The Valentine LP
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 2, 2013
RecordedNovember 2012–May 2013
GenreAlternative rock
Length44:33
LabelMontauk Mantis Productions
ProducerBrendan B. Brown
Wheatus chronology
Pop, Songs & Death
(2012)
The Valentine LP
(2013)

The Valentine LP is the fifth studio album by American rock band Wheatus.

Background

The album is a set of "post-apocalyptic love songs", according to frontman Brendan B. Brown.[1] Brown delved into the concept of "reconstituting society, fighting zombies, and trying to maintain some kind of romantic relationship at the same time."[1] The album's sound is reminiscent of 1970s-era The Who, Rush and AC/DC.[1]

Release

Wheatus released an album sampler for The Valentine LP through YouTube on July 27, 2013 and subsequently released the full tracks between August 14 and September 9.[2] The album was released on August 2, 2013 as digital download (mp3 and FLAC) through the band's website,[3] with a vinyl version shipping in late 2013.[4] 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).[5]

"Only You" was released as a single on July 6, 2014.[6] The song was a collaboration between Brendan Brown and two members of One Direction, bassist Sandy Beales and drummer Josh Devine.[6] The song came about after One Direction was playing Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag" live.[6] In September and October, Wheatus went on a tour of the UK.[6] 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".[7]

Track listing

All songs written by Brendan B. Brown.

  1. "The Fall in Love" – 6:00
  2. "Fourteen" – 3:35
  3. "Holiday" – 2:59
  4. "Break It Don't Buy It" – 3:57
  5. "Valentine" – 4:55
  6. "Mary Mary Sea Serpent" – 3:55
  7. "Marigold Girl" – 4:27
  8. "Lady Adelaide" – 3:18
  9. "That's True" – 6:51
  10. "Love Is Too Expensive" – 4:41

UK CD bonus tracks

  1. "Only You" – 3:12
  2. "Holiday" (single mix) – 3:22
  3. "Only You" (acoustic) – 3:07

Personnel

All songs produced, arranged and engineered by Brendan B. Brown at Mashed Postudios. Mixed and mix-mastered by Philip A. Jimenez at Gordo Studios, Huntington, NY.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Brendan B Brown of Wheatus - Interview - Feature". Goldenplec.com. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ "WheatusOfficial". YouTube. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Wheatus - The Valentine LP Review". Previousmagazine.com. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Wheatus". Wheatus.com. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-25. Retrieved 2013-09-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b c d Only You (Sleeve). Wheatus. Montauk Mantis Productions. 2014. CDMMR1P.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ The Valentine LP (Sleeve). Wheatus. Montauk Mantis Productions. 2014 [First released in 2013].CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)