Hard rock band Silvertung has started the New Year with a bang thanks to the successful release of their new single “You & Me”. Debuting at number #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Radio’s Most Added List the week of release and continues to resonate with fans entering the Billboard Mainstream Rock Radio Chart’s Top 40. BraveWords is streaming the new video for “You & Me”. Watch now!

As the band’s only stripped down, acoustic song off their critically acclaimed debut Out of The Box (released on Pavement Entertainment), “You & Me” has continued its momentum thanks to the success of its video, which was directed by Wade Spencer. A homage to life on the road, the video takes viewers on a virtual tour with the band giving an inside look at the aspects that few get to see. Since its debut, the video has garnered over 34,000 views.

“When we came up with the concept for the video, we decided that we wanted to really show our fans what it was like to be on the road,” said Speed, Silvertung’s singer/guitarist. “Our fans are the reason why we have the opportunity to do what we love night after night. This is our way of giving them a backstage pass to our lives.”

It’s this devotion to their fans that has made Silvertung’s popularity soar over the past few years. That …and the hook-driven singles that have been released thus far. Their first single “Devil’s Advocate” also appeared on Billboard Mainstream Rock Radio’s Most Added List the week of release and “Never Too Late” and “Face The Music” both hit the Top 40 on Billboard’s BDS Rock Radio chart. Each of their videos has garnered over 100,000 YouTube views and these numbers are steadily climbing.

2016 proved to be a monumental year for one of the most formidable new hard rock bands to come out of the East coast, Silvertung. The first single off their album Out Of The Box, “Devil’s Advocate,” soared up Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Radio’s Most Added List the week it was released and the follow-up singles “Never Too Late” and “Face The Music” each hit the Top 40 on Billboard’s BDS Rock Radio Chart. Today the hard rockers reveal their softer side with the premiere of the video for their new single “You & Me” exclusively on AXS.

“You & Me” is the only acoustic song off Silvertung’s critically acclaimed debut album Out of The Box. Upon release the track climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Radio’s Most Added List edging out veteran acts Korn, Blink-182 and From Ashes To New. The video pays homage to life on the road, taking viewers on a sneak-peek virtual tour with the band. Director Wade Spencer was enlisted to capture the spirit of the song and filmed the video on location in Blue Bell, PA.

The first thing that strikes one upon playing the video is the quality of Speed’s voice. He has a wonderful tone and the quality truly comes through on this stripped down song. It is fun to watch the guys joking around with each other, giving fans a glimpse into their personalities, which happen to be quite special and most definitely worth experiencing in person. Silvertung’s singer/guitarist Speed said, “When we came up with the concept for the video, we decided that we wanted to really show our fans what it was like to be on the road. Our fans are the reason why we have the opportunity to do what we love night after night. This is our way of giving them a backstage pass to our lives.” Silvertung’s devotion to their fans, the Tung Nation, along with the band’s hook-driven singles has facilitated Silvertung’s popularity soar over the past few years.

Silvertung wrapped up their first headlining North American tour in Nov. Check out their website for upcoming tour dates. Catch up with Speed, Skoot, Codey and Danno on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

2016 has been an outstanding year for new music.  New albums from every genre have flooded the market.  While albums take center stage for so many audiences and critics alike, they are not the only new recordings that are deserving of attention.  EPs deserve just as much attention as albums this year and every year.  Keeping that in mind, this critic has maintained a list of the year’s top new EPs throughout the year.

Now with the year’s final weeks winding down, Phil’s Picks begins its annual “Best Of” lists with a list of the year’s top new EPs as, again, they are deserving of as much attention as the mass of albums released across the board.  This year’s list is topped by hard rock outfit Red Tide Rising’s new EP Voices.  Also included in this year’s list are new EPs from Fenix TX, Silvertung, Orgy and many others.

As in previous years, the lists presented by Phil’s Picks are topped by the year’s top 10 new releases.  An extra five releases worthy of honorable mention are included, too.  That brings each list’s count to 15.  Having said all of that, here is the first of Phil’s Picks “Best Of” lists for 2016.  It is 2016’s Top 10 New EPs.

