8 June 2015
| 8 June 2015 (2015-06-08)|
East & Young
Progressive house, Electro house, Dance-pop, Big room house
Grammis Award for Electro/Dance of the Year
Christian Karlsson albums, Electro house albums, Other albums
Pharmacy is the debut studio album by Swedish electronic music duo Galantis, released on 8 June 2015. The album features six singles ("Runaway (U & I)", "You", "Peanut Butter Jelly", "Gold Dust", "In My Head" and "Louder Harder Better").
Overall, four "Seafoxes" are included in the album artwork. The cover features a unique Seafox, only seen on the album artwork.
The booklet features a Seafox also used for the "You" single artwork, and also appears on the cover of the Galantis EP.
The inside panel of the Digipak features a Seafox used for the "Peanut Butter Jelly" single artwork, and also the YouTube audio for "Louder, Harder, Better".
Behind the CD tray is a Seafox also used to front the "Gold Dust" single artwork, and also appears on the cover of the Galantis EP.
The booklet included also includes a picture of Galantis themselves (Christian "Bloodshy" Karlsson, Linus "Style of Eye" Eklöw), standing back to back.
The first single "You" was originally on their self-titled EP and currently has over eight million plays on Spotify. However, it was not intended to promote Pharmacy, making "Runaway (U & I)" the album's first official single. Galantis released the single "Gold Dust" on 19 February 2015 as the album second official single. It reached number one on Hype Machine's Popular Chart. "Peanut Butter Jelly" was later released as the third official single on the pre-release of the album on 20 April 2015. "In My Head" was released as the album's fourth official single on 30 October 2015 and "Louder Harder Better" was released as the album's fifth official single on 12 February 2016.
John Cameron from WeGotThisCovered.com gave Pharmacy a 3.5/5 stars stating "Galantis may have set our expectations a little too high with their 2014 releases" (referencing "Runaway (U & I)", 'You" and "Smile"), stating that even though the album's production values were good, "most of the songs seem to lack originality". Cameron also stated that "the tracks on Pharmacy are not poorly done by any means – it's just that very few of the new ones are all that memorable." A more positive review came from Lucas Sachs from YourEDM.com, he gave the album a "respectable 8.5/10" pointing out track 6 "Louder, Harder, Better" and track 10 "Firebird" as "two new songs from this album that stick out to me due to their excellence in production and writing." Stating that "Louder, Harder, Better" encompasses all that Galantis stands for, and that "Firebird" was his favorite track on the album due to the nostalgic feeling in the lyrics and the added reverb on the word "bird".
On May 21, 2015 Galantis began their summer festival tour in support of Pharmacy which ended on August 6, 2015. There were 22 dates on the tour in total. There were performances in multiple continents including Europe and North America.
NotesThe CD is packaged only as a digipak.
Track 1 features uncredited vocals from Jennifer Decilveo and Stephen Simmonds.
Track 2 features uncredited vocals from Vincent Pontare.
Track 3 features uncredited vocals from Jennifer Decilveo.
Track 4 features uncredited vocals from Cathy Dennis and Julia Karlsson.
Track 5 features uncredited vocals from Nicole "Coco" Morier and Vincent Pontare.
Track 6 features uncredited vocals from Cathy Dennis.
Track 8 features uncredited vocals from Blackbear.
Track 9 features sampled production work from 1974 song "Kiss My Love Goodbye" by Bettye Swann.
Tracks 9 and 10 feature uncredited vocals from Martina Sorbara (also Cathy Dennis), who is known for being one of the members of Dragonette.
Track 11 features uncredited vocals from Leon Jean-Marie and production works from East & Young.
Track 12 features production work and uncredited vocals from Vincent Pontare.
Track 13 features uncredited vocals from Andrew Jackson.
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