The All American Rejects have announced the vinyl release of their debut self-titled album. Due out on October 26 via The Orchard, the vinyl re-issue arrives just in time for the 16th anniversary of the original 'The All American Rejects' album, which released October 15, 2002, by Doghouse Records, before being re-released on February 4, 2003, by Dreamworks Records.
Dubbed as a 'special sweet 16th pressing', the release includes the remastered LP, pressed on "pink vinyl", along with rare, previously unheard demos pressed on a bonus 7" white vinyl. The LP release will also boast new album art, which you can see below. The record was mastered for vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Studios, who also created the lacquers.
The All American Rejects have also announced a limited edition exclusive pink 7" vinyl for the Ten Bands One Cause, which has raised nearly $200,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness via Gilda's Club NYC.
"Thanks to all of you guys that have stuck with us all these years. The fact that this record still means so much to so many people is something no one could have anticipated. We’ve tried to make this package something special not as a self-congratulatory thing, but as a thanks to you guys for keeping it alive in your minds," the band said in a statement.
"We still play a lot of these songs often and hope you’ll come see us still playing them in 15 more years. But, f**k… We’ll all be so old!"
Talking about the bonus 7" vinyl, The All American Rejects add: "As you can see we’ve overhauled all the artwork to better coincide with the CD version most folks are familiar with. We’ve also traded Cigarette Song for a bonus 7” with a couple little-heard demos recorded in Nick’s old bedroom in Stillwater, OK."
The Ten Bands One Cause program, which includes notable past participants Run The Jewels, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, The Black Keys, and Anthrax, coincides with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, which makes it an apt time for The All American Rejects to release their pink commemorative vinyl.
Check out the tracklisting for the vinyl release as well as the new album art, jacket and sleeve shots below:
01. My Paper Heart
02. Your Star
03. Swing, Swing
04. Time Stands Still
05. One More Sad Song
06. Why Worry
01. Don't Leave Me
02. Too Far Gone
03. Drive Away
04. Happy Endings
05. The Last Song
01. Don't Leave Me (Demo)
02. Why Worry (Demo)