Tales Told by Dead Friends

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Tales Told by Dead Friends
EP by Mayday Parade
Released Mid 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock, pop punk, emo
Length 26:58
Label Self-released
Producer Lee Dyess
Mayday Parade chronology
Tales Told by Dead Friends
(2006)
A Lesson in Romantics
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (50%)[1]
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2][3]
Sputnikmusic (3.7/5)[4]

Tales Told by Dead Friends is the debut EP from Tallahassee band Mayday Parade.

Music[edit]

  • "When I Get Home, You're So Dead" is the only song from this EP to be re-recorded with an electric guitar for their debut album, A Lesson in Romantics (2007).
  • "Your Song" was later re-recorded acoustically for the band's Valdosta (2011) EP, with Jake Bundrick taking over Jason Lancaster's vocal parts.
  • "Three Cheers for Five Years" was also re-recorded acoustically, but for Punk Goes Acoustic 2. It was later released as a bonus track for A Lesson in Romantics.

Release[edit]

It was originally self-released by the band, but has since been re-released by Fearless. To support the album, the band followed the Warped Tour and sold copies to people standing in line.[5] The Fearless-released edition was released on November 7, 2006.[nb 1][7] The EP sold over 20,000 copies to date.[5] A vinyl version was released on December 2, 2013, limited to 1,000 copies.[nb 2][9]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jason Lancaster unless noted; all music written by Mayday Parade.

  1. "Just Say You're Not into It" – 4:21
  2. "When I Get Home, You're So Dead" – 3:29
  3. "One Man Drinking Games" – 4:39
  4. "Your Song" – 3:57
  5. "Three Cheers for Five Years" (Jake Bundrick) – 5:39
  6. "The Last Something That Meant Anything" – 4:53

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per booklet.[10]

Mayday Parade
Production
  • Lee Dyess – Producer
  • Jerrod Landon Porter - Cover art

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ U.S. Fearless FRL 30095-2[6]
  2. ^ U.S. Fearless MDP0TALE00-DL[8]
Citations
  1. ^ Pascarella, Tony. "Mayday Parade - Tales Told By Dead Friends EP". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Apar, Corey (2006-11-07). "Tales Told by Dead Friends - Mayday Parade | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 
  3. ^ Apar, Corey. "Tales Told by Dead Friends". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mayday Parade Tales Told By Dead Friends". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Mayday Parade at Fearless Records". Fearless Records. 
  6. ^ "Mayday Parade - Tales Told By Dead Friends (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Mayday Parade – Tales Told By Dead Friends". Fearless Records. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mayday Parade - Tales Told By Dead Friends (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mayday Parade – Tales Told By Dead Friends (Yellow/Black Vinyl)". Fearless Records. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ Tales Told by Dead Friends (Booklet). Mayday Parade. Mayday Parade (self-released). 2006. 

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