D.R.U.G.S. (album)

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D.R.U.G.S
Studio album by Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Released February 22, 2011 (2011-02-22)
Recorded July – October 2010
Genre Post-hardcore, alternative rock
Length 37:40
Label Sire, Decaydance
Producer John Feldmann
Singles from D.R.U.G.S.
  1. "If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is"
    Released: November 11, 2010[1][2]
  2. "Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm"
    Released: December 6, 2010[3]
  3. "Sex Life"
    Released: January 18, 2011[4]
  4. "My Swagger Has a First Name"
    Released: January 31, 2011[5]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (78%)[6]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[7]
BLARE Magazine 2.5/5 stars[8]
*CultureTease 6/10 stars[9]
Rock Sound (7/10)[10]

D.R.U.G.S. is the first and only studio album by American post-hardcore band Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows released on February 22, 2011.

Production and recording[edit]

As of August 25, 2010, the band is situated in Los Angeles recording their upcoming album with producer John Feldmann.[11][12] According to a Twitter post made by Craig Owens on October 17, 2010, D.R.U.G.S.' album is finished and currently is waiting release.[13] A similar post was also made by Matt Good a day later.[14]

On November 11, 2010, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows released their first single, "If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is."[15] On December 6, 2010, they released their second single, "Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm," (which is one of two songs, along with "Laminated E.T. Animal," whose titles are both palindromes).[16]

On January 17, 2011, a supposed "sex tape" featuring Craig Owens and another woman was released, along with stills, on the website Is Anyone Up?. The video turned out to be a hoax, as the ending revealed it to be promotion for the music video D.R.U.G.S.' single "Sex Life" which would premiere the next day, January 18.[17]

Also on January 18, pre-orders for their Regular and Deluxe versions were made available on iTunes. On February 1, "My Swagger Has a First Name" was released for streaming on the internet.[18]

On February 9, 2011, Alternative Press released an exclusive album reveal video for "The Only Thing You Talk About" which is Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows's legal rendition of the song "Thermacare" originally by Chiodos.[19] On February 10, 2011, D.R.U.G.S. released another album reveal video for the song "Graveyard Dancing" on MTV. Since then, they have released the songs on various media outlets, including "Laminated E.T. Animal", "Stop Reading, Start Doing Pushups" and "I'm The Rehab, You're The Drugs" on AbsolutePunk,[20] Noisecreep,[21] and Friends or Enemies.[22] An album reveal video has been released for every song on the album.

The music video for "If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is," was released on December 2, 2010. The official video for the song "Sex Life", featuring the band performing this time, was released on April 7, 2011.

On July 12, 2011, D.R.U.G.S. released a live EP titled "Live From Hot Topic", which includes 5 live versions of songs from the album: "The Only Thing You Talk About", "My Swagger has a First Name", "Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm", "Graveyard Dancing" and "If You Think This Song is About You, It Probably Is".

Sales[edit]

The album sold 14,000+ copies in its first week debuting at No. 29 on the Billboard 200.[23][24] The album has since hit No. 1 on Billboard's U.S. Hard Rock list.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows. 

Original CD
No. Title Length
1. "If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is"   2:31
2. "The Only Thing You Talk About"   3:20
3. "Graveyard Dancing"   2:59
4. "Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm"   3:26
5. "Sex Life"   3:30
6. "Laminated E.T. Animal"   3:32
7. "Stop Reading, Start Doing Pushups"   2:32
8. "I'm the Rehab, You're the Drugs"   4:04
9. "I'm Here to Take the Sky"   3:53
10. "The Hangman"   3:50
11. "My Swagger Has a First Name" (includes 4:05 of silence/hidden message) 7:48

Personnel[edit]

Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Production[25]
  • Produced, Mixed, Additional bass, String arrangements and vocals by John Feldmann
  • Engineered by John Feldmann, Erik Ron, Brandon Paddock and Spencer Hoad
  • Additional programming by John Feldmann and Brandon Paddock
  • A&R by John Feldmann, Craig Aaronson and Pete Wentz
  • Product manager: Scott Frost
  • Creative directors: Frank Maddocks, Donny Phillips and Norman Wonderly
  • Package design by Donny Phillips
  • Illustration by Mark Brown
  • Photography by Tamar Levine

References[edit]

  1. ^ MusicRemedy.com / (2010-12-02). "DRUGS – If You Think This Song Is About You It Probably Is song/video". Musicremedy.com. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  2. ^ "If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is – Single Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.)". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  3. ^ "D.R.U.G.S.: "Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm"". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  4. ^ Tate, Jason (18 January 2011). "New D.R.U.G.S. Song". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Tsai, Matthew (31 January 2011). "My Swagger Has A First Name". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "AbsolutePunk review". Absolutepunk.net. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  7. ^ “Stop Reading, Start Doing Pushups”. "Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows – D.R.U.G.S". Alt Press. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  8. ^ "REVIEW: Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows – "D.R.U.G.S."". Blaremagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  9. ^ ryan. "D.R.U.G.S. – D.R.U.G.S. (self-titled album)". Culturetease.com. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  10. ^ Emily Kearns. "Rock Sound review". Rocksound.tv. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  11. ^ "Twitter / Craig Owens: here we go! packing up & m". Twitter.com. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  12. ^ "Twitter / Craig Owens: first day of pre-pro w/ @J". Twitter.com. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  13. ^ Owens, Craigery (17 October 2010). "Twitter post". Twitter. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  14. ^ Good, Matt (18 October 2010). "Twitter post". Twitter. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  15. ^ Karan, Tim (2010-11-11). "D.R.U.G.S. release "If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is"". AltPress (Alternative Press). Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  16. ^ Fowler, Aaron (2010-12-06). "D.R.U.G.S. unveil new song "Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm"". AltPress (Alternative Press). Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  17. ^ "News | Craig Owens responds to leaked "sex tape"". Alt Press. 2011-01-18. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  18. ^ Style Hatch (2011-01-31). "New Song Stream – D.R.U.G.S". Commonrevolt.com. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  19. ^ "APTV | Exclusive: Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows "The Only Thing You Talk About"". Alt Press. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  20. ^ "New DRUGS Song for "Laminated E.T. Animal" –". Absolutepunk.net. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  21. ^ "D.R.U.G.S. Want Us to 'Stop Reading, Start Doing Pushups' – Song Premiere". Noisecreep.com. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  22. ^ "FOE Exclusive: Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows Song Premiere – "I’m The Rehab, You’re The Drugs"". Friendsorenemies.com. 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  23. ^ Adele's '21' Sells Over 350k to Top Billboard 200
  24. ^ "Building Album Sales Chart". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  25. ^ "D.R.U.G.S. – Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows". AllMusic. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 

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