|Released||January 22, 2013|
|Walk the Moon chronology|
|Singles from Tightrope|
Tightrope is an EP by American rock band Walk the Moon. It was released digitally on January 22, 2013, by RCA Records and contains six songs, four of which were previously unreleased. A 2-color vinyl version of the EP was later released for Record Store Day on April 20, 2013. The EP was named after the opening track of the same name. It was a moderate success, debuting at number 54 on the US Billboard 200.
The EP's title track was the fifth song on Walk the Moon's first major label studio album, Walk the Moon (2012).It was sent to US alternative radio stations on September 11, 2012, by RCA Records as the EP's lead single. The second song on the EP, "Anywayican", was first released as the B-side for the "Anna Sun" 7-inch vinyl single. An acoustic version of "Tightrope" and a live cover of Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House" is also included at the end of the EP's track list. According to Chris DeVille of Columbus Alive , the songs for Tightrope EP were recorded in a day.
"Tête-à-tête", the third track on the EP, was leaked by the band early via Twitter on January 18, 2013.Their cover of "Burning Down the House" premiered exclusively on Billboard magazine's website that same day. Tightrope EP was digitally released via RCA Records on January 22, 2013, with a 2-color vinyl edition being issued for Record Store Day on April 20, 2013. All of the EP's tracks were later included on the expanded edition of Walk the Moon's self-titled album. Tightrope EP is currently unavailable on either digital or vinyl format.
In a positive review, Alternative Addiction gave Tightrope EP a three out of five stars, stating that while "it's not as polished" as the debut album, "it's worth the same amount of attention". The staff of the publication said that it is "a light-hearted but fun EP" that is "worth looking into" with "some valuable pieces for people who are familiar with the band already". However, the EP was criticized for being "a means to promote a single" that Walk the Moon fans already have.
Upon its release, Tightrope EP charted for one week at number 54 on the US Billboard 200 on the week ending February 8, 2013. It became Walk the Moon's second chart entry on the Billboard 200, after the self-titled album in 2012.
|4.||"Drunk in the Woods"||Needham||2:49|
|6.||"Burning Down the House" (Live)||Show Cobra||3:51|
Credits adapted from the liner notes of Tightrope EP.
|US Billboard 200||54|
|US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)||12|
|US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)||18|
|Various||January 22, 2013||Digital download|
|United States||April 20, 2013||2-color vinyl|
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