Background Music (album)

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Background Music
Studio album by Give Up the Ghost
Released June 12, 2001 (2001-06-12)
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 23:33
Label Equal Vision (EVR062)
Give Up the Ghost chronology
The Sun Isn't Getting Any Brighter
(2001)
Background Music
(2001)
We're Down Til We're Underground
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Punknews.org 3/5 stars[2]

Background Music is the debut studio album by the American hardcore punk band Give Up the Ghost. The album was originally released on June 12, 2001[3] through Equal Vision Records under the name American Nightmare, but was later reissued in 2003 under the name Give Up the Ghost after another band named American Nightmare filed a cease and desist order.[4] Background Music was also reissued in 2011 through Deathwish Inc. in celebration of the band's reunion shows.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "(We Are)" – 2:38
  2. "There's a Black Hole in the Shadow of the Pru" – 2:00
  3. "AM/PM" – 3:05
  4. "Shoplifting in a Ghost Town" – 2:51
  5. "I Saved Latin" – 0:22
  6. "Postmark My Compass" – 2:15
  7. "I.C. You Are Feeling Drake" – 2:09
  8. "Hearts" – 1:03
  9. "God Save the Queen" – 2:00
  10. "Your Arsonist" – 2:48
  11. "Farewell" – 2:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Kurt. "Background Music – Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Paul, Aubin (June 30, 2001). "Review: Background Music". Punknews.org. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Background Music – Give Up the Ghost". Equal Vision Records. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ D'Angelo, Joe; Downey, Ryan; Robinson, Iann (April 17, 2003). "Metal File: Hard And Heavy News On Napalm Death, In Flames, Killing Joke, Living Sacrifice And More". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ Battan, Carrie (October 27, 2011). "Give Up the Ghost (American Nightmare) Reunite for New Year's Shows". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 3, 2012.