Silverstein announces ‘Dead Reflection,’ drops new music video

Just in time for their seventh time on the Vans Warped Tour, Silverstein has announced a brand new album. On Thursday (May 18), the Canadian band announced that their upcoming ninth studio album will be titled Dead Reflection and will see a mid-July release. The new album, their first since 2015’s I Am Alive in Everything I Touch, will be released on July 14 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here.

In addition to the new record confirmation, the band has also released the music video for the album’s lead single, “Retrograde.” The over-three-minute clip is simple; the group is performing in what can be assumed to be either a studio or warehouse. As frontman Shane Told shifts between screaming the lyrics and the clean vocals, the lights change color (a yellowish-brown for the screams and blue with hints of white for the clean vocals). Watch the complete music video for “Retrograde” above.

Dead Reflection‘s announcement comes a couple of days after the band posted a cryptic, 16-second clip online. The footage, at first, features a black background with a pink knot at the center of the screen and the sound of a body of water playing in the back. Midway through the 16 seconds, the image changes and is replaced by a date and time (May 18 at 2 p.m. EST).

Dead Reflection will mark the group’s new set of tunes since I Am Alive in Everything I Touch. Last October, they released a stand-alone single titled “Ghost.” The purpose of the song was to give fans something to hold them over until they were finished with the new album. As seen in the album track list below, the new album will in fact include “Ghost.”

According to a press release from Told, the new album has “the massive sound that fans have come to expect from the band, but being written during a time of pain and frustration has added a new element to the record that hasn’t been present on past releases.”

He added: “This record tells the story of how broken I was, how I found myself on a path of self-destruction, and how I had to fight to get my sanity and happiness back. The year-long journey was not an easy one. I fell down into many dark places, and ultimately I had to fight to resist against so many vices to get back into a positive light.”

The complete 11-track list for Dead Reflection can be seen below while the group’s full summer tour schedule can be found here.

DEAD REFLECTION TRACK LIST:

1. “Last Looks”
2. “Retrograde”
3. “Lost Positives”
4. “Ghost”
5. “Aquamarine”
6. “Mirror Box”
7.” Demons”
8. “The Afterglow”
9. “Cut and Run”
10. “Secret’s Safe”
11. “Whiplash”

Vans Warped Tour reveals 2017 lineup

After months of waiting, the lineup for the 2017 incarnation of the Vans Warped Tour has been announced. On Wednesday (March 22), the annual summertime traveling music festival unleashed its lineup which, as always, was met with a lot of mixed reactions. Some potential attendees have labeled it the “best lineup ever” (excuse us, have you see the lineup from 2004 or 2005 ?) while others have said that it might be the worst lineup ever. No matter what your outlook on the lineup is, we can all agree that there is a little for everyone who may attend.

This year’s lineup will include a combination of older/Warped veteran bands as well as some up-and-coming artists. Goldfinger, Anti-Flag, Hawthorne Heights, Save Ferris, Silverstein, American Authors, Bowling for Soup, Streetlight Manifesto, I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance, GWAR, Blessthefall, Too Close to Touch, Nevershoutnever, New Year’s Day, Neck Deep, and many, many more are set to hit the road this summer. Tickets for all the show are currently available on the Warped Tour’s website here. The complete lineup for Warped Tour 2017 can be seen below while the complete itinerary for the summer punk-rock summer camp can be seen here.

Sadly, it appears as if there will be one massive change to this year’s tour; free parental tickets will no longer be offered. For the past 21 years, the music festival has provided free tickets for parents who do not trust their kids to go to the show alone, so long as the kid has a purchased ticket. In a press statement, festival organizers revealed that in hopes of going back to their “counter-culture roots” and booking a more “balanced lineup including many legacy acts” they will no longer need to offer free parent tickets; hopefully, the parents would want to come see the acts.

