Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Silverchair releases iTunes EP today

Silverchair will release the iTunes exclusive EP on Tuesday, December 18 entitled The Greatest View EP. The six track collection features the current single "The Greatest View" which was originally on Silverchair's 2003 release Diorama and will be stripped onto 2008 editions of Young Modern plus a remix of "Straight Lines" by The Presets, Two previously unreleased Young Modern B-Sides and two videos. Full track listing is below.
"The Greatest View" is currently receiving major airplay across the country including such stations as Q101/Chicago, 99X/Atlanta, WFNX/Boston, KDGE/Dallas, Sirius, XM and Music Choice.
A little known fact is that Silverchair lead singer/guitar player and The Presets leader Julian Hamilton are great friends thanks to their Australian roots and similar musical interests. Julian actually co-wrote the smash hit "Straight Lines" along with three other tracks off Young Modern and has been a touring member of Silverchair when he has the time. Julian and Kim from the Presets were also touring members of the Dissociatives - Daniel's 'other band' with Paul Mac. Closing the circle, Daniel contributed guitar work for past Presets records as well as helping write some tunes with them so it's a family affair. The Presets have a new album set for early '08 release.
Silverchair is on the verge of finishing up the second leg of their sold out US tour before heading back to Australia for the holidays. They will headline that country's Big Day Out tour in January alongside Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and Arcade Fire. Expect to see the band back in the U.S. in early 2008.

The Greatest View EP Track Listing:
1. The Greatest View (Originally from "Diorama")
2. Straight Lines {The Presets Remix}
3. We're Not Lonely...BUT We Miss You (B-Side)
4. Barbarella (B-Side)
5. If You Keep Losing Sleep (VIDEO)
6. The Greatest View - Live From Carriageworks, Sydney (VIDEO)

The U.S. Press LOVE Young Modern!
"{Young Modern} is the pinnacle of the band's fascinating development." - All Music Guide
"{Young Modern is} Excellent...Silverchair's return is loaded with triumphant, beautifully orchestrated Britpop, something like the Verve with an ax to grind." - Time Out Chicago
"'Young Modern Station' features frontman Daniel John's soaring falsetto and hi-hat-driven chorus that the Killers wish they would have written for their latest disc. 'Insomnia' is a carnival-inspired orchestral rocker that sounds like Queen meets My Chemical Romance, and the Beatlesque "Reflections Of A Sound" features a pop sensibility that's remarkably advanced for musicians still in their 20's" - Cleveland Free Times
“After five years off, former teen rockers return with a strong, mature album.”- Rolling Stone, 4 out of 5 stars
“[Young] Modern is a polished glam-rock suite, boasting more ecstatic melodies and colorful riffs than their four previous efforts combined…Here’s hoping Silverchair’s second act is just getting started.”- Entertainment Weekly, A-
“‘Young Modern’ has reestablished Daniel Johns and crew as a commercial force, exhibiting a lush, mature sound …”- Los Angeles Times
“{On Daniel Johns} Two scoops of yum with a meow on top!”- Perez Hilton

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