Don't Panic
Studio album by All Time Low
Released October 8, 2012
Recorded 2011-12
  • Pop punk[1][2][3] 
  • emo-pop[4]
Length 40:57

69:13 (reissue)

Label Hopeless
  • Mike Green 
  • Alex Gaskarth
All Time Low chronology
Dirty Work


Don't Panic


Future Hearts


Singles from Don't Panic
  1. "For Baltimore"
    Released: August 24, 2012
  2. "Somewhere in Neverland"
    Released: September 18, 2012
  3. "Backseat Serenade"
    Released: May 9, 2013
  4. "A Love Like War"
    Released: September 2, 2013

Don't Panic is the fifth studio album by American pop punk band All Time Low, released on October 8, 2012 by Hopeless Records. All Time Low has continued touring year-long in support of Don't Panic.

Background and recording Edit

The band's previous album, Dirty Work was released in 2011 by Interscope. In the midst of the tour in support of the album, the band went into the studio to record a new album, entirely produced by Mike Green.[5] All the songs were written by frontman Alex Gaskarth and Mike Green, with "Outlines" co-written by Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. "So Long, and Thanks for All the Booze" was written as a "big fuck you to some of the people from our past", according to Gaskarth.[6] Don't Panic sees All Time Low further evolving their sound while taking influence from each of their previous releases. Gaskarth explained about the project:

Release Edit

In May 2012, the band announced that they had left Interscope,[8] before launching a new song called "The Reckless and the Brave" for free download on June 1.[9] The official lyric video was released on June 22.[10] On July 3, the band confirmed their return with the label Hopeless Records.[11] On August 24, a song titled "For Baltimore", an ode to the band's hometown, was released early to Alternative Press.[12]

The trailer of the album was released on August 28.[13] The trailer contains the songs "For Baltimore", "Outlines" and "Somewhere In Neverland".

On October 2, the streaming of the album was released on YouTube by the record label.[14]In February 1, the band began recording the video for the track "Somewhere In Neverland".[15] In March 19, 2013 the video was premiered by MTV.[16] On May 9, the video for "Backseat Serenade" was premiered.[17]

The album was reissued on September 30, 2013 by Hopeless[18] under the name Don't Panic: It's Longer Now!. It features four newly recorded songs and four additional acoustic remixes as well as the original material. The reissue's lead single "A Love Like War", featuring Vic Fuentes of the band Pierce the Veil, was released on September 2, 2013.

Reception Edit

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (90%)[19]
AllMusic [4]
Alter the Press! [20]
Alternative Press [21]
Idobi Radio [22]
Kerrang! [23]
Rock Sound 8/10

The album debuted at No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 with 48,000 first week sales, making it the band's third top 10 debut in a row. It also became the group's first album to reach No. 1 on the Top Internet Albums chart. It peaked at No. 9 in the UK and in the top 20 in Australia and Canada. The album received positive reviews (with a Metacritic scoring of 74, indicating generally favorable reviews), with critics praising Gaskarth's song writing and the album's sound as a whole. It has sold 170,000 copies in the United States as of April 2015.[24]

The reissue charted at #19 on the Billboard 200, and #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart with 13,505 first week copies sold.[25] "A Love Like War" peaked at number 23 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 and number 17 on the Hot Rock Songs.

Track listing Edit

All songs written by Alex Gaskarth, additional writing by Mike Green, and additional writing on "Outlines" by Patrick Stump.[26]

  1. "The Reckless and the Brave" – 3:19
  2. "Backseat Serenade" – 3:21
  3. "If These Sheets Were States" – 3:19
  4. "Somewhere in Neverland" – 3:45
  5. "So Long Soldier" – 2:49
  6. "The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver" – 3:36
  7. "To Live and Let Go" – 3:43
  8. "Outlines" – 3:35
  9. "Thanks to You" – 3:34
  10. "For Baltimore" – 3:09
  11. "Paint You Wings" – 3:40
  12. "So Long, and Thanks for All the Booze" – 3:09
Other editions

Personnel Edit

Personnel per digital booklet.[26]

All Time Low
  • Alex Gaskarth – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Jack Barakat – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Zack Merrick – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Rian Dawson – drums, percussion
Additional musicians
  • Cassadee Pope – additional vocals on "Backseat Serenade", additional vocals on "So Long Soldier"
  • Anthony Raneri – additional vocals on "So Long Soldier"
  • Jason Vena – additional vocals on "Outlines"
  • Mike Green – producer
  • Alex Gaskarth – co-producer
  • Neal Avron – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Kyle Black – assistant engineer
  • Courtney Ballard, Will McCoy, Jeff Sontag – editing
  • Rian Dawson – additional engineering
  • Brett Jubinville – art direction, design

Chart performance Edit

Peak positions (original)Edit Edit

Chart (2012) Peak


Canadian Albums Chart 18
Japan Albums Chart 14
ARIA Albums Chart 13
Top Internet Albums 1
UK Albums Chart 9
U.S. Billboard 200 6
U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums 3
U.S. Billboard Digital Albums 7
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Rock Albums 4
U.S. Billboard Tastemaker Albums 2

SinglesEdit Edit

Year Title Peak position




US Rock Digital


2012 "For Baltimore" 136 42
"Somewhere in Neverland" 111 26
2013 "Backseat Serenade" 70

Peak positions (reissue)Edit Edit

Chart (2013) Peak


U.S. Billboard 200 19
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 1

Release history Edit

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom October 8, 2012[30] Digital download, CD Hopeless
Worldwide October 9, 2012[31][32] Digital download
United States Digital download, CD
Japan October 9, 2012[33] Digital download
October 10, 2012[34] CD
Australia October 9, 2012[35] Digital download
October 12, 2012[36] CD