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Proper Dose

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Proper Dose
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
StudioThe Panda Studios, Fremont, California; The Farm, Gibsons, British Columbia
LabelPure Noise
ProducerSam Pura
The Story So Far chronology
The Story So Far
Proper Dose
I Want to Disappear

Proper Dose is the fourth studio album by American pop punk band the Story So Far. It was released on September 21, 2018, via Pure Noise Records.[1] It is the band's last album with bassist Kelen Capener, who announced his departure in 2022.


Proper Dose was recorded at The Panda Studios in Fremont, California, and The Farm Studios in Gibsons, British Columbia. Sam Pura served as produce and engineer with assistance from Tyler Shane Rodriquez, Karl Dicaire, and Ryan Ellery. The band's drummer Ryan Torf did additional engineering on the tracks. Eric Valentine mixed the recordings with assistance from Michael Carrey at Studio Topangadise in Topanga, California, before the album was mastered by Brian Gardner in Lake Arrowhead, California.[2]


Prior to the album's release, two singles were released on August 20, 2018: "Upside Down" and "Take Me as You Please".[3] A music video for "Upside Down" was released on September 21.[4] Proper Dose sold 18,248 pure copies in its first week of release and debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200 chart.[5] In April 2019, the band went on an Australian tour with Basement.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by the Story So Far.[2]

1."Proper Dose"2:20
2."Keep This Up"2:27
3."Out of It"2:38
4."Take Me as You Please"3:43
5."Let It Go"2:48
6."Upside Down"3:51
7."If I Fall"3:27
8."Need to Know"2:52
10."Growing on You"3:17
11."Light Year"3:33
Total length:33:03


Personnel per booklet.[2]


Chart (2018) Peak
Australian albums (ARIA)[7] 55
Scottish Albums (OCC)[8] 50
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 66
US Billboard 200[10] 19


  1. ^ McLaughlin, David (September 21, 2018). "Album Of The Week: The Story So Far's Proper Dose". Kerrang!.
  2. ^ a b c Proper Dose (booklet). The Story So Far. Pure Noise Records. 2018. PNE221.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^ Casteel, Beth (August 20, 2018). "The Story So Far released two new songs - Listen". AltPress.com. Alternative Press. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Stickler, Jon. "The Story So Far Share Music Video For 'Upside Down'". Stereoboard. Stereoboard.com. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "HITS DAILY DOUBLE (10/01/2018)". Archived from the original on October 1, 2018.
  6. ^ Darus, Alex (April 28, 2019). "Post Malone rocks out at the Story So Far, Basement show". Alternative Press. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
  7. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #492". auspOp. September 29, 2018. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  10. ^ "The Story So Far Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2018.

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