All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band consists of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. The band's name is taken from lyrics in the song "Head on Collision" by New Found Glory. All Time Low has released four albums, two extended plays and a live album. The band consistently tours all year long, headlining numerous tours, and has appeared at music festivals including Warped Tour, Reading and Leeds and Soundwave.
Beginning as a high school band, the band released their debut EP The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End in 2004 through local label Emerald Moon, and their first album The Party Scene in 2005. While on tour with other bands, they caught the attention of Hopeless Records and signed to them, releasing Put Up or Shut Up EP in 2006 which reached No. 20 on the US Independent Albums chart. All Time Low's second album, So Wrong, It's Right came in 2007 and became an underground success. Despite never reaching any charts or attaining commercial radio play, the album's second single "Dear Maria, Count Me In" was certified RIAA Gold for 500,000 sales in the US in 2011 This was followed-up with 2009's Nothing Personal which debuted at No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 and completely overwhelmed commercial expectations with 63,000 sales in its first week. The CD's lead single, "Weightless," peaked at No. 104 in the US, with second single "Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)" being the band's highest charting thus far at No. 67.
All Time Low released their first live album, Straight to DVD, in 2010. In the meanwhile of recording a fourth album, the group contributed the song "Painting Flowers" to the Almost Alice soundtrack. Dirty Work became the band's latest release and fourth album, released in 2011 as the band's major label Interscope debut. It debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with 45,000 first week sales. Dirty Work has sold 107,000 copies in the US as of October 2012. Its lead single "I Feel Like Dancin'" reached No. 113 in the US. The group again toured all year long in support of it. In May 2012, All Time Low announced their departure from Interscope, and put up "The Reckless and the Brave" on their website for a free download. The group's 5th studio album, titled Don't Panic, was released on October 9 through Hopeless Records.