This Is How the Wind Shifts

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This Is How the Wind Shifts
Studio album by Silverstein
Released February 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)
October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15) (re-issue)
Recorded 2012
Genre Post-hardcore,[1] emo[1] screamo
Length 37:36
Label Hopeless
Producer Jordan Valeriote
Silverstein chronology
Short Songs
(2012)
This Is How the Wind Shifts
(2013)
Four Minutes Being Cool
(2013)
Singles from This Is How the Wind Shifts
  1. "Stand Amid the Roar"
  2. "Massachusetts"

This Is How the Wind Shifts is the seventh[2][3] studio album by Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein. The album was released on February 5, 2013 through Hopeless Records.[4][5]

It is the first album to not feature long time lead guitarist Neil Boshart and first to include new guitarist Paul-Marc Rousseau.[4]

Concept[edit]

The album was recorded at Sundown Studios in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.[6]

According to front man and lyricist Shane Told, the album is a concept album, similar to 2009's, A Shipwreck in the Sand. Told said of the album:

The two interlude tracks, This Is How and The Wind Shifts, from side A and B respectively, harmonize and form a single song, This Is How The Wind Shifts, when played simultaneously.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[8]
Alter the Press 4.5/5 stars[9]
Alternative Press 4.5/5 stars[10]
Rock Sound (7/10)[11]

The album had charted on several charts in the U.S.: number 59 on the Billboard 200 chart,[12] number 14 on the Alternative Albums chart,[13] number 3 on the Hard Rock Albums chart,[14] number 12 on the Independent Albums chart,[15] and number 18 on the Rock Albums chart.[16]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written, performed and arranged by Silverstein.[6]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Stand Amid the Roar"   3:04
2. "On Brave Mountains We Conquer"   3:26
3. "Massachusetts"   2:57
4. "This Is How"   1:23
5. "A Better Place"   3:08
6. "Hide Your Secrets"   3:57
7. "Arrivals"   1:16
Side B
No. Title Length
8. "In a Place of Solace"   3:11
9. "In Silent Seas We Drown"   3:30
10. "California"   3:46
11. "The Wind Shifts"   1:20
12. "To Live and to Lose"   3:58
13. "With Second Chances"   3:43
14. "Departures"   2:27

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per digital booklet.[6]

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (2013) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[12] 59
U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums[13] 14
U.S. Billboard Hard Rock Albums[14] 3
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums[15] 12
U.S. Billboard Rock Albums[16] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.culturetease.com/2013/02/silverstein-this-is-how-the-wind-shifts-review/
  2. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Silverstein – Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Silverstein: This Is How The Wind Shifts February 5" (Press release). Universal Music Canada. November 26, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Silverstein Announce "This Is How The Wind Shifts", Available Now For Pre-Order". Hopeless Records. November 26, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Silverstein: This Is How The Wind Shifts February 5". Universal Music Group. November 26, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c This Is How the Wind Shifts (Digital booklet). Silverstein. Hopeless. 2013. 
  7. ^ http://hopelessrecords.com/silverstein-announce-this-is-how-the-wind-shifts-available-now-for-pre-order/
  8. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "This Is How the Wind Shifts". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ Melissa Jones (February 5, 2013). "ATP! Album Review: Silverstein - This Is How The Wind Shifts". Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ Alternative Press #296
  11. ^ "SILVERSTEIN - THIS IS HOW THE WIND SHIFTS". Rock Sound. March 6, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Silverstein - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Silverstein - Chart history (Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Silverstein - Chart history (Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Silverstein - Chart history (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Silverstein - Chart history (Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014.