Decomposer (album)

Decomposer is the second studio album by American pop punk band The Matches. It was released by Epitaph Records on September 11, 2006 worldwide, on September 12, 2006 in the United States, and in 2016 on vinyl. Audio production was handled by Matt Rad, Mike Green, Ryan Divine & Johnny Genius, Miles Hurwitz, Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Goldfinger's John Feldmann, Rancid's Tim Armstrong, 311's Nick Hexum, and Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz.

Decomposer
The Matches - Decomposer.jpg
Studio album by
Released
  • September 11, 2006 (International)
  • September 12, 2006 (US)
Studio
Genre
Length44:45
LabelEpitaph
Producer
The Matches chronology
E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals
(2004)
Decomposer
(2006)
A Band in Hope
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk(95%)[1]
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]

Decomposer also marks a vast departure from The Matches' previous strict alternative/punk sound and a growth into a more avant-garde and art rock sound. Additionally, many of the lyrical themes explored on Decomposer were resurrected for their next offering, 2008's A Band in Hope.

The album peaked at number 18 on the US Billboard Independent Albums.[3]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Shawn Harris.

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Salty Eyes"Matt Rad2:38
2."Drive"Mike Green3:26
3."Papercut Skin"John Feldmann3:25
4."Clumsy Heart"Miles Hurwitz3:31
5."Little Maggots"John Feldmann2:44
6."What Katie Said"Mark Hoppus2:53
7."Sunburn vs. the Rhinovirus"Mark Hoppus3:45
8."Lazier Than Furniture"Divine Genius Productions2:36
9."Didi (My Doe, Part 2)"Nick Hexum3:11
10."You (Don't) Know Me" (featuring Tim Armstrong)Tim Armstrong4:05
11."My Soft and Deep"Brett Gurewitz3:36
12."Shoot Me in the Smile"Matt Rad3:31
13."The Barber's Unhappiness"Mark Hoppus5:24
Total length:44:45
UK / European bonus track (B-side to "Salty Eyes" single)
No.TitleProducerLength
14."My Doe, Part I (acoustic)" (featuring Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro)John Paulsen3:36

PersonnelEdit

adapted from AllMusic and Discogs

  • Shawn Harris – guitar, vocals, artwork (booklet), design
  • Jonathan Devoto – guitar, vocals; vibraphone (track 1)
  • Justin San Souci – bass, vocals
  • Matt Whalen – drums; toaster percussion (track 3)
  • Lewis Patzner – cello (track 1)
  • Anton Patzner – strings, violin and viola (track 1)
  • Ben Richards – keyboards (track 2)
  • Dean Butterworth – percussion (track 3), loops (track 5)
  • Josie Shafer – Fender Rhodes electric piano (track 10)
  • Ben Kramer – trumpet (track 10)
  • Matt Radosevichmixing (tracks: 1–2, 4, 6–12), engineering and production (tracks: 1, 12)
  • Mike Green – programming, engineering and production (track 2)
  • John Feldmann – drum programming and additional percussion (track 5), mixing, engineering and production (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Matt Appleton – engineering (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Miles Hurwitz – production (track 4), executive production
  • Johnny Genius – percussion (track 4), engineering (tracks: 4, 8), production (track 8)
  • Ryan Divine – engineering (tracks: 4, 8), production (track 8)
  • Marco Martin – additional engineering (track 4)
  • Mark Hoppus – percussion (track 6), drum programming (track 13), production (tracks 6–7, 13)
  • Christopher Holmes – drum programming (track 13), engineering (tracks 6–7, 13)
  • Nicholas Hexum – production (track 9)
  • Giff Tripp – engineering (track 9)
  • Jason Walters – additional engineering (track 9)
  • Tim Armstrong – additional vocals and percussion, production (track 10)
  • Michael Rosen – engineering (track 10)
  • Brett Gurewitzbacking vocals, percussion and production (track 11)
  • Pete Martinez – engineering (track 11)
  • Chris Roach – additional engineering (track 12)
  • John Morrical – engineering
  • Josh Smith – engineering
  • Tom Baker – mastering
  • Emilee Seymour – artwork, design

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tate, Jason. "The Matches - Decomposer". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  2. ^ Apar, Corey. "Decomposer - The Matches". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-10-26.
  3. ^ "The Matches Decomposer Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-10-28.

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