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The Readily Available Recordings


Early chronology

  • 2005/early 2006: Nicholas Petricca forms a band, The Expert, as a first-year student at Kenyon College. Group features Jeremy Sher, Thomas Lewis, Cooper Fleishman, and Nick Lerangis.
  • Mid 2006: Petricca forms a second band, Wicked in the Mix, with members Sam Cole, Adam Reifsnyder, and Ricky Human. The two musical projects eventually merge.
  • 2007-06: WM self-released on Good Catch Records, featuring early versions of "Jenny" and 11 other songs (see Rarities).
  • 2008: Wicked in the Mix renamed "Walk the Moon."
  • 2008-03: The Anthem EP self-released.
  • 2008/2009: Band lineup shifts to feature Nick Lerangis on guitar, Adam Reifsnyder on bass, and Adrian Galvin on drums.
  • 2009-03-09: The Other Side: B-Sides and Rarities self-released.
  • 2010-11-16: I Want! I Want! CD self-released. Release features above lineup on 10 tracks, most (but not all) of which were subsequently re-recorded and included on the band's self-titled album.
  • 2010/2011: Band lineup stabilizes with Chris Robinson and then Eli Maiman replacing Lerangis, Kevin Ray replacing Reifsnyder, and Sean Waugaman replacing Galvin.
  • 2011-02: Walk the Moon signs to Mick Management.
  • 2011-08?: Walk the Moon signs to RCA Records (reportedly happened summer 2011).
  • 2012-02-07: Anna Sun EP (RCA 88691-94817-2) released. This was the band's first major-label release, featuring new versions of "Tightrope," "Anna Sun," and "Next in Line." All songs would reappear months later on the self-titled album.

Walk the Moon

  • 2012-06-19
  • RCA 88691-96782-2
[Walk the Moon album cover]
  • Peak position (US): #36, 2012-07-07.
  • Released in the US, Europe, Australia, and the Philippines with the same number.
  • Released in a limited hand-numbered edition of 600, again with the same number.
  • Unknown if a unique Canadian edition exists.
  • Also released in Australia in a deluxe edition with seven bonus tracks (see Rarities): RCA 88883-73271-2.
  • Collector LP edition: RCA 88691-96782-1.
  • Collector LP edition (2022-06-24 10th anniversary reissue, inverted cover, bonus track): RCA WTM-1001.
  • Early members Adam Reifsnyder, Adrian Galvin, Nick Lerangis, and Chris Robinson are credited for songwriting on 5 of the 11 tracks on this release.
Track Title Time Writers
1 Quesadilla 3:15 N. Petricca, A. Galvin, N. Lerangis, A. Reifsnyder
  • Previously featured on I Want! I Want!
  • Live version featured in iTunes Festival: London 2012; no physical release.
2 Lisa Baby 3:52 N. Petricca, A. Galvin, N. Lerangis
  • Previously featured on I Want! I Want!
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016), with extended intro titled "Now Try This."
3 Next in Line 3:59 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
  • Previously featured on Anna Sun EP.
  • Live versions featured in Spotify Sessions (2012); no physical release.
4 Anna Sun 5:21 N. Petricca, A. Galvin, N. Lerangis, A. Reifsnyder
  • Previously featured on I Want! I Want! and Anna Sun EP.
  • Live versions featured in Spotify Sessions, iTunes Festival: London 2012 (neither of which had a physical release), and You Are Not Alone (2016), with the latter featuring an extended intro titled "We Are Walk the Moon And We Are From Ohio."
  • Released as a radio single, 2012-02-07.
  • Released as a 45 rpm collector record (RCA 88691-96423-7), b/w "Anyway I Can."
  • 3:37 radio edit appears on US release of Now 45 (EMI 509994-63541-2-9).
  • Peak position (US): Alternative #10, 2012-07-21.
  • Single certified gold by RIAA (500,000 units sold), 2019-06-11.
  • Single certified platinum by RIAA (1,000,000 units sold), 2019-06-11.
5 Tightrope 3:30 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, C. Robinson
  • Previously featured on Anna Sun EP. Two alternate versions (acoustic and a J. Viewz remix) are included as bonus tracks on the Australian deluxe issue of this album.
  • Live versions featured in Spotify Sessions, iTunes Festival: London 2012 (neither of which had a physical release), and You Are Not Alone (2016).
  • Released as a radio single, 2012-09-11.
  • Peak position (US): Alternative #15, 2013-02-02.
6 Jenny 4:05 N. Petricca
  • One of the band's oldest songs, dating back to the "Wicked in the Mix" era with performances and recordings as early as 2007.
  • Previously featured on WM, Anthem EP, and I Want! I Want!
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016).
7 Shiver Shiver 3:52 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, C. Robinson
  • Alternate "Bells & Whistles Mix" included as a bonus track on the Australian deluxe issue of this album.
8 Lions (instrumental) 0:35 N. Petricca, E. Maiman
9 Iscariot 5:23 N. Petricca
  • Previously featured on I Want! I Want!
10 Fixin' 4:22 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
11 I Can Lift a Car 4:48 N. Petricca
  • Previously featured on I Want! I Want!
  • Live versions featured in iTunes Festival: London 2012 (no physical release) and You Are Not Alone (2016), with the latter featuring an extended intro called "Meditation."

