Edge

CD REVIEW

SILVERSTEIN
When Broken Is Easily Fixed

Originality is something that’s difficult, if not near impossible to achieve, as a band these days, but that’s exactly what Silverstein set out do with their latest album When Broken Is Easily Fixed. Originally from Ontario the band is comprised of lead singer Shane Told, guitarists Neil Boshart and Josh Bradford, bassist Bill Hamilton, and drummer Paul Koehler who wanted to push the limits of their past musical experiences. The band ties together the styles of the punk, ska, and hardcore bands, which they had been a part of individually leading to the distinct sound they call their own. Transferring between soft vocals and gut-wrenching screams Told finds a way to keep listeners hooked while Hamilton and Koehler keep the rhythm in focus. The judgment of the music doesn’t matter, what is important, however, is that with this release Silverstein comes one step closer to achieving their goal of standing out in the crowd.

SPITALFIELD
Remember Right Now

Just when you thought the number of mainstream punk bands had reached capacity another one is getting thrown in the mix, but it’s one that’s far less typical than most. At first glance, it would be easy to pass Chicago-based Spitalfield off as another bunch of musically-inclined rejects whining about past relationships, but don’t slap a label on them and call it a day. Sure, the relationship card has been played way too much by this genre, and even the band’s members are willing to admit they are beating a dead horse with their material, but the way they go about it makes this band special. Their current album Remember Right Now off Victory Records combines heartfelt, emotional lyrics with the smooth vocals of lead singer Mark Rose to create a sound that you’re sure to find yourself singing long after you’ve turned the record off.

Darin Wade can be contacted at d.wade@umiami.edu

January 23, 2004

Reporters

The Miami Hurricane

Student newspaper at the University of Miami


Around the Web
  • Miami Herald
  • UM News
  • HurricaneSports

The Miami Hurricanes started the season No. 8 nationally in both major polls. Now, they’re nowhere t ...

With a bye week on the horizon, the meager University of Miami offense has nearly two weeks to attem ...

As bleak as it seems now for the University of Miami, the Canes can still take a repeat trip to Char ...

A half dozen takeaways from UM’s demoralizing 16-13 loss at Virginia on Saturday: ▪ As was the case ...

So, who’s the quarterback now? The No. 16 Miami Hurricanes came to Charlottesville on Saturday with ...

More than 600 students participate in the National Gandhi Day of Service, the largest annual service ...

Home Truth, the story of Jessica Lenahan’s pursuit of more effective domestic violence laws, screene ...

Members of the UM community who want to donate to relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricanes Mi ...

The University of Miami’s Model UN is working to expand its membership and reputation with its first ...

During a keynote address at a conference in Los Angeles, entrepreneurial heavyweight Magic Leap anno ...

The Miami Hurricanes volleyball team improved to 10-5, 6-2 in the ACC, with a 3-0 sweep of Boston Co ...

The Miami women's tennis team closed the Bedford Cup with a perfect day, winning each match in ...

Playing in front of a boisterous home crowd, the University of Miami soccer team earned a, 1-1, draw ...

The Hurricanes fell in their ACC road opener to the Virginia Cavaliers. ...

The Canes have won five straight games and are 2-0 in the ACC, but they know they have a tough road ...

TMH Twitter
About TMH

The Miami Hurricane is the student newspaper of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. The newspaper is edited and produced by undergraduate students at UM and is published weekly in print on Tuesdays during the regular academic year.