When Silverstein was preparing Discovering The Waterfront in 2005, much was expected out of the Canadian post-hardcore band. Their debut on Victory Records, When Broken Is Easily Fixed, helped catapult them to the forefront of a developing scene. But it was the band’s sophomore album that really saw an explosion – one that’s helped sustain them to this day.
Buoyed by signature song “Smile In Your Sleep” and other fan favorite tracks like “My Heroine” and “Call It Karma”, Discovering The Waterfront eventually became Silverstein’s most successful album. In fact, the album became one of five of Silverstein’s full-length albums to peak inside the Billboard Top 40, and the album’s success has led to a consistency that few bands have been able to equal over the last two decades. Silverstein has put together a discography that’s so prolific, albums like late-career highlights This Is How The Wind Shifts and I Am Alive… are often placed alongside DTW as among the post-hardcore band’s best. Still, however, DTW arrived at almost the perfect time, as the genre was exploding in the mainstream, and Silverstein were fortunate enough to ride the wave with quality.
Oh, and in other news, the album is getting an 18th anniversary vinyl reissue, which you can pre-order here. Hell YES.