Rahul Sharma

Arrivals and Departures

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Released  July 3, 2007
Genre  Post-hardcore, emo
Label  Victory
Recorded  March 2007
Length  42:01
Producer  Mark Trombino

Arrivals & Departures is the third studio album by the Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein. It was released on July 3, 2007, on Victory. Silverstein promoted the album with music videos for the tracks "If You Could See Into My Soul" and "Still Dreaming".

Contents

Background and recording

Following touring the U.S. on The Never Shave Again tour in November 2006, Silverstein announced they planned to work on a new album in 2007. Throughout the winter, the band spent time writing songs.

The band began recording Arrivals & Departures with producer Mark Trombino in March 2007. Guitarist Josh Bradford said Trombino's production style went well with the band's vision. The album was influenced by Alexisonfire's Crisis (2006). Rob Sayce of Rock Sound said the band followed Alexisonfire lead and moved away from their roots "in search of a more focused approach". As a result, the album alienated some of the band's fans.

Release

As Arrivals & Departues was announced on May 15, 2007, the track listing and artwork was revealed. On June 1, "Sound of the Sun" was made available for streaming. "If You Could See into My Soul" was made available for streaming on June 19, before being released to radio a week later. From mid June to mid September, the group went a U.S. tour with Rise Against and Comeback Kid. Arrivals & Departues was initially planned for release in May before eventually being released on July 3 through Victory. A Best Buy edition of the album featured two bonus tracks: "Rain Will Fall" and "Falling Down". A 7" vinyl, featuring "If You Could See into My Soul", was available to those who pre-ordered the album; limited to 3,500 copies. The B-side features an etching of the album's artwork.

On July 19, a music video was released for "If You Could See Into My Soul". In October and November, the group went on a headlining tour of the U.S. with support from From Autumn to Ashes, Strike Anywhere, A Day to Remember and Dance Gavin Dance. "Still Dreaming" was released as a promo single on May 5, 2008.

Reception

While the album gained many positive reviews, many fans felt let down by the album, as it showed a change in style from post-hardcore to a more conventional rock-based sound. Alternative Press listed the album as one of the most anticipated albums of the year.

The album debuted at number 25 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 27,000 copies in its first week.

Track listing

All songs written and performed by Silverstein, with specific writers for each track.

Bonus tracks

Personnel

Silverstein
  • Shane Told - lead vocals, keyboard
  • Neil Boshart - lead guitar
  • Josh Bradford - rhythm guitar
  • Billy Hamilton - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Koehler - drums, percussion
  • Additional personnel & production
  • Mark Trombino - producer, engineer, mixing, percussion
  • Dave Colvin - assistant engineer
  • Sara Killion - assistant engineer
  • Tyler Clinton – photography
  • Martin Wittfooth - artwork
  • References

    Arrivals & Departures Wikipedia


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