WARPED TOUR 2017 LINEUP:

JOURNEY’S LEFT FOOT STAGE
Attila (6/16-7/2, 7/6-8/6)
CKY (6/16-8/6)
Bowling for Soup (6/27-7/2, 7/26, 7/27, 7/29, 7/30)
Futuristic (6/16-6/23, 6/25-8/6)
Hawthorne Heights (6/16-8/6)
Never Shout Never (6/27-7/7)
I Prevail (6/16 – 8/6)
Julie Vera (6/16-8/6)
Watsky (6/17-7/14, 7/16-7/18, 7/20-7/21, 7/23-8/6)
New Years Day (6/16-8/6)
Sammy Adams (6/16-7/28, 8/1-8/6)

JOURNEY’S RIGHT FOOT STAGE
American Authors (6/16-7/19, 7/21-8/6)
Andy Black (6/16-8/6)
Beartooth (6/28-8/6)
Dance Gavin Dance (6/16-8/6)
Goldfinger (6/16-6/17, 8/4-8/6)
Hands Like Houses (6/16-8/6)
Memphis May Fire (6/16-8/6)
Neck Deep (6/16-8/6)
Our Last Night (6/16-8/6)
Streetlight Manifesto (6/24)
Save Ferris (6/21-8/1, 8/5)

MONSTER MUTANT NORTH STAGE
The Acacia Strain (6/16-8/6)
Being as an Ocean (6/16-8/6)
Candiria (6/21-8/6)
Counterparts (6/16-8/6)
Fit for a King (6/16-8/6)
Hatebreed (6/21-8/6)
Silent Planet (6/16-8/6)
Stick to Your Guns (6/16-7/2, 7/6-8/6)
Sylar (6/16-8/6)

MONSTER MUTANT SOUTH STAGE
After the Burial (6/16-8/6)
Blessthefall (6/16-8/6)
Carnifex (6/16-8/6)
Emmure (6/16-8/6)
GWAR (6/16-8/6)
Hundredth (6/16-8/6)
Silverstein (6/16-8/6)
Sworn In (6/16-8/6)
Too Close to Touch (6/16-8/6)

SKULLCANDY STAGE
Alestorm (6/21-8/6)
Bad See Rising (6/16-7/4)
Barb Wire Dolls (6/16-8/6)
Big D and the Kids Table (7/6-7/16)
Microwave (6/16-8/6)
Riverboat Gamblers (7/29 & 7/30)
Sonic Boom Six (6/16-8/6)
Stacked Like Pancakes (7/16-8/6)
Street Dogs (7/6-7/16)
Twilight Creeps (8/4-8/6)
War on Women (6/16-8/6)
The White Noise (6/16-8/6)
William Control (6/16-8/6)

HARD ROCK STAGE
The Adolescents (6/16-8/6)
The Alarm (7/7-7/16, 8/4-8/6)
Anti-Flag (6/27-7/24)
The Ataris (6/16-8/1)
Bad Cop / Bad Cop (6/16-8/6)
The Dickies (6/16-6/22, 6/24 & 6/25)
Doll Skin (6/16-6/25)
Fire From the Gods (6/16-8/6)
Municipal Waste (6/16-7/2, 7/6-8/6)
Sick of It All (6/21-8/6)
Strung Out (6/16-7/11, 8/4-8/6)
Suicide Machines (7/18-7/21)
TSOL (7/22-8/6)
Valient Thorr (6/16-8/6)

FULL SAIL STAGE
Bad Omens (7/4-7/24)
Boston Manor (6/16-8/6)
Carousel Kings (6/16-7/5)
Courage My Love (6/16-8/6)
Creeper (6/16-8/6)
The Fantastic Plastics (6/16-7/2)
Farewell Winters (6/16-8/6)
Feeki (6/16-8/6)
The Gospel Youth (6/16-8/6)
Knocked Loose (6/16-8/6)
Movements (6/16-8/6)
Naked Walrus (6/23 & 6/24)
One Last Shot (7/7-7/10)
Playboy ManBaby (6/22-8/6)
Shattered Sun (7/26-8/6)
Separations (7/6-7/24)
Tillie (7/26-8/6)
Trophy Eyes (6/16-8/6)

Silverstein release music video for “The Continual Condition”

After teasing fans with behind-the-scenes images from their brand new music video, Silverstein has now release said video. On Thursday (March 17), the Canadian group released the bloody clip for “The Continual Condition.” The video begins with all five band members going into a dark, underground location for a sketchy poker game.

