The Resignation

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The Resignation
Studio album by Rx Bandits
Released July 15, 2003
Recorded February & March 2003
Genre Pop punk, progressive rock, reggae, ska punk
Length 59:42
Label Drive-Thru
Producer Christopher Fudurich, Matthew Embree
Rx Bandits chronology
The Resignation
...And the Battle Begun
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Resignation is the fourth full length release from American ska punk band Rx Bandits. It peaked at #148 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on Top Heatseekers.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Matthew Embree, except where noted.

  1. "Sell You Beautiful" (Embree, Steve Choi) – 3:37
  2. "Prophetic" (Embree, Choi) – 4:54
  3. "Newsstand Rock (Exposition)" – 2:52
  4. "Overcome (The Recapitulation)" – 3:46
  5. "Never Slept So Soundly" – 5:41
  6. "Taking Chase as the Serpent Slithers" – 4:41
  7. "Republic" (Embree, Chris Sheets) – 4:17
  8. "Mastering the List" (Embree, Choi) – 7:23
  9. "Falling Down the Mountain" (Embree, Choi) – 5:30
  10. "Dinna-Dawg (And the Inevitable Onset of Lunacy)" (Embree, Choi) – 6:36
  11. "Pal-Treaux" – 4:38
  12. "Decrescendo" (Embree, Choi) – 5:47


Additional notes[edit]

  • Guitars, bass, drums, and some keyboards on this album were all recorded live. Vocals, horns, percussion and additional keyboard parts were then overdubbed. They only allowed themselves a limited number of takes for each parts. Once a take was recorded, it was left as it was, with no post-thought interference.
  • Previously responsible for writing all the material, Embree this time shared songwriting duties with Steve Choi.
  • Also of note is the album cover, entitled "Predictable", which was originally a painting by Aaron Nagel, a Bay Area artist and member of both Link 80 and DESA.
  • The album also includes a DVD featuring live performances of "Sell You Beautiful," "Who Would've Thought," and "Progress;" an acoustic performance by Matt Embree of "Overcome (The Recapitulation);" a 4-minute interview with Matt about the recording of The Resignation; and a collection of live and studio photos.
  • The first pressing of the DVD had audio synchronization problems with the live video segments. This was caused by an oversight of audio encoding. Drive Thru has since fixed the problem for subsequent pressings.