The band Silverstein began as a side project for its original members. Their brand of emo-hardcore music resonated with fans, making Silverstein the primary focus of the five bandmates. The band consists of Shane Told as lead vocalist, Neil Boshart and Josh Bradford on guitar, Bill Hamilton on bass and Paul Koehler on drums. As they tour around the country, their loyal fan base lines up for tickets.
Silverstein released their first album in 2000, titled Summer's Stellar Gaze. Independently released, the album created a buzz around the band and helped their popularity begin to grow. They released their second album, When the Shadows Beam, in April 2002. The album showed the growth of the band as a unit and after it was heard by Victory Records owner Tony Brummel, Silverstein was signed to the label. Their first LP released on their new label was When Broken is Easily Fixed (2003). While it didn't make its way up the popular music charts, it helped them to draw in more fans. Each of their following studio albums showed improvement on the charts, with Discovering the Waterfront (2005) peaking at #34 on the US Billboard 200 and Arrivals and Departures reaching #25. The latter also peaked at #1 among the Top Independent Albums.