The Silence in Black and White
|The Silence in Black and White|
|Studio album by Hawthorne Heights|
|Released||June 1, 2004|
|Genre||Emo, post-hardcore, indie rock|
|Hawthorne Heights chronology|
The Silence in Black and White is the debut studio album by American rock band Hawthorne Heights. It was released on June 1, 2004 through Victory Records. The album was the label's highest selling debut at the time of its release. A 2-disc CD/DVD special edition was released on June 27, 2005, containing demo and acoustic versions of the tracks, live performances, and a documentary with footage of the band. It also contained a song titled Apparently Hoverboards Don't Work on Water, which the band had recorded during their run as A Day In The Life.
The album has peaked at #56 on the Billboard top 200 chart, #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, and #4 on the top independent album chart. The album has been certified Gold status by the RIAA, and has approximately sold 816,483 copies in the United States. Two music videos were produced, one for Ohio is For Lovers in 2004, and one for Niki FM in 2005.
Writing and recording
Writing for the album commenced shorty after the band changed their name from A Day In the Life to Hawthorne Heights. The Transition is believed to be the first song written for the album. The album was recorded over a four-week period at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin and at Big Gold Studios in Chicago. Drummer Eron Bucciarelli commented on the recording process of the album:
|“||"The recording process this time around was an experience within itself. We got to take our time and experiment a lot more than we’ve been used to in the past. Sonically, this record is such a step up from anything else we’ve done. We are very proud of the finished product", Eron Bucciarelli||”|
- "Life On Standby" – 4:11
- "Dissolve and Decay" – 3:44
- "Niki FM" – 3:59
- "The Transition" – 4:04
- "Blue Burns Orange" – 3:19
- "Silver Bullet" – 4:03
- "Screenwriting An Apology" – 3:41
- "Ohio Is for Lovers" – 4:04
- "Wake Up Call" – 4:02
- "Sandpaper and Silk" – 3:36
- "Speeding Up the Octaves" – 4:09
Re-issue CD/DVD Tracklist
- "Life On Standby"
- "Dissolve and Decay"
- "Niki FM"
- "The Transition"
- "Blue Burns Orange"
- "Silver Bullet"
- "Screenwriting An Apology"
- "Ohio Is for Lovers"
- "Wake Up Call"
- "Sandpaper and Silk"
- "Speeding Up the Octaves"
- "Silver Bullet" (Demo)
- "Niki FM" (Demo)
- "Speeding Up the Octaves" (Demo)
- "Ohio Is for Lovers" (Live acoustic on Q101)
- "The Transition" (Live acoustic on Q101)
- "Silver Bullet" (Acoustic in the studio)
- "Apparently Hover Boards Don't Work On Water" (As a Day In the Life)
- "Life On Standby (Live)
- "Silver Bullet" (Live)
- "Niki FM" (Live)
- "The Transition" (Live)
- "Ohio Is for Lovers" (Live)
- "Speeding Up the Octaves" (Live)
- Signing Footage
- Interview With Hawthorne Heights
- Yahoo! Music Interview
- Yahoo! Music - "Ohio Is for Lovers"
- Ohio Is for Lovers (Music Video)
- Seven Commercial Spots
- Speeding Up the Octaves (Demo Video)
- Audio Commentary On "Ohio Is for Lovers"
- Victory Van Raiders Featuring Silverstein
- Bus Tour With J.T. of Hawthorne Heights
- Fans of Hawthorne Heights Montage
On the flip side of this DVD there is a music video of the band June, and many other bands from Victory Records. It also includes the music video for "Niki FM".
DVD Includes A Live Performance From Skate Fest 2004 At The Palladium In Worcester, MA
- Hawthorne Heights
- JT Woodruff - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
- Matt Ridenour - bass guitar, backing vocals
- Micah Carli - guitar
- Eron Bucciarelli - drums
- Casey Calvert - guitars, unclean vocals
- Guest appearances
- Grace Carli - backing vocals (for songs "Blue Burns Orange", "The Transition", and "Wake Up Call")
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