Raise the Dead

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Raise the Dead
Phantom Planet - Raise the Dead.jpg
Studio album by Phantom Planet
Released April 15, 2008
Recorded 2007-2008 at Zeitgeist Studio
Genre Alternative rock, garage rock
Length 43:07
Label Fueled by Ramen
Producer Tony Berg
Phantom Planet chronology
Phantom Planet
Raise the Dead
Singles from Raise the Dead
  1. "Do the Panic"
    Released: March 10, 2008
  2. "Dropped"
    Released: October 30, 2008[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (83%) [2]
The Album Project 3/5 stars [3]
Allmusic 4/5 stars [4]
Entertainment Weekly (B+) [5]
Blender 2.5/5 stars [6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [7]

Raise the Dead is the fourth studio album by rock band Phantom Planet. It was released on April 15, 2008. The CD includes reworked versions of "Leader" and "Geronimo", both of which appeared on the Limited Edition Tour EP, as well as a reworked version of "Do the Panic", which originally appeared on the band's 'bootleg' fanclub CD Phantom Planet: Negatives.

Early on in the recording process Phantom Planet's contract with Epic Records expired, which left them searching for a new record label. Soon after this, they signed to Fueled by Ramen, which produces bands such as Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Panic at the Disco, The Hush Sound and The Academy Is....

On January 20, 2008, Phantom Planet posted a bulletin on their Myspace page to announce that the official release date would be April 15, 2008. Fueled By Ramen re-released a teaser trailer and stated that the first single from the album will be a reworking of "Do the Panic".

In an interview with RaggedMag, vocalist Alex Greenwald explained that "all bands are kind of their own cult, you know, but we want to take it to a new level. We really like the show Lost, and even though it's totally fiction, there's this air of mystery that's lacking in a lot entertainment these days. I really like mystery in things, and what a little bit of enigma brings out of people and their imaginations...a band is about community, and within itself it is a brotherhood; it's companionship. But a band can't be anything without the people to love it. Our goal will be to recruit and befriend as many people as possible with our message."

Raise the Dead was released on April 15, 2008.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Alex Greenwald, except "Geronimo" composed by Greenwald and Sam Farrar.

No. Title Length
1. "Raise the Dead" 4:27
2. "Dropped" 3:27
3. "Leader" 2:49
4. "Do the Panic" 3:34
5. "Quarantine" 3:26
6. "Ship Lost at Sea" 3:33
7. "Demon Daughters" 4:26
8. "Geronimo" 2:38
9. "Too Much, Too Often" 3:29
10. "Confess" 3:07
11. "Leave Yourself for Somebody Else" 3:12
12. "I Don't Mind" 4:57
iTunes Deluxe Edition
No. Title Length
13. "Ivory Daggers" 2:29
14. "From This Day On" (originally appeared on Phantom Planet EP) 4:32
15. "What Are You Waiting For" 3:37


The second single is "Dropped". The video, directed by Eric Wareheim, was released in December 2008. The song was featured in the season opener of season two of Chuck.


The song "Geronimo" was recorded by Phantom Planet in 2005 with Dust Bros in 2005.[8]


Credits for Phantom Planet adapted from Discogs.[9]




Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard 200[10] 119


  1. ^ Robinson, Darren (2008-10-30). "It's Not Like". Phantom Planet. Archived from the original on 2009-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Phantom Planet - Raise the Dead - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Full Review: Phantom Planet - Raise The Dead". Thealbumproject.net. 2008-04-18. Archived from the original on 2008-04-21. 
  4. ^ Raise the Dead at AllMusic
  5. ^ Spier, Ben (2008-04-15). "Raise the Dead Review". EW.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  6. ^ Weiner, Jonah (April 2008). "Album Reviews of the Week: Mariah Carey, Phantom Planet and More...". Blender. [dead link]
  7. ^ Hoard, Christian (2008-05-14). "Raise the Dead". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Alex Records Guitar On Geronimo w/ Dust Bros". YouTube. 2007-04-28. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  9. ^ Raise the Dead at Discogs
  10. ^ "Phantom Planet Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.