The Valentine LP
|The Valentine LP|
|Studio album by Wheatus|
|Released||August 2, 2013|
|Recorded||Late 2012 - 2013|
|Label||Montauk Mantis Productions|
|Producer||Brendan B. Brown|
The Valentine LP is the fifth studio album by American rock band Wheatus.
The album is a set of "post-apocalyptic love songs", according to frontman Brendan B. Brown. Brown delved into the concept of "reconstituting society, fighting zombies, and trying to maintain some kind of romantic relationship at the same time." The album's sound is reminiscent of 1970s-era The Who, Rush and AC/DC.
Wheatus released an album sampler for The Valentine LP through YouTube in July 27, 2013 and subsequently released the full tracks between August 14 and September 9. The album was released on August 2, 2013 as digital download (mp3 and FLAC) through the band's website, with a vinyl version shipping in late 2013. The digital version of the album includes a pdf entitled "Valentine Comic", with concept art for the album, depicting a zombie apocalypse love story. The concept art was designed by graphic artist Ecol (Eric Collins).
"Only You" was released as a single on July 6, 2014. The song was a collaboration between Brendan Brown and two members of One Direction, bassist Sandy Beales and drummer Josh Devine. The song came about after One Direction was playing Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag" live. In September and October, Wheatus went on a tour of the UK. The Valentine LP was released on CD through Blacktop Records in the UK in 2014 with three bonus tracks: "Only You", a single mix of "Holiday" and an acoustic version of "Only You".
All songs written by Brendan B. Brown.
- "The Fall in Love" - 6:00
- "Fourteen" - 3:35
- "Holiday" - 2:59
- "Break It Don't Buy It" 3:57
- "Valentine" - 4:55
- "Mary Mary Sea Serpent" - 3:55
- "Marigold Girl" - 4:27
- "Lady Adelaide" 3:18
- "That's True" - 6:51
- "Love Is Too Expensive" - 4:41
- UK CD bonus tracks
- "Only You" – 3:12
- "Holiday (single mix)" – 3:22
- "Only You (acoustic)" – 3:07
- Brendan B. Brown - Electric & Acoustic Guitars / Vocals
- Matthew Milligan - Electric & Upright Basses
- Kevin Garcia - Drums / Percussion
- Gabrielle Sterbenz - Backing Vocals
- Karlie Bruce - Backing Vocals
- Mark Palmer - Keyboards (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 10)
- Ken Flagg - Keyboards (Tracks 3, 5, 7)
- Michael Bellar - Keyboards (Track 5)
- Liz Brown - Backing Vocals (Track 5)
- Corn Mo - Accordion (Track 6)
- John N Wlaysweski - Guitar Solo (Track 10)
- Jack Hsu - Ehru (Track 4)
- Philip A Jimenez - Jingle Bells (Track 4)
- Only You (Sleeve). Wheatus. Montauk Mantis Productions. 2014. CDMMR1P.
- The Valentine LP (Sleeve). Wheatus. Montauk Mantis Productions. 2014 [First released in 2013]. none.