Photo credit: Wyatt Clough
NEW ALBUM MISERY MADE ME OUT MAY 6TH
VIA UNFD/NSEW RECORDINGS
Silverstein has collaborated with emo/hip-hop shaker nothing,nowhere. for a gripping new single “Live Like This” which sees its release just days ahead of the drop of their highly anticipated new album, Misery Made Me.
There came a point when I was somewhere between pessimistic and numb. Something needed to change but I didn’t know where to turn. “Live Like This,” written and recorded in lockdown, became an outlet for that frustration and desperation. It felt like the only way to work through the sh*t was to hit rock bottom and dig a little deeper to find some hope. – guitarist Paul Marc.
“I don’t wanna die, but I can’t live like this” – the lyric says it all. Living through an unimaginable time we all faced some of the darkest feelings of our lives. The uncertainty, the anxiety, it was crippling. Bringing in another voice was important for this song to show its universal meaning. Joe (nothing,nowhere.) is from a different country, a different upbringing, a different age group, but his voice resonates just as loud as mine. – vocalist/frontman Shane Told.
silverstein has always been one of my favourite bands. shane‘s vocals inspired me when i first started singing as a kid, so i knew i had to get on this track.
Few bands on their 22nd lap around the scene could claim to be in “just getting started” mode as much as punk stalwarts Silverstein. On Misery Made Me, they find themselves spring-boarding off the heights they’ve reached over the past handful of years. “For the first time in our career, we truly put it all out there. We went into this with no rules and no preconceived notions of what Silverstein is or what it could be. We somehow wrote the heaviest, saddest, catchiest, and most emotional songs in 22 years of being a band … all on the same album,” reveals Told. Their latest album (2020’s A Beautiful Place To Drown) added 80 million streams to a mind-numbing career total of 500 million; it also collected a nomination for Rock Album of the Year at the esteemed JUNO Awards.
Filled with moments of relentless energy throwing back to their punk and hardcore roots to visionary moments of modern heavy, Silverstein‘s forthcoming album Misery Made Me fastens their status as torchbearers of the scene on all fronts. It’s both intriguing and inspiring that a band – who could have merely rested on the impressive legacy they’ve already cemented – would continue to dig deep and find the inspiration to reach people in meaningful new ways.
Ironically, amid all the positivity and connectivity injected into the creation of Misery Made Me, there comes a dark set of themes underpinning the album, as its title might suggest. The album is a depiction of Silverstein – and the world at large’s – collective turmoil, frustration, and anxiety.
“I wanted to explore the meaning of ‘misery’ as a main theme throughout the album,” says Told. “Despite the mountains climbed and boulders pushed during recent years, we were confronted by the weight and misery of staying relatively in the same place for a long period of time. Finding peace in the reality of this misery became important. The record is about the acceptance of a new reality and adapting to it.”
Ultimately, Misery Made Me finds the band trying to navigate the ever-worsening challenges of our modern world – angst, doomscrolling, and disassociation. It’s a record that is a product of the moment in time in which it was created yet doesn’t feel like it will date itself anytime soon, as many of its topics of loneliness, anxiety and isolation are eternal human struggles.
Misery Made Me is a campaign hinged on Silverstein‘s reflection and gratitude for their roots, their honouring of their earliest fans, and their staunch desire to explore forward-thinking and adventurous ways to connect with new ones.
The album sees its release via UNFD/NSEW on CD, vinyl and digital formats on May 6. Click here for pre-order information. Produced by Sam Guaiana (A Beautiful Place To Drown and both Redux) at Jukasa Studios in rural Ontario, it features guests Andrew Neufeld of Comeback Kid on “Die Alone,” singer/songwriter Trevor Daniel on “Cold Blood,” Devil Wears Prada‘s Mike Hranica on “Slow Motion” and nothing,nowhere. on “Live Like This.”
Silverstein is currently on the road in support of Misery Made Me, wrapping up their run with Beartooth before heading over to the UK and Europe. Today they’ve announced a full North American co-headlining tour with The Amity Affliction. Highlights include LA’s The Wiltern, Chicago’s Concord Music Hall, Seattle, Texas, Nashville and more. Check below for a full list of dates. All tickets are available here.
