Silverstein Release New Single ‘Bankrupt’

Just after celebrating 20 years together, legendary post-hardcore outfit Silverstein hit us with a standout, anthemic new single and video ‘Bankrupt. Last year’s milestone marked two decades of relentlessly pushing themselves from their underground roots to becoming one of the most influential bands in their scene. As Silverstein set out on their official worldwide 20th Anniversary Tour to celebrate, the Covid-19 pandemic arrived, forcing them, along with so many others, to drop everything and take shelter back in their respective hometowns. As 2020 took a turn to being a horrible time for most, the band were hit with an onslaught of rage as they watched the select few in elevated positions leverage their power, and opportunistically kick us while we were down. 

The band took their fury into the studio and continued writing all throughout lockdown — “Bankrupt” being the first look into those sessions. The track proves the bands’ roots in punk are firm in place. Guitarist and songwriter Paul Marc explains, “I don’t know how to feel anything but rage anymore. The rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer. Wages are stagnant, tuition costs are rising, jobs are being automated/off-shored, costs of a home are laughable in most major cities. The walls feel like they’re closing in and escape is starting to feel impossible. Two-faced leaders and greedy elected officials line their pockets while stripping funding for the programs that we actually need. What are we supposed to do now? Looking out for one another on a community level is good, but changing a crooked system is better.”

‘Bankrupt’ is available via UNFD across all digital platforms today along with its official video that was directed by long time friend and collaborator, Wyatt Clough. Watch below as Clough captures an explosive performance from the band using mostly 16mm Kodak (Double-X 7222) film. 

Check out ‘Bankrupt’ below.

Silverstein Announce The Details Of A New Virtual Concert

So, Silverstein surpassed their 20th anniversary as a band last year but then Covid happened so they couldn’t really celebrate the way they were intending to.

They did release their record, ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’ and the second in their ‘Redux’ Series’ where now the band are gearing up 2021 with a virtual concert series.

‘Out Of This World’ will consist of three different sets across three different weekends, offering an immersive experience alongside three career-spanning setlists. 

Vocalist Shane Told says:

“After our ‘Next Level Livestream’ we thought about how we could step up our game even more! ‘Out Of This World’ will offer three different sets featuring our greatest hits, acoustic jams and ‘Discovering The Waterfront’ in its entirety. But of course, it will be more than just music, more than just bangers… We have enlisted some of the best people in the country to help us pull this off, so expect the finest in production quality, video and sound.

“Fans will get to hear a variety of tunes spanning our entire career and a few songs we haven’t played live in a long time… or ever. Make sure you swing by our merch “table” and pick something up too!”

And here are the dates:

February 2021

6th – Greatest Hits

13th – ‘Discovering The Waterfront’ In Full

20th – Acoustic And Unplugged

Tickets for all three shows and of course some exclusive merch as well as meet and greet opportunities. They’re available via the following link.

Silverstein Release ‘Quaranstein’ Documentary

In light of the tour cancellations due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Post-Hardcore Canadian stars Silverstein have created a home-made documentary for their fans, titled as ‘Quaranstine’

The documentary is a behind – the – scenes look at their lives under quarentine at home, with the added live performances as well.

Paul Koehler (Drums) comments:

“Upon returning home from our postponed North American tour, we knew that we had to find a way to play together. Instead of just hopping on a Zoom call, we actually wanted to record and make this thing sound awesome. Each of us performed and recorded our parts at home, and we passed the whole thing to our producer, Sam Guaiana, to mix it.

From there, we wanted to make what feels like a sitcom, documenting our time in isolation and pulling the curtain back on our daily lives. We enlisted Wyatt Clough, the director behind most of our recent music videos, to help edit and narrate the video. We hope the end result is something that can bring some comfort to our fans who are also isolated during this time, and we can’t wait to step on stage for them again once this is all behind us!”

Check out the documentary below.

In addition to this, the band are fielding donations on their offical website.

Music Video Roundup 01/05/2020

It’s back for another week! We have another roundup of ten music videos which have been recently released and they’re always some of my favourites! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another so there’s a little something for everyone here but enough talk, let’s get down to things.

First up we have trippy vibes with Silverstein featuring Princess Nokia in ‘Madness’ which is taken off their new record, ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’, released via UNFD. Think of it as the very best of things with things just taken to a whole new level with the visuals.

 

Seconds up and off a recent release of Derek Zanetti aka The Homeless Gospel Choir with ‘This Land Is Your Landfill’ which dropped via A-F Records / Hassle Records. Now though, the man has a new video for us in the form of the track, ‘Don’t Compare’. A little Folk Rock with one of the kindest and best people in rock.

