The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Flaunting an intentionally obtuse moniker, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are another band further blurring the line between hardcore, screamo, punk and pop. The young act first came together in Middleburg, Fla., quickly gaining a grassroots following and major label interest. Rising through the ranks of their small local scene, RJA self-released a pair of EPs over 2003 and 2004, took up a big city residency in nearby Jacksonville and juggled their lineup to arrive at their current five-piece arrangement. The work paid off; in August 2006, RJA released their official debut, Don't You Fake It, on Virgin Records. The album blends Warped Tour-approved flavors of the moment into an aggressive, hook-heavy soundtrack to teenaged suburbia.