Silverstein Premiere “The Afterglow” Music Video
New Album Dead Reflection Out Now
via Rise Records
On Tour All Year in North America, UK, EU
photographer credit: Wyatt Clough
Ontario, Canada’s post-hardcore pioneers, Silverstein, have released their brand new music video for “The Afterglow” a choice cut from their recently released eighth full length, Dead Reflection, out now on Rise Records.
To compliment the infectious hooks of “The Afterglow” Silverstein paired the track with a video chronicle of their time on the entirety of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour. From the raucous live show to the backstage camaraderie, the music video is a behind-the-scenes glimpse into a long summer of sweat, stage dives, and Silverstein.
Watch “The Afterglow” music video
Listen to Dead Reflection via Spotify:
Dead Reflection is available now.
Dead Reflection proves that Silverstein are still at the top of their game 17 years into their impressive career. The band’s trademark mix of aggression and melody is more honed than ever and songs like “The Afterglow” demonstrate the band’s unyielding drive to push themselves. “The Afterglow” finds the band experimenting with some of their most unambiguously poppy melodies yet, creating anthemic hooks that soar to new heights without sacrificing the band’s inherent bite.
Dead Reflection doesn’t just push Silverstein‘s sonic skill to the brink, the album also finds vocalist, Shane Told, delving into his personal life to a greater extent than ever before. The intimate album is shaped by tumultuous and self-destructive times, and its dark tone is undeniable, but underneath there is the sense of hope within the hurt that has always marked Silverstein‘s work.
Silverstein won’t be waiting long to get back on the road after Warped Tour. The band will continue touring the world throughout 2017 and beyond, with lengthy runs scheduled for North America, EU, and UK. See full itinerary below.
Dead Reflection is out now via Rise Records.
Band is available for interviews upon request. For press inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
09/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Self Help Fest
09/15 St. Catharines, ON @ Warehouse
09/16 Kitchener, ON @ Maxwell’s
09/29 Köln, DE @ Gebäude 9 ^
09/30 Münster, DE @ Gleis 22 ^
10/01 Bremen, DE @ Tower ^
10/02 Hamburg, DE @ Logo ^
10/04 Hannover, DE @ Chez Heinz ^
10/05 Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia ^
10/06 Leipzig, DE @ Naumanns ^
10/07 Dresden, DE @ Puschkin ^
10/08 Dortmund, DE @ FZW ^
10/10 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof ^
10/11 Trier, DE @ Mergener Hof ^
10/12 Würzburg, DE @ Café Cairo ^
10/13 Erlangen, DE @ E-Werk ^
10/14 München, DE @ Kranhalle ^
11/01 Kingston, ON @ The Mansion %
11/02 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe %
11/03 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle %
11/04 Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey %
11/07 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre #
11/08 Saskatoon, SK @ Louis #
11/09 Edmonton, AB @ The Needle #
11/11 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw #
11/16 Calgary, AB @ Marquee #
11/17 Regina, SK @ The Exchange #
11/23 Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe #
11/24 Oshawa, ON @ The Music Hall #
11/25 London, ON @ London Music Hall #
12/08 Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads *
12/09 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt *
12/10 Cardiff, UK @ The Globe *
12/12 Glasgow, UK @ G2 *
12/13 Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank *
12/14 Manchester, UK @ Sound Control *
12/15 Huddersfield, UK @ The Parish *
12/16 London, UK @ Garage *
^ w/ Trash Boat
% w/ Like Pacific
# w/ Seaway, Creeper
* w/ Hail The Sun
Longevity is a rare feat for any band, especially one rooted in a foundation of punk and hardcore. Aggressive music is often fueled by youthful fire, and sustaining a career without completely abandoning that urgent sound is almost impossible for most bands. But what’s possible for “most bands” has never been a concern for post-hardcore pioneers Silverstein. Throughout the course of their 17-year career, from Ontario basement shows to touring the world and selling over a million records, Silverstein has always managed to be completely comfortable in their own skin while never being afraid to challenge themselves. This perfect balance marks the band’s eighth full-length, Dead Reflection—an album that proves Silverstein still has plenty of fire left.
Silverstein have released an album every odd year since their 2003 debut, When Broken Is Easily Fixed, and that drive is paramount to why the band remains one of post-hardcore’s most relevant and influential acts. This consistency shows an uncommonly clear path of growth from album to album as the band honed the aggressive-to-melodic contrast that became their signature sound. Dead Reflection marks a sharp jump in that evolution: the band pushed themselves harder than ever before, resulting in an album the takes all of Silverstein’s strengths—pummeling riffs, explosive dynamic shifts, and huge, anthemic choruses—and ramps up the intensity. Guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau co-produced Dead Reflection with Derek Hoffman, leading to a level of collaboration with which band had never experimented before. After years of creating and touring, the members of Silverstein have each become accomplished musicians in their own right while still summoning the same unbridled ferocity that marked the band’s early days, and it’s this fusion that makes Dead Reflection feel so vital.
Vocalist Shane Told has always been a master of taking his darkest times and channeling them into compelling songwriting, and Dead Reflection ups the ante as the singer documents his most troubled year. The tumultuous end of a long relationship sent Told into a self-destructive spiral that left him isolated and forced to confront who he truly was with everything stripped away. All of the positivity that had previously come so easily suddenly felt put-on, like a costume that never quite fit, and as the people closest to him were all entering new phases of life with new responsibilities, the singer found himself feeling more alone and nihilistic than ever. In the end it was Silverstein, the one constant in Told’s life, that brought him back from the brink. With the prospect of writing a new album on the horizon, he thew himself into the process, fully exploring the bleak narrative he was living out. Dead Reflection became a sort of “What-if?” version of Told’s life, a cautionary tale urging listeners to find out what really matters and challenge their own masks before it’s too late. Writing proved to be as cathartic as it was harrowing, and slowly Told began to feel the weight of the past year lifting; Silverstein had been there for him just when he needed it most.
Dead Reflection is an album that couldn’t exist without everything that’s come before it, a culmination not just of Silverstein’s sonic growth, but also the personal journeys entangled in the band’s career. Longevity was never the objective, but that drive to deliver their absolute best, no matter what the cost, is exactly why the band remains at the top of their game after almost two decades. For Silverstein there is no settling, no stopping, and they give nothing less than everything.