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
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
1. In Fate's Hands
3. False Pretense
4. Face Down
5. Misery Loves Its Company
6. Cat And Mouse
7. Damn Regret
9. Seventeen Ain't So Sweet
11. Your Guardian Angel
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