Lead Sails Paper Anchor


Lead Sails Paper Anchor

Infobox Album
Name = Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Type = Album
Artist = Atreyu


Released = August 28, 2007
Re-released April 22, 2008
Recorded = San Simeon
Genre = Post-Grunge, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
Reviews =
* About.com Rating|2.5|5 [http://heavymetal.about.com/od/cdreviews/fr/atreyupapersail.htm link]
* Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:j9fqxzlgldfe link]
* Stereology rating-10|5 [http://stereology.de/?site=album&albid=83 link]
*TuneLab Music rating-10|7.5 [http://www.tunelabmusic.com/2008/02/26/review-atreyu-lead-sails-paper-anchor/ link]
Length = 41:10
46:04 w/ bonus track
Label = Hollywood Records
Roadrunner Records
Producer = John Feldmann
Last album = "The Best of... Atreyu"
(2007)
This album = "Lead Sails Paper Anchor"
(2007)
Misc =Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = studio


Lower caption = Lead Sails Paper Anchor 2.0
Singles
Name = Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Type = studio
single 1 = Becoming the Bull
single 1 date = 2007
single 2 = Doomsday
single 2 date = 2007
single 3 = Falling Down
single 3 date = March, 2008
single 4 = Slow Burn
single 4 date = June 17, 2008

"Lead Sails Paper Anchor" is the fourth studio album by Atreyu. It is the band's first release with Hollywood Records. The album was released on August 28, 2007. The first single is "Becoming the Bull." The complete album (excluding bonus tracks), was leaked onto P2P file sharing networks on August 19th, 2007.Fact|date=November 2007The album shows the band's Post-Hardcore roots but also shows the bands growth into Pop punk and Alternative rock as well. Also, the album has a softer sound than previous albums.

A single for "Becoming the Bull" was released exclusively in Hot Topic on July 24 and it included a demo of the song "Can't Happen Here".

The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200. [Jonathan Cohen, [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003635057 "'High School Musical 2' Starts Third Week At No. 1"] , Billboard.com, September 5, 2007.] Doomsday was released as the second single but only in the UK. "Falling Down" was released as the third single and second in the US. Slow Burn has been confirmed to be the next single.

On April 22nd, 2008, the album was re-released as "Lead Sails Paper Anchor 2.0", which included updated artwork and a new song titled "The Squeeze" recorded exclusively for the re-release, plus the two bonus tracks "Epic" and "Clean Sheets". It was formatted in the CDVU+ format, featuring exclusive videos, live performances, behind the scenes tour clips, and a digital guitar lesson. The song "Doomsday" is featured in the background of the current X-Games tv commercial. [citeweb|url=http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=93290|title=roadrunnerecord.com|accessdate=17 April|accessyear=2008]

Promotion

Before the release of the album, Atreyu made available a jigsaw puzzle game for fans eager to hear a song from the new album. Each puzzle piece was a 10-second sound bite of the first single off the album, "Becoming the Bull". The object of the game was to arrange the clips in order, and create the song. As an additional incentive, the fan to put the song together the fastest would win a signed guitar, a phone call from the band, an advance copy of the CD and a free membership to Atreyu's fan club. [ [http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/BLABBERMOUTH.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=75196 "ATREYU: New Album Details Revealed - June 20, 2007"] "Blabbermouth.net". Retrieved on August 9, 2008] The game was posted on the band's official website, and was taken down shortly after the album was released.

In promotion for the next major single off the album, Atreyu released a game created by Jason Oda, based on their single, "Falling Down". The game allows you to play as all of the members of the band, with each of them having their own unique gameplay type and levels. In lead singer Alex Varkatzas' game, "Alex Slaughters Cute Stuff," users dodge rainbows and hearts while slaughtering teddy bears. Other games include: "Dan Becomes Guitar Hero" a game similar to Guitar Hero, "Travis Makes McTreyu Burgers" a remake of the 1982 arcade game Burgertime, "Marc Busts Ghosts" a game similar to Ice Climber, and "Brandon Falls Down Into Hell" where the Brandon Saller character fights off creatures from hell while collecting ice cream cones.

In an [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPAEcnpVWHQ interview] with Brandon Saller and Marc McKnight of Atreyu, when asked about the game they said,

[McKnight] "Jason Oda's, the guy that designed it that does the games like that, I've been a huge fan of his artwork and his games for years now. And then I got an email when he had already completed the first proof of the game. I was like, 'Oh my God, he made one for us?'" [Saller] "We liked the video game for 'Becoming The Bull,' but it was kind of like a quiz thing. It wasn't really a game, but this is a full-fledged video game. It's hilarious. We all have our own levels, it's hilarious. I highly recommend kids to play it if you play video games. Even if you don't, I don't even play video games and I sat there for like an hour playing it. It's hard."

Creator Jason Oda says,

"The Atreyu game is a mix between old school arcade game play and modern polished graphics. The inspiration for the game partially comes from the arcade game for the band Journey."

Track listing

#"Doomsday" - 3:20
#"Honor" - 3:08
#"Falling Down" - 2:59
#"Becoming the Bull" - 3:40
#"When Two Are One" - 4:40
#"Lose It" - 3:58
#"No One Cares" - 3:03
#"Can't Happen Here" - 4:02
#"Slow Burn" - 3:26
#"Blow" - 4:09
#"Lead Sails (And a Paper Anchor)" - 4:46 (4:16 + :30 of silence)

* All Music and Lyrics by Atreyu

Bonus tracks

#"Epic" (Faith No More Cover)" - 4:54
#"Clean Sheets" (UK, Japan & Australia Bonus Track) (Descendents Cover) - 3:13 [http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=1000;-1;-1;-1&sku] [http://www.sanity.com.au/product/product.asp?sku=2099117]
#"Lead Sails Paper Anchor" (Acoustic) (Jap Bonus Track)

Lead Sails Paper Anchor 2.0

  1. "The Squeeze" - 4:03
  2. "Epic" (Faith No More Cover) - 4:54
  3. "Clean Sheets" (Descendents Cover) - 3:13
  4. "Her Portrait in Black" (Japan & Canada bonus track) - 5:13

Chart position

Album

Singles

Personnel

* Dan Jacobs – lead guitar
* Alex Varkatzas – lead vocals
* Brandon Saller – vocals, drums
* Travis Miguel – rhythm guitar
* Marc McKnight – backing vocals, bass

References

*cite web|url=http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gnfpxqukldfe~T0|title=Atreyu on allmusic|accessdate=17 April|accessyear=2008


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