This year Silverstein are celebrating their 20th anniversary, a rare milestone for any band but even more impressive for one that's been as consistently active, influential, and crowd-pleasing as the Ontario-based post-hardcore legends. To mark the occasion the always forwarding-thinking group have announced their upcoming ninth studio album, A Beautiful Place To Drown, due out March 6th from UNFD. It's an album that fittingly encapsulates the best of Silverstein while pushing their sound into daring new territory. Today the band have shared A Beautiful Place To Drown's lead single, "Infinite," which features Underoath's Aaron Gillespie in one of the album's several exciting guest spots. The song is a blistering cut of aggression and melody that demonstrates Silverstein's ability to seamlessly blend modern sonics with the evergreen energy of their punk roots.
Silverstein may be proud torchbearers of the emo and post-hardcore scenes but appearances from Gillespie, Beartooth's Caleb Shomo, Simple Plan's Pierre Bouvier, and perhaps most surprisingly, hip hop fireband Princess Nokia, are indicative of the band's wide-reaching impact and their ability to reach listeners in all worlds of music. A Beautiful Place To Drown captures this appeal in its dynamic range of sounds and styles, all made cohesive by the performances of vocalist Shane Told, guitarists Paul Marc Rousseau and Josh Bradford, bassist Billy Hamilton, and drummer Paul Koehler. Silverstein pushed themselves lyrically as well, exploring the mental duress that seems to be inextricable from the personal and societal challenges of modern life, often focusing on external perspectives and even political elements without losing the band's trademark intimacy. A Beautiful Place To Drown is sure to please old fans and new ones alike, proving exactly why Silverstein remain a vital and powerful voice in punk rock and beyond.