 

Now, how about we move to a few quarantine video picks and to the Ska Punk’s Goldfinger? I’m quite interested in these quarantine videos to see what people can come up with but nevertheless, it’s fantastic to see so many different bands releasing their videos in this way. Check out this video for ‘Get What I Need’, which is taken from Goldfinger’s seventh studio record, ‘The Knife’ which is out now.

 

Keeping things in order for a  two in a row style for the moment for our next video. Some bands have great ideas but then Coronavirus happened. Now, Super Whatevr have made a funny snapshot of a challenge set on themselves: making a music video while in social distancing.

Check out ‘Melancholyism’ below.

 

Is this man never smiling? He always seems to have one on him. 🙂

Yungblud has a brand new video for his single, ‘Weird’ out into the world now. This was filmed whilst in isolation, adhering to Social Distancing where the musician’s being belted around everywhere and it’s such a good track as well!

 

Next, we’re moving across to Connecticut for something a little more alternative now as Lakeshorehave a new release which is the lead single from their 2017 debut EP, ’41’.

Guitarist Ben Lionetti has said:

“The song ‘History’ is our first single as a band, it was always a song that resonated deeply with us. So during this quarantine period we wanted to re-imagine it in a cool and fun way that still captures the deep emotion within the song.”

 

Moving back to the UK for our next video, we are going to a different kind of extreme and we have newcomers to the deathcore genre in Nottingham based band Azazel. Directed by the people over at Loki Films, i is the second track from the bank since their new vocalist, Tristan Hill came into the fold.

On the track ‘Cocoon’, the band have said:

“‘Cocoon’ is a transitional period, a time of waiting, growing, becoming something bigger. In the case of this song, it is a fictional story of a being which resides within the centre of the earth, waiting to rise up and just live, but for that to happen, life on earth as we know it would end. The song is a soundtrack of the creature’s slow movement towards the surface.”

 

Keeping things heavy for just another moment, Newcastle based up and comers have a video track off their debut record, ‘How Well Do You Really Know Yourself’ released into the world as of today.

The band might be unavailable to make a video at the moment so instead, the band have compiled some live footage from a headliner in their own hometown! Get ready for some Slow Motion High Octane energy!

 

It’s been a little quiet in the camp for the ex-Fearless Vampire Killers frontman Kier Kemp and his project, ‘Inklings’ but now he’s back with his band on the latest single, ‘Sertraline’.

On the track, Kier has said:

“I wrote this song about my ‘love affair’ with sertraline, which is an anti-anxiety drug. In 2017 I burned myself out and the result was GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder). It basically meant that my body started producing too many stress hormones and everything went haywire, after coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t imminently dying doctors prescribed me sertraline. It made me better and now a few years on this song was almost a goodbye to it.”

 

And lastly, we have come to the group who are dominating at the moment, Pvris. the band have shared a brand new video for their single, ‘Gimme A Minute’ which sees the group embarking in the Science Fiction genre which blends 3D animation with live-action footage of the band. The track is taken off their upcoming record, ‘Use Me’ which was originally set to be released today but now due to circumstances beyond their control, it will be released July 10th 2020.

And that’s it for another week of the music video roundup! Be sure to check back next week for another look at the latest music video releases from the best bands around and who knows? Maybe you’ll find your new favourite band on that list.

Silverstein Share New Track, ‘Bad Habits’

That bass in the track though! That’s right, those long time rockers Silverstein have released a brand new track, ‘Bad Habits’, which is off their upcoming record, ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’.

The track is fast, powerful and a total banger for 2020. One you just can’t afford not to listen to where you must get involved in the pit!

On the track, vocalist Shane Told has said:

“When we finished putting together ‘Bad Habits’ I knew it was going to be a fan favourite. This song is action-packed and just plain fun. It’s a rush of adrenaline and then Aaron from Intervals comes in shredding and just puts it over the top.”

Check out Bad Habits Below.

Silverstein Sign With UNFD, Release Single With Caleb Shomo (Beartooth)

New signings and this is a big one!

Silverstein have announced that they have signed to the Australian Label, UNFD. But wait! There’s more….

They’ve also released a brand new single which features Beartooth frontman Caleb Shomo.

But this isn’t the first time both bands have worked together as previously the two bands formed to create Silvertooth!

Shane Todd (Vocals) has said:

“[‘Burn It Down’] picks up right where Dead Reflection left off… It has the catchiness and riffiness of that album, but production-wise and vocally we took another progressive step in a direction we feel great about. It hits hard and tells a story but gets you straight to the point. It’s not messing around – direct and in your face.

