Bleed American

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Bleed American
Studio album by Jimmy Eat World
Released July 18, 2001
Recorded Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles and Harddrive Studios, Hollywood
Genre Alternative rock
Label Dreamworks Records
Producer Mark Trombino, Jimmy Eat World
Professional reviews
Jimmy Eat World chronology
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Bleed American
Singles from Bleed American
  1. "Bleed American (2001)"
  2. "The Middle (2001)"
  3. "Sweetness (2002)"

Bleed American is the fourth studio album by Jimmy Eat World. It was released on July 18th, 2001.


After treading their way through the mid-90s emo scene, Arizona-based Jimmy Eat World were thrust into the limelight with the sudden and staggering commercial success of Bleed American. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, it was re-released in late 2001 as Jimmy Eat World. The album was reissued as a two-disc deluxe edition on April 28, 2008 under its original name.

Jimmy Eat World was supporting this album when they toured with Weezer during the Extended Midget Tour in fall of 2001. It is also notable to Weezer fans as it features former Rentals/that dog. member Rachel Haden on backing vocals on several tracks, including "Hear You Me", the band's tribute to Mykel and Carli Allan. Haden also toured with the band on the Extended Midget Tour.


All songs written by Jimmy Eat World, except portions of "A Praise Chorus".

  1. "Bleed American" (renamed "Salt Sweat Sugar" on the self-titled release and certain single releases) – 3:02
  2. "A Praise Chorus" – 4:03
  3. "The Middle" – 2:46
  4. "Your House" – 4:46
  5. "Sweetness" – 3:40
  6. "Hear You Me" – 4:45
  7. "If You Don't, Don't" – 4:33
  8. "Get It Faster" – 4:22
  9. "Cautioners" – 5:21
  10. "The Authority Song" – 3:38
  11. "My Sundown" – 5:40

Japanese/vinyl editions

  1. "(Splash) Turn Twist"

    Deluxe edition

    1. "The Most Beautiful Things" (From Good to Go EP / Jebediah split)
    2. "No Sensitivity" (From German "The Middle" single / Jebediah split)
    3. "(Splash) Turn Twist" (From "The Middle" EP / Firestarter EP)
    Disc two
    1. "Cautioners (Demo)" (From Good to Go EP / Jebediah split)
    2. "Firestarter" (From Firestarter EP)
    3. "Get It Faster (AOL session)" (previously unreleased)
    4. "Bleed American (Live)" (From Australian EP)
    5. "A Praise Chorus (Live)" (From Good to Go EP)
    6. "Softer (Live)" (From Good to Go EP)
    7. "The Middle (Acoustic)" (From Australian EP)
    8. "If You Don't, Don't (XFM acoustic version)" (From British "The Middle" single)
    9. "Game of Pricks" (From British "The Middle" single / Good to Go EP)
    10. "The Authority Song (Demo)" (From German "The Middle" single)
    11. "My Sundown" (Inner Ear session) (From Believe in What You Want DVD/CD)
    12. "Sweetness (Live)" (previously unreleased)
    13. "Last Christmas" (From limited-edition 7" / Christmas EP)
    14. "My Sundown (Demo)" (From German "The Middle" single)
    15. "Spangle" (From Good to Go EP / Singles compilation)
    16. "Hear You Me"(Inner Ear session) (From Believe in What You Want)
    17. "The Middle (Demo)" (From German "The Middle" single)
    18. "Your House 2007" (previously unreleased)

    Musicians featured on Bleed American

    • Jim Adkins - lead vocals, guitar
    • Toim Linton - guitar, vocals
    • Rick Burch - bass
    • Zach Lind - drums
    • Mark Trombino - synth emulator programming, percussion, magic box
    • Rachel Haden - vocals on "Hear You Me", "If You Don't, Don't", "Cautioners", and "My Sundown"
    • Davey Vonbohlen - voice on "A Praise Chorus"
    • Ariel Rechtshaid - vocals on "If You Don't, Don't"
    • Travis Keller and Doug Messenger- timely handclaps on "The Authority Song"