 

2016 TOP 10 NEW EPs

1) Red Tide Rising – Voices

2) Fenix TX – CRE.EP

3) Silvertung – Out of the Box

4) Tengger Cavalry – Mountainside

5) Aree and the Purehearts – Aree and the Purehearts

6) Into The Fire – Into The Fire

7) Essential End – Essential End 

8) Not A Planet – Smokebombs and Cigarettes

9) Orgy – Talk Sick

10) KT Tunstall – Golden State

"Devil's Advocate by Silvertung topped Rock Rage Radio's "Queen Of Rock" contest with 66% of votes cast!

It was April 2010 in front of a sold out crowd in Brunswick Maryland I was introduced to Silvertung by my friend Scott Savage.  Little did I ever imagine how this chance introduction would change my life and foster many great memories.

As I walked in to G Boones In Boonsboro Maryland on November 23rd an excited nervousness started to build inside me, and I began to wonder why? It wasn’t like this was the first time seeing a show at G Boones, and it wasn’t like this was my first show review and interview. So what was it? Then it hit me in all the years of my relationship with Silvertung from being on the road with them working with them sitting in on different interviews I had never really sat down with the band that has had such a huge impact on my life, and been the one doing the interview and show review so for me yes to say I was nervous was definitely and understatement.

As I made my way back to the green room at G Boones I walked in and there was Speed (Vocalist, and Guitar) to greet me. Instantly that friendship and bond between me and each member of Silvertung was rekindled like that long lost family member.  As we waited for Danno (Drummer), Skoot (Bassist and Vocals) and Cody (Guitarist and Vocals) we both sat down grabbed a bottle of water and began talking about life individually and as it pertained to SIlvertung, and revisiting some old “war stories” from the past 6 years. As I talked with Speed we talked about the ups and down’s of the band as a whole.  How through their signing with Pavement Entertainment they all have realized nothing comes easy and even though they are signed the work doesn’t stop. Smiling Speed looked at me and said “If people thought Silvertung was a good or decent band before, well they haven’t seen anything yet we’re just getting started and this crazy journey”. It’s now a little before 9PM and I’m cornered in the green room with Silvertung and yes you guessed it I’m nervous, but I know as they say “The show must go on” and with that we start into the interview, and then it happens that quiet calm the relaxed fear that dissolves into jokes, smiles and laughs as we all sit around and talk about the “Hit The Pavement Tour” the new music, how the overall perception has been from the band’s stand point and what does the future hold for Silvertung.

November 23rd the  eve of Thanksgiving  a night for myself and The TUNG Nation thatwas made even more amazing by the fact that this night marked the first show ever for Silvertung at G Boones in Boonsboro Maryland as well as an extended set as SIlvertung played tracks like “The Pawn”, and “Slow Me Down” from “The Pawn” CD, and “Coming Alive” and Justify” from “Devil’s In The Details” and of course treating us to “Face The Music” and Devil’s Advocate” from “Out Of The Box” and much much more. SIlvertung having just finished their last date on their “Hit The Pavement Tour” with Vajra, VIA showed no signs of slowing down or taking it easy. Proving just how much hard work and dedication means by giving their all and showing the fans the love and appreciation they deserved.

It was Silvertung’s interaction with the fans, and the fans returning that love and interaction with the band making the show and experience dare I say euphoric. As the fans were singing verse for verse to songs like “Daddy’s Little Girl” and “Never To Late” you could see on the faces of each of the members of SIlvertung that they were right where they needed to be. Speed said it best” We are family!! From the fan’s to our Road Crew to each of us in the band, we’ve bled for this we fought for this and now we are here, because without you The TUNG Nation there would be no SIlvertung”. As I looked through my eye piece of my camera I stood there for what seemed an eternity just looking at the (4) individuals and I knew then that this was a different Silvertung then the one I met 6 years ago and by no means was that a bad thing.  To the contrary it was a great thing  and I was happy and proud to be a part of it……

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