Silverstein

spectrasonic.com presents

Silverstein

We Were Sharks, Rydell, The Great Diversion

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Brass Monkey

Ottawa, ON

This event is 16 and over

tickets also available at Vertigo Records

lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.

Silverstein
Silverstein
Formed in 2000 in Burlington, ON Canada, Silverstein has become as close to a household name as you can get in the post-hardcore scene. After 5 full length albums, 3 EP's, a live album, mini album, and numerous 7" singles and collections, Silverstein have sold more than 1 million albums worldwide. The lineup has remained largely the same over their 12 years on the scene and features Shane Told (vocals), Paul Koehler (drums), Josh Bradford (guitar), Billy Hamilton (bass) and Paul-Marc Rousseau (guitar).

Silverstein has played more than 1500 shows in 34 countries, and have been a staple on many festivals and tours. They have been a part of Vans Warped Tour, Take Action!, Taste of Chaos, Rock Am Ring (Germany), Soundwave (Australia), Give it a Name (UK), and also co-founded the Scream It Like You Mean It tour in 2010.

Since 2003, Silverstein has remained consistent releasing full length albums every 2 years. They burst on the scene with When Broken Is Easily Fixed (2003) which would shape the scene to come with its dynamic approach of mellow clean tones contrasted with screaming and heavily distorted riffs. In 2005, their sophomore and best selling release Discovering The Waterfront was critically and fan acclaimed with more structure and melody, but still keeping the emotion Silverstein had become known for.

In 2007, the band worked with legendary producer Mark Trombino and released Arrivals & Departures. Sticking to a more stripped down rock sound that went against the slick sampled tones of many bands at the time, the album had 2 of their biggest songs, and a video in heavy rotation on MTV. 2009 brought back 'Discovering' producer Cameron Webb and a return to the bands early sound with A Shipwreck In The Sand, a high concept album that also tackled some political topics for the first time. The album brought a number of guest vocalists including Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats), Lights, and Scott Wade (Comeback Kid).

After a departure from Victory Records in 2010, the band came right back in 2011 with their 5th full length Rescue on indie giant Hopeless Records. With new producer Jordan Valeriote at the helm, the album featured some of the bands best performances and songs ever, with songs like "Forget Your Heart", "Burning Hearts", "The Artist" and "Sacrifice" all being successful singles.

Never a band to rest for long, Silverstein also released Short Songs in early 2012, a "mini album" featuring 11 original songs and 11 covers all under 90 seconds long. This release took the band back to their punk rock and hardcore roots and was a huge critical success garnering extremely positive reviews.
We Were Sharks
We Were Sharks
The WE WERE SHARKS story is one of tenacity and passion, being told through crunchy guitar riffs and catchy vocal hooks with pummeling drums. Since 2011, these Canadians have been dedicating their lives to pumping out tunes and tearing apart highways.

Straight out of the nation’s capital city Ottawa and collecting members from the far reaches of Eastern Canada, sextet WE WERE SHARKS is fronted by vocalist Randy Frobel, drummer Will Plummer, bassist Steve Creaturo, and is rounded out by the hat-trick attack of guitarists Jason Mooney, Josh King and Colin Jacques.

The music scene can be a funny thing, and no matter how large your city or country is, it’s a very small community. Aside from the lifelong friendship between King and Mooney, the members of WE WERE SHARKS all came together from touring in previous bands, staying connected, touring with one another’s bands, and everyone eventually finding Ottawa as their home.

WE WERE SHARKSself-released their debut LP, Highways, in 2012 and the band started gaining national notoriety and laid the foundation of a loyal fan base. The band then hooked up with Panic State Records and released 2015’s Not A Chance EP to extensive critical acclaim.

Even though these boys already have a lot of mileage under their belts, their book is far from written. Over the last few years, the band has shared the stage with peers such as State Champs, The Wonder Years, Beartooth, Andrew W.K. and many others. At this point, with their streams reaching over 2 million, it became apparent WE WERE SHARKS needed serious label support. Victory Records signed the band in 2017 and will release the band's new album Lost Touch.

Produced by Silverstein guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau and producer Sam Guaiana, Lost Touch is a nod to disconnecting from the comfort and recognition of normal daily life, the failure of intimate relationships, as well as close friendships. The dying household commonalities that are symbolized in the album artwork reflect the notion that as people, we all eventually lose touch with parts of our life.

“Working with Paul and Sam was an amazing experience, they helped us shine and paint a picture with colors we never quite saw, “confesses Mooney. “Their dedication, hard work, passion and ideas for this record made it feel like they were two other members in the band. When we listen to this record, we feel so proud and are antsy to show it to the world. We’re so excited for everyone to sing this record with us.”

Fans will get a chance to singalong as WE WERE SHARKS hit the road supporting A Wilhelm Scream’s 10 Year Career Suicide Tour, and will round out 2017 with a North American tour with Broadside, Carousel Kings and For The Win.

Lost Touch will be released on February 23, 2018.
Venue Information:
The Brass Monkey
250 Greenbank Road
Ottawa, ON, K2H 8X4
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