Credits:

Nicholas Petricca: Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion.
Kevin Ray: Bass, Vocals.
Sean Waugaman: Percussion, Vocals, Ray-gun.
Eli Maiman: Guitar, Vocals.

Produced by Ben Allen for MakeRecordsNotBombs.
Mixed by Mark Needham at The Ballroom Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
Assisted by Will Brierre.
Recorded by Nick DiDia at Doppler Studios and Maze Studios in Atlanta, GA.
Additional Engineering by Rob Skipworth at Maze Studio for Milk Money Consulting, Inc.
1st Assistant: TJ Elias.
2nd Assistant: Will Thrift.
General Assistants: Joe D'Agostino, Sumner Jones & Alex Tumay.
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering.

Vocals, Hand Claps & Sunshine on "Quesadilla:" Lindsay Brandt.
Cowboy Boots on "Iscariot:" Mark Needham.
Additional Drum Programming on "I Can Lift a Car:" Dustin Chow.

A&R: David J. Wolter.
Management: Michael McDonald & Lindsay Brandt for Mick Management.

Illustration: Mike Perry.
Disc Illustration: Walk the Moon.
Creative Director: Erwin Gorostiza.
Art Director: Megham Foley.


Talking is Hard

  • 2014-12-02
  • RCA 88843-09809-2
[Talking is Hard album cover]
  • Peak position (Canada): #31, 2015-12-05.
  • Peak position (US): #14, 2015-05-16.
  • Released in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, and the Philippines with the same number.
  • Canadian edition deletes FBI emblem from packaging, adds Sony logo and Toronto address.
  • Also released in Europe in a deluxe edition with three bonus tracks (see Rarities): RCA 88875-06939-2.
  • Album certified gold by RIAA (500,000 units sold), 2016-02-10.
  • Album certified platinum by RIAA (1,000,000 units sold), 2018-12-06.
  • Collector LP edition: RCA 88843-09809-1.
Track Title Time Writers
1 Different Colors 3:42 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
  • Released as a radio single, 2015-05-05.
  • Two alternate versions (Lost Kings and Griswolds remixes) featured on Different Colors EP (2015); no physical release.
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016).
  • Mason Jar Demo version featured in Can You Imagine? (2020); no physical release.
  • Re-recorded version featuring Jake Wesley Rogers released 2022-06-30 with proceeds benefitting True Colors United; no physical release.
  • Peak position (Canada): Rock #38, 2015-10-31.
  • Peak position (US): Alternative #7, 2015-10-10.
2 Sidekick 2:55 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016).
  • Mason Jar Demo version featured in Can You Imagine? (2020); no physical release.
3 Shut Up and Dance 3:19 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, B. Berger, R. McMahon
  • Titled "Shut Up & Dance With Me" in the lyric booklet.
  • Released as a radio single, 2014-09-10.
  • Released in Europe as a CD single (RCA 88875-12948-2) b/w an alternate version "Live at Sirius XM," also included on the deluxe European issue.
  • Appears on US release of Now 54 (Universal B0022995-02), UK release of Now 91 (Sony CDNOW91), and Now That's What I Call Rock (Sony 88875-18412-2).
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016), with an extended intro titled "The Moon, Man."
  • Peak position (Canada): #3, 2015-06-06; Rock #22, 2015-03-07; AC #1 (2 weeks), 2015-07-11.
  • Peak position (US): #4, 2015-05-30; Alternative #1 (4 weeks), 2015-02-28; AC #1 (6 weeks), 2015-08-15.
  • Single certified gold by RIAA (500,000 units sold), 2015-04-17.
  • Single certified platinum by RIAA (1,000,000 units sold), 2015-04-17.
  • Single certified double platinum by RIAA (2,000,000 units sold), 2015-07-08.
  • Single certified triple platinum by RIAA (3,000,000 units sold), 2015-07-08.
  • Single certified quadruple platinum by RIAA (4,000,000 units sold), 2017-10-24.
  • Single certified quintuple platinum by RIAA (5,000,000 units sold), 2017-10-24.
4 Up 2 U 3:23 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
  • Also titled "Up 2 You."
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016), with extended intro titled "Sorry We're Not Sorry."
5 Avalanche 3:40 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, T. Pagnotta
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016).
6 Portugal 4:01 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016).
7 Down in the Dumps 4:25 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016), with extended intro titled "Spiraling Down."
8 Work This Body 2:57 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, J. Ryan
  • Released as a radio single, 2016-02-23.
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016).
  • Peak position (US): Alternative #34, 2016-04-16.
9 Spend Your $$$ 3:22 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
  • Mason Jar Demo version featured in Can You Imagine? (2020); no physical release.
10 We Are the Kids 3:37 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, J. Ryan
11 Come Under the Covers 3:51 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016).
  • Mason Jar Demo version featured in Can You Imagine? (2020); no physical release.
12 Aquaman 4:00 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, M. Radosevich
  • Live version featured on You Are Not Alone (2016).
  • Mason Jar Demo version featured in Can You Imagine? (2020); no physical release.

