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After the release of their ninth studio album A Beautiful Place To Drown in March, hardcore legends Silverstein are back with an alternate version of album track ‘Where Are You‘, recorded during the sessions of the record.
The original track exemplifies the album’s expert blend of aggression and modern production flourishes, while this new take strips back the distortion to emphasise the melodies at the core of Silverstein’s songwriting.
It comes alongside the announce of a special livestream event on July 19 (6am AEST Monday July 20) captured through professional video and audio. Tickets and more details available here.
2020 finds the five-piece celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band and while worldwide tour plans have been postponed, the band have been staying busy and recently shared their Quaranstein video. Featuring performances of five classic songs from across their catalog along with guest appearances and more, the performances are now available as a digital EP with all proceeds going to the NAACP and Black Legal Action Centre.
Arguably one of the most consistently active, influential, and crowd-pleasing bands in their arena, Silverstein break out into daring new territory on their latest record A Beautiful Place To Drown. Their boundary pushing spirit is on full display on the album’s multiple high-profile collabs – ranging from Princess Nokia and Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie, Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo, Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier, and more – indicative of the band’s wide-reaching impact and their ability to reach listeners in all worlds of music.
Lyrically, the album explores the mental duress that seems to be inextricable from the personal and societal challenges of modern life, often focusing on external perspectives and even political elements without losing the band’s trademark intimacy. Overall A Beautiful Place To Drown is built to please old fans and new ones alike, and proves exactly why Silverstein remain a vital and powerful voice in alternative music and beyond.
PRAISE FOR ‘A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DROWN’
“…even so many years on, Silverstein still sounds the best they ever have…” NYLON
“[Silverstein] have risen from their underground roots to the top of the emo and post-hardcore genre…” Billboard
“Silverstein effortlessly create a blended sound while staying true to their roots…” Alternative Press