I Am Alive in Everything I Touch
15 years into a career that has seen them sell over a million albums worldwide, Silverstein are as potent and powerful as ever. I Am Alive In Everything I Touch is their eighth studio album, and it again adheres to the group's signature blend of hardcore, punk and emo elements. Early single "A Midwestern State of Emergency” showed that (it has notched over 610k YouTube views), and there are plenty more rabble-rousers where that came from. They take a decidedly commercial turn on "Desert Nights", a pop-punk track closer to Blink 182 than Alexisonfire that may surprise some of their hardcore (in both senses) fans. Album closer "Toronto (Unabridged)" is a dramatic power ballad that digs deep lyrically, confirming there's plenty of life left in this band.
Silverstein have been on an extensive international tour to mark the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough Discovering The Waterfront album, playing it in total. They continue to tour all summer, in North America and Europe. Canadian dates include Hamilton's Club Absinthe (May 22), Kitchener's Maxwell's (May 23), and Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre (July 17). For a full tour sked, check here.