A Flair for the Dramatic

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A Flair for the Dramatic
A Flair for the Dramatic.jpg
Studio album by Pierce the Veil
Released June 26, 2007 (2007-06-26)
Recorded Johnny Cab Studios / The Tank Studio, Seattle, Washington
Genre
Length 40:29
Label Equal Vision
Producer
Pierce the Veil chronology
A Flair for the Dramatic
(2007)
Selfish Machines
(2010)

A Flair for the Dramatic is the debut studio album by American rock band Pierce the Veil.

Background and recording[edit]

It was revealed in December 2006 that Before Today changed their name to Pierce the Veil, and that they had posted a few songs on their Myspace account.[1]

It was produced by Casey Bates, along with Vic Fuentes, and was recorded with only the Fuentes brothers taking up all instrument duties.[citation needed]

Release[edit]

On May 3, 2007, it was announced that the band had signed to Equal Vision.[2] A week later, the album's artwork and track listing was revealed.[3] In early May, the band toured with Poison the Well, before touring with Portugal. The Man in mid May. Throughout the rest of May, and running into early June, the band toured with Alesana.[2] A music video for "Currents Convulsive" was released on June 19.[4] The album was released by Equal Vision on June 26.[5][nb 1] From late July to mid September, the band supported Scary Kids Scaring Kids and Boys Night Out on their co-headlining U.S. tour.[6] In September and October, the band supported Chiodos[7] on their I'm a Mathlete, Not an Athlete tour.[8] In November and December, the band supported From First to Last on their headlining US tour.[9]

The band supported Emery for their tour national tour around the U.S. from January 29 to March 22, 2008.[10] In April, the band appeared at the Bamboozle Left festival.[11] On May 2, a music video for "Yeah Boy and Doll Face" premiered on Fuse.[12] The video was directed by Nate Weaver in Los Angeles.[10] Between June and August, the band performed on the 2008 edition of Warped Tour.[13] In October and November, the band went on a headlining US tour with support from Breathe Carolina, Four Letter Lie, and Emarosa.[14] Between mid-February and early April 2009, the band participated in the 2009 edition of Taste of Chaos tours.[15] A music video for "Chemical Kids and Mechanical Brides" was released on April 13.[16]

Reception[edit]

It charted at number 61 on the Heatseekers Albums chart in the U.S.[17]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Mike and Vic Fuentes, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Chemical Kids and Mechanical Brides" 3:41
2. "Currents Convulsive" 3:36
3. "Yeah Boy and Doll Face" 4:24
4. "I'd Rather Die Than Be Famous" 2:54
5. "The Cheap Bouquet" 3:49
6. "Falling Asleep on a Stranger" (V. Fuentes, M. Fuentes, Curtis Peoples) 3:44
7. "She Sings in the Morning" 2:59
8. "The Balcony Scene" (V. Fuentes, M. Fuentes, Peoples, David Yaden) 3:19
9. "Drella" 2:57
10. "Diamonds and Why Men Buy Them" (V. Fuentes, M. Fuentes, Peoples) 3:31
11. "Wonderless" 5:41
Total length: 40:35
Bonus track

Personnel[edit]

Pierce the Veil
Production

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Albums[17] 61

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ U.S. Equal Vision EVR132[5]
Citations
  1. ^ Foucart, Jon (December 20, 2006). "Before Today Change Name To Pierce The Veil - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Equal Vision signs Pierce The Veil". Alternative Press. May 3, 2007. Retrieved August 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ Foucart, Jon (May 10, 2007). "Pierce The Veil Artwork & Tracklisting - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ DeAndrea, Joe (June 19, 2007). "Pierce The Music Video - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "A Flair For The Dramatic - Pierce The Veil : Equal Vision Records". Equalvision.com. Archived from the original on October 24, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Scary Kids, Boys Night Out headline nationwide tour". Alternative Press. June 28, 2007. Retrieved August 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ Kaufman, Jared (July 2, 2007). "Chiodos Tour Dates - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Chiodos announce tour dates with the Devil Wears Prada". Alternative Press. July 2, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  9. ^ "AP Exclusive: From First To Last tour diary (part one)". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. November 12, 2007. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Pierce The Veil Tour - antiMUSIC News". Antimusic.com. January 22, 2008. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Blaqk Audio, Hot Water Music, H2O added to Bamboozle Left". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. February 15, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Pierce The Veil to debut video Friday". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. April 30, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Venues for Warped Tour 2008 revealed". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. March 12, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Pierce The Veil to headline this fall". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. August 25, 2008. Retrieved July 24, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Thursday, Bring Me The Horizon top Taste Of Chaos lineup". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. December 2, 2008. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Pierce The Veil post "Chemical Kids And Mechanical Brides" video". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. April 13, 2009. Retrieved August 8, 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "Pierce The Veil "Selfish Machines" Debuts At #1! : Equal Vision Records". Equalvision.com. July 1, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 

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