Smile for Them

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Smile for Them
Studio album by Armor for Sleep
Released October 30, 2007
Recorded December 2006
Genre Emo,[1] post-hardcore[2]
Length 46:04
Label Sire
Producer Machine
Armor for Sleep chronology
What to Do When You Are Dead
Smile for Them
The Way Out Is Broken
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 78%[2]
AllMusic (positive)[3]
Exclaim! Unfavorable [4] 2.5/5 stars[1]

Smile for Them is the third and final studio album by the American rock band Armor for Sleep.

Background and production[edit]

While on tour in fall 2005, the band performed a new song, titled "The Way Out Is Broken".[5] On January 12, 2006, the group released a demo of the song.[5] The band had been reportedly working on the song for their third album, which was planned for release later in 2006.[5] On April 10, it was announced that the band had signed to Sire Records. In the same announcement, it was revealed that the group would not release an album until 2007.[6] On December 14, it was announced that the band began recording their third album. Production duties were handled by Ben Grosse, with recording taking place at Mix Room in Burbank, California.[7]


From late February to early March 2007, the band supported Taking Back Sunday on their North American tour.[8] The album was originally planned for release in mid-2007,[7] before being released through Sire Records on October 30.

The first single, "Williamsburg", was released on September 18, 2007.[9] The band used their appearance on the Projekt Revolution tour to promote the release. In January and February 2008, the band supported Saosin on their tour.[10] "Hold the Door" impacted radio on February 12, 2008.[11]

A version of "End of the World" appeared on the soundtrack for the 2007 film Transformers, featuring additional vocal effects and keyboards.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ben Jorgensen, all music composed by Armor for Sleep.

No. Title Length
1. "Smile for the Camera" 3:34
2. "Williamsburg" 3:42
3. "Somebody Else's Arms" 4:22
4. "Hold the Door" 5:34
5. "Run Right Back In" 3:22
6. "Snow Globe" 1:48
7. "End of the World" 4:10
8. "Stars in Your Eyes" 4:02
9. "Lullaby" 4:09
10. "Chemicals" 4:22
11. "My Saving Grace" 4:19
12. "Stand in the Spotlight" 4:00


  1. ^ a b "Armor for Sleep - Smile for Them". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Armor for Sleep - Smile for Them - Album Review -". 10 February 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Smile for Them - Armor for Sleep - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Armor For Sleep Smile For Them". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "Armor For Sleep post new demo online". Alternative Press. January 12, 2006. Retrieved June 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Armor For Sleep sign to Sire Records". Alternative Press. April 10, 2006. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Armor For Sleep begin work on new album". Alternative Press. December 14, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ Staff (December 6, 2006). "Taking Back Sunday Announce North American Headline Tour". Spin. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Williamsburg - Single by Armor For Sleep". iTunes. Retrieved September 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ Staff (December 6, 2007). "Madonna Reportedly Snags Kanye West, Pharrell For LP; Plus Jessica Sierra, Gym Class Heroes, Radiohead, Ne-Yo & More, In For The Record". MTV. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  11. ^ " Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. February 5, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2016.