With influences ranging from bands like The Records, The dB’s, Blue Öyster Cult, and Big Star, The World Record have crafted their own take on rock. Freeway Special, their first album since 2006, is a collection of songs which speak to a time when it was important to make a lasting impression.
The 18-song CD (+5 bonus tracks on the vinyl) will be released on Squid vs. Whale (Nada Surf, French Kicks, Radar Bros.). The band has posted 7 preview tracks online, and is currently setting up a 30-date U.S. tour. Check out the tracks and find tour information at: http://www.theworldrecord.net/
The band formed in 2003 after songwriter Andy Creighton (Apex Manor, Papercuts, Foreign Born) began passing a solo album around to friends. Soon Creighton was playing out as The World Record backed by a transient lineup that included members of The Broken West, Wildcat Wildcat, The Parson Red Heads, Dashboard Confessional, and even Toad the Wet Sprocket.
In 2006 they released Guitars Forever on Tallboy Records, where it landed on CMJ’s chart entry at #107. The Los Angeles Times raved: The band offers the instant-favorite choruses and bouncing rock rhythms favored by acts ranging from Big Star to Fountains of Wayne, with a hearty helping of sincere lyricism.
Aquarium Drunkard said: "Sure, name checking a band as the West Coast heir apparent to Big Star is a bold statement, brave in fact, but that’s exactly how I’ve been hailing The World Record of late." During this time the song "We're #1" made appearances in several TV shows including Gossip Girl and How I Met Your Mother and Fox’s New Girl.
But despite praise from L.A. Times, LAist, You Ain’t No Picasso and others, The World Record remained one of L.A.’s best-kept secrets, rarely venturing outside of Southern California. Freeway Special is about to deliver the band to a much wider national audience.
The track-listing for Freeway Special is as follows:
1. One Knee
2. Freeway Special
4. A Little More Time
5. Be Nice
6. Queen of Side I
7. Cats On the Roof
8. The Blunt Mechanic
9. Call the Doctor
10. I Met the Girl (I'm Gonna Leave You For)
11. Wind & Wuthering
12. Stopping Somewhere
13. Say Sayonara
14. In the Supermarket
15. Marsha (Think It Over)
16. Black Canyon Range
17. She's Not a Liar
18. We're #1 (Remix)
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