Dancing with a Ghost

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Dancing with a Ghost
Valencia dancing.jpg
Studio album by Valencia
Released October 12, 2010
Recorded April–May 2010
Genre Alternative rock
Pop punk
Length 41:45
Label I Surrender
Producer Mark Trombino, Carlos De La Garza
Valencia chronology
We All Need a Reason to Believe
(2008)
Dancing with a Ghost
(2010)

Dancing with a Ghost is the third full-length studio album by American pop punk band Valencia, released through I Surrender Records on October 12, 2010.[1]

After releasing a single album on major label Columbia Records, We All Need a Reason to Believe in 2008, Valencia re-signed with their former independent label I Surrender Records in early 2010.[2] The band has said they changed back because they liked having "control over everything" and "were hoping to go to some place smaller again", additionally, their contract at Columbia was over a period of time which had come to an end. Around this time, Valencia's original drummer Maxim Soria also left the band. He was replaced by Daniel Pawlovich - who had taught Soria how to play the drums in a band years prior.[3]

Soon after, they announced that they were recording their third album with producers Mark Trombino (Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World) and Carlos De La Garza (Alkaline Trio, Neon Trees).[4] During the recording process, April and May 2010, fans could access live video of the album's production with online streaming at UStream.[3] The band revealed the album title (Dancing with a Ghost) and release date (October 12, 2010) in August 2010, by uploading a sequence of photos of them with a whiteboard.[5] On August 30, 2010 the track listing was made public along with a teaser video.[6]

Prior to the album's release, five pre-orders were made available. Each being presented with a different package, they were released by the I Surrender Records Merch Store, Glamour Kills, Interpunk, iTunes and FYE.[7] In September 2010, the band posted a music video for the title track, "Dancing with a Ghost". The video used clips from the 1990 Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore film, Ghost.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dancing with a Ghost" — 3:25
  2. "Spinning Out" — 4:04
  3. "Still Need You Around (Lost Without You)" — 3:54
  4. "Consider Me Dead" — 3:36
  5. "Losing Sleep" — 3:35
  6. "Friday Night" — 3:24
  7. "Somewhere I Belong" — 3:58
  8. "Days Go By" — 3:25
  9. "The Way" — 3:34
  10. "Stop Searching" — 3:32
  11. "Pieces" — 5:18
  12. "Airwaves (Bonus Track)" — 3:35
  13. "Wake Up (Japanese Bonus Track) " — 3:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Shane Henderson — vocals
  • JD Perry — guitar
  • Daniel Pawlovich — drums
  • George Ciukurescu — bass
  • Brendan Walter — guitar
  • Simon Wilcox — vocals on Somewhere I Belong

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valencia - Dancing with a Ghost - Release Date". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Valencia Re-Signs with I Surrender". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Valencia Interview". Rewrite the Scene. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Valencia Recording". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Valencia Announce Release Date + Album Title". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Valencia Post Teaser Video + Track Listing". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Valencia - Preorder Dancing with a Ghost". I Surrender Records. Archived from the original on 29 September 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Video You Need To Know: Valencia, 'Dancing With A Ghost'". MTV. Retrieved 7 October 2010.