|Discovering the Waterfront|
|Studio album by|
|Released||August 16, 2005|
|Studio||Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California|
Maple Sound Studios, Santa Ana, California
|Singles from Discovering the Waterfront|
Discovering the Waterfront is the second studio album by Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein. The album was promoted with three music videos for the tracks "Smile in Your Sleep", "Discovering the Waterfront", and "My Heroine".
Discovering the Waterfront was recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California, and Maple Sound Studios in Santa Ana, California, between March and April 2005 with producer Cameron Webb.[nb 1] Webb also engineered and mixed the album.
In April and May 2005, the group performed across the US as part of the Fueled By Ramen & Friends Tour. Between mid-June and mid-August, the group went on the 2005 edition of Warped Tour. "Smile in Your Sleep" was released as a radio single on July 19.Discovering the Waterfront was released on August 16 through Victory.[nb 2] In February 2006, the band went on a short headlining tour in the U.S. with support from Spitalfield, The Audition, and Stretch Arm Strong. On February 28, a music video was released for "Discovering the Waterfront". The band went on the 2006 edition of the Take Action Tour in March, before joining the 2006 edition of the Taste of Chaos tour in April.
The band went on the 2006 edition of the Warped Tour. In August, the band made an appearance at Dirt Fest. The album was reissued on September 19 with a DVD and the bonus track "Rodeo Clown".[nb 3] In September, the band supported Underoath on their tour of Canada. In October and November, the band went on a headlining tour of the US, dubbed the Never Shave Again Tour, with support from Aiden, It Dies Today, He Is Legend, Man Alive, the Blackout Pact and I Killed the Prom Queen.
|Drowned in Sound||2/10|
Discovering the Waterfront received generally mixed to positive reviews. Rick Anderson of Allmusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5 and commented on how the album sounded "remarkably mature [...] for a band that has only been together for a few years."Drowned in Sound reviewer Brian E. Jemimah panned the album and said that the album sounded exactly the same as When Broken Is Easily Fixed (2003). He wrote: "There is some unremarkable, bog-standard drumming - always the necessary spine of a shit band - and some over-nurtured songs that have so many catchy soaring choruses (peppered with screamo 'moments') for The Kids to sing along to that it can be nothing but dull. Add some disgustingly tacked-on strings half the way through and you have mroe [sic] than enough reasons to press eject."
Discovering the Waterfront charted at number 34 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 3 on the Independent Albums chart. It also landed at number 42 on the Billboard Independent Albums Year-end chart. By the end of 2005, the album had sold over 100,000 copies in the U.S. By August 2006, the album had sold over 188,000 copies. As of June 2007, the album has sold 232,000 copies. On the album's 10th anniversary the band posted a photo that mentioned the album had sold 400,000 copies.
In honor of its tenth anniversary, Silverstein embarked on a Discovering the Waterfront tour beginning on 15 January 2015. It is a worldwide tour, consisting of US/Canada, Europe, UK and Australia.
All songs written by Neil Boshart and Shane Told, except where noted. All songs performed by Silverstein.
|1.||"Your Sword Versus My Dagger"||Told||3:00|
|2.||"Smile in Your Sleep"||3:13|
|3.||"The Ides of March"||3:29|
|4.||"Fist Wrapped in Blood"||Told||2:58|
|5.||"Discovering the Waterfront"||Boshart, Sean Mackin, Told||4:45|
|8.||"Always and Never"||3:51|
|10.||"Three Hours Back"||3:36|
|11.||"Call It Karma"||Told||4:14|
|Reissue bonus track|
|12.||"Rodeo Clown" (Lifetime cover)||2:03|
|Reissue bonus DVD|
|1.||"Your Sword versus My Dagger" (Live at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL from the Never Sleep Again Tour)|
|2.||"Smashed into Pieces" (Live at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL from the Never Sleep Again Tour)|
|3.||"Fist Wrapped in Blood" (Live at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL from the Never Sleep Again Tour)|
|4.||"Giving Up" (Live at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL from the Never Sleep Again Tour)|
|5.||"Discovering the Waterfront" (Live at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL from the Never Sleep Again Tour)|
|6.||"Defend You" (Live at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL from the Never Sleep Again Tour)|
|7.||"Smile in Your Sleep" (Live at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL from the Never Sleep Again Tour)|
|8.||"Bleeds No More" (featuring William Francis of Aiden) (Live at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL from the Never Sleep Again Tour)|
|9.||"Smile in Your Sleep" (music Video)|
|10.||"The Making of Smile in Your Sleep"|
|11.||"Discovering the Waterfront" (music video)|
|12.||"Discovering the Waterfront" (montage video)|
|iTunes bonus tracks|
|12.||"Rodeo Clown" (Lifetime cover)||2:03|
|13.||"Discovering the Waterfront (Live at the House of Blues, IL from the Never Sleep Again Tour)" (music video)||4:43|
Personnel per booklet.