallel track that tells the story in a different light - what would have happened if things were different due to a single event, thus the album's title. Today we are thrilled to premiere one piece of that concept, the infectiously catchy "Massachusetts." You can stream the song at the band's profile or in the replies. If you dig what you hear, This Is How The Wind Shifts is available for pre-order here. The band's upcoming headlining tour kicks off on January 25th and you can check out the dates and pre-order your ticket here.

Drew Beringer 01/14/13 10:57 AM

Silverstein - "Massachusetts"

billyboatkid 01/14/13 11:00 AM

Guck yes. I've been waiting for this.

Really liked it. I just wanna hear the full album already tho haha. Impatience.

jasonisasleep 01/14/13 11:03 AM

love it

Thomas Nassiff 01/14/13 11:06 AM

this album is pretty cool, i view it as a solid release following a pretty weak last album.

jakeisthebest 01/14/13 11:09 AM

Wow, that was actually amazing. So far it looks like this could be their best album yet.

xtbs7645x 01/14/13 11:09 AM

not entirely sure why, but over the past few years ive grown to despise Shane's scream.. it just annoy me now, sound so strained.

Alex DiVincenzo 01/14/13 11:10 AM

Awesome song. State too.

njiata603 01/14/13 11:11 AM

i will continue to contest that this band has only improved with age

Dunlop Park 01/14/13 11:11 AM

Dig it.

ACA 01/14/13 11:14 AM

I never listen to tracks beforehand -- love to hear albums in their proper context -- but I just needed to leave a comment that I'm stoked for this record. Silverstein is one of the more underrated bands "in the genre" (whatever that is). Probably stems from being stuck next to so many shitty Victory bands for so long.

Drew Beringer 01/14/13 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xtbs7645x (Post 117680862)
not entirely sure why, but over the past few years ive grown to despise Shane's scream.. it just annoy me now, sound so strained.

listen to When Broken Is Easily Fixed and then you'll appreciate Shane's growth in screaming ahah

Slangster 01/14/13 11:15 AM

Awesome

Blake Solomon 01/14/13 11:19 AM

good god that sounds like a laborious idea

xtbs7645x 01/14/13 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drew Beringer (Post 117681212)
listen to When Broken Is Easily Fixed and then you'll appreciate Shane's growth in screaming ahah

haha, hes def improved since then! still idk, for someone who has been doing it as long as he has... it still sounds strained. just my opinion though. I used to love silverstein, for whatever reason I just cant get into them anymore.

SpyKi 01/14/13 11:20 AM

really excited for this based on the first couple of songs and the concept and how great Short Songs was and Drew's comments. Should be good.

johnnyferris 01/14/13 11:21 AM

Awesome. Can't wait for the entire record.

Amongster 01/14/13 11:25 AM

I dig, I dig.

Trev19 01/14/13 11:26 AM

PROLLY MY FAVORITE BAND YAY

mudwayne 01/14/13 11:27 AM

This is fantastic.

Amongster 01/14/13 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Drew Beringer (Post 117681212)
listen to When Broken Is Easily Fixed and then you'll appreciate Shane's growth in screaming ahah

God, what an anxious scream he had then.

And it's ridiculous Victory hasn't pressed that record on vinyl yet.

Jimmy_Love 01/14/13 11:39 AM

As much as I wanted to hate this, I cracked a huge smile by the end of this song. Guilty pleasure, I suppose.

NickIsI 01/14/13 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by CallMeTroy (Post 117682402)
God, what an anxious scream he had then.

And it's ridiculous Victory hasn't pressed that record on vinyl yet.

It was pressed on vinyl, but less than 500 copies, making it extremely rare. I've only seen it on eBay once in the two years I've been collecting vinyl and it sold for $80, if I remember correctly.

http://deadformat.net/release/when-b...ily-fixed/5970

They should definitely do a repress though.

SuNDaYSTaR 01/14/13 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drew Beringer (Post 117681212)
listen to When Broken Is Easily Fixed and then you'll appreciate Shane's growth in screaming ahah

This. I was listening to it recently and couldn't believe how bad he used to sound.

Amongster 01/14/13 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by NickIsI (Post 117682992)
It was pressed on vinyl, but less than 500 copies, making it extremely rare. I've only seen it on eBay once in the two years I've been collecting vinyl and it sold for $80, if I remember correctly.

http://deadformat.net/release/when-b...ily-fixed/5970

They should definitely do a repress though.

Well I'll be damned. But yes, re-press!

Born_For_This 01/14/13 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thomas Nassiff (Post 117680632)
this album is pretty cool, i view it as a solid release following a pretty weak last album.

You aren't a fan of Rescue? I thought it was brilliant, only topped in their discography by A Shipwreck In The Sand

SpyKi 01/14/13 12:09 PM

DTW shits all over Shipwreck and Rescue.

