Interventions + Lullabies

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Interventions + Lullabies
Studio album by The Format
Released October 21, 2003
Recorded Mesmer Studios
Culver City, CA
Genre Rock[1]
Length 45:25
Label Elektra
Producer R. Walt Vincent
The Format chronology
Interventions + Lullabies
Singles from Interventions + Lullabies
  1. "The First Single"
    Released: October 14, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Melodic 3/5 stars [2]

Interventions + Lullabies is the first album and second release by American rock band The Format. Produced and recorded by R. Walt Vincent, it was released on October 21, 2003 on Elektra Records. While the album is considered to be quite radio friendly,[by whom?] it did not produce any hit singles. This is possibly due to the absorption of Elektra Records into Warner Bros. Records and Atlantic Records shortly after the album's release.

The album's title originates from the track "I'm Ready, I Am."


Interventions + Lullabies was released on Elektra Records on October 21, 2003.[3] In November, the band toured with Straylight Run.[3] Shortly after its release, Elektra was absorbed into Warner Bros. Records and Atlantic Records. This move allowed parent company Warner Bros. to eliminate any artists and employees who were considered a liability, without having to fulfill contractual obligations. The Format first believed themselves to be dropped, but then learned that their contract had been picked up by Atlantic Records. Unfortunately for The Format, Atlantic had decided not to invest any time or money into Intervention + Lullabies and instead instructed them to simply record a second album similar to their debut.

"The First Single" was released to radio on January 27, 2004.[4] In March and April, the band went supported Yellowcard and Something Corporate on their co-headlining tour of the U.S.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sam Means and Nate Ruess.

  1. "The First Single" – 4:25
  2. "Wait, Wait, Wait" – 3:13
  3. "Give It Up" – 3:52
  4. "Tie the Rope" – 3:19
  5. "Tune Out" – 3:31
  6. "I'm Ready, I Am" – 3:15
  7. "On Your Porch" – 5:11
  8. "Sore Thumb" – 3:18
  9. "A Mess to Be Made" – 3:27
  10. "Let's Make This Moment a Crime" – 3:51
  11. "Career Day" – 5:44
  12. "A Save Situation" – 2:19


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  2. ^ Roth, Kaj (October 12, 2003). "The Format - Interventions and Lullabies". Melodic. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b DuFour, Matt (October 6, 2003). "The Format Hit The Road With Straylight Run". The Fader. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ Heisel, Scott (March 7, 2004). "Yellowcard/Something Corporate co-headlining tour". Aubin Paul. Retrieved February 11, 2017.