Interiors (Brad album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Interiors
BradInteriors.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 24, 1997
RecordedDecember 1996 – January 1997 at Studio Litho, Seattle, Washington
GenreAlternative rock, grunge
Length44:56
LanguageEnglish
LabelEpic
ProducerBrad, Nick DiDia
Brad chronology
Shame
(1993)
Interiors
(1997)
Welcome to Discovery Park
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock8/10 stars[2]
NME(3/10)[3]
Pitchfork Media(3.8/10)[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]

Interiors is the second studio album by the American rock band Brad. It was released on June 24, 1997, through Epic Records.

Recording[edit]

The album's recording sessions took place from December 1996 to January 1997 at Studio Litho in Seattle, Washington. Studio Litho is owned by guitarist Stone Gossard. The band worked with producer Nick DiDia. The album was mixed by DiDia and Brendan O'Brien. The album featured a more polished sound compared with the band's debut album, Shame.

Release[edit]

Interiors was met with poor sales, however the band saw its cult audience expand.[6] The lead single from Interiors, "The Day Brings", features Mike McCready from Pearl Jam on lead guitar. The album charted at number 30 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.[5] A music video was made for the song "The Day Brings". Interiors was accompanied by a tour in the United States and Canada in 1997, as well as a small tour in Australia and New Zealand in 1998.

Reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic awarded the album three stars. He wrote "Given its title, it perhaps shouldn't come as a surprise that Interiors is an introspective collection, but its tempered sound is somewhat of a shock when considering the grunge background of the entire band."[1] Erlewine compared the album's sound to 1970s soft rock, which contrasts Gossard's primary band Pearl Jam, whose sound is more reminiscent of 1970s hard rock.[1] Tom Moon of Rolling Stone said that "what's most notable about Interiors...is the pure pop focus of these nuanced compositions."

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Stone Gossard, Regan Hagar, Shawn Smith, and Jeremy Toback.

No.TitleLength
1."Secret Girl"3:13
2."The Day Brings"3:43
3."Lift"4:39
4."I Don't Know"3:39
5."Upon My Shoulders"4:37
6."Sweet Al George"4:03
7."Funeral Song"4:58
8."Circle & Line"3:42
9."Some Never Come Home"4:23
10."Candles"2:20
11."Those Three Words"5:39
Japanese bonus tracks

All tracks are written by Gossard, Hagar, Smith, and Toback.

No.TitleLength
12."Seance"3:33
13."Heaven Help"4:18

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
US Billboard Top Heatseekers[7] 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Brad - Interiors review". AllMusic. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  2. ^ Hotten, Jon (January 2014). "Brad - Shame/Interiors". Classic Rock (192): 123.
  3. ^ Alexander, Jim (5 July 1997). "Brad - Interiors". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  4. ^ Wisdom, James P. (31 December 1999). "Album review: Brad- Interiors". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 18 March 2009. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  5. ^ a b Moon, Tom (28 July 1997). "Album reviews: Brad- Interiors". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 26 July 2008. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  6. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas and Torreano, Bradley. "Brad". AllMusic. Retrieved on January 31, 2009.
  7. ^ "Brad – Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved 2007-11-13.