Rattlesnake!

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Rattlesnake!
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Studio album by A Static Lullaby
Released September 9, 2008
Recorded April 2008 – June 2008 @ Omen Room Studios in Garden Grove, California
Genre Post-hardcore, metalcore
Length 34:53
Label Fearless
Producer Steve Evetts
A Static Lullaby chronology
A Static Lullaby
(2006)
Rattlesnake!
(2008)
Singles from Rattlesnake!
  1. "Toxic"
    Released: March 5, 2009[1]
  2. "Under Water Knife Fight"
    Released: March 23, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolute Punk (80%)[2]
AllMusic Highly Positive[3]

Rattlesnake! is the fourth studio album by post-hardcore band A Static Lullaby. The album was released through Fearless Records on September 9, 2008.[4] The album was produced by Steve Evetts who also produced all previous albums by A Static Lullaby except for Faso Latido which was produced by Lou Giordano (Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred). It is their first release to carry the Parental Advisory sticker.[5] This is the last album released by the band before their break-up in January 2012.

Background[edit]

This is the first album to be released by the group as a four-piece band. The former second guitarist, John Martinez, left A Static Lullaby on good terms and was not replaced. This is also the first album with new drummer, Tyler Mahurin.[6] The band has been playing three songs off the record on their Party Star tour: "Rattlesnake!", "The Pledge", and "The Prestige".[7]

The song "The Pledge" features guest vocals by Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan).

Rattlesnake band[edit]

During a live interview on the website Stickam (a website for those with webcams) before the release of the album their current bassist Dane Poppin (who recorded on the album) was said to be replaced by a name from a fictitious band called Rattlesnake. The band said that the album was named after the band and that the bassist from Rattlesnake (who appeared in the interview) was to fill in for a while. Halfway through the interview the band revealed that they had pranked all those watching. Dane was wearing a fake mustache, playing the part of the fake Rattlesnake bassist and the band also admitted that they made up Rattlesnake. The band also admitted that it would be funny if they learned of Britney Spears having heard their cover of Toxic.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Joe Brown and Dan Arnold, all music composed by A Static Lullaby

No. Title Length
1. "Rattlesnake!" 3:34
2. "Bear Trap" 3:46
3. "The Turn" 3:23
4. "Scavenger" 4:44
5. "The Prestige" 4:06
6. "Aller au Diable" 4:10
7. "Morning Would Come" 3:28
8. "The Pledge" (feat. Greg Puciato) 3:20
9. "Under Water Knife Fight" 3:14
10. "Everybody's Got a Lil' Fonz N' Em" (feat. Matt Wheeler) 4:08
Total length: 34:53

Personnel[edit]

A Static Lullaby[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Greg Puciato – vocals on track 8
  • Matt Wheeler – vocals on track 10
  • Produced, engineered, and mixed by Steve Evetts
  • Mastered by Alan Douches
  • Art direction and design by Sons of Nero
  • Bob Becker – A&R

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toxic - A Static Lullaby". AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Absolute Punk Review". Absolute Punk. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ Forget, Tom. "Rattlesnake! - A Static Lullaby". AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ A Static Lullaby Video Update / Album Info. absolutepunk.net. Retrieved on July 10, 2008.
  5. ^ A Static Lullaby To Ride the Snake. antiMUSIC. Retrieved on July 10, 2008.
  6. ^ A Static Lullaby Update. absolutepunk.net. Retrieved on July 10, 2008
  7. ^ [1]. "mickmalone.com". Retrieved on August 7, 2008
  8. ^ Djamoos, Anton. "A Static Lullaby Have a Toxic Pre-Order" absolutepunk.net. Retrieved on August 5, 2008.