Our dear friend Van Dyke Parks recently visited Australia as part of a music industry convention held in Brisbane. As you might know Van Dyke has been a long time member of the Silverchair family working with us on orchestral arrangements for Diorama & Young Modern (his nickname for Daniel has always been Young Modern).
We wanted to draw your attention to some news pieces for those of you who are interested in reading more about Van Dyke's work.
It was announced just moments ago that TOMORROW has come in at #33 on the TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100 OF ALL TIME.
Thanks to all of you out there for your votes!
Daniel, Ben & Chris recently got together in a remote studio for a bit over 3 weeks to work on some new songs. While they were there they video'd numerous candid scenes.
Check out the latest video courtesy of Ben's fantastic editing & filming skills.
Have you all voted for your fave Silverchair songs in the Hottest 100 yet? Don't delay as voting closes soon & every vote counts :)
We've compiled all your requests and updated Silverchair's music player on MySpace.
Featured songs are STRAIGHT LINES, THE GREATEST VIEW, ANA'S SONG, FREAK & TOMORROW.
Add your fave 'chair song to your MySpace profile now!
Check it out here: www.myspace.com/silverchair
Silverchair have been back in the studio over the last few weeks!
Daniel, Ben & Chris recently got together in a remote studio for a bit over 3 weeks to work on some new songs.
They put down a bunch of ideas & Daniel has since gone away to write and develop the songs further.
The band made a small video themselves as a little special something just for you. There are no release plans yet.
Watch this space.
To celebrate 20 years of the Hottest 100, Triple J are asking the question "What is your hottest song of all time?"
Thanks to all of you SILVERCHAIR have featured in the Hottest 100 many, many times over the years.
In last years poll "Straight Lines" had the strongest showing when it hit the #2 spot!
Also featured were: If You Keep Losing Sleep (#30) & Reflections of a Sound (#80).
Other highlights have included "Tomorrow" (#5 in 1994), "Freak" (#13 in 1997), "Ana's Song" (#15 in 1999) and "The Greatest View" (#10 in 2002).
You can vote for all your favorite SILVERCHAIR songs from now right up until midnight (AEST) on Sunday June 28th 2009.
Click here to vote: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100_alltime/voting/
Wanna know what Silverchair's favorite songs to warm up to are?
Check out their Top Ten here: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100_alltime/toptens/silverchair.htm
"Guitar Hero World Tour" has announced the addition of three new tracks including Silverchair's "Tomorrow". The tracks are currently available on the Xbox Live Marketplace and should come to the Playstation Network sometime today.
The 3 tracks are:
"Tomorrow" by Silverchair
"Outtathaway!" by The Vines
"Dimension" by Wolfmother
Each track is available individually on the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace and you can also buy the "Aussie Pack" that contains all three songs.