| July 3, 2007|
| March 2007|
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".
Arrivals & Departures Wikipedia
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.
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.
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.
All songs written and performed by Silverstein, with specific writers for each track.Bonus tracks
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