Home Tourism

Stack Is the New Black

Stack Is the New BlackDescription : Stack Is the New Black is the debut studio album by Australian pop punk band Short Stack, released through Sunday Morning Records on 14 August 2009. It peaked at number 1 on the ARIA Charts. The "happy" skull and cross-bones on the cover is Short Stack's personal design. The boys in the band officially named the skull and cross-bones "Maurice the Pirate".The album's track listing was announced on 12 June 2009 through the band's website. The same day the album was also made available for pre-o... Page:s

Stack Is the New Black
Stackisthenewblackcover.jpg
Studio album by Short Stack
Released14 August 2009
Recorded2008
GenrePop punk, alternative rock
Length48:21
LabelSunday Morning Records
ProducerShaun Diviney, Trevor Steel
Short Stack chronology
Shimmy a Go Go EP
(2008)
Stack Is the New Black
(2009)
Sweet December EP
(2009)
Singles from Stack Is the New Black
  1. "Shimmy a Go Go"
    Released: 27 September 2008
  2. "Princess"
    Released: 27 February 2009
  3. "Sway, Sway Baby!"
    Released: 17 July 2009
  4. "Ladies & Gentlemen"
    Released: 16 October 2009

Stack Is the New Black is the debut studio album by Australian pop punk band Short Stack, released through Sunday Morning Records on 14 August 2009. It peaked at number 1 on the ARIA Charts. The "happy" skull and cross-bones on the cover is Short Stack's personal design. The boys in the band officially named the skull and cross-bones "Maurice the Pirate".

Release

The album's track listing was announced on 12 June 2009 through the band's website. The same day the album was also made available for pre-order, with all pre-orders before 17 July receiving a personal phone call from the band, and their name printed in the album's booklet. JB Hi-Fi online also offered a pre-order of a signed album with a free shirt, guitar picks, poster and stickers.

Both songs "The Back of My Head" and "Thick as Thieves" were both written in the band's early years. They were remade for the album, "Thick as Thieves" was previously named "We Breakdance, Not Hearts". It sounded very similar to "Thick as Thieves". Originally, "The Back of My Head" had Andy Clemmensen and Shaun Diviney singing in the chorus and just Andy singing the verses, but this was changed so that Andy sung the verses and Shaun sung the choruses. (Normally, Andy is the backing vocalist and Shaun in the lead vocalist, except on this song.)

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars
The Australian3/5 stars
The Mercury3/5 stars

Track listing

All tracks written by Shaun Diviney. 

No.TitleLength
1."Ladies & Gentlemen"  3:27
2."Princess"  3:18
3."Shimmy a Go Go"  4:04
4."Sway, Sway Baby!"  2:50
5."In This Place"  3:30
6."Drop Dead Gorgeous"  2:53
7."Counting the Stars"  3:25
8."Before Angels Fall"  3:12
9."The Back of My Head"  4:02
10."One Step Closer"  3:28
11."It's4U"  3:01
12."17"  4:13
13."We All Know" (produced by Short Stack)3:26
14."Thick as Thieves" (produced by Short Stack)5:17
15."Darling, I'll Be Your Werewolf" (acoustic bonus track; recorded in 2007)3:47

Chart history

Chart (2009)Peak
position
ARIA Albums Chart1
Preceded by
The Essential Michael Jackson by Michael Jackson
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
24 August 2009 – 30 August 2009
Succeeded by
The E.N.D. by The Black Eyed Peas
Copyright 2008-2017 www.21pw.com