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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Don't You Fake It
Virgin Records
www.redjumpsuit.com


What did you hope to accomplish by the time you turned 21? Passing your 3rd year of college? Pulling an all-nighter? Or maybe something as "simple" as deciding on a degree? Whichever the case, most of us didn't have it in our life plan to be where these guys are - by the time they turned 21. One of the youngest bands on the scene, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have an average age of 21... average-meaning some of them are not. Some of these boys can't legally go into a few of the venues at which they play. But that hasn't stopped them from achieving their goals, goals similar to those of beginning bands: get signed by a major record label and release a hit debut album.

Don't You Fake It was one of the summer's bigger premier releases. Upon its appearance in August, this album was on an upward climb in the industry. When you write a pop punk/screamo album it's hard to set yourself apart from everyone else in the genre. RJA was able to do it nicely. Few bands out there really give you a sense that they truly sat down and put a significant amount of time into not only their lyrics but their music as well. Sure they have a typical catchy song that could easily be heard on the radio - "Face Down". However they cleverly stuck it on track #4, forcing you to experience at least 3 of their other songs before getting there. Not to say that their other songs aren't catchy - in fact, their other songs are excellent, each one packs a different punch. No matter what mood you're in, whether it is screaming at the top of your lungs, mosh-pitting punk, or pouring-your-heart-out emo, you'll find a song on this album that you'll enjoy.

Go ahead, after your all-nighter and before your next class, run by the store and pick up Don't You Fake It. See why Yahoo! nominated The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus for their "Who's Next?" and why a major motion picture (Employee Of The Month) picked a brand new band to be featured in their movie. Just do it, accomplish something!

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. In Fate's Hands
2. Waiting
3. False Pretense
4. Face Down
5. Misery Loves Its Company
6. Cat And Mouse
7. Damn Regret
8. Atrophy
9. Seventeen Ain't So Sweet
10. Justify
11. Your Guardian Angel


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