Thursday, July 26, 2007

Silverchair's new album is here

SILVERCHAIR's critically acclaimed new record YOUNG MODERN comes out today by way of their own label, eleven music in association w/Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group. The band is currently on tour w/We Are The Fury including stops in DC, NJ and NYC this week and Detroit, Chicago for Lollapalooza and Minneapolis the following week. Their Lollapalooza set time is 2:30-3:30pm Sat August 4th on the At&t Main Stage in between Tokyo Police Club and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

"Straight Lines" is currently the hottest track at alternative radio as we were up to #29 on BDS in the singles' third week on the chart and was the #3 spin gainer for the second week in a row as we went up over 100 spins last week. We're receiving airplay on 5 different formats; Alt, Triple A, Hot Ac, Active and Mainstream Rock. BTW, this is their biggest song EVER in Australia, even bigger than '95's "Tomorrow" and considering the fact that Silverchair own more #1 records than any other band in Aussie music history, that's a telling stat!

VH1 has added the video for "Straight Lines" into LARGE rotation. Tune into MTV tomorrow night (Weds 7/25 - Times TBD) for an MTV News piece on Silverchair as John Norris sits down with Daniel Johns to discuss the new record. Also, look for Silverchair on FUSE tomorrow afternoon (Weds 7/25) as they'll be live on "The Sauce" at 6pm EST.

"Modern is a polished glam-rock suite, boasting more ecstatic melodies and colorful riffs than their four previous efforts combined. Frontman Daniel Johns' voice... soars from campy snarl to sensitive falsetto in mere moments. Here's hoping Silverchair's second act is just getting started." Grade: A- (EW PICK) Entertainment Weekly

"Young Modern has reestablished Daniel Johns and crew as a commercial force, exhibiting a lush, mature sound that has done nothing to diminish their fans' loyalty." LA Times

"Oh my how the boys from Silverchair have grown...Silverchair have again taken a huge leap in artistry and sophistication with their fifth longplayer, Young Modern...With soft piano that builds into a baroque pop delight, the soaring and contagious lead single, 'Straight Lines' affirms just how far Silverchair have come over the last decade." Associated Press

"{On Young Modern} Johns now sings higher and softer; his voice (and Bono-like penchant for short hair and vests) renders him a more delicate, mature post-rock star." OC Weekly

"Dig in - this thing is quite a feast." Boston Phoenix

Upcoming North American Dates:
7/24/2007 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
7/26/2007 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
7/27/2007 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
7/28/2007 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore at the TLA
7/29/2007 Boston, MA Paradise
7/30/2007 Montreal, QC Le Spectrum
8/1/2007 Toronto, ON Phoenix
8/3/2007 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
8/4/2007 Chicago,IL Grand Park (LOLLAPALOOZA) no/WaTF
8/5/2007 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

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