Their plan for the game is simple: show up with a bag of money, cheat the house, get all the money. But, like all the shows and movies we’ve seen, things do not go perfect. Instead, they get busted with cards up their sleeves which results in a huge fight breaking out. Things do not go well for the guys as they are beaten, shot, and even some explosions go off. You know what they say,”the house always wins,” even if it’s in some nasty, dark, dingy warehouse. Check out the video for The Continual Condition” below.

Currently, Silverstein is in the middle of another North American tour in support of their recently released album, I Am Alive in Everything I Touch. Tonight, the band, alongside tour mates Being As An Ocean, Emarosa, and Rarity, will perform at Jake’s in Lubbock, TX. The complete list of remaining North American tour dates can be seen below.

SILVERSTEIN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:

03/17/16 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
03/18/16 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
03/19/16 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
03/20/16 Dallas, TX @ South By So What
03/22/16 Columbus, OH @ Newport
03/23/16 Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
03/24/16 Boston, MA @ Paradise
03/25/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/26/16 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
03/28/16 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
03/29/16 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
03/30/16 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National
03/31/16 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
04/01/16 Barrie, ON @ Roxy
04/02/16 Waterloo, ON @ Maxwells

So What?! Music Festival Unveil More Artists for 2016

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Pop-punks fans rejoice and start booking your trips to Texas because the So What?! Music Festival keeps getting better. About two weeks after their last announcement, the Texas-based music festival has unveiled more artists for their ever-expanding lineup. On Tuesday morning(Dec. 15), festival organizers took to social media to reveal the identities of the newly added performers.

Silverstein, Dance Gavin Dance, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Miss May I, Slaves, and many more have been added to the already lengthy lineup. During the last reveal earlier this month, So What?! organizers confirmed that New Found Glory, Bayside, Being As An Ocean, Emery, Saosin featuring Anthony Green on vocals would be heading down to the Lone Star State for the spring festivities. Before that recently reunited Underoath, the Devil Wears Prada, Beartooth, and others were announced.

For now, check out the growing list below. As always, there are still a slew of artists pending TBA.

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The ninth annual So What?! Music Festival is scheduled to take place during the weekend of March 19-20, 2016 at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Tickets for the weekend festivities are currently on sale. If the lineup is any indication of sales, then it will be surprising if it doesn’t sell out or come close to.

Silverstein Release Live Video for “Heaven, Hell And Purgatory”

Fresh off the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, Silverstein has now released the music video for their latest single, “Heaven, Hell and Purgatory.” The video features footage of the Canadian group during their time on the annual traveling rock show. Footage includes their roadies working hard even with all the summertime heat, the band preparing themselves before their set, some backstage antics, live footage of them on performing, and clips of their dedicated fan base moshing (yes, even a circle pit makes a cameo) and crowdsurfing during the band’s allotted 30-minute set. Watch the music video for the track below.

“Heaven, Hell and Purgatory” is feature on Silverstein’s recently released album, I Am Alive in Everything I Touch which was released in May through Rise Records. The track joins previous singles “Milestone” and “A Midwestern State of Emergency” on the group’s eighth studio album.

Following a successful run on Warped Tour, the band will join forces with fellow Warped Tour alums, Senses Fail for a co-headlining fall tour. The tour will begin on Nov. 18 at Anthology in Rochester, NY and wrap up a month later on Dec. 19 at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT. Joining them and Senses Fail for the month-long trek will be Hundredth and Capsize. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below. Tickets for the tour are currently available with special VIP add-ons also available for those who are interested.

