Best Intentions (album)

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Best Intentions
BestIntentionsWATIC.jpg
Studio album by We Are the In Crowd
Released October 4, 2011
Recorded June–July 2011
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock, pop punk
Length 31:52
Label Hopeless
Producer Zack Odom, Kenneth Mount
We Are the In Crowd chronology
Guaranteed to Disagree
(2010)
Best Intentions
(2011)
Weird Kids
(2014)
Singles from Best Intentions
  1. "Rumor Mill"
    Released: July 26, 2011
  2. "On Your Own"
    Released: November 16, 2011
  3. "Kiss Me Again"
    Released: March 13, 2012
  4. "Exits and Entrances"
    Released: July 10, 2012

Best Intentions is the debut studio album by American rock band We Are the In Crowd.

Background[edit]

On May 12, 2011, the band posted a preview clip of a new song online.[1] Also in May, the group supported Mayday Parade on their UK tour.[2] On June 21, the group revealed they were in the last week of recording for their debut album.[3] Four days later, the group posted a studio update video.[4] On July 2, the band announced they had finished recording.[5] In July, the band was planned to support Taking Back Sunday on their US tour.[6] However, the group could not go it as they had gone "way over our recording schedule and it conflicts with the dates on the tour ... and we want to make sure we release something that wasn’t compromised because of timing or conflicts".[7] On July 7, the group posted another studio video update.[8] On July 17, Alternative Press reported that the group had recently finished recording.[9]

"This Isn't Goodbye, It's BRB" was written for inclusion on the band's first EP, but was rejected.[10] The bridge section was used for "Carry Me Home", resulting in a new version of the song being written for Best Intentions.[10]

Release[edit]

In July and August, the band supported All Time Low on their North America tour, dubbed Gimme Summer Ya' Love.[11] "Rumor Mill" was released as a single on July 26.[9] A lyric video was posted for the track the following day.[12] On August 3, Best Intentions was announced for released in October. In addition, the album's artwork was revealed.[13] On September 2, "On Your Own" was made available for streaming via Alternative Press.[14] On September 26, "Better Luck Next Time" was made available for streaming.[15] In late September and early October, the band toured Australia as part of the Soundwave Counter-Revolution festival.[16] Best Intentions was made available for streaming on September 29,[17] before being released on October 4 through Hopeless Records.[13] The iTunes version of the album includes three bonus tracks.[18] To celebrate its release, the band performed three in-store acoustic gigs at record shops.[19] On October 26, a music video for "Rumor Mill" premiered on MTV.[20] In October and November, the band supported Mayday Parade on their headlining US tour, titled Noise Tour.[21]

In December, the band performed at a Glamour Kills holiday festival.[22] In January and February 2012, the band supported All Time Low on their UK tour.[23] In November and December, the band supported Yellowcard on their headlining tour of the US.[24] On February 1, 2012, the band posted an acoustic version of "Rumor Mill" on their Facebook page as a free download.[25] In February and March, the group went on a co-headlining US tour with Every Avenue. They were supported by Plug in Stereo, Simple as Surgery[26] and The Audition.[27] On March 12, the band released a new version of "Kiss Me Again" that included a feature from All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth.[28] A lyric video for this version was released the following day.[29] A music video subsequently followed on March 27, with a premier on MTV.[30] The video was filmed in February.[31] A music video was released for "Exits and Entrances" on July 10.[32] In February and March 2013, the band supported The Summer Set on their headlining US tour.[33] In April and May, the group went on a co-headlining UK tour with Never Shout Never.[34]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 70%[35]
Rock Sound 7/10 stars[36]
Rockfreaks.net 6.5/10 stars[37]
Stitched Sound 4/5 stars[38]

The album was included at number 30 on Rock Sound's "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list.[39]

In the UK the album has peaked at number 10 on the alternative chart.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by We Are the In Crowd, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Rumor Mill" 3:39
2. "This Isn't Goodbye, It's BRB" 3:08
3. "The Worst Thing About Me" 2:43
4. "Kiss Me Again" (We Are the In Crowd, Alexei Misoul, Dan Book, Andrew Goldstein) 3:19
5. "On Your Own" (Stevie Aiello, We Are the In Crowd) 3:23
6. "All or Nothing" (We Are the In Crowd, Misoul, Book, Goldstein) 3:08
7. "Exits and Entrances" 3:07
8. "See You Around" (JP Clark, Nick Manic, Fred Fencke) 2:59
9. "You've Got It Made" 3:42
10. "Better Luck Next Time" 2:51
Total length: 31:52

Personnel[edit]

We Are the In Crowd

Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) - Vocals on "Kiss Me Again"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 122
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 20
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 2

References[edit]

Citations
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  6. ^ Heisel, Scott (May 2, 2011). "Taking Back Sunday/Thursday/Colour Revolt tour dates revealed". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
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  10. ^ a b McMahon, ed. 2015, p. 24
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  12. ^ Common, Tyler (July 27, 2011). "We Are The In Crowd post new lyric video for "Rumor Mill"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 17, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
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  16. ^ Mann, Tom (August 26, 2011). "Soundwave Counter-Revolution mini-festival lineups". FasterLouder. Junkee Media. Archived from the original on September 17, 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2017. 
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  19. ^ Bird, Michele (September 27, 2011). "We Are The In Crowd announce acoustic shows". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 17, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  20. ^ Bird, Michele (October 23, 2011). "We Are The In Crowd announce "Rumor Mill" video premiere date". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 9, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  21. ^ Common, Tyler (August 23, 2011). "Mayday Parade announce fall tour with We Are The In Crowd, You Me At Six, There For Tomorrow". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 17, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  22. ^ Kraus, Brian (September 7, 2011). "Exclusive: We Are The In Crowd, The Audition, Sparks The Rescue to play Glamour Kills holiday fest". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on January 3, 2015. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  23. ^ Rock Sound (July 12, 2012). "All Time Low Plot 2012 Headline Tour - News". Rock Sound. Freeway Press Inc. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017. Retrieved June 7, 2017. 
  24. ^ Whitt, Cassie (July 30, 2012). "Yellowcard, The Wonder Years and We Are The In Crowd tour dates announced". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on August 10, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  25. ^ Colwell, Matthew (February 1, 2012). "We Are The In Crowd offer free download of "Rumor Mill (Acoustic)"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on April 21, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  26. ^ Common, Tyler (December 20, 2011). "Every Avenue announce co-headlining tour with We Are The In Crowd". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  27. ^ Common, Tyler (January 5, 2012). "The Audition added to Every Avenue's co-headlining tour with We Are The In Crowd". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on June 19, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  28. ^ Common, Tyler (March 11, 2012). "We Are The In Crowd plan to release "Kiss Me Again" featuring Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) tomorrow". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 17, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
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  32. ^ Common, Tyler (July 10, 2012). "We Are The In Crowd release "Exits And Entrances" music video". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on March 10, 2014. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
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  40. ^ iTunes - Music - Best Intentions (Deluxe Version) by We Are The In Crowd Archived 2016-03-20 at the Wayback Machine.. Itunes.apple.com (2011-10-04). Retrieved on 2011-10-09.
Sources
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  • McMahon, James, ed. (8 August 2015). "Rock's Biggest Secrets Revealed!". Kerrang!. London: Bauer Media Group (1580). ISSN 0262-6624. 

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