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The Knife (Goldfinger album)

The Knife is the seventh studio album by American ska punk band Goldfinger, released on July 21, 2017, through Rise Records. It marks the band's first album following a nine-year non-album gap, their longest ever. It is their first release featuring their new supergroup line-up consisting of guitarist/vocalist and founding member John Feldmann, lead guitarist Philip Sneed (Story of the Year), bassist Mike Herrera (MxPx, Mike Herrera's Tumbledown) and drummer Travis Barker (Blink-182). There are also several notable musicians who make guest appearances on the album.[1][2][3]

The Knife
Goldfinger - The Knife.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 21, 2017
GenrePop punk, ska punk
Length39:04
LabelRise
ProducerJohn Feldmann, Zakk Cervini, Matt Pauling
Goldfinger chronology
Hello Destiny...
(2008)
The Knife
(2017)
Singles from The Knife
  1. "Am I Deaf"
    Released: May 24, 2013
  2. "Put the Knife Away"
    Released: May 24, 2017

BackgroundEdit

In the November/December 2010 issue No. 43 of SMASH magazine, Feldmann stated that a new EP or a possible full-length album was "in the works" with Feldmann having penned 4/5 new tracks, and Pfeiffer having recorded the drum tracks. Feldmann also states in the article that with the release of any new material would be supported with an extended tour.[4] According to Feldmann, Goldfinger was expecting to have their new album out sometime in 2012.[5] The band released a new song, "Am I Deaf", on Friday May 24, 2013. Four years later, Put the Knife Away was released.[6]

In 2015, Feldmann did an interview with Fuse, noting that the band's future largely amounts to the occasional tour: "We'll probably release a song or two but I don't know if we're going to release albums anymore. We play the same songs we've always done."[7]

Track listingEdit

Am I Deaf was originally recorded in 2013 with Charlie Paulson, Kelly LeMieux, and Darrin Pfeiffer but has since been re-recorded for the album featuring Sneed, Herrera and Barker.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Million Miles"
  • Feldmann
  • Barker
  • Herrera
  • Sneed
2:05
2."Get What I Need"
  • Feldmann
  • Barker
  • Herrera
  • Sneed
3:06
3."Am I Deaf (2017 Re-Recording)"
  • Feldmann
3:04
4."Tijuana Sunrise" 3:38
5."Put The Knife Away"
  • Feldmann
2:58
6."Don't Let Me Go" (featuring Takahiro Moriuchi of ONE OK ROCK)
  • Feldmann
  • Barker
  • Herrera
  • Sneed
3:33
7."Beacon"
  • Feldmann
3:09
8."Who's Laughing Now"
  • Feldmann
  • Barker
  • Herrera
  • Sneed
2:42
9."Say It Out Loud"
  • Feldmann
3:34
10."Orthodontist Girl" (featuring Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots)
  • Feldmann
2:29
11."See You Around" (featuring Mark Hoppus of blink-182)
  • Feldmann
  • Jonathan Fox
  • Martin Johnson
2:59
12."Liftoff" (featuring Nick Hexum of 311) 3:27
13."Milla" 2:38
Total length:39:04

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from AllMusic and The Prelude Press.[8][9]

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Worldwide July 21, 2017 Rise [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dickman, Maggie (May 24, 2017). "Goldfinger announce first new album in nine years, 'The Knife'—listen to the first single". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Sayce, Rob (May 25, 2017). "Members Of Twenty One Pilots, Blink-182 & One OK Rock Are On The New Goldfinger Record". Rock Sound. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Kres, Bryan (July 14, 2017). "Goldfinger Start a New Day on 'Tijuana Sunrise': Exclusive". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Issue 43 Cover Story - Goldfinger". SMASH Magazine. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
  5. ^ "Goldfinger to release new album this year". Punknews.org. January 3, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "AM I DEAF". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  7. ^ Maria Sherman (June 29, 2015). "Catching Up with Goldfinger: "Superman" John Feldmann Spills All". Fuse. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  8. ^ "Credits for The Knife". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  9. ^ Vigil, Dom (May 24, 2017). "Goldfinger Announce New Album, "The Knife" Out July 21st & Release New Song". The Prelude Press. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  10. ^ "Instagram post by Taka • Jul 22, 2017 at 2:52am UTC". Instagram.
  11. ^ "Instagram post by John Feldmann • Mar 28, 2017 at 7:06am UTC". Instagram.
  12. ^ "Goldfinger - The Knife - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com. ASIN B07121W974. Retrieved August 16, 2017.