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Canadian rockers Silverstein go back to the "Waterfront" for new tour

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Silverstein has a new album come out this year, due this spring.

But for the moment the rockers from Burlington, Ont. -- who perform Friday, Jan. 16, at the Crofoot Ballroom -- are tripping through their past, celebrating the band's 15th anniversary and the 10-year anniversary of its sophomore album, "Discovering the Waterfront."

"It's a really cool experience having this kind of nostalgia and playing all these old songs we haven't played in awhile," says frontman Shane Told, 33, who spent some time living in Detroit with a former girlfriend. "I think it's the album that kind of put us into the underground spotlight of music or whatever you want to call it. the first album (2003's 'When Broken Is Easily Fxed') did OK, but the second record was like, 'OK, this band is here to stay. They're gonna be here for awhile.'

"A lot of our fans say it's their favorite album. And it's really cool because we have people coming out who are 13 or 14 years old and tell us 'Discovering the Waterfront' is their favorite album of all time, and we're like, 'You were four when it came out!' So it's cool that it's been that timeless and handed down from big brothers to little brothers. It's a special record in that way."

That said, Told and company are hoping fans fell that way about the forthcoming "I Am Alive In Everything I Touch," which Silverstein recorded at studios in and around Toronto and will be its first under a new deal with Rise Records. "We spent a lot of time on it," Told says, and after rave reviews for 2013's "This Is How the Wind Shifts," the group feels a high bar has been set for the project.

"Records get harder and hard to make as you grow, and every time you do one record you want to top it the next time out," Told acknowledges. "We really wanted to prove the last record wasn't a fluke and that we could outdo ourselves again, so there were days when I'd be in the vocal booth for hours and hours poring over which line and which words we wanted to use.

"There's really an attention to detail with this record which I think we've never had before, and I think it shows. I can't wait for people to hear it."

Silverstein, Beartooth, Hands Like Houses, Major League and My Iron Lung

Friday, Jan. 16. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 day of show.

Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

Web Site: www.thecrofoot.com

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