Credits:

Nick Petricca: Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion, Programming.
Kevin Ray: Bass, Vocals.
Sean Waugaman: Percussion, Vocals.
Eli Maiman: Guitar, Vocals, Programming.

Produced by Tim Pagnotta.
"Up 2 U" co-produced by Captain Cuts.
Engineered by Jarett Holmes & Tim Pagnotta.
Recorded at Rancho Pagzilla, North Hollywood, CA.
Mixed by Neal Avron at The Casita, Hollywood, CA.
Mix Assistant: Scott Skrzynski.
Vocal Production, All Instruments, & Programming on "Up 2 You:" Ben Berger & Ryan McMahon.
"Up 2 U" recorded at Captain Cuts Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Programming on "Shut Up and Dance" & "Spend Your $$$:" Jarett Holmes.
Digital Editing: Jarett Holmes, Brian Phillips, Allen Casillas, Ryan Gillmore.
Drum Tech: Mauro Rubbi.
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NYC.

A&R: David J. Wolter.
Management: Michael McDonald for Mick Management.

RCA Creative Director: Erwin Gorostiza.
Art Direction & Logo: Meghan Foley.
Graphic Design & Layout: Jason Matheny for Misfit Genius Design.
Photographers: Shervin Lainez, annaleemedia.com, seanydrums.
Stylist: Dee Anderson.
Grooming: Bethany Johnson.


  • 2016-02-26: You Are Not Alone (Live at the Greek) (88985-30157-1) released strictly as a double-LP collector product, with no CD release (see Rarities).

