Pardon My French (Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! album)

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Pardon My French
Chunk No, Captain Chunk - Pardon My French.jpg
Studio album by Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Released April 30, 2013
June 17, 2014 (deluxe edition)
Genre Metalcore,[1][2][3] pop punk[1][3][2]
Length 39:23
52:46 (deluxe edition)
Label Fearless
Producer Joey Sturgis
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! chronology
Something for Nothing
(2011)Something for Nothing2011
Pardon My French
(2013)
Get Lost, Find Yourself
(2015)Get Lost, Find Yourself2015
Singles from Pardon My French
  1. "Restart"
    Released: March 18, 2013 [4]
  2. "Taking Chances"
    Released: April 16, 2013 [5]
Deluxe Edition cover
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Pardon My French (Deluxe Edition).jpg

Pardon My French is the second album by French rock band Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!. The album was released on April 30, 2013 on Fearless Records.[6] The album was produced by Joey Sturgis, a well-known metalcore producer. It is the last album with original drummer Jonathan Donnaes.

Background[edit]

The album was produced by Joey Sturgis, a well-known metalcore producer.[7][8] Because the band had a producer for this album singer Bertrand Poncet, who acted as a producer for the first album, could focus on song writing more.[9]

The expression Pardon My French as a title was picked because, in Poncet's words, "is rude and classy at the same time[...] and that is exactly who we are and what our music about."[10] The band announced the album's cover art, track listing and release date on 11 March 2013.

Release and promotion[edit]

On 4 March 2013, Pardon My French was announced for release in April. In addition, a studio update video was posted online.[11] On 11 March, the album's cover art was revealed.[12] Originally, the band was supposed to headline the Pardon My French Tour in March and April 2013;[13] instead, the band went on tour with A Day to Remember on the Right Back at It Again Tour.[14] In April, the group eventually went on the Pardon My French Tour. They were supported For All Those Sleeping, Upon This Dawning and City Lights.[15] On April 26, in the lead up to the Pardon My French's release Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! unveiled each track each half an hour with a different online publication. Each song was released in track order starting with “Bipolar Mind” through: Alternative Press,[16] Hot Topic,[17] Absolute Punk,[18] Metal Injection,[19] Revolver Magazine,[20] Loudwire,[21] Pure Volume,[22] Boom Movement,[23] Artist Direct,[24] and then Noise Creep.[25] Pardon My French was released on 30 April through Fearless Records.[11] A music video was released for "Haters Gonna Hate" on Vevo on 24 October.[26] In November, the group embarked on a headlining US tour with support from Counterparts, State Champs and Living with Lions.[27]

On 13 May 2014, it was announced that the band will be releasing a deluxe version of their second album Pardon My French, which featured 3 previously unreleased tracks and an acoustic version Taking Chances, and was released on June 17.[28]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[29]
Big Cheese 7/10 stars[30]
Revolver 2.5/5[2]

Commercial[edit]

The album debuted at No. 72 on Billboard 200, No. 20 on Top Rock Albums and No. 15 on Alternative Albums, with 12,000 copies sold in its first week. It has sold 44,000 copies in the US as of May 2015.[31]

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics written by Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

No. Title Length
1. "Restart" 3:28
2. "Taking Chances" 3:07
3. "Bipolar Mind" 2:57
4. "Haters Gonna Hate" 3:21
5. "The Progression of Regression" 3:44
6. "Pardon My French" 2:59
7. "Between Your Lines" 3:35
8. "I Am Nothing Like You" 2:49
9. "Reasons to Turn Back" 3:25
10. "So Close and Yet So Far" 2:34
11. "Miles and Decibels" 3:27
12. "The Best Is Yet to Come" 3:57
Total length: 39:23

Personnel[edit]

