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Discovering the Waterfront [CD/DVD Bonus Tracks]

Discovering the Waterfront [CD/DVD Bonus Tracks]

by SilversteinSilverstein


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When a band combines hardcore, power pop, and math rock, the results can be pretty tedious -- not because the combination isn't a good one, but because it's what just about everyone seems to be doing these days. Silverstein avoids the sing-then-scream-then-7/8-guitar-break doldrums in a couple of ways. Importantly, they keep the screaming to a tasteful minimum, using it as a spice rather than a main ingredient. By so doing, they ensure that the screaming actually carries emotional meaning instead of turning into aural wallpaper. Equally importantly, they deliver their beautiful melodies and tight, rich harmonies with just as much muscle as they do their more abrasive moments, which keeps either aspect of their sound from coming across as just a gimmick. And the odd-metered guitar breaks are both few and brief, which keeps them interesting and enjoyable as well. The result is, basically, power pop for the new millennium -- and a remarkably mature sound for a band that has only been together for a few years. Every track is well worth hearing, but the ones that will keep you hitting the repeat button are the beautiful "Your Sword vs. My Dagger," the double-entendre-laden "My Heroine" and "Call It Karma," with its blissfully wanky twin-guitar solo. Highly recommended. [This 2006 special edition contains a bonus DVD (including a live set from Chicago's House of Blues), new artwork and an additional cover of Lifetime's "Rodeo Clown." There is also a sampler CD of four other Victory acts.]

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2006
Label: Victory Records
UPC: 0746105032422
catalogNumber: 324
Rank: 11922


Disc 1

  1. Your Sword Versus My Dagger
  2. Smile in Your Sleep
  3. The Ides of March
  4. Fist Wrapped in Blood
  5. Discovering the Waterfront
  6. Defend You
  7. My Heroine
  8. Always and Never
  9. Already Dead
  10. Three Hours Back
  11. Call It Karma
  12. Rodeo Clown

Disc 2

  1. Your Sword Versus My Dagger
  2. Smashed into Pieces
  3. Fist Wrapped in Blood
  4. Giving Up
  5. Discovering the Waterfront
  6. Defend You
  7. Smile in Your Sleep
  8. Bleeds No More
  9. Smile in Your Sleep
  10. Discovering the Waterfront
  11. Bonus Material

Disc 3

  1. Feel Like Fame
  2. Single and Loving It
  3. Meaning in the Static
  4. Secrets in Mirrors

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Silverstein   Primary Artist,Vocals
Curtis Mathewson   Synthesizer,Mellotron
Sean Mackin   Violin
Neil Boshart   Guitar,Group Member
Rodney Wirtz   Violin,Cello,Viola
Josh Bradford   Guitar,Group Member
Shane Told   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Paul Koehler   Drums,Group Member
On the Last Day   Track Performer
Endwell   Track Performer
Four Letter Lie   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lifetime   Composer
Steve Genewick   Engineer
Sergio Chavez   Engineer
Mike Fasano   Drum Technician
Cameron Webb   Producer,Engineer
Silverstein   Composer,Art Direction
Sean Mackin   Composer,String Arrangements
Neil Boshart   Composer
David Fricks   Engineer
Shane Told   Composer,Liner Notes
Paul Koehler   Art Direction
Kevin Kennaley   Guitar Techician
Martin Wittfooth   Artwork

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