What if Nothing

  • 2017-11-10
  • RCA 88985-45485-2
[What if Nothing album cover]
  • Peak position (US): #40, 2017-12-02.
  • Packaged in a single-fold trayless cardboard sleeve that scratches the disc. No jewel case edition available?
  • Released in the US, Europe, and Australia with the same number. (US editions bear 1968 RCA logo.)
  • No unique Canadian edition; US-labelled stock sold in Canada.
  • Collector double-LP editions: RCA 88985-45485-1 (standard), 88985-48860-1 (FYE version with fold-out poster).
  • This is the only Walk the Moon CD release that does not include a full lyric booklet.
Track Title Time Writers
1 Press Restart 4:19 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, N. Breakfast
2 Headphones 3:06 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
3 One Foot 4:21 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, B. Berger, R. McMahon, R. Rabin
  • Released as a radio single, 2017-09-22.
  • Distributed in Europe as an officially-sanctioned single-track CD-R.
  • Peak position (Canada): #42, 2018-01-13; Rock #42, 2018-01-06; AC #27, 2018-03-17.
  • Peak position (US): #65, 2018-02-17; Alternative #1 (4 weeks), 2018-01-27; AC #27, 2018-02-17.
  • Single certified gold by RIAA (500,000 units sold), 2018-11-29.
4 Surrender 5:04 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, B. Berger, R. McMahon, R. Rabin
5 All I Want 4:16 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
6 All Night 3:42 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, T. Pagnotta
7 Kamikaze 3:16 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, B. Berger, R. McMahon, R. Rabin
  • Released as a radio single, 2018-04-17.
  • Peak position (Canada): Rock #48, 2018-09-22.
  • Peak position (US): Alternative #6, 2018-09-29.
8 Tiger Teeth 5:22 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
9 Sound of Awakening 6:16 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
10 Feels Good to Be High 4:20 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, J. Novak
11 Can't Sleep (Wolves) 3:46 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, N. Breakfast
12 In My Mind 3:57 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman
13 Lost in the Wild 3:57 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman, J. Ryan
In My Mind (reprise) 2:19 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, K. Ray, S. Waugaman

Credits:

Walk the Moon is...
Nicholas Petricca,
Kevin Ray,
Sean Waugaman,
Eli Maiman.

1, 3-5, 8, 11, 13 produced by Mike Crossey.
2, 6-7, 10, 12 produced by Mike Elizondo.
9 produced by Mike Crossey + Petricholas.
1: Additional Production by Noah Breakfast.
3-4, 7 co-produced by Captain Cuts.
6 co-produced by Tim Pagnotta.

1: Recorded by Joseph Rogers & Jonathan Gilmore at The Ranch Studios, Woodland Hills, CA.
2: Additional Keyboards performed by Daniel Kirkpatrick
2, 6-7, 10, 12: Engineered by Adam Hawkins at Can Am, Tarzana, CA; Assisted by Brent Arrowood.
3-5, 8-9, 11, 13: Recorded by Joseph Rogers & Jonathan Gilmore at The Ranch Studios, Woodland Hills, CA.
10: Additional Vocals by Sharlotte Gibson.
1, 3-4, 6-8, 10-11, 13: Mixed by Neal Avron at The Casita, Hollywood, CA; Mix Assistant: Scott Skrzynski.
2, 12: Mixed by Adam Hawkins at Acacia Sound, Newbury Park, CA.
5, 9: Mixed by Mike Crossey at The Ranch, Woodland Hills, CA.
9: Contains a sample from "Rainforest Reverie", as written and performed by Llewellyn, as used courtesy of and under license from ParadiseMusic & Media (ASCAP).

Executive Producer: Walk the Moon.
A&R: Dan Chertoff.
Management: Michael McDonald / Mick Management.

Drum Tech: Sahir Hanif / Masters of Maple Drums
Creative Direction: Felipe Posada / Katie Carlson (Mick Management)
Original Artwork: Felipe Posada - The Invisible Realm
Typography: Jason Matheny Design
Photography: Brian Ziff
Art Direction & Additional Photography: Amaya Segura
Stylist: Scott Free
Groomer: Bethany Johnson


  • 2020-12-21: Kevin Ray is removed from Walk the Moon for having "acted out of alignment with our values" and compromising the "band's lifelong commitment to create a safe, welcoming place for our audience."

Heights

  • 2021-11-12
  • RCA 19439-91277-2
[Heights album cover]
  • Released in the US and Europe with the same number. (US editions bear 1968 RCA logo.)
  • No unique Canadian edition; US-labelled stock sold in Canada.
  • CD face is a reproduction of the orange 1968-74 RCA LP label.
  • Collector LP edition: RCA 19439-91277-1.
  • Collector cassette edition: RCA 19439-91277-4 (blue shell).
Track Title Time Writers
1 Heights 4:14 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, K. Ray
2 Can You Handle My Love?? 4:16 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, T. Schleiter, K. Flaherty
  • Released as a radio single, 2021-07-14.
  • Peak position (US): Alternative #6, 2021-12-04.
3 Giants 3:41 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, L. Haywood, D. James, R. Ellmore
  • Released as a radio single, 2022-05-10.
4 I'm Good 4:35 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, Z. Skelton, J. Norton, P. Meany
5 DNA (The Keys) 3:53 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, B. Berger, R. McMahon, R. Rabin
6 Fire in Your House (feat. Johnny Clegg & Jesse Clegg) 4:55 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, J. Clegg, J. Clegg, P. Meany
  • Released as a radio single, 2021-09-17.
7 Don't Make Me 3:26 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, J. Hume, K. Ray
8 Rise Up 4:16 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, J. Jeberg, S. Hollander, K. Ray
  • Released as a radio single, 2021-10-27.
9 My Kids 2:53 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, J. Flannigan, G. Schatz
10 Someone Else's Game 5:10 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, K. Ray
11 What You Can't Look Up 4:17 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, K. Ray
12 Population of 2 4:36 N. Petricca, E. Maiman, S. Waugaman, K. Ray

