Stay Down (album)

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Stay Down
Smoking Popes - Stay Down cover.jpg
Studio album by Smoking Popes
Released August 5, 2008
Recorded 2007-2008
Genre Indie rock, pop punk
Label Curb Appeal Records
Smoking Popes chronology
At Metro
(2006)At Metro2006
Stay Down
This Is Only a Test
(2011)This Is Only a Test2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 79% link

Stay Down is the fifth studio album by Chicago pop punk group Smoking Popes. Released on Curb Appeal Records on August 5, 2008,[1] it was the band's first studio album since their 2005 reunion and their first album of original material since 1997's Destination Failure. It's the only Smoking Popes album to feature drummer Ryan Chavez, who joined the band in 2006.[2][3]

Shortly after the release of the album Curb Appeal Records folded[4] and the album went out of print. The album's troubled release influenced the band's decision to find an established label and tour heavily behind their follow-up album, 2011's This Is Only A Test.[5]

In 2011, the album was scheduled for rerelease, alongside Get Fired and Born to Quit, on Asian Man Records.[6] By 2012, the release had been removed from the schedule and the band had moved on to SideOneDummy Records.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Josh Caterer.

Stay Down
No. Title Length
1. "Welcome to Janesville" 3:15
2. "If You Don't Care" 4:16
3. "Stefanie" 4:35
4. "Sweet Pea" 3:09
5. "Little Jane-Marie" 4:50
6. "The Corner" 5:02
7. "Stay Down" 4:27
8. "Grab Your Heart and Run" 2:54
9. "It's Never Too Late (For Love)" 4:13
10. "Maybe I'll Stay" 3:28
11. "Into the Summer Sky" 4:41
12. "First Time" 3:54


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  2. ^ Faingold, Scott. "Smoking Popes". Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Soundcheck Magazine presents: Smoking Popes". Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
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  5. ^ Moore, Dan. "Smoking Popes' Josh Caterer On Deciding To Do A Concept Record And Touring". Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  6. ^ "ASIAN MAN RECORDS". 2011-06-16. Archived from the original on June 16, 2011. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  7. ^ "Smoking Popes announce fall tour, performing 'Born To Quit' in entirety; reissue out October 23 - Alternative Press". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2015-06-03.