Complete List Of Pierce The Veil Albums And Discography presents a look at the catalog of an American rock band that was formed in 2006 in San Diego, California. Originally emerging as a post-hardcore outfit, the band has diversified its sound over the years to include elements of emo, pop-punk, and alternative rock. The band was formed by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes, who had previously played in the group Before Today. Vic serves as the band’s vocalist and rhythm guitarist, while Mike is the drummer. They were later joined by lead guitarist Tony Perry and bassist Jaime Preciado, completing the four-piece lineup.
The band made its debut with the album A Flair for the Dramatic in 2007, which was released under Equal Vision Records and produced by Casey Bates. The album was met with positive reviews and was a reasonable commercial success for a debut album in the genre. It set the stage for the band’s unique blend of aggressive musical elements with melodic hooks, a formula they would refine in their future works.
In 2010, Pierce the Veil released their second album, Selfish Machines. The album was produced by Vic Fuentes and Mike Green and was again released under Equal Vision Records. It received a warmer critical reception than their debut and marked a maturation in their songwriting. Songs from this album, such as “Bulletproof Love,” have become some of the band’s most enduring hits.
Their third album, Collide with the Sky, was released in 2012 and proved to be a major breakthrough. It debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 27,000 copies in its first week. The album featured collaborations with Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens and Jason Butler of Letlive. Its success catapulted the band into larger venues and significantly larger audiences, solidifying their place in the modern rock scene.
In 2016, the band released their fourth studio album, Misadventures. The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and was met with widespread critical acclaim. It was noted for its musical experimentation and lyrical depth, touching on themes ranging from personal struggles to sociopolitical commentary.
Pierce the Veil is known for their energetic live performances and has toured extensively, often sharing the stage with bands like Sleeping with Sirens, All Time Low, and Bring Me the Horizon. They’ve also been featured in multiple Warped Tours and have garnered a fiercely loyal fan base over the years.
A Flair for the Dramatic
A Flair for the Dramatic marked the debut studio album by the American post-hardcore band Pierce the Veil. Emerging at a time when emo and post-hardcore were both enjoying a renaissance, the album was a touchstone for the genre and presented a compelling blend of melodic vocals, intricate guitar work, and emotionally resonant lyrics. The album was produced by Vic Fuentes and Casey Bates and was released under the Equal Vision Records label. Recording for the album took place at various locations, including Earth Vs. Space Studio in Seattle, Washington, and MDDN Studios in Los Angeles, California.
The line-up for the album predominantly consisted of Vic Fuentes on vocals and guitar, Mike Fuentes on drums, and Jaime Preciado on bass. The album was well-received critically and gathered a dedicated fanbase, contributing to the band’s upward trajectory in the years that followed. While it did not break into the mainstream charts, its influence within its genre was significant.
CD Track Listings:
- “Chemical Kids and Mechanical Brides” 3:34
- “Currents Convulsive” 3:33
- “Yeah Boy and Doll Face” 4:21
- “I’d Rather Die Than Be Famous” 2:53
- “The Cheap Bouquet” 3:50
- “Falling Asleep on a Stranger” 3:49
- “She Sings in the Morning” 3:51
- “The Balcony Scene” 3:36
- “Drella” 2:43
- “Diamonds and Why Men Buy Them” 3:31
- “Wonderless” 5:23
Selfish Machines, the second studio album from American post-hardcore band Pierce the Veil, saw its release in 2010. Following the critical success of their debut album, A Flair for the Dramatic, this follow-up aimed to broaden their sonic scope while delving deeper into emotional and social themes. Produced by Vic Fuentes and Mike Green, the album was released under the Equal Vision Records label. The recording sessions took place at various studios, including Mike Green’s studio in Los Angeles, California.
The album featured the talents of Vic Fuentes on lead vocals and guitars, Mike Fuentes on drums, Tony Perry on lead guitar, and Jaime Preciado on bass and backing vocals. Upon its release, Selfish Machines received critical acclaim, particularly for its adept blend of high-energy instrumentation with poignant lyricism. The album did well on the charts, making it to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart.
