Silverstein is a Canadian rock band from Burlington, Ontario, formed in 2000. Their band name is a reference to the famous children's author Shel Silverstein, whom the band had admired and read the stories of as children. They have released a total of seven studio albums, three EPs, a compilation album and a live DVD/CD. Their lineup had remained unchanged for eleven years since December 2001, consisting of lead vocalist Shane Told, guitarists Neil Boshart and Josh Bradford, bass guitarist and backing vocalist Billy Hamilton, and drummer Paul Koehler. In September 2012, the band had announced that Neil Boshart had left the band and would be replaced by Paul Marc Rousseau. The band achieved moderate success with their second studio album, Discovering The Waterfront, reaching No. 34 on the Billboard 200 charts, with the following two albums charting at similar positions.
The band left long-time record label, Victory Records, in 2010, and are currently signed with Hopeless Records and Universal Music Canada. Silverstein released their fifth studio album, titled Rescue in April 2011. Their fifth EP, made up of songs under 90 seconds, called Short Songs was released on February 7, 2012. Their sixth studio album, This Is How the Wind Shifts, was released on February 5, 2013.