Gimme Some

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Gimme Some
Studio album by Peter Bjorn and John
Released March 28, 2011
Genre Indie pop, indie rock, neo-psychedelia
Label Cooking Vinyl (UK)
Startime (USA)
Producer Per Sunding
Peter Bjorn and John chronology
Living Thing
Gimme Some
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Spin 7/10 stars[2]
Clash 9/10 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (6.2/10.0) [4]

Gimme Some is the sixth album by Peter Bjorn and John, was released March 28, 2011 in the UK, EU, and ROW on Cooking Vinyl and March 29 in the US on Startime International.

'Breaker, Breaker', 'Second Chance', 'Dig A Little Deeper' and 'May Seem Macabre' were released as singles, the latter as a radio-only single. "Second Chance," which was released on January 24, 2011, is perhaps best known as the opening theme of the American television sitcom 2 Broke Girls. The US tour for Gimme Some was notable for being characterised by free food being provided at each show by a catering company local to the city the band were playing at, tying in with some lyrics and themes of the album's main thematic song "Down Like Me". Live performances from this era were characterised by a back-to-basic, punk-like energy that came as a result of an effort by the band to revert to a more stripped-down sound after the electronic, layered compositions of their previous album Living Thing. Three singles were released from the album- 'Breaker Breaker', 'Second Chance', and 'Dig A Little Deeper'. 'May Seem Macabre' was also promoted for radio circulation. The band also created a music video in collaboration with Pitchfork.TV of the entire album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tomorrow Has to Wait" - 3:00
  2. "Dig a Little Deeper" - 3:52
  3. "Second Chance" - 4:15
  4. "Eyes" - 2:55
  5. "Breaker, Breaker" - 1:41
  6. "May Seem Macabre" - 4:44
  7. "(Don't Let Them) Cool Off" - 2:50
  8. "Black Book" - 1:38
  9. "Down Like Me" - 3:51
  10. "Lies" - 3:13
  11. "I Know You Don't Love Me" - 5:38