Heaven Can Wait CD (2009)

Artist: We The Kings

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Label S-Curve Records
SKU 212577031
UPC 807315200626
UPC 14 00807315200626
Format CD
Release Date 12/8/2009
Author We The Kings
Compilation Appearance Punk Goes Classic Rock
Compilation Appearance Punk Goes Classic Rock
Technical Info
Engineer Eric Stenman; Howie Beno; Sean Gould; Marc Urselli
Producer S*A*M; Sluggo
CatalogID 20062
Lable Name S-Curve (USA)
Released 12/08/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 42m : 14s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00807315200626
Musical Guests
Demi Lovato
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Travis Clark (vocals, guitar, piano, programming); Hunter Thomsen (vocals, guitar); Danny Duncan (drums); Dave Katz , Grant Michaels, Sam Hollander (programming).
Audio Mixer: Jon Kaplan.
Recording information: East Side Sound, New York, NY; Fresh Kills Music, New York, NY; Monster Island Studios, New York, NY; Red Bull Studios, Los Angeles, CA; The Pocket Studios, Toronto, Canada.
Editor: Jeffrey Swart.
Photographers: Clay Patrick McBride; Anderson Hopkins.
With their 2007 debut, We the Kings modeled their sound after groups like Jimmy Eat World and The Academy Is, mixing slickly produced pop songs and bleeding-heart lyrics to tuneful effect. The approach may have been familiar, but songs like "Check Yes Juliet" still packed one hell of a sugary punch, and the Kings became emo royalty as a result. Smile Kid arrives two years after that album's release, bringing with it another batch of hooks and a polished, compressed sound courtesy of producers S*A*M & SLUGGO. Frontman Travis Clark knows his audience well, and his summery songs appeal to everything that emo pop fans find holy. The guitar riffs are anthemic, the melodies are supersized, and the lyrics rarely stray from such carpe diem sentiments as "Let's make champagne rain down from the sky, let's toast to the night!" Older listeners might not get it, but the Kings' fans should find plenty to smile about with this release. ~ Andrew Leahey
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.33) - "We the Kings continues to turn out catchy pop-punk anthems, but this time with larger emphasis on clean, laid-back riffs and hooky melodies."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.48) - "SMILE KID flourishes. In come whistles, electronics, strings and piano, with Travis' voice covering more range than ever before, too."
Disc 1
1 She Takes Me High
2 Promise the Stars
3 Heaven Can Wait
4 Story of Your Life, The
5 Rain Falls Down
6 Summer Love
7 In-N-Out (Animal Style)
8 Spin, The
9 Anna Maria (All We Need)
10 We'll Be A Dream
11 What You Do To Me
Product Attributes
Artist We The Kings
Label S-Curve Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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