Evolver (311 album)

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Evolver
Studio album by 311
Released July 22, 2003
Recorded January - April 2003 at The Hive in North Hollywood, California
Genre Alternative rock, hard rock, reggae rock
Length 40:17
Label Volcano Entertainment
Producer 311
311 chronology
From Chaos
(2001)
Evolver
(2003)
Greatest Hits '93–'03
(2004)
Singles from Evolver
  1. "Creatures (For a While)"
    Released: July 15th, 2003
  2. "Beyond The Gray Sky"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

Evolver is the seventh studio album by 311 and the second recorded in 311's recording studio The Hive in North Hollywood, California. Despite the success of the single "Creatures (For a While)" (which reached #3 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart) and positive reaction from their fanbase, Evolver became the first 311 album to not receive an RIAA certification.

Evolver is an "Enhanced CD" containing a featurette on the making of the album cover.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Creatures (For a While)" (Music: Hexum/Mahoney; Lyrics: Hexum/Martinez) - 4:27
  2. "Reconsider Everything" (Hexum; Hexum/Martinez) - 2:50
  3. "Crack the Code" (Hexum; Hexum/Martinez) - 3:55
  4. "Same Mistake Twice" (Hexum) - 3:22
  5. "Beyond the Gray Sky" (Mahoney; Hexum/Martinez) - 4:18
  6. "Seems Uncertain" (Hexum) - 3:36
  7. "Still Dreaming" (Sexton; Hexum/Martinez) - 3:41
  8. "Give Me a Call" (Hexum/Sexton; Hexum/Martinez) - 3:21
  9. "Don't Dwell" (Hexum/Wills; Hexum) - 2:40
  10. "Other Side of Things" (Sexton; Hexum/Martinez) - 3:08
  11. "Sometimes Jacks Rule the Realm" (Hexum) - 6:37 (around 5:24 without Coda)
  • "Coda" (Wills/Hexum) - 1:11

Outtakes[edit]

  • "Time Is Precious" (Hexum) - 3:07 (Available via 311' website) [1]
  • "What Do You Do?" (??; Hexum/Martinez) - 2:42 (Evolver Japan Import)

Demos[edit]

  • "Jerrybird" - Early demo for Beyond the Gray Sky

Track-by-track personnel[edit]

    • "Creatures (For A While)"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
  • Tim Mahoney - Guitar
  • SA Martinez - Vocals, Turntables
    • "Reconsider Everything"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
  • SA Martinez - Vocals, Turntables
    • "Crack The Code"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
  • SA Martinez - Vocals, Turntables
    • "Same Mistake Twice"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
    • "Beyond the Gray Sky"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
  • Tim Mahoney - Guitar
  • SA Martinez - Vocals, Turntables
    • "Seems Uncertain"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
    • "Still Dreaming"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
  • SA Martinez - Vocals, Turntables
  • Chad Sexton - Percussion, Drums
    • "Give Me a Call"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
  • SA Martinez - Turntables, Vocals
  • Chad Sexton - Drums, Percussion
    • "Don't Dwell"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
  • Aaron Wills - Bass Guitar, Violin, Percussion
    • "Other Side of Things"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
  • SA Martinez - Vocals, Turntables
  • Chad Sexton - Drums
    • "Sometimes Jacks Rule the Realm"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
    • "Coda (Hidden Track)"
  • Nick Hexum - Vocals, Guitar
  • Aaron Wills - Bass, Violin, Percussion

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Ron Saint Germain
  • Engineer: Zack Barnhorst
  • Digital editing: Zack Barnhorst
  • Mastering: Joe Gastwirt
  • Studio technician: Matt Hunter, Daniel Wates
  • Art direction: Ron Ulieny
  • Directors: Joe Lynch, Steven Oritt
  • Concept: Ron Ulieny
  • Design: Dan Levin
  • Layout design: Dan Levin
  • Photo coordination: Amber Vantris
  • Photography: Ron Ulieny
  • Photo assistance: Jeaneen Lund
  • Artwork: Mike Allen, Christy Greenwood, Louie Hozwell, Marguerite Olivelle, Chris Waltes
  • Lighting: Todd Hickey

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
2003 The Billboard 200 7

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
2003 "Beyond the Gray Sky" Modern Rock Tracks 39
2003 "Creatures (For a While)" Modern Rock Tracks 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived July 13, 2007)