Telling Secrets to Strangers

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Telling Secrets to Strangers
Studio album by Self Against City
Released January 9, 2007
Recorded Vu Du Studios (Freeport, New York)
Genre Rock, indie rock, pop rock
Length 35:57
Label Drive-Thru Records, Rushmore Records
Producer Steven Haigler
Self Against City chronology
Take It How You Want It EP
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Telling Secrets to Strangers
Professional ratings
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Allmusic 3/5 stars link 73% link

Telling Secrets to Strangers is the first full-length record by rock band Self Against City, released on January 9, 2007 via Drive-Thru Records' Rushmore imprint. Preceded by the self-produced EP Take It How You Want It (2005), the album marks the first time the band worked with a record producer. It was recorded within seventeen days throughout April 2006 by the five founding members, two of which (bassist Patrick O'Connor and drummer Chris Trombley) left the group weeks after the completion of the mixing process in June 2006.[1]

The artwork and packaging of the album is somewhat unusual, as it's flipped horizontally. Unlike conventional U.S. CDs and books, the spine is located on the right, meaning that both the case and the booklet open to the right. While most of the liner notes read ordinarily, the lyrics to "Talking to the Mirror" are written in mirror writing.

Alternative Press Magazine said the album was "Catchier than a California Wildfire" and gave it 3 1/2 stars.

Track listing[edit]

(all songs written by Jonathan Temkin & Jack Matranga)

  1. "Becoming a Monster" – 2:38
  2. "Stroke of Luck" – 3:06
  3. "Ready and Willing" – 2:52
  4. "Even the Strong Won't Survive" – 2:43
  5. "Disappearing Act" – 3:24
  6. "Tequila Moonlight" – 4:18
  7. "Talking to the Mirror" – 3:03
  8. "You Got It" – 3:25
  9. "Smooth Silver" – 2:38
  10. "Yours Isn't the First" – 3:59
  11. "Back to Our Innocence" – 3:49



  1. ^ "Interview: Band of the Week - Self Against City". Blogcritics Magazine. Retrieved March 27, 2007.