MAY 6, 2022
1. Our Song
4. Cold Blood (ft. Trevor Daniel)
5. It’s Over
6. The Altar / Mary
7. Slow Motion (ft. Mike Hranica)
8. Don’t Wait Up
SILVERSTEIN LIVE DATES:
Tickets & Updates Here
May 03 – Louisville, KY | Old Forester’s Paristown Hall ~
Jun 03 – Leeds, UK | Slam Dunk
Jun 04 – Hatfield, UK | Slam Dunk
Jun 06 – Lille, FR | TBC w/ August Burns Red
Jun 07 – Augsburg, DE | Kantine
Jun 08 – Budapest, HU | Budapest Park w/ Billy Talent
Jun 11 – Bremen, DE | Tower
Jun 12 – Aarhus, DK | Train w/ Beartooth, August Burns Red
Jun 14 – Hannover, DE | MusikZentrum w/ Beartooth
Jun 15 – Hamburg, DE | Gruenspan w/ Being As An Ocean, Sperling
Jun 17 – Bischofsmais.DE | Rock the Hill (Festival)
Jun 18 – Mannheim, DE | Delta Bash (Festival)
Jun 19 – Pratteln, CH | Z7 Wild Dayz (Festival)
Jun 21 – Milan, IT | INFEST (Festival)
Jun 22 – Graz, AT | Orpheum w/ Beartooth
Jun 23 – Nuremberg, DE | Z-Bau w/ Beartooth
Jun 24 – Ysselsteyn, NL | Jera On Air (Festival)
Jun 25 – Munster, DE | Vainstream (Festival)
Jun 26 – Ferropolis, DE | Full Force (Festival)
Aug 06 – Columbus, OH | Express Live ~
Aug 25 – Phoenix, AZ | Marquee Theatre !
Aug 26 – Anaheim, CA | House of Blues !
Aug 27 – Los Angeles, CA | The Wiltern !
Aug 28 – Sacramento, CA | Ace of Spades !
Aug 30 – Portland, OR | Roseland !
Aug 31 – Seattle, WA | Showbox !
Sep 02 – Boise, ID | Revolution !
Sep 03 – Salt Lake City, UT | Depot !
Sep 04 – Denver, CO | Mission !
Sep 06 – Minneapolis, MN | Skyway Theatre !
Sep 07 – Chicago, IL | Concord Music Hall !
Sep 08 – Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak Theatre !
Sep 09 – Pittsburgh, PA | Four Chord Music Festival !
Sep 11 – Danville, VA | Blue Ridge Rock Festival !
Sep 13 – Atlanta, GA | The Masquerade !
Sep 14 – Orlando, FL | House of Blues !
Sep 16 – Houston, TX | Warehouse Live !
Sep 17 – San Antonio, TX | Vibes Event Center !
Sep 18 – Dallas, TX | Amplify Live !
Sep 20 – St Louis, MO | Red Flag !
Sep 21 – Nashville, TN | Brooklyn Bowl !
Sep 23 – Baltimore, MD | Rams Head Live !
Sep 24 – Sayreville, NJ | Starland Ballroom !
Sep 25 – Philadelphia, PA | The Fillmore !
Sep 27 – Niagara Falls, NY | Rapids Theatre !
Sep 28 – Huntington, NY | Paramount !
Sep 30 – Worcester, MA | The Palladium !
Oct 01 – Montreal, QC | Olympia !
Oct 02 – Toronto, ON | History !
Oct 22 – Las Vegas, NV | WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Festival
Oct 23 – Las Vegas, NV | WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Festival
Oct 29 – Las Vegas, NV | WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Festival
Nov 08 – Emo’s Not Dead Cruise | Los Angeles, CA – Ensenada, Mexico
~ w/ Beartooth, The Devil Wears Prada, ERRA
! – w/ The Amity Affliction, Holding Absence, UnityTX.