“Once the bridge section music was completed, we could imagine Caleb’s voice working so perfectly over it – so we sent it to him and said ‘do your thing’. He sent it back and I just about fell over when I heard it.”

Check out ‘Burn It Down’ below.

Music Video’s 23/02/18

Did you think I’d forget? I didn’t this time! It’s time for another round of ten great recent music video’s. Let get going!

First up is a great band called Bully and their new video for the track, “Focused’.

Now let’s turn things up a little. This UK group are set to drop a new record ‘Time Will Die’ this year but until then we have the video for their latest single. This is Rolo Tomassi and their video for ‘Aftermath’.

Fall Out Boy’s new record ‘Mania’ has been out in the world for just under a month now but they aren’t shy on the singles. This is the fifth from the record and the video for ‘Wilson (Expensive Mistakes) sees them hosting and selling products on a shopping channel. A little weird I know, but lets see what happens.

After a great 2017 for this British metal group, they’re tipped for better things this year. With the release of ‘Immanentize Eschaton’, there’s no doubt it will be a great 2017. This is Venom Prison.

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This next band are currently on tour supporting Dream State but the rising Londoner’s known as Chapter and Verse has debuted a video to accompany their track ‘Magazines’ which initially dropped in November.

 

Next up, Silverstein have released a fantastic video for their track ‘Whiplash’ which is off their ninth record, ‘Dead Reflection’ which also acts as a continuation for ‘Lost Positives’.

 

Now, the punk rockers Rise Against have added to their latest full-length record, ‘Wolves’, which was released last year. This is their video for a track off Wolves called House On Fire.

 

Now every week there’s always a group I’m always following, it’s time for that group. These come from the post-hardcore legends known as Senses Fail and this is their single from their upcoming record, ‘If There Is Light, It Will Find You’. Be sure to check this one out this week! Here’s the video.

 

Now for an unsigned group. This is from the stellar rockers from Manchester, Counterpoint. It’s from their upcoming EP, ‘If Not Now, When? and its the video for the track, ‘Leave It All Behind’.

 

Lastly, this video comes from the legendary rockers The Wonder Years which sees their first release of new music in three years since No Closer To Heaven in 2015. Now, their upcoming release, Sister Cities, comes out on April 6th. This is the video for the title track.

A Conversation With… Shane Told (Silverstein)

A Conversation With…Silverstein. Newcastle Think Tank. 13/12/17

I’m back at Newcastle’s, Think Tank for a dose of the rock kings in the form of Silverstein. They released their stellar record, Dead Reflection earlier this year and by the sounds of things, fans are eating it up all over the world! I sat down with Shane to chat about the record, the tour and everything else in-between.

 

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Hey Shane, so you guys have been going for 17 years now, how does it feel to be in the band for that long?

“It feels good. It’s coming up on about half of my life which is pretty crazy to think about and I guess when you’re immersed in it and the main focus of half my life, it’s been a good experience all around and you know? We started the band for fun and it’s still our goal and we still have fun every single day.”

 

And tonight’s not going to be any different in Newcastle.

“Yeah, we’re about halfway through the tour in the UK. Bless you and your countries smallness. Each show covers the whole country pretty much. It should be great tonight and we don’t get a chance to come over to the UK compared to a lot of other countries so every time we’re here it’s really special and Newcastle’s special. We’ve always had a good time here, always had a blast.”

 

And that’s Newcastle for you hopefully, we never put you in the wrong.

“No, no for sure. It’s been good. First, we played in some little pub and then last year we played here again, and this is another new venue but fans are always coming out and they’re excited so it’s all good.”

 

“What’s it like to play a British pub?

It’s great. You know any place you put a stage or a PA works for a show and you get a great vibe. And it’s not like it’s a pub where you’re sitting around and there are old people and you’re drinking beer, eating fish and chips but any environment works for rock and roll. You just gotta own it.”

 

And the latest record was released in the summer. Now you’ve had the chance to play the some of the tracks off the record, how’s the reaction been to them?

“It’s been awesome. We still feel really strongly about the record and the fans love the record. Music journalists and critics really love the record so it’s a really great feeling to be seventeen years into our career and making some of our best music and it’s always weird you know? When you make a record in the studio and we’re trading demos back and forth in the studio you can kinda predict how a song will going to go down live but you can’t really until you do it. For example, one track off our record which is a fan favourite; The Afterglow. It’s a poppier song and we weren’t sure how it was going to go down live because it’s not really heavy or anything. It’s an upbeat poppy track so when the record came out in the summer we didn’t play it straight away, we played the heavier tracks and recently we’ve been busting it out and we couldn’t believe how well it went over. People are just going crazy for this song so it’s been incredible playing this song live and it’s one we’ve worked into playing in the set every day and we can’t not take it out because it’s too good live and we didn’t expect it, so it’s very difficult to guess what songs are going to go off live and sometimes the opposite happens as well, it doesn’t always do what you expect to do one way or the other.”