Credits:

Walk the Moon is...
Nicholas Petricca: Lead vocals & keyboards.
Sean Waugaman: Drums, percussion & vocals.
Eli Maiman: Guitar, bass & vocals.

1, 3, 10-12 produced by Mike Crossey.
2 produced by Tommy English & Mike Crossey.
4, 6-7, 9 produced by Paul Meany.
5 produced by Mike Crossey & Captain Cuts.
8 produced by Jonas Jeberg & Nicholas Petricca.

1, 3, 10-12 engineered by Stephen Sesso at The Beach House, Santa Monica, CA.
2 engineered by Carter Jahn at Studio America, Los Angeles, CA & by Stephen Sesso at The Beach House, Santa Monica, CA.
4 engineered by Alex Pasco at EastWest Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
5 engineered by Stephen Sesso at The Beach House, Santa Monica, CA. Additional bass by Ryan McMahon.
4, 9: Additional keyboards by Paul Meany.
6: Acoustic Guitar by Johnny Clegg. Additional Vocals by Johnny Clegg & Jesse Clegg. Additional Keyboards by Paul Meany.

Executive Producer: Walk the Moon.

Album mixed by Neal Avron at The Casita, Hollywood, CA
Mix Assistant: Scott Skrzynski
Album mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound, NYC
Photography by Grant Spanier
Creative Direction by Clare Gillen
Cover Design by Wyatt Knowles
A&R: Dan Chertoff
Management: Michael McDonald & Kristen Bunk / Mick Management


Sony Music catalogue numbering system

The Sony catalogue numbering system was originally the system used by BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group), owner of the RCA and Arista labels. It consists of an 11-digit sequence shared with the UPC. The first five digits are a semi-constant prefix tied to the manufacturer (label), followed by five digits indicating the product (release), followed by a suffix indicating the format (1=LP, 2=CD, 4=cassette, 7=7" single). UPC numbers have an additional twelfth digit that functions as a checksum; however, the printed catalogue numbers omit this.

BMG began using this format in June or July 1991. Until 2003, each individual label and international subsidiary in the BMG fold had its own parallel numbering series. This came to an end around March 2003, when a single worldwide numbering series was imposed across all labels in the interest of efficiency and consistency.

In about October 2005 the Sony labels were brought into the system as well, following the completion of the Sony-BMG merger. Sony bought out Bertelsmann's stake in the venture two years later, and for the duration of Walk the Moon's tenure, RCA has been a unit of Sony Music.

UPC codes have been allocated to Sony in blocks allowing for ranges of 10000 to 100000 catalogue numbers apiece. Meanwhile, Sony tears through roughly 20000 numbers per year...meaning that the progression is confusing, seemingly non-sequential, and difficult to track. Nevertheless, BMG and Sony have progressed through the following ranges of numbers in order:

  • 82876 50000 - 82876 89999 (2003-2006)
  • 88697 00000 - 88697 99999 (2006-2011)
  • 88691 90000 - 88691 99999 (2011-2012)
  • 88725 40000 - 88725 49999 (2012)
  • 88765 40000 - 88765 49999 (2012-2013)
  • 88883 70000 - 88883 79999 (2013)
  • 88843 00000 - 88843 09999 (2013-2014)
  • 88875 00000 - 88875 19999 (2014-2016)
  • 88985 30000 - 88985 49999 (2016-2018)
  • 19075 80000 - 19075 99999 (2018-2020)
  • 19439 70000 - 19439 99999 (2020-)

Cross my heart and hope to die, taking this one step at a time.

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