CD Track Listings:
- “Besitos” 4:23
- “Southern Constellations” 1:02
- “The Boy Who Could Fly” 5:07
- “Caraphernelia” 4:28
- “Fast Times at Clairemont High” 3:39
- “The New National Anthem” 3:53
- “Bulletproof Love” 3:57
- “Stay Away from My Friends” 4:41
- “I Don’t Care If You’re Contagious” 3:25
- “Disasterology” 3:42
- “Million Dollar Houses (The Painter)” 4:02
- “The Sky Under the Sea” 4:36
Collide with the Sky
Collide with the Sky, released in 2012, marked a seminal moment in the career of American post-hardcore band Pierce the Veil. Following the success of their previous album, Selfish Machines, the band embarked on a new project that would further refine their distinctive blend of aggressive instrumentals and emotive lyrics. Produced by Dan Korneff and Kato Khandwala, the album was primarily recorded at House of Loud Studios in Elmwood Park, New Jersey.
The band’s lineup consisted of Vic Fuentes on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Tony Perry on lead guitar, Jaime Preciado on bass and backing vocals, and Mike Fuentes on drums and percussion. Upon its release, Collide with the Sky was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, lauding its intricate instrumentation and visceral emotionality. The album peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 and also reached the top position on the Billboard Rock Albums chart.
CD Track Listings:
- “May These Noises Startle You in Your Sleep Tonight” 0:58
- “Hell Above” 3:43
- “A Match Into Water” 3:33
- “King for a Day” (featuring Kellin Quinn) 3:56
- “Bulls in the Bronx” 4:23
- “Props & Mayhem” 3:30
- “Tangled in the Great Escape” (featuring Jason Butler) 5:57
- “I’m Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket” 4:11
- “The First Punch” 3:23
- “One Hundred Sleepless Nights” 3:42
- “Stained Glass Eyes and Colorful Tears” 3:38
- “Hold On Till May” (featuring Lindsey Stamey) 4:39
After the massive success of their previous album, Collide with the Sky, expectations were sky-high for Pierce the Veil’s next offering, Misadventures. Released in 2016, this album took the best part of three years to complete, showcasing a meticulous attention to detail. Produced by Dan Korneff, who had previously worked with the band on their earlier project, the album was primarily recorded at Korneff’s Sonic Debris Recording Studio in New York. The band’s lineup remained consistent with Vic Fuentes on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Tony Perry on lead guitar, Jaime Preciado on bass and backing vocals, and Mike Fuentes on drums and percussion.
The album met critical acclaim upon release, noted for its diverse sound and songwriting depth, and it debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart. Several publications highlighted the band’s maturity and artistic growth, manifest in tracks that ranged from the explosive opener “Dive In” to the poignant closer “Song for Isabelle.”
CD Track Listings:
- “Dive In” 4:48
- “Texas is Forever” 3:41
- “The Divine Zero” 4:13
- “Floral & Fading” 4:29
- “Phantom Power and Ludicrous Speed” 1:53
- “Circles” 3:46
- “Today I Saw the Whole World” 3:47
- “Gold Medal Ribbon” 4:03
- “Bedless” 5:42
- “Sambuka” 3:25
- “Song for Isabelle” 3:15
The Jaws of Life
Pierce the Veil’s fifth album was released in 2023. The band’s most recent albums define a change in their sound as the group has moved much farther away from their grungy and heavier sound instead opting for more of a pop sound.
CD Track Listings:
1. Death of An Executioner
2. Pass the Nirvana
3. Even When I’m Not with You
4. Emergency Contact
5. Flawless Execution
6. The Jaws of Life
7. Damn the Man, Save the Empire
9. Irrational Fears [Interlude]
10. Shared Trauma
11. So Far, So Fake
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