SILVERSTEIN/SENSES FAIL CO-HEADLINING TOUR DATES:

11/18 Rochester, NY @ Anthology
11/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Small’s
11/20 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/21 Detroit, MI @ Crofoot
11/22 St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
11/24 Denver, CO @ Cervantes
11/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
11/27 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
11/28 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
11/29 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
11/30 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
12/01 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
12/03 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
12/04 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
12/05 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
12/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
12/08 Orlando, FL @ Beacham
12/09 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
12/10 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ South End
12/11 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
12/12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/13 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/15 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
12/16 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/18 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
12/19 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall

My Top Five Acts to Check Out on Vans Warped Tour 2015

With the 2015 Vans Warped Tour beginning today in Ponoma, CA, the long list of artists taking the medley of stages might be a little daunting for first timers and even some who are proud veterans; take it from someone who has been going to the punk rock festival for the past decade.

It might seem like every publication might do the same “top five/ten acts to check out,” and we’re going to do that as well, but with our personal connections as to why we’re excited to see them.

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SILVERSTEIN:

Silverstein’s sophomore album, Discovering the Waterfront, turned ten this year, so they went on a massive tour that saw the Canadian band go all over the United States, Canada, and even across the pond to Europe to celebrate the momentous occasion. For someone who grew up right smack in the middle of the “emo era,” title track “Discovering the Waterfront” still makes me tear up while the album, as a whole, can still be played from front to back with me singing along to every single line.

Sadly, like some of the acts that are on my personal list, I have lost touch with them, but DTW and Arrivals and Departures are still albums I listen to today.

After seeing them this past February for the anniversary tour (frontman Shane Told’s vocals/screams sounded just like the album and the band were on point), it made me once again fall in love with them and their sound. With their recently released brand new album, it will be nice to see if I could once again relive my crazy hair colored teenage years, but ten years later with the brand new album. Plus, it would be cool to be in the front screaming along with every song because I couldn’t get anywhere near them earlier this year.

New Album: I Am Alive in Everything I Touch (May 19 // Rise Records)

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SENSES FAIL:

Senses Fail fell right in line with all the other bands that I qualify as my favorites (My Chemical Romance, The Used, etc.). I honestly got into them after hearing the remixed version of “Bite to Break Skin” on the Underworld: Evolution Soundtrack and loved “Rum is for Drinking Not for Burning.” I immediately went out and got their From the Depths of Dreams EP at Best Buy, had my friend burn me a copy of Let it Enfold You from her brother’s stash, and bought Still Searching when it came out.

After Still Searching, my interest in them kind of went away which sucked since I was so into the first three records and even made it my mission to see them at the last Warped Tour they played (2012). Now, with their new album which sounds a lot heavier than the other material, I’m actually excited for it. I didn’t give Renacer a chance, but I’m starting to think it might be time to revisit their discography and give chances to the albums I snubbed.

P.S.: Senses Fail will always hold a place in my heart. They were the first band I saw at my first ever Vans Warped Tour in 2005. I was with my older cousin and he had no idea who was on stage at the moment (we hadn’t reached the schedule yet). I told him Senses Fail and he asked me if I was sure. They began to play “Rum is For Drinking” and I began to sing along to it. I think he knew the answer to that.

New album: Pull the Thorns from Your Heart (June 30 // Pure Noise Records)

MATCHBOOK ROMANCE:

Matchbook Romance is a group that Fuse used to play all the time, well more specifically Steven Smith on his show Steven’s Untitled Rock Show which was my Holy Grail of music in high school. I remember watching the videos for “Promise” and “My Eyes Burn” all the time.

