Brace yourselves and get ready for the first major label debut and full-length studio album release by American pop punk band, All Time Low, titled æDirty Work.Æ Since forming in the Baltimore suburbs in 2003, All Time Low have become one of the biggest pop-punk bands to emerge on the scene, building a grassroots following of die-hard fans with very little radio airplay and a touring ethic that would rival road-weary vets like Green Day. Their profile is only going to rise with the release of their stellar Interscope debut æDirty WorkÆ - a 12 track mix of hard-charging anthems and sugar-shot rockers that are poised to dominate house parties and joyrides this summer. As singer-guitarist Alex Gaskarth promises, "I feel like dancing tonight - I'm gonna party like it's my civil right!" The album is one of rock's most anticipated of the year, with Alternative Press hailing All Time Low on the cover of their "Most Anticipated Music of 2011" issue.
"In a lot of ways, this is the perfect summer record," says drummer Rian Dawson of the band's fourth album. "The songs are really loud and will get you to roll the windows down. It's just a fun record all around." For Dirty Work, All Time Low - featuring Gaskarth, Dawson, lead guitarist Jack Barakat, bassist Zack Merrick - teamed up with some of rock's most in-demand producers and studio aces, including Mike Green (Paramore, Boys Like Girls) and Butch Walker (Pink, Dashboard Confessional). The result is their most confident collection of songs yet, including the blistering "Time-Bomb" and "Guts," which features a guest spot from Maja Ivarsson of the Swedish indie-rock group the Sounds.
All Time Low also roped in the master of the pop-rock anthem - Weezer's Rivers Cuomo - to co-write their latest hit single "I Feel Like Dancing," which Gaskarth penned with Cuomo at his Southern California home. All Time Low's influences are far more diverse than their peers and you can hear their love of classic punk and rock all over Dirty Work. "Just the Way I'm Not" is the band's homage to Def Leppard classic stadium rockers - they even sampled the British group's drum sound on the track - while cuts like "Do You Want Me (Dead)" find Gaskarth channeling icons like the Clash at their catchiest. Get hard-core pop-punk and alternative hits from what seems to be this yearÆs biggest breakthrough act, All Time Low, exclusively under MCA Music, Inc.
All Time Low's "Dirty Work" Tracklisting:
1) Do You Want Me (Dead?)
2) I Feel Like DancinÆ
3) Forget About It
6) Just The Way IÆm Not
7) Under A Paper Moon
8) Return The Favor
9) No Idea
10) A Daydream Away
11) That Girl
13) Get Down On Your Knees And Tell Me You Love Me
14) My Only One
15) Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass
16) Time-bomb (Acoustic Version)