Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! is the fourth studio album by American rock band Panic! At The Disco. It was released on October 8, 2013 on Decaydance and Fueled by Ramen. Recorded as a three-piece, the album was produced by Butch Walker, and is the first to feature bass guitarist Dallon Weekes, who initially joined the band in 2009 as its touring bassist.
Described as a "party record," Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! includes songs such as “Miss Jackson”, “This Is Gospel”, and “Girls/Girls/Boys”. The album's overall aesthetic is influenced by dance music, electronica, and hip-hop. Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! reached number two on the U.S. Billboard 200, earning the band their second career number two.
|1.||“This Is Gospel”||Brendon Urie, Dallon Weekes, Jake Sinclair||3:07|
|2.||“Miss Jackson”||Urie, Weekes, Butch Walker, Sinclair, Amir||3:12|
|3.||“Vegas Lights”||Urie, Weekes, Sinclair||3:10|
|4.||“Girl That You Love”||Urie, Weekes||3:09|
|5.||“Nicotine”||Urie, Weekes, Salem||3:06|
|8.||“Far Too Young to Die”||Urie, Weekes||3:17|
|9.||“Collar Full”||Urie, Weekes||3:18|
|10.||“The End of All Things”||Urie||3:32|
Japan and Target bonus tracks
|11.||“Can't Fight Against the Youth”||Urie, Weekes||3:18|
|12.||“All the Boys”||Weekes||3:13|
Panic! at the Disco had 3 members at the time of the album's recording: Brendon Urie, Dallon Weekes, and Spencer Smith. Urie wrote all tracks on the album. Dallon Weekes contributed lyrics to every song minus "Casual Affair" and "The End of All Things."
This is the only album where Brendon Urie does not perform any bass, though he contributed his usual mix of vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, and synthesizers. For this album he also used a vocoder.
In the only album to feature Dallon Weekes, who contributed bass guitar and backing vocals on some tracks. Alongside Urie, he contributed piano and synthesizers, and also added recordings from a baritone guitar.
This is the last album to feature founding member Spencer Smith, who aside from his usual contribution of drums and percussion, programmed the drum machine heard on the album, and also used electrical percussion. This is also the only album during Smith's tenure where he did not contribute any lyrics.
On tour, Smith almost immediately started a hiatus due to his startling drug addiction, and was replaced by Dan Pawlovich, who remains touring drummer to this day. Smith later departed the band in 2015 as a result. After the departure of Ian Crawford from guitar the following year, Kenneth Harris became the new guitar player on tour. Weekes remained bass player for the rest of promotions, though he reverted to a touring member in late 2015. Leaving Urie as the only official member.
|2005||A Fever You Can't Sweat Out|
|2011||Vices & Virtues|
|2013||Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!|
|2016||Death Of A Bachelor|
|2018||Pray for the Wicked|
|Scrapped||Cricket & Clover|