|Studio album by Electric Six|
|Released||September 12, 2006|
|Producer||Peters & Peters|
|Electric Six chronology|
The album consists of thirteen new tracks. The band commented that:
|“||[...] for the first time, none of the songs have the word "dance" or variation of "dance" in the title. But fear not. We have songs with "drugs" and "girls" and "tonight" and "night" and "louder" and "party" in the title, so we haven't given up on our philosophy just yet.||”|
A music video for the song "I Buy the Drugs" was recorded on July 1, 2006 and was released on their MySpace site in early August. A digital download of the track followed on August 15, 2006.
The album was released on September 12, 2006 in the United States and was followed by releases in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.
All lyrics written by Tyler Spencer; all music composed by Tyler Spencer except where noted.
- "The Band in Hell" – 3:19
- "I Buy the Drugs" – 3:22
- "Mr. Woman" – 2:52
- "Night Vision" – 4:03
- "Infected Girls" (Peters/Shipps) – 3:29
- "Pulling the Plug on the Party" – 2:54
- "Rubber Rocket" (Tait) – 3:37
- "Pink Flamingos" – 2:42
- "I Wish This Song Was Louder" – 3:14
- "Slices of You" (John Nash) – 4:17
- "There's Something Very Wrong With Us, So Let's Go Out Tonight" – 4:23
- "Germans in Mexico" – 3:01
- "Chocolate Pope" – 1:02
Lead singer Dick Valentine stated in an interview that the band intends to record a video for every song on the album, "a lot of them...low budget.", however these plans have not been abandoned. Seven official videos were released:
- "I Buy the Drugs", hosted at YouTube
- "Chocolate Pope", hosted at YouTube
- "Mr. Woman", hosted at YouTube.
- "Pulling the Plug on the Party", hosted at YouTube
- "There's Something Very Wrong With Us So Let's Go Out Tonight", hosted at YouTube
- "Rubber Rocket", hosted at YouTube.
- "Infected Girls", hosted at YouTube
In addition to the official videos released by the band, Electric Six also hosted a contest for the best fan video for the first single on the album, "I Buy the Drugs." Several winning videos were posted on the band's MySpace page but have since been removed.
- Roughly at 1:50 mark of the track "Infected Girls" there is a speech of the girl telling the story from "Pleasing Interlude I" (a track from the band's second album, Señor Smoke) in Russian in the end in Lithuanian.
- Lead singer Dick Valentine has stated that the name Switzerland was chosen because he had never been there, and hoped that the band would be invited to tour. As of February 2009, Electric Six is scheduled to tour Switzerland in March.
- The album was dedicated to the Swiss tennis player Roger Federer.
- "Dick Valentine, Musician, Electric Six", Gothamist, June 9, 2006.
- Allmusic review
- Pitchfork Media review
- Alternative Press review
- "Switzerland" at Inertia Records.
- "Electric Six to hold groundbreaking fan video contest for 'I Buy The Drugs!'", official Electric Six website, August 18, 2006.
- See "Frequently Asked Questions 2009" http://www.electricsix.com/
- Metropolis Mail Order: album review and track listing