Young Modern Station
If You Keep Losing Sleep
Reflections Of A Sound
Those Thieving Birds (Part 1)
Those Thieving Birds (Part 2)
The Man That Knew Too Much
Waiting All Day
All Across The World
Silverchair – Young Modern / Vinyl, LP, Album.
Reissue limited to 1,000 copies on royal blue vinyl.
Young Modern is the fifth and final studio album by Australian alternative rock band Silverchair, released on 31 March 2007 and co-produced by Daniel Johns and Nick Launay. The title comes from a nickname given to Daniel Johns by composer Van Dyke Parks. The tracks “Straight Lines”, “Reflections of a Sound”, “If You Keep Losing Sleep” and “Mind Reader” were released as singles. Young Modern entered the Australian albums chart at No. 1 on 15 April 2007, their fifth consecutive album to do this, making Silverchair the first band to accomplish this feat in Australia. The album was certified Triple Platinum by the ARIA, peaked at No. 70 on the US Billboard 200 chart and opened at No. 8 on the New Zealand albums chart. Young Modern won six ARIA Awards in 2007, including Best Group, Best Rock Album, Single of the Year (for “Straight Lines”) and Album of the Year. At the J Awards of 2007, the album was nominated for Australian Album of the Year.
Silverchair spent five weeks in the Australian Hunter Region in late 2005 to practice and sharpen material that Daniel Johns had previously written. Following this, the band recorded intermediate full band demo versions of the songs. To record the final versions of these songs, the band travelled to Los Angeles to record with record producer Nick Launay at Seedy Underbelly Studios. Johns co-produced the album alongside Launay. During the L.A. sessions, additional songs were written and recorded. Van Dyke Parks was hired to compose orchestral arrangements for three songs: “If You Keep Losing Sleep”, “All Across the World” and the three part epic “Those Thieving Birds/Strange Behaviour”. Johns and Parks travelled to Prague to have the orchestral arrangements recorded by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Unlike previous Silverchair albums, Young Modern was funded independently by the band rather than by a record label. This was done to “remove the added label pressures”, according to Billboard. The name Young Modern comes from a nickname given to Silverchair’s lead singer, Johns, by Van Dyke Parks during their time working together on Diorama in 2002. The album features various guest appearances from Australian and international musicians such as Luke Steele, Julian Hamilton and Paul Mac, the latter of whom performed with Johns as The Dissociatives.
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