"If You Could See into My Soul" Released: June 26, 2007
"Still Dreaming" Released: May 5, 2008
Arrivals & Departures is the third studio album by Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein. It was released on July 3, 2007, on Victory. Silverstein promoted the album with music videos for the tracks "If You Could See Into My Soul" and "Still Dreaming".
Following touring the U.S. on The Never Shave Again tour in November 2006, Silverstein announced they planned to work on a new album in 2007. Throughout the winter, the band spent time writing songs.
The band began recording Arrivals & Departures with producer Mark Trombino in March 2007. Guitarist Josh Bradford said Trombino's production style went well with the band's vision. The album was influenced by Alexisonfire's Crisis (2006). Rob Sayce of Rock Sound said the band followed Alexisonfire lead and moved away from their roots "in search of a more focused approach". As a result, the album alienated some of the band's fans.
...People didn't seem to latch on to it as much as Discovering the Waterfront. And I guess in a way I understand that because Arrivals & Departures was personal. And in terms of production we went for a stripped down rock record. It wasn't a super slick record like Discovering The Waterfront. There weren't a lot of guitar tracks, the drum tracks were pretty raw sounding and there wasn't a lot of backing vocals. It was a rock record. -Shane Told
As Arrivals & Departues was announced on May 15, 2007, the track listing and artwork was revealed. On June 1, "Sound of the Sun" was made available for streaming. "If You Could See into My Soul" was made available for streaming on June 19, before being released to radio a week later. From mid June to mid September, the group went a U.S. tour with Rise Against and Comeback Kid.Arrivals & Departues was initially planned for release in May before eventually being released on July 3 through Victory.[nb 1] A Best Buy edition of the album featured two bonus tracks: "Rain Will Fall" and "Falling Down".[nb 2] A 7" vinyl, featuring "If You Could See into My Soul", was available to those who pre-ordered the album; limited to 3,500 copies.[nb 3] The B-side features an etching of the album's artwork.
While the album gained many positive reviews, many fans felt let down by the album, as it showed a change in style from post-hardcore to a more conventional rock-based sound. Alternative Press listed the album as one of the most anticipated albums of the year.
The album debuted at number 25 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 27,000 copies in its first week.