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July 15, 2019

Welcome to #Music Monday! Featuring: WHEN I SAY JUMP

When I Say Jump (Photo courtesy of Sauce With Spoons)

By: Nick Manduley

Columbia, South Carolina-based post-hardcore outfit When I Say Jump completely flies off the handle their debut record “Separation Anxiety.” Released back in January, the eight-track album offers a unique blend of hardcore, emo, and pop punk. The opening track “Debby Drowner” immediately throws the listener back to the mid-2000s “mall emo” days, when albums like My Chemical Romance’s “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” and Fall Out Boy’s “From Under The Cork Tree” topped the charts. However, it isn’t before long that the vicious screams and biting guitar riffs begin incorporating into the mix, and the result gives those aforementioned iconic albums a run for their money.

“I’ve Been Skipping the Bus, but This Day Pass Is Burning a Hole in My Pocket” showcases the band in this heavy light, as well as their witty lyrics fueled by raw emotion. “This Gun’s Just A Conversation Piece” features brutal vocals and ripping guitar work that’s reminiscent of bands such as Every Time I Die or My Chemical Romance. “Dishonest Love” is another emotional track that tackles themes of betrayal from friends with splintering guitar riffs that explode into a melodic chorus. Tracks such as “Cry, Wolf” shows a bit more of the band’s dynamic, opening with a soft droning guitar against a light synth composition, with emotionally charged vocals courtesy of vocalist Brennen Monk. This release definitely makes it clear that the boys in When I Say Jump aren’t messing around; they’re a band with a mission to make music that’s not only amazing, but sends a real message as well.

Fans can expect a new music video before the year is out, as the band has been working with director Jaiden Frost. “Separation Anxiety” can be found on major streaming platforms, and is available for the “name-your-price” option on the band’s bandcamp account. Listeners will also find the band’s heavily scream-ladened cover of Lil Nas X’s hit “Old Town Road” available for download.

July 8, 2016

Almost Famous Friends on the “resurgence of emo” with The LP Collective

Photo Credit: Abbie Bosworth

When Almost Famous Friends sat down with the The LP Collective they discussed topics like the resurgence of “emo,” the community of the Austin music scene, and their new single “I’m Not Who I Want To Be!”

“While most believe that “emo” is just a phase, I think it’s a lifestyle. While some of the trends may come and go (here’s looking at you scene hair), the vibes and meaning behind emotional alternative music are something that I feel like all people can relate to at multiple points in their lives, not just your awkward middle school days. When I first listened to Almost Famous Friends, they struck a chord in me that I hadn’t felt in a while, and that in itself is so refreshing.”

Click here for the full article and interview.

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June 16, 2016

New Noise Magazine Reviews Almost Famous Friends Debut Album

Photo credit: Abbie Bosworth

New Noise Magazine reviewed the debut album from our Texas boys Almost Famous Friends, I’m Not Who I Want to Be!

Noting that the opening track is “a melodic masterpiece,” they went on to say it was proof that they’ll be “more than almost famous.”

“There’s a lot of bands in Texas, even without SXSW, but this is the one to look out for– especially if you liked Hawthorne Heights and Silverstein back in the day and want to listen to a more mature, updated version of that angst.”

Read the full review here!

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May 6, 2016

Music Box Pete Shares Thoughts On New Almost Famous Friends Song

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“What impressed me most about these guys was their ability to carve out their own individual music identities…and how that sound adds up in the end to create something that is equal parts original and cutting edge.”

Head HERE to check out Music Box Pete‘s take on Almost Famous Friends and their new song “All I Can Do”

April 15, 2016

Almost Famous Friends Release New Music Video For “All I Can Do” On Antiquiet

Photo Credit: Abbie Bosworth

Austin, TX based band Almost Famous Friends have just released their brand new official music video for “All I Can Do”. The music video is being premiered by Antiquiet and you can check it out HERE!

Stay connected with Almost Famous Friends: https://www.facebook.com/AlmostFamousFriends/