Common Courtesy is the fifth studio album by American metalcore/pop punk band A Day to Remember. Songs for the album were written mid-2011, with recording starting from early-2012 and going into March 2013, with mixing being handled in the same month. In between that time period, an unmixed version of “Violence (Enough Is Enough)” was streamed from the band’s website in December 2012. The band then embarked on the Right Back at It Again Tour in March 2013, performing the new song “Right Back at It Again” at each show. From mid-August to late-September, the band released webisodes to tie-in with the album. The band performed another song that would appear on the album, “Dead & Buried”, at each stop of the following House Party Tour, beginning in September 2013 and ending a month later.
A few months before the recording of the album started, in December 2011, the band was involved in a lawsuit with their label Victory, which had parts resolved a few days before the album’s release. This lawsuit led to the band’s initial digital self-release of the album on October 8, with a physical release following on November 25, featuring three bonus tracks. The song :The Document Speaks for Itself” is about the bands lawsuit with Victory. Common Courtesy, which charted at number 34 in the UK and number 37 in the U.S., was met with generally favorable reviews, with critics praising the album’s sound. “Right Back at It Again” charted at number 33 on the Alternative Songs, and at number 40 on the Mainstream Rock Songs charts in the U.S.