Don't Be A Stranger

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Don't Be A Stranger
Studio album by Mark Eitzel
Released October 2, 2012
Length 43:36
Label Merge Records (US) / Decor Records (UK)
Producer Sheldon Gomberg
Mark Eitzel chronology

Don't Be A Stranger
Hey Mr Ferryman
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
MusicOMH4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media7.8/10[4]
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[5]

Don't Be A Stranger is the 10th solo studio album by Mark Eitzel. It was released on October 2, 2012 on Merge Records in the US and Decor Records in the UK, and produced by Sheldon Gomberg. The working title was The Bill Is Due.

Promotional videos

Merge Records created a series of promotional videos for the album, featuring Mark Eitzel asking various friends and celebrities for advice surrounding the advancement of his new album.

Eitzel and playwright Simon Stephens discuss "Nowhere To Run"

Eitzel and comedian Neil Hamburger discuss "Break The Champagne"

Eitzel and actress Grace Zabriskie discuss "You're Waiting"

Eitzel and acting coach Drew Droege discuss "Oh Mercy"

Eitzel and DJ Foodcourt discuss "All My Love"

Eitzel and writer Nadya Ginsburg discuss "I Love You But You're Dead"

Eitzel and style consultant/makeup artist Billy B discuss the album

Track list

No. Title Length
1. "I Love You But You're Dead"   4:35
2. "The Bill Is Due"   3:12
3. "All My Love"   5:07
4. "Oh Mercy"   4:03
5. "Costume Characters Face Dangers In The Workplace"   2:30
6. "Why Are You With Me"   3:19
7. "Lament For Bobo The Clown"   4:56
8. "Break The Champagne"   3:36
9. "We All Have To Find Our Own Way Out"   4:19
10. "You're Waiting"   4:48
11. "Nowhere To Run"   3:11

Note: iTunes included 2 bonus tracks:

No. Title Length
1. "In Your House"   2:46
2. "Things Slip Through Your Hands"   3:10



  1. Deusner, Stephen (2012-10-02). "Mark Eitzel: Don't Be a Stranger". Paste. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  2. Deming, Mark. "Album Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  3. McAuliffe, Colm (2012-09-24). "Mark Eitzel - Don't Be A Stranger". MusicOMH. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  4. Howe, Brian (2012-10-01). "Album Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  5. Hadusek, Jon (2012-10-02). "Album review". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2012-10-06.