On Silverstein‘s visceral new single “It’s Over,” the legendary post-hardcore outfit deftly balances their core sound—an intensely dynamic mix of melody and aggression, rooted in the energy of punk and the unabashed earnestness of emo—with their natural growth as songwriters and evolving inspirations.
Guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau reveals:
“This song is the spiral that leads to giving up. Those anxiety-packed hours when you can’t feel anything but the low, steady crescendo of panic that eventually gets so intense your fingertips lose sensation. It’s hopeless to feel but pointless to endure. I didn’t learn anything from feeling that way. I just wanted it to stop.”
Forged in their longevity, the confidence Silverstein has in one another enables the band to find careful songwriting alchemy. They recently hit 20 years as a band, marking two decades of relentlessly pushing themselves from their underground roots to becoming one of the most influential bands in their scene.
Silverstein saw the milestone as a time to appreciate how far they’ve come while channeling all those years of experience into something new as proven on their most recent singles “Bankrupt” and today’s heavy-hitter “It’s Over” which is available across all digital platforms via UNFD.
Silverstein’s Shane Told (vocals), Paul Marc Rousseau and Josh Bradford (guitars), Billy Hamilton (bass), Paul Koehler (drums) are well into their extensive North American tour which includes postponed dates from their 20th Anniversary Tour and sold-out dates at venues with 1500+ capacity worldwide.
Silverstein Live Dates:
11/18: San Francisco, CA – The Regency
11/19: Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
11/20: Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/21: Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/23: Tempe, AZ – Marquee
11/24: Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
11/26: Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
11/27: San Antonio, TX – Vibes Outside
11/28: Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/30: St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
12/01: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
12/03: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12/04: Charlotte, NC – The Underground
12/05: Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
12/07: Philadelphia, PA – TLA
12/08: Webster Hall – New York, NY
12/10: Worcester, MA – The Palladium
12/11: Albany, NY – Empire Live
12/12: Toronto, ON – History
I grew up in Alberta, but spent most of my life in British Columbia – I also spent a lot of my summers in Britain as I was lucky enough to have immigrant parents with the capital to go visit our relatives. The amount of time I spent overseas makes it hard for me to say I feel fully Canadian, but it does make me feel typically Canadian as so many of us have mixed parentage. My parents defined another divide in me as I feel inexorably pulled to both science and the art; my father being a doctor and my mother being a school teacher. I studied both in university and now work on making healthcare software during the day, then write/read/draw/paint/dance in my evenings. My global wanderings, my education, and the fact that my appetite for media could be described as ‘voracious’ means my frame of reference is pretty varied. It’s hard to say that I have a favourite music genre, rather I am always seeking sounds that convey a sense earnestness an honesty.