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Silverstein

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Originally formed in 2000 like a side project, Silverstein were launched simply by vocalist Shane Told, guitarist Josh Bradford, drummer Paul Koehler, guitarist Richard McWalter, and bassist Expenses Hamilton in Ontario, Canada. After diving into Ontario’s hardcore/emo picture — which also included rings like Moneen and Quality — Silverstein discovered an audience for his or her particular make of shimmering emo and hot-blooded post-hardcore. Silverstein’s self-released EP, Summer’s Stellar Gaze, was quite nicely received upon its launch in 2000, as well as the music group quickly became the full-time task of its people. Following a lineup switch that noticed McWalter being changed by ex-Maharahj guitarist Neil Boshart, the group started to tour the eastern provinces of Canada in earnest. Silverstein released another EP in Apr 2002 entitled Once the Shadows Beam. The record sparked the eye of Victory Information honcho Tony Brummel, who authorized the group to his well known Chicago imprint in Oct of this same 12 months. When Broken Is usually Very easily Fixed, Silverstein’s full-length Triumph debut, appeared in-may 2003; a re-release from the recording was released a year later on with reward tracks along with a DVD. Silverstein spent the summertime of 2005 playing around the Warped Tour, and their follow-up recording, Finding the Waterfront, arrived that August. Silverstein also made an appearance around the 2006 DO SOMETHING Tour alongside Matchbook Love, Chidos, and the first November. 18 Candles: THE FIRST Years appeared in-may, combining reissued materials from your band’s 1st two individually released EPs with many live songs, acoustic performances, considerable liner records, and rare music group photos. Victory after that issued a particular edition of Finding the Waterfront in fall 2006 having a reward live DVD, fresh artwork, and yet another track. After arriving off tour, Silverstein started working with maker Tag Trombino, who experienced previously caused Jimmy Eat Globe and blink-182. The name of the producing record, 2007’s Arrivals & Departures, pertained towards the maintenance of personal associations while on the highway. It also included more emotionally billed lyrics, influenced by the finish of Told’s seven-year romantic relationship right before his go back to the studio room. Silverstein traveled the entire world to get the recording, playing the most common North American displays while also touring through European countries, Australia, Japan, and SOUTH USA. They found time and energy to go back to the studio room, too, along with a Shipwreck within the Fine sand proclaimed the band’s 4th studio room record in ’09 2009. They lay out on tour to market the record, making stops all over the U.S. as well as the U.K. The next 12 months, Silverstein announced that these were departing longtime label Victory for Hopeless Information, which released the EP Transitions this year 2010 and their 5th recording, Rescue, a 12 months later. Silverstein turned things up for his or her 6th full-length, the double-CD Brief Songs, featuring initial compositions under 90 mere seconds long using one disk and addresses by rings who affected them, like Deceased Kennedys, Descendents, as well as the Guarantee Band, on the additional, further raised by guest looks from famous brands Mike Hranica (the Devil Wears Prada), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), and Chris Hannah (Propagandhi). In 2012 Silverstein parted methods with longtime member Neil Boshart, who was simply changed by Paul-Marc Rousseau soon thereafter. Rousseau’s 1st recording with the music group, THIS IS ONE WAY the Blowing wind Shifts, found its way to the early section of 2013. The music group toured thoroughly throughout THE UNITED STATES, Europe, and elements of Japan and Australia on the next 2 yrs, including within the 2013 Vans Warped Tour lineup. Incorporating outdoor sound recordings connected with tune settings with notably personal lyrics devoted to loneliness and reduction, the concept record I Am Alive in Everything I Contact premiered on New Damage Information in Canada and Rise Information elsewhere within the springtime of 2015.

Quick Facts


Full Name Silverstein
Died May 10, 1999, Key West, Florida, United States
Profession Poet, Author, Cartoonist, Playwright, Screenwriter, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Film Score Composer
Education School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Roosevelt University, Roosevelt High School, Chicago College of Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Nationality American
Spouse Susan Taylor Hastings
Children Shoshanna Jordan Hastings, Matthew Silverstein
Parents Nathan Silverstein, Helen Silverstein
Siblings Peggy Myers
Awards Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Grammy Award for Best Album for Children, Quill Award for Children's illustrated book, Academy of Country Music Awards Poet's Award
Music Songs My Heroine, Smile in Your Sleep, Smashed Into Pieces, Call It Karma, If You Could See Into My Soul, Red Light Pledge, A Midwestern State of Emergency, Stand Amid the Roar, Still Dreaming, Massachusetts, Burning Hearts, Bleeds No More, Discovering the Waterfront, Your Sword Versus My Dagger, Forget Your Heart, Broken Stars, I Am the Arsonist, On Brave Mountains We Conquer, Face of the Earth, Defend You, I Will Illuminate, Replace You, We Are Not the World, Three Hours Back, Wish I Could Forget You, Always and Never, Late on 6th, Fist Wrapped in Blood, To Live and to Lose, Hide Your Secrets, This Is How, A Hero Loses Everyday
Albums I Am Alive in Everything I Touch, When Broken Is Easily Fixed, Discovering the Waterfront, This Is How the Wind Shifts, A Shipwreck in the Sand, Arrivals & Departures, Rescue, Short Songs, Dead Reflection, 18 Candles: The Early Years, When the Shadows Beam, Four Minutes Being Cool, Support Your Local Record Store, Transitions, Decade (Live at the El Mocambo), Rescue (International Version), Summer's Stellar Gaze
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Middle Grade & Children's, Best Screenplay Award
TV Shows Turn: Washington's Spies, Nikita, Terra Nova, Standoff


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1 Father of his 2nd child with wife Busy Philipps 2nd daughter, Cricket Pearl Silverstein, was born July 2, 2013.
2 Daughter, Birdie Silverstein's godmother is Lizzy Caplan.
3 Father of 1st child with his wife Busy Philipps Daughter, Birdie Leigh Silverstein, was born on August 13, 2008, weighing in at 9 lbs, 7 oz and 21½ inches long.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Be Single 2016 screen story / screenplay
The Vow 2012 screenplay
Valentine's Day 2010/I story
He's Just Not That Into You 2009 written by
Miss Match 2003 TV Series story - 1 episode
Splitsville 2003 TV Movie
Close to Home 2001 TV Movie
Opposite Sex TV Series created by - 8 episodes, 2000 written by - 4 episodes, 2000 story - 1 episode, 2000
Never Been Kissed 1999 written by
Fairfax Fandango 1997 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miss Match 2003 TV Series consulting producer - 3 episodes
Splitsville 2003 TV Movie executive producer
Close to Home 2001 TV Movie executive producer
Opposite Sex 2000 TV Series co-executive producer - 8 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fairfax Fandango 1997 Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
He's Just Not That Into You 2009 Bartender

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On Story 2013 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Audience Award Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Best Short Film Fairfax Fandango (1997) · Abby Kohn


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