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]
Length 37:36
Label Hopeless
Producer Jordan Valeriote
Silverstein chronology
Short Songs
(2012)
This Is How the Wind Shifts
(2013)
Singles from This Is How the Wind Shifts
  1. "Stand Amid the Roar"
  2. "Massachusetts"
  3. "A Better Place"

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 idea of this album is how a person's life can change forever with just one event. It is the "what if" that everyone thinks about from time to time. This album is different from a typical start to finish story concept album, or an album where all the songs have a common theme. Each track has a parallel track that tells the story in a different light, what would have happened if things were different due to a single event. The song titles of each parallel track go together, forming a sentence or in some cases two words that relate to each other and to the story. Overall, the point of this album is not to prove the existence of fate, or to disprove it. It's a discussion of life, of loss, of and , of success within failure, of failure within success, of the struggle between your actions and your feelings, and how those don't always go together. This Is How The Wind Shifts is a journey that jumps around but stays cohesive, with underlying meaning and stories that have a real human meaning and cater to the soul.[7]

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
  1. "Stand Amid the Roar" – 3:04
  2. "On Brave Mountains We Conquer" – 2:36
  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
  1. "In a Place of Solace" – 3:11
  2. "In Silent Seas We Drown" – 3:30
  3. "California" – 3:46
  4. "The Wind Shifts" – 1:20
  5. "To Live and to Lose" – 3:58
  6. "With Second Chances" – 3:43
  7. "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.