We Were Exploding Anyway

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We Were Exploding Anyway
Studio album by 65daysofstatic
Released 26 April 2010
Genre Electronica,[1] instrumental rock, dance music,[2][3] Post-rock
Length 57:07
Label Hassle Records
65daysofstatic chronology
The Destruction of Small Ideas
(2007)
We Were Exploding Anyway
(2010)
Heavy Sky (EP)
(2010)
Singles from We Were Exploding Anyway
  1. "Weak4 (Japan only)"
    Released: 18 March 2010
  2. "Crash Tactics"
    Released: 30 March 2010
  3. "Weak4/Come To Me"
    Released: 7 October 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Addict Music 4.5/5 stars[4]
BBC Music (favourable)[5]
Drowned in Sound 8/10 stars[6]
Rockmidgets 5/5 stars[7]
Rock Sound 8/10 stars[8]
Strange Glue 9/10 stars[9]

We Were Exploding Anyway is the fourth studio album by 65daysofstatic. It was recorded in Sheffield, while mixing and mastering took place in New York. It was released on 26 April 2010 in Europe and the United States, and on 19 May in Japan.[10] It was their first album to be released on Hassle Records. The two singles, "Weak4" and "Crash Tactics", were released on 18 and 30 March respectively. To promote the release of their album, the band organized a headlining European tour with the bands Nedry and Loops Haunt; beginning in the Netherlands and ending in Ireland, they have also hinted towards a future U.S. tour. The album was made available as a live stream on the band's Myspace page on the 19 April, one week ahead of its release. The album debuted at number 99 in the UK Albums Chart[11] and number 7 in the UK independent albums chart.[12]

Musically, We Were Exploding Anyway has a stronger electronic sound, featuring more dance beats, electronic bass and drum tracks, and less complex guitar-driven patterns that distances the album from the band's earlier math rock/post-rock elements. In a review by The Line of Best Fit, "...[the album] also sees them seemingly desperate to rid themselves of their characterless post-rock moniker as they delve well and truly into the more rhythmic qualities of dance music.".[1]

The song "Debutante" was used for the E3 2014 trailer for the video game No Man's Sky.[13]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mountainhead" – 5:33
  2. "Crash Tactics" – 3:47
  3. "Dance Dance Dance" – 4:02
  4. "Piano Fights" – 3:51
  5. "Weak4" – 3:54
  6. "Come to Me" (featuring Robert Smith of The Cure) – 8:00
  7. "Go Complex" – 4:04
  8. "Debutante" – 7:21
  9. "Tiger Girl" – 10:37
  10. "Sawtooth Rising" (Japanese Bonus Track) - 4:58

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b April 30, 2010 (2010-04-30). "65daysofstatic – We Were Exploding Anyway". The Line Of Best Fit. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  2. ^ "65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Reviews | 65daysofstatic". The Quietus. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  4. ^ Addict Music review
  5. ^ BBC Music review
  6. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  7. ^ Rockmidgets review
  8. ^ Rock Sound review
  9. ^ Strange Glue review
  10. ^ "We Were Exploding Anyway (日本限定盤)(1BonusTrack)【CD】-65daysofstatic Release Country: Japan|Britpop & Indie|Rock & Pop|Music|HMV ONLINE Buy Music & Movie CD / DVD". Hmv.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  11. ^ "2010-05-08 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts. 2010-05-08. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  12. ^ "2010-05-08 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive". Official Charts. 2010-05-08. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  13. ^ "No Man's Sky gameplay E3 2014". YouTube. June 9, 2014. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 

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