Silverchair’s Sophomore Album Getting The Vinyl Re-Issue Treatment

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Courtesy: srcvinyl

Silverchair’s sophomore record Freak Show is returning to stores this summer.

SRC Vinyl will re-issue the band’s second album on vinyl on July 28th. It is the third of the band’s albums to be re-issued on vinyl. Both Frogstomp and Neon Ballroom have each received the vinyl re-issue treatment previously. Pre-orders are available online now for the re-issues at It will be available in a 2-LP, four-side presentation in two different colors—180 gram red (limited to 500 copies) and 180 gram green (limited to 1,500 copies). It has already sold out in its 180 gram blue presentation. The complete track listing for the album is as follows:


Track Listing:

SIDE A: A1 Slave, A2 Freak, A3 Abuse Me, A4 Lie To Me

SIDE B: B1 No Association, B2 Cemetery, B3 The Door

SIDE C: C1 Pop Song For Us Rejects, C2 Learn To Hate, C3 Petrol & Chlorine

SIDE D: D1 Roses, D2 Nobody Came, D3 The Closing


Freak Show was originally produced by Nick Launay (Birthday Party, Models, Midnight Oil). It produced three Top 10 singles—‘Freak,’ ‘Abuse Me,’ and ‘Cemetery’—and reached the number one spot in the band’s home country of Australia. The album’s fourth single, ‘The Door,’ reached #25. The album was a response to the expectations placed on the band and the backlash that the band received from audiences and critics alike after the release of its debut album Frogstomp. It [Freak Show] would go on to go gold in the United States and platinum four times over in Australia. Sales of Freak Show internationally topped 1.5 million copies.

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Gillies’ New Post Silverchair Project One Of 2012’s Surprise Hits

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Ben Gillies’ name likely doesn’t ring a bell to most audiences.  But with the release of the debut album from his new band, Bento, the former Silverchair drummer’s name may become far more prominent among music audiences.  Diamond Days is such an intriguing record in that its sound is something similar to a hybrid of indie pop and rock.  The album’s title track opens the whole thing.  It’s a solid opener that’s driven largely by a moving piano part and equally solid drumming.  The song’s lyrics do their own part in the song’s success, too.  Gillies sings happily, “These are the/Diamond Days/My vision/Of golden sands/They were the/fractured dreams/No more/Of broken hearts/I got this feeling long ago.”  The whole positive, upbeat spirit of the song makes it not just a solid opener for the album, but an instant hit for the band.  It is without a doubt the best possible first impression for Gillies and company on this new project.

Gillies and his band mates keep the positive vibe moving in the album’s second track, ‘Words of Love.’  The title alone leaves no question as to the song’s topic.  And the lyrics back that up, as Gillies sings, “Take this heart of mine/And make it yours to keep/It’s your gift here waiting/It’s your cherry tree.  Again, the band leaves little doubt about the song’s topic.  The standard sappy love song lyrics aside, it’s still a good song thanks to that continued up-tempo vibe of the song’s musical half.  Even those people who aren’t fans of the love song genre will enjoy this song if only for the fact that it’s a forward moving piece.  For that matter, it’s another highlight of this debut release from Bento.

Gillies moves in a different direction after ‘Words of Love.’  The album’s third track will take children of the 80’s back in time with its keyboard part.  It’s a throwback to the nu-wave sound of the 80’s.  From there, he moves back to a more light rock oriented sound on ‘Glue’, another of this album’s high points.  This song especially would be a good fit at any mainstream rock radio station, given the chance.  It actually boasts something akin to a classic rock vibe.  Some might even compare it to material from music legend Bob Dylan.  It’s another song that comes across as being about personal relationships.  But that aside, the music makes it another great listen, and one more piece of the overall successful musical picture that is Diamond DaysDiamond Days is available in stores and online now.  It can be ordered online direct via the official Bento website,  Fans can also get all the latest news and more from Bento on its official website, as well as,,,, and

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