 

And was that the mindset for the new record as well?

“I mean we don’t really think we think about the songs in a live setting when we’re making a record. I think it’s an afterthought. You’re like okay we need to think how are these going to be played live and how they’re going to go over, especially with this record because we’ve used some different tunings which we haven’t used in the past and that’s an issue because it means we have to bring more guitars which are in the right tunings so there are things like that. So, with the mindset of the record, we wanted to make the best record on recording for all the people to listen to on their stereos or in their car or wherever.”

 

And do you have any secret talents?

There’s the whole singing, I guess it’s not a secret. I’d say I’m remarkably good at foosball, you know like table football. It’s bigger where we’re from. I’m remarkably good at that and our whole band’s pretty good at bowling as well. I mean if you wanna thrown down with a bowling tournament we hold our own.”

 

I’d be down for that, but I haven’t been for a while so you’d absolutely destroy me.

“I think it’s a little bit like riding a bike. You need to warm up and get back into the groove. I won’t bowl for a couple of months or even six months at a time and I could bowl a 175 pretty easily these days consistently so we’re feeling pretty good about our bowling skills.”

 

And has there been any standout moments from the recent tours? 

“I think there are standout moments every day. Even the smaller shows, the shows that don’t go perfectly. There are still stand out moments. People still ask me oh do you get bored of playing the same songs for seventeen years?, how many have you played my heroine? you know, like thousands of times but every time you play a show it’s different. I mean it’s a different show, different people, different venue, different set lists, bands opening and I think there’s always going to be really cool moments regardless so it’s hard to pick a specific one and I’ll say our last tour in Germany, we did fourteen dates which is a lot and we sold them all out and some people came to multiple shows or all of the tour and it was a very special time to play to the fans but I can’t pick a specific moment though.”

 

And are you expecting for anything to go crazy tonight?

Yeah, it’s a little small room up there at the Think Tank in Newcastle so I think it’s going to be pretty bonkers you know? I think people are at that point where they’ll get the second wind for the week, so I think it’s going to be a good show.”

 

And is there anything else you’d like to add?

“Check out Dead Reflection, the new record’s out now. There are some great tracks on it; The afterglow, Whiplash, Retrograde Lost Positive some of our favourite tracks from the record and we’ll be around you know? Whether you’re listening in the UK or elsewhere in the world so come see us live and say what up!”

 

 

You can find Silverstein’s music on Itunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify.

You can also follow them through their social media accounts via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Music Video’s 20/10

It’s time for another round of music videos! We’ve got all the best from the last week.

First up is Best Ex, who have announced two shows in London at the beginning of November. There are some tickets left but you’d best hurry as there’s only a few. Here’s the link.

 

 

Let’s move onto some Long Island misfits in the form of Envy On The Coast with Virginia Girls.

 

 

Now, Indie Punks The Front Bottoms released their sixth album, ‘Going Grey’ recently and now shared a music video from said album. Here’s ‘Peace Sign’.

 

 

Next, we’re showing a band who’s been out for a little while. Now LA deathcore greats Winds of Plague are back with a taste of a new album. Here’s Kings Of Carnage.

 

 

Still riding off their Eighth studio record, ‘Dead Reflection’,  which is available via Rise Records Canadian rockers Silverstein have released a new single from that album, ‘Lost Positives’.

 

 

Looking forward to a band who’s been about for a while is Hollywood Undead. This track comes ahead of their fifth record titled ‘Five’. Check out ‘We Own The Night’. below.

 

 

Looking ahead to another band who has a record out, well today. This is off We Came As Romans album, ‘Cold Like War’ via Sharptone Records. Here’s Foreign Fire.

 

 

Next is a band who’s releasing their new record Via Hopeless Records. Now if you’re a fan of bands smashing up a lot of stuff then this music video by Super Whatevr is for you. Here’s For You.

 

Let’s move onto Chase Atlantic who have taken inspiration from various Anime’s. It’s amazing and beautiful and stunning! It’s off their self-titled album which is out now via Warner Bros Records. Check out Angeline below.

 

Lastly is something special. This is a dual video. By this, we mean two bands. Check out the video for Direct Hit / Pears video for Human Movement.

 

 

And that’s that for this week. Ten of the best in the last seven days. Be sure to check out next weeks post for another round of videos.