Homesick is the third studio album by American metalcore band A Day to Remember, released on February 2, 2009 in Europe and February 3, 2009 in the United States. The album charted at #21 on the Billboard 200, #2 on Hard Rock Albums, #1 on Top Independent Albums, and sold 22,000 copies in its first week.http It was produced by Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory and mixed by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage. The album has sold 215,000 copies to date in the United States.
On January 16, the song "Welcome to the Family" was put on the band's MySpace profile. On January 28, 2008 the song "The Downfall of Us All" was put on the band's MySpace profile. On January 29, the song "NJ Legion Iced Tea" was released as the first single. The second single is "The Downfall of Us All" and the music video was released on March 6, 2009.. Noise Press. Retrieved 2009-03-22 In October 2008, a song entitled "Wax Larry" appeared on the band's MySpace, which in turn is the name for the demo of "I'm Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?". "I'm Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?" is a reference to Theodore Roosevelt in Night at the Museum where Robin Williams asks Ben Stiller (Larry), "I'm made of wax, Larry, what are you made of?"
A re-issue was released on October 27, 2009, with the original track listing intact, acoustic versions of "Homesick" and "Another Song About the Weekend", and 9 live tracks from a performance in Switzerland.. SmartPunk. Retrieved 2009-10-07
The songs "The Downfall of Us All", "Have Faith in Me", and "I'm Made of Wax, Larry, What are You Made Of?" are available as downloadable content for Rock Band. The song "NJ Legion Iced Tea" is available as downloadable content for Guitar Hero World Tour.
"If It Means a Lot to You" was used in "Halo", the 31st episode of the 10th season of Degrassi: The Next Generation.
;A Day to Remember
*Jeremy McKinnon — lead vocals
*Tom Denney — lead guitar
*Neil Westfall — rhythm guitar
*Joshua Woodard — bass guitar
*Alex Shellnutt — drums, percussion
*Mike Hranica — guest vocals on "I'm Made of Wax, Larry What are You Made Of?"
*Vincent Bennett — guest vocals on "Welcome to the Family"
*Sierra Kusterbeck — guest vocals on "If It Means a Lot to You"
*Jason Lancaster - guest writer/backing vocals on Have Faith In Me
*Produced by Chad Gilbert, Andrew Wade and Chris Rubey
*Mixing by Adam Dutkiewicz
*Pre-production by Andrew Wade
*Leaked online in late February 2010 was a song named "When 3's a Crowd". The song was written and recorded by Jeremy himself, and should not be associated directly with the band.
*"Have Faith in Me" was co-written with Jason Lancaster (Go Radio, ex-Mayday Parade).
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A Day to Remember is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida. Founded in 2003 by guitarist, Tom Denny, and drummer, Bobby Scruggs, the band has released four studio albums, nine singles and eight music videos. They are mainly known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk as a musical style.
Early years and debut album (2003–2006)
After all playing in different groups in the Ocala music scene, singer Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Neil Westfall and Tom Denney, bassist Joshua Woodard, and drummer Bobby Scruggs came together in 2003. Soon after, the band embarked on a "DIY" tour, playing well over 200 shows, making a name for themselves. They were signed to Indianola Records, from which they recorded their debut full-length debut album, titled And Their Name Was Treason in May 2005. The album sold 8,690 copies but the band felt that bigger and better things were to come. "A friend of mine said he had the AIM screenname of someone at Victory Records,” Woodard said. "I didn’t believe him, but I still started communicating with the guy. We IM’ed back and forth for about six months, and it happened that we were playing with the band On the Last Day in a town outside of Chicago—and this guy was going to be there filming it. It was our first time we ever played in Illinois, yet the 50-60 kids there were singing along to our tunes like they’d been fans all their lives."
Victory Records and For Those Who Have Heart (2006–2008)
Soon after signing with Victory Records, the band with their new drummer Alex Shellnutt went into Zing Studios to record their second full-length.
The album, titled For Those Who Have Heart was released in January 2007 on Victory Records and peaked at #17 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and #43 on the Top Independent Albums chart. On September 24, 2007, they put a cover of Kelly Clarkson's hit single, "Since U Been Gone" on their MySpace. This was later featured on the re-release of For Those Who Have Heart, released in February 2008.
A Day to Remember toured the United Kingdom for the first time ever in January 2008, and were later nominated for "Best International Newcomer" at the 2008 Kerrang! Awards, but lost to Black Tide. Afterwards, the band had a lengthy tour opening for Silverstein along with The Devil Wears Prada, and Protest the Hero (who dropped off the tour and were replaced by A Static Lullaby). They then played The Bamboozle Left on April 6 at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, California, one of the two days at the 2008 Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey on May 3 and 4, as well as the Download Festival in June, and the 2008 Vans Warped Tour. Before playing the Download Festival, they toured the UK with The Devil Wears Prada and Alesana on the Road To Download Tour. In mid 2008, the band played all the U.S. dates of the "Easycore Tour" along with New Found Glory, Four Year Strong, Crime in Stereo and International Superheroes of Hardcore.
