PAX AM Days (stylized as PAX•AM Days) is an extended play (EP) by American rock band Fall Out Boy, released on October 15, 2013 by Island Records and PAX AM. It consists of 1980s and 90s hardcore and punk influenced tracks recorded during a two-day "marathon" session with producer Ryan Adams and the band in July 2013 at PAX AM Studios. The EP was released on CD, digitally and on double 7" vinyl as a stand-alone EP, and also on a limited Save Rock and Roll PAX AM Edition (2013) double-disc reissue. The double 7" vinyl pressing was limited to 3,000, and released on November 29 as part of Record Store Day - Back to Black Friday. Each copy came with a code for a bonus song download, a cover of "New Dreams" by Naked Raygun. The code was found stamped into the dead wax of the 7". On September 30, Fall Out Boy announced the EP and its release date, as well as premiered the first digital single "Love, Sex, Death" with its accompanying video. PAX AM Days was the band's second release in 2013 after the comeback album Save Rock and Roll, and marks a return to their hardcore musical roots with aggressive guitar work, the "antithesis" to the polished Save Rock and Roll.
Adams reached out to the group at the request of Fall Out Boy's friend and collaborator Butch Walker. Bassist Pete Wentz commented "I think there’s a side of our band in our fans that would appreciate some of the noise that Ryan comes up with, and it would be great for the fans to be able to hear that – hear sort of the raw energy that happens from sessions like that." The band called it "a collection of songs we did for fun...us letting out some demons" rather than a new album. On October 7, the entire EP was released for free streaming online. The EP debuted at No. 25 on the US Billboard 200 with 11,000 first week sales.
|1||We Were Doomed From The Start (The King Is Dead) (written by Fall Out Boy)|
|2||Art of Keeping Up Appearances (written by Fall Out Boy)|
|3||Hot To The Touch, Cold On The Inside (written by Fall Out Boy)|
|4||Love, Sex, Death (written by Fall Out Boy)|
|5||Eternal Summer (written by Fall Out Boy)|
|6||Demigods (written by Fall Out Boy)|
|7||American Made (written by Fall Out Boy)|
|8||Caffeine Cold (written by Fall Out Boy)|
|Title||Times played||Debut||Last played|
|We Were Doomed From The Start (The King Is Dead)||Never played live|
|Art of Keeping Up Appearances||Never played live|
|Hot To The Touch, Cold On The Inside||Never played live|
|Love, Sex, Death||Never played live|
|Eternal Summer||Never played live|
|Demigods||Never played live|
|American Made||Never played live|
|Caffeine Cold||Never played live|
Sticker on shrink: "As a parent, I found it an anti-parent record...".
Side C runoff contains a code for an exclusive bonus download redeemable at "http://paxamrecords.com/falloutboy/"
Manufactured in The Netherlands.
Fall Out Boy - Love, Sex, Death
Fall Out Boy perform the entire PAX AM Days E.P.
Fall Out Boy Announce "Pax Am Days"