Being patient and working hard has definitely paid off – just ask Shane Told.
The vocalist for Canadian rock band Silverstein has seen the band’s latest album – “This is How the Wind Shifts” – become its most successful to date.
After being a band for 14 years, Told couldn’t be happier.
“The album has been really well received,” he says during a recent interview. “Not only by the press, but the fans are loving it for sure. It’s really great to see the growth that we’ve had on this album.”
Silverstein formed in 2000 and has since released seven studio albums, four EPs, a compilation album and a live DVD/CD.
The band consists of Told, Paul Koehler, Josh Bradford, Billy Hamilton and Paul Marc Rousseau.
Told says that with hard work over the course of more than a decade, the band is finally where it wants to be.
“We’ve built up an audience over the years,” he says. “We’ve toured and done hundreds of shows per year. We’ve played the small clubs. We’ve played stadiums. No matter the venue, it’s just fun to be out there and performing.”
Told says putting the album together felt comfortable to the band and the members knew it was some of the band’s best music.
“We’ve been out in the industry for a long time,” he says. “To know that we’re still making music that resonates with our fans is amazing. We’re touring relentlessly for this album to make sure that everyone gets a chance to see the songs live.”
Told says the band also re-released the album with some bonus tracks that fit the entire feel of “This is How the Wind Shifts.”
He says the band didn’t want to do an entire album or EP with the added tracks.
“It was the best way to get the music out there,” he says. “Besides, it gave us a chance to remain on the road and keep going with the album.”