Places for Breathing

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Places for Breathing
Studio album by Revis
Released May 20, 2003 (US)
June 17, 2003 (Canada)
Recorded 2002-2003 at NRG Recording Studios, in North Hollywood.
Genre Post-grunge
Length 41:11
Label Epic
Producer Don Gilmore[1]
Revis chronology
Places for Breathing
(2003)
Do We Have to Beg?
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Places for Breathing is the first studio album by American post-grunge band Revis. Released in May 2003 on Epic Records, it was recorded in 2002 at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood. The album features the singles "Caught in the Rain" and "Seven" and debuted at number one on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.

Writing and recording[edit]

All songs were written on acoustic guitar before being demoed. Guitarist Nathaniel Cox wrote all lyrics with some input by vocalist Justin Holman. "A Gift," "Seven," and "Straight Jacket Labels" served as the band's first three demos produced by Tommy Henriksen and Jeff Tilson. They then recorded "Caught in the Rain" and "Spin" to encourage further label hype prior to being signed.[3] Upon their joining Epic Records, Revis worked with famed producer Don Gilmore as well as Andy Wallace and Alan Moulder on mixing. In New York, Wallace provided mixing on two tracks while Moulder covered the remainder of the album.

Session drummer Josh Freese provided drumming tracks with the exception of "Your Wall" which was recorded by new Revis drummer David Piribauer.

Touring and promotion[edit]

Revis toured with Oleander in early 2003 before headlining the second stage of Pearl Jam's tour. They also joined Creed as well as Cold and Evanescence on the first Nintendo Fusion Tour.[4]

The first track, "Caught in the Rain," was originally released as on Daredevil: The Album, the soundtrack for its respective movie, in February 2003. A music video was also produced with director Steven Murashige whose previous work included Incubus' "Pardon Me" and Rage Against the Machine's "Renegades of Funk."[5] "Seven" would serve as a follow-up single and managed to land on the Mainstream Rock chart.

"Caught in the Rain" was also featured on the soundtrack to EA Sports' release MVP Baseball 2003.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Caught in the Rain" - 3:28
  2. "Your Wall" - 3:29
  3. "Spin"- 3:08
  4. "Seven" - 4:14
  5. "Straight Jacket Labels" - 3:40
  6. "Living Rooms" - 2:51
  7. "Re Use" - 3:52
  8. "City Beneath" - 3:32
  9. "Everything After" - 3:21
  10. "Places for Breathing" - 3:21
  11. "Look Right Through Me" - 06:15

Unreleased Tracks

  1. "From That Point On" - 3:24
  2. "A Gift" - 4:15
  3. "Shotgun Star (Bright)" - 3:25
  4. "Butterfly Cry" - 3:25

Personnel[edit]

Band
  • Justin Holman – vocals
  • Robert Davis – guitar
  • Nathaniel Cox – guitar
  • Bob Thiemann – bass
  • David Piribauer – drums (on "Your Wall")
Other
  • Josh Freese - session drums (all tracks except "Your Wall")
  • Don Gilmore - production
  • Andy Wallace - mixing
  • Alan Moulder - mixing

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 Billboard 200 115
2003 Billboard Heatseekers 1

Singles[edit]

Year Title Positions
US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock
2003 "Caught in the Rain" 20 8
2003 "Seven" 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Gilmore credits at Allmusic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Places for Breathing: An interview with Revis SonicControl.com (February 28, 2003). Retrieved on 6-10-09.
  4. ^ Jeckell, Barry A. Evanescence, Cold Rock 'Nintendo Fusion Tour' Billboard.com (June 24, 2003). Retrieved on 6-25-09.
  5. ^ Revis Interview ArenzPhotography.com (2002). Retrieved on 6-10-09.

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