DeviateRogue 01/14/13 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by SpyKi (Post 117684212)
DTW shits all over Shipwreck and Rescue.

Well damn, Shipwreck was my favorite. I'm excited.

billyboatkid 01/14/13 12:17 PM

Shipwreck and Discovering. Are my top favs. Thinking this will be up there.

ZachMadeMeOdd 01/14/13 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drew Beringer (Post 117681212)
listen to When Broken Is Easily Fixed and then you'll appreciate Shane's growth in screaming ahah


Ugh the intro to whatever song where he goes "MY HEART BLEEDS" is possibly the most skipped song in my iTunes shuffle.

Mario57 01/14/13 12:21 PM

it's me or his clean vocals sounds much better ? i'm not familiar with this band besides some songs from their 2007 and 2009 albums and their first album (which i thought was terrible).

SpyKi 01/14/13 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Mario57 (Post 117684982)
it's me or his clean vocals sounds much better ? i'm not familiar with this band besides some songs from their 2007 and 2009 albums and their first album (which i thought was terrible).

seems like the main thing you haven't heard is easily their best record imo. You should check out Discovering the Waterfront.

alextoremember 01/14/13 12:29 PM

This album is a thing of beauty. Gotta love Silverstein.

cubsml34 01/14/13 12:30 PM

This was good, not great. But I think it's sounding a bit better than Rescue at least initially, don't know if it can top ASITS or DTW though.

suicidalmoose 01/14/13 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by xtbs7645x (Post 117681612)
haha, hes def improved since then! still idk, for someone who has been doing it as long as he has... it still sounds strained. just my opinion though. I used to love silverstein, for whatever reason I just cant get into them anymore.

Silverstein is one of my favourite bands ever, mostly becase of DTW and ASITS, and I agree with what you're saying. Shane's singing, as his screaming, sound too superficial at times, especially since Rescue. Especially considering that in a few songs his voice sounds more natural and more emotional - at least I think so, maybe it's just me!

This song is an example. I wish his screaming would resemble more with what he does in a few parts of this song:



anyway, Silverstein's record seems to be great, Senses Fail is called a ''killer album'' and Funeral for a Friend's appears to be ''brilliant''. I am so immensely stoked for what's coming

sonicfury 01/14/13 12:43 PM

Love this band but I this track sounds the same as the last three albums. Not a negative really but I don't see the change at all.

therookielot 01/14/13 12:44 PM

I liked the one about smiling.

xtbs7645x 01/14/13 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sonicfury (Post 117686282)
Love this band but I this track sounds the same as the last three albums. Not a negative really but I don't see the change at all.

Agree 100%, more than likely why I have lost interest in this band.. they've been playing it very safe, every song seems to follow the same exact formula.

rocknroll365 01/14/13 12:53 PM

i will have to listen to this song in proper form, turned up loud on my speaker bar and not on these laptop speakers, to get the true feel to this song. glad they released another new song. preordered the vinyl for this last week. really excited with the concept of this album.

Rysker6 01/14/13 12:56 PM

Wow, isn't this a nice surprise.

YOUAREtehSCENE 01/14/13 12:58 PM

Anyone want the MP3 hit me up!

alligatorinvest 01/14/13 01:05 PM

Would you guys please stop complaining and just enjoy?!? I love it! Great job, Silverstein - I love every single song you write!

witters 01/14/13 01:08 PM

cant wait for the full album!

Handraa 01/14/13 01:10 PM

This, Senses Fail, and Funeral For A Friend all coming out this year. Me very excite.

circletheworld 01/14/13 01:10 PM

i personally think short songs is their best

OctoberOrigins 01/14/13 01:25 PM

2013 is shaping up to be a great year for my nostalgia bands.

MyFriendsOver 01/14/13 01:26 PM

Pretty pleased with this song...could mean good things for the album! On the other hand, among the first songs released from Rescue were Sacrifice and Darling Harbour, which I thought were much better than the rest of that album. Let's say I'm cautiously hopeful. :)

On the subject of Shane's screams, I love 'em. I think that's one of the band's greatest strengths.

brandon_260 01/14/13 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thomas Nassiff (Post 117680632)
this album is pretty cool, i view it as a solid release following a pretty weak last album.

Last album as in Short Songs or Rescue?

Jaytothesyg 01/14/13 01:43 PM

Enjoyed this song. Short Songs was pretty great though

Miketheunicycle 01/14/13 02:05 PM

rescue was their only album where the band, to me, didnt put out a cohesive, solid effort. some great songs on it, some of their weakest, and just in my opinion a bad track ordering. short songs was so good, really enjoyed that one. and from what i've heard thus far from their newest here, i have high hopes its gonna be a contender with dtw & asits