When they came out with “Monsters” (it was on 2006’s Voices) that instantly became a Halloween staple for me. I don’t know if it was the crazy music video with all the black goo or the song itself, but I can’t go a single Halloween without playing that song at least twice. I spent two Halloweens as a DJ at my college radio station and that was my number one song on “Erica’s Creepy Halloween Mix” (I know, I need to work on the name).

I may not be as connected to them as I am with Senses Fail or Silverstein, but the fact that they were one of the major bands during the “emo era” and I still know all the words to “My Eyes Burn,” that should be some kind of indication as to the impression they left on me. Plus, they went on hiatus in 2007 and announced they had reunited late last year. This is momentous.

Excuse me while I go listen to Stories and Alibis until my Warped Tour stop on the Fourth of July.

New album: None yet. At least we think.

MAN OVERBOARD:

I saw the pop-punk saviors a few years ago when their last album Heart Attack was released. At the time, their name was all over the place and I saw that their merchandise had “defend pop-punk” (a genre of music I tend to gravitate to) all over it, so I decided to give Heart Attack a chance. Good idea.

I ended up having the album in my car for the complete Summer with “Open Season” on a continuous loop. It was only this year that I realized that Thursday’s Geoff Rickly was also on the track (keeping it in the New Jersey family, we guess). I know, stupid.

My new-found like for them got so bad that Summer, that I’m pretty sure I drove my friend nuts at Warped, telling her that we NEEDED to see Man Overboard, but if she had a band she wanted to see during their set, I would leave her for Man Overboard. No problem at all.

Now, it’s been two years since Heart Attack was released and their new record Heavy Love is on the horizon. With several songs already out on the internet, some which I already like, it would be good to see if lightning could strike twice with them, at least with me.

New album: Heavy Love (June 30 // Rise Records)

PIERCE THE VEIL:

If you would have told me a year ago that I would know ever single word to every Pierce the Veil song, I would have probably laughed in your face. Call it my elitist self coming out to play. I didn’t want to listen to Pierce the Veil because like most people who looked down on me when my favorite band was constantly on MTV and Fuse, I thought it was all a fluke and fangirls making a mediocre band huge. Sucks to be proved wrong.

Thanks to All Time Low’s “A Love Like War” that features vocals from frontman Vic Fuentes and Pandora constantly playing “I’m Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket,” I decided to give the San Diego dudes a shot. Long story short, I’ve had Selfish Machines on repeat for the past three months (“Million Dollar Houses(The Painter)” is my favorite and “Besitos” is a close second).

Funniest part about this twist of fate? I was looking through some old photos on MySpace and came upon some pictures of old Warped Tour signing schedules. There, on a dry erase board was Pierce the Veil on the list for meet and greets early in the day. Kind of cool to see them go from a small stage like the Hurley stage to being a headliner this year.

New album: Nothing about a new album yet, but they did release a new single this morning.

Those are the top five acts that I’m looking forward to, but don’t let that short list fool you; there are a slew of more artists I can’t wait to check out this Summer. As of now, the list has reached over 20-something.

So who are you looking forward to?

Listen to Silverstein’s ‘I Am Alive in Everything I Touch’

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Just as Silverstein was wrapping up the North American leg of their “Discovering the Waterfront Tenth Anniversary Tour,” the Canadian band had revealed their new album would be released in the Spring.

Now, with less than a week until the release of I Am Alive in Everything I Touch, the band are giving fans the chance to hear the complete album ahead of time.

Listen to the full stream below which features lead single “A Midwestern State Of Emergency” and the recently released track, “Millstone.”

I Am Alive in Everything I Touch will officially be released on Tuesday (May 19) through Rise Records.

In support of the release, the band will be heading out on a short album release tour beginning this Saturday (May 16) at The Stache in Grand Rapids. The short trek will then wrap up on May 23 at Maxwell’s in their home providence of Ontario.

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Following a quick break, the band will head out on this year’s Vans Warped Tour alongside fellow labelmates Man Overboard, Knuckle Puck, Miss May I, Memphis May Fire, and Hands Like Houses.