Homesick and Denney's departure (2008–2010)
A remixed and remastered version of their first album, And Their Name Was Treason, titled Old Record, was released on October 28, 2008 through Victory Records. In December 2008, A Day to Remember toured across Australia with Parkway Drive, Suicide Silence, The Acacia Strain and Confession. A Day to Remember played sold out shows across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide in support of Parkway Drive's "Sweatfest" 2008 Australian tour. Later that month, the band also finished the recording their third studio album, Homesick. It was released on February 2, 2009 in Europe and February 3, 2009 in the United States and placed at #21 on Billboard's Top 200 Listings and at #1 on Top Independent Albums. It was additionally featured in Rolling Stone's "Top 40 Albums" that month, hitting number 21, and as of July, 2010 has sold over 200,000 copies.http Following two sold-out UK tours, A Day to Remember went on a European tour in February 2009, with the leg of the tour that took the band to Germany for the first time supported by For The Fallen Dreams and Kenai.
A Day to Remember toured the United States from March to May 2009 with The Devil Wears Prada, Sky Eats Airplane and Emarosa. Prior to the tour, Tom Denney broke his wrist; filling in for him was Kevin Skaff formerly of Four Letter Lie. They also toured the UK with For the Fallen Dreams and Azriel. They also toured as part of the Warped Tour 2009, played at the Download Festival 2009 and toured Asia, Australia and New Zealand in August and September. The band also contributed a track to Punk Goes Pop 2 record from Fearless Records, covering The Fray's "Over My Head (Cable Car)".
On June 2, 2009, the band announced that Tom Denney had left the band. The band stated that Denney left because he wants to focus on his marriage, a family, and his recording studio. Denney has been noted for recording such bands as The Starlight Getaway, Dang! We're on Fire, We Are Defiance as well as a number of solo acts. Regardless of his departure from the band, he will still remain a part of the writing process of new material. His replacement is Kevin Skaff, formerly of Four Letter Lie.
"The Downfall of Us All" was released as downloadable content for Rock Band and Rock Band 2, whilst "NJ Legion Iced Tea" was released as a download for Guitar Hero World Tour on July 9, 2009.
A Day to Remember were set to play Reading & Leeds Festival in 2009 but pulled out due to Neil Westfall having to have surgery. They did their first headlining tour called The Pulling Your Pud Tour, along with Parkway Drive, In Fear and Faith, and I See Stars starting in September 2009. The band then supported Bring Me the Horizon, with guest August Burns Red, on their tour of the UK and Europe in October–November 2009.
On December 16, 2009, A Day to Remember released a holiday-oriented song as a single entitled "Right Where You Want Me to Be". A video was also made for the song and released through SantaMosh.com.
What Separates Me from You (2010–present)
A Day to Remember performed at the 2010 Soundwave Australian music festival. They toured across the UK in March 2010 with support from Architects and Your Demise followed by "Toursick" in North America with August Burns Red, Silverstein, Enter Shikari, Veara, and Go Radio from March 31 to May 18, 2010. On July 14, 2010, MTV.com posted the music video for the band's latest single from Homesick - "Have Faith in Me", on their website.
According to Victory Records, it was claimed that the band will set to release their fourth studio album titled "What Separates Me From You" on October 26, 2010.http Retrieved 20 July 2010. The album was recorded in Ocala, Florida, with producer Chad Gilbert who has also produced Homesick, with the tracking being done on July 23, 2010.
On September 20, 2010, A Day to Remember announced in a live video through Victory Records' website the name of their new album being What Separates Me from You. They also then revealed the cover art for the album. The album was delayed a few weeks for release until November 16, 2010.
http On November 16, 2010, it was announced that A Day to Remember will play the 2011 edition of the Vans Warped Tour.http
On January 6, 2011, the band showcased the official music video for the first single taken from the album, "All I Want" through an MTV premier. The music video features several musicians from many different musical groups such as the A Day to Remember's former lead guitarist Tom Denney, as well as Vic Fuentes, Pete Wentz, Dallas Taylor, Tim Lambesis and others. MTV Networks On January 11, 2011, the band made their national TV debut, while performing the songs "All I Want" and "Better Off This Way" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The PRP Professional Wrestling company TNA announced that "All I want" would be used as the theme song for their annual Pay Per View, Victory Road.
A Day to Remember have been described by critics as metalcore,http pop punk,http post-hardcore,http and emo. at MTV A Day to Remember's song structures typically follow a metalcore verses and blends into a more pop-punk style chorus. Fans and critics alike have described this blend as "pop-mosh," and "popcore". at allmusic. When asked in an interview with AbsolutePunk about their sound, Jeremy McKinnon stated:
*Jeremy McKinnon - lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2003–present)
*Alex Shelnutt - drums, percussion (2006–present)
*Kevin Skaff - lead guitar, vocals, piano (2009–present)
*Neil Westfall - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2003–present)
*Joshua Woodard - bass guitar (2004–present)
*Tom Denney - lead guitar, backing vocals (2003–2009)
*Brandon Roberts - drums, percussion (2003)
*Bobby Scruggs - drums, percussion (2003–2006)
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