Interventions + Lullabies

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Interventions + Lullabies
Studio album by The Format
Released October 21, 2003
Recorded Mesmer Studios
Culver City, CA
Genre Indie pop
Label Elektra
Producer R. Walt Vincent
The Format chronology
EP
(2002)
Interventions + Lullabies
(2003)
Snails
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Interventions + Lullabies is the first album and second release by American rock band, The Format. Produced and recorded by R. Walt Vincent, it was released on October 21, 2003 on Elektra Records. While the album is considered to be quite radio friendly, it did not produce any hit singles. This is possibly due to the absorption of Elektra Records into Warner Bros. Records and Atlantic Records, shortly after the album's release. The album was made 2 years after the band formed (in 2001.)

The album's title originates from the track "I'm Ready, I Am."

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks written by Sam Means and Nate Ruess.
  1. "The First Single (You Know Me)" – 4:25
  2. "Wait, Wait, Wait" – 3:13
  3. "Give It Up" – 3:52
  4. "Tie the Rope" – 3:19
  5. "Tune Out" – 3:31
  6. "I'm Ready, I Am" – 3:15
  7. "On Your Porch" – 5:11
  8. "Sore Thumb" – 3:18
  9. "A Mess to Be Made" – 3:27
  10. "Let's Make This Moment a Crime" – 3:51
  11. "Career Day" – 5:44
  12. "A Save Situation" – 2:19

Elektra Records[edit]

Interventions + Lullabies was released on Elektra Records. Shortly after its release, Elektra was absorbed into Warner Bros. Records and Atlantic Records. This move allowed parent company, Warner Bros., to eliminate any artists and employees who were considered a liability, without having to fulfill contractual obligations. The Format first believed themselves to be dropped, but then learned that their contract had been picked up by Atlantic Records. Unfortunately for The Format, Atlantic had decided not to invest any time or money into Intervention + Lullabies and instead instructed them to simply record a second album similar to their debut.

Singles[edit]

The only single from Interventions + Lullabies was "The First Single."