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Underdog Alma Mater CD (2008)

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Like "Hey Brittany" Forever the Sickest Kids' other songs tap into a place where boundless exuberance meets romantic disillusionment, and while the music is hardly a downer, it echoes with some bittersweet life lessons. "Believe Me I'm Lying," starts acoustic and builds with syncopated electronic beats, then busts into an exuberant, guitar-blaring pop song with yearning lyrics ("Go ahead and cry yourself to sleep and think how you hate me so bad"). The sugar rush of "She's a Lady" is even more biting, as Cook sings, "I'm in love with a critic and a skeptic / a traitor, I'd trade her in a second" over a bed of fist-in-air guitars and slithery synth lines.

"Our songs are about real stuff that's happened to us because that's what kids want to hear about," guitarist Marc Stewart says. "They want to listen to stories about things that could happen to them as well, or that already have happened to them."

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Label Topics Entertainment
SKU 207684947
UPC 602517664791
UPC 14 00602517664791
Format CD
Release Date 4/29/2008
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Author Forever The Sickest
Credits
Bass, Vocals Austin Bello
Guitar, Vocals Caleb Turman
Vocals Jonathan Cook
Keyboards Kent Garrison
Drums Kyle Burns
Guitar Marc Stewart
Artist Bio
Forever the Sickest KidsAlthough Forever the Sickest Kids have been around less than a year, their roots date back to the members' childhood. Guitarist Marc Stewart and drummer Kyle Burns are stepbrothers and shared many musical discoveries in their early lives. Around the same time, guitarist Caleb Turman and bassist Austin Bello became friends and started writing songs. Years later, Stewart met keyboardist Kent Garrison in high school. Then, when Garrison went to college, he hooked up with singer Jonathan Cook and Bellows. For a while, Turman and Bellows played together in the Dallas band Ben Bradley and everyone else from Forever the Sickest Kids rocked with The Flipside. But in late 2006, both of those groups reached a creative standstill, and the Sickest Kids were born."We all had the same idea and vision of where we wanted to go and how important the music was to us," says Stewart. "This was something that we all really wanted."
Product Attributes
Artist Forever The Sickest
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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