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[33] 15
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[34] 15
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[35] 20
US Billboard 200[36] 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c James Christopher Monger. "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! – Pardon My French". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 July 2015. Pardon My French, the sophomore outing [by] Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, sounds a whole lot like its predecessor, 2011's Something for Nothing. That's not such a bad thing, as the band's signature blend of punishing metalcore and peppy, melodic, and surprisingly good-natured punk-pop serves as an excellent tonic for listeners... 
  2. ^ a b c Camisasca, Paige (4 June 2013). "Review: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! – Pardon My French". Revolver. (NewBay Media). Retrieved 15 September 2015. The band play extremely tight pop punk augmented (or more accurately interrupted) with Hatebreed-inspired screaming and breakdowns. It’s a formula tailor made for fans of acts like A Day to Remember, and it’s a real shame because the band shine on melodic numbers like “The Progression of Regression” before they inexplicably attempt to work metalcore hallmarks into the mix. 
  3. ^ a b James Christopher Monger. "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! – Get Lost, Find Yourself". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 July 2015. The third studio long-player [by the] French easycore unit, ... Get Lost, Find Yourself doubles down on the melodic metalcore/pop-punk predilections of 2013's well-received Pardon My French. 
  4. ^ Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! (19 March 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Single 'Restart'". Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!. (Fearless Records). Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! (16 April 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Single 'Taking Chances'". Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!. (Fearless Records). Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Cassie Whitt (11 March 2013). "Exclusive: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! announce 'Pardon My French' album details". Alternative Press. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  7. ^ CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK! interview | Dodgeball Champions | NEW Album (Podcast). IWantMyCtv. 13 Dec 2010. Event occurs at 0:30. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ Cassie Whitt (9 January 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk post studio announcement". Alternative Press. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Bird, Ryan (July 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! See, the French can do pop-punk with mosh bits in it too". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press (175). ISSN 1465-0185. 
  10. ^ Walker, Jennyfer (25 May 2013). James McMahon, ed. "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! The Goonies obsessed pop-punks want to make you bounce around". Kerrang!. London, W1A 6DZ: Bauer Media Group (1467). ISSN 0262-6624. 
  11. ^ a b Bird, Michele (4 March 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! to release 'Pardon My French' in April". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  12. ^ Whitt, Cassie (11 March 2013). "Exclusive: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! announce 'Pardon My French' album details". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  13. ^ Bird, Michele (14 January 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! announce spring tour dates". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  14. ^ Whitt, Cassie (21 January 2013). "A Day To Remember announce headlining tour with Of Mice & Men, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! and Issues". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  15. ^ Bird, Michele (26 February 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! announce "The Pardon My French Tour"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  16. ^ Cassie Whitt (26 Apr 2013). "Song Premiere: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, "Bipolar Mind"". Alternative Press. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "PREMIERE: Hear The New CHUNK! NO CAPTAIN CHUNK! Song "Haters Gonna Hate"". Hot Topic. 26 Apr 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  18. ^ Christian Wagner (26 Apr 2013). "ABSOLUTExclusive: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Song..." Absolute Punk. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "CHUNK! NO CAPTAIN CHUNK Pardon My French track premiere". Metal Injection. 26 Apr 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Exclusive: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Premiere New Song, "Between Your Lines"". Revolver Magazine. (NewBay Media). 26 Apr 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  21. ^ Chad Childers (26 Apr 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, 'I Am Nothing Like You' – Exclusive Song Premiere". Loudwire. (Townsquare Media). Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Premieres "Reasons To Turn Back" Off Pardon My French". Pure Volume. (Spin Media). 26 Apr 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "MOVERS: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!: Punk". Boom Movement. 26 Apr 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "Song Premiere: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, "Miles and Decibels"". Artist Direct. (Rogue Digital). 26 Apr 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  25. ^ Chris Epting (26 Apr 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, 'The Best Is Yet to Come' (SONG PREMIERE)". Noise Creep. (AOL). Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  26. ^ Bird, Michele (24 October 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! premiere "Haters Gonna Hate" video". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  27. ^ Bird, Michele (28 August 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! announce North American headlining tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  28. ^ Crane, Matt. "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! announce deluxe edition of 'Pardon My French'". AltPress.com. AltPress. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  29. ^ LeRoy, Dan (26 April 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Pardon My French". Alternative Press. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  30. ^ Owen, Rachel (June 2013). "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Pardon My French (Fearless) French beatdown pop punks get rowdy on sophomore album". Big Cheese. 25 Horsell Road, N51XL, London: Big Cheese Publishing Ltd. (156). ISSN 1365-358X. 
  31. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on May 15, 2015. 
  32. ^ in the cd liner notes
  33. ^ "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard.
  34. ^ "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  35. ^ "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  36. ^ "Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.