Transitions (EP)

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Transitions
EP by Silverstein
Released December 7, 2010 (2010-12-07)
Recorded June–July 2010 at Sundown Studio, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Genre Post-hardcore, emo
Length 15:56
Label Hopeless
Universal (Canada)
Roadrunner (Australia)
Producer Jordan Valeriote
Silverstein chronology
Decade (Live at the El Mocambo)
(2010)
Transitions
(2010)
Support Your Local Record Store
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolutepunk.net (74%)[1]
Alternative Press 2.5/5 stars[2]
The Marshalltown Chronicle 2/5 stars[3]

Transitions is the third EP by Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein. It is the band's first release with Hopeless since they left their longtime label, Victory Records. Transitions was released digitally through online media outlets on December 7, 2010.[4] It's also the band's first EP since When the Shadows Beam in 2002, prior to signing with Victory.[5]

Writing and recording[edit]

Transitions is the band's first release with their new label, Hopeless. Vocalist Shane Told has always been a long-time fan of the label and the albums they release.[4] Prior to the announcement of the EP, Told had stated in interviews that the band had already written 16 songs for a new album, much more than the average Silverstein album.[6] The Transitions EP has two songs that will appear on the band's 2011 full length album, as well as three B-sides.[7]

Release[edit]

On November 30, 2010, the EP was made available for pre-order on the iTunes Store.[8] The opening track "Sacrifice" was posted online on December 3.[9] Transitions was released digitally on December 7. According to lead singer Shane Told, the songs "Sacrifice" and "Darling Harbour" will appear on the band's fifth full length album, and a non-acoustic version of "Replace You" might make the album.[citation needed] After the success of the EP, physical copies were sold.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sacrifice" (music and lyrics: Shane Told) – 2:35
  2. "Darling Harbour" (music: Josh Bradford; lyrics: Told) – 2:52
  3. "Dancing on My Grave" (music: Neil Boshart; lyrics: Told) – 3:16
  4. "Replace You" (acoustic) (music and lyrics: Told) – 3:42
  5. "Wish" – 3:31
    Nine Inch Nails cover

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per digital booklet.[10]

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums[11] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Silverstein - Transitions EP - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Sacrifice". "Alternative Press | Reviews | Silverstein - Transitions EP". Altpress.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  3. ^ Ludin, Dennis. "REVIEW: Silverstein - Transitions EP". The Marshalltown Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  4. ^ a b Sciarretto, Amy (November 23, 2010). "Silverstein Sign to 'Favorite Label' for Upcoming EP". Noisecreep. AOL Music. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Silverstein". Silversteinmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  6. ^ Harper, Kate (2010-06-21). "New Silverstein Album Coming "Sooner Than Later"". CHARTattack. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  7. ^ "Blog Archive » Welcome Silverstein to the Hopeless Family!". Hopeless Records. 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  8. ^ "Transitions - EP by Silverstein". ITunes Pre-Order. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ Karan, Tim (December 3, 2010). "Silverstein stream new song 'Sacrifice'". Alternative Press. Retrieved December 4, 2010. 
  10. ^ Transitions (Digital booklet). Silverstein. Hopeless. 2010. p. 4. 
  11. ^ "Silverstein - Chart history (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014.