First Story Jumper
First Story Jumper
Intelligent lyrics press forward as both unique and accessible to a wide audience. FSJ’s music resonates, it’s relatable and sincere. FSJ started in 2006 as a cross state collaboration by principle songwriter and guitarist Kenneth McLarin, who resides in Seattle, with bassist Michael Ninemire and Drummer Eric Holje from Spokane. While working out songwriting demos they recruited guitarist Jae Ham and vocalist David Arnold to round out the group. Jae and Kenneth both shared a love of writing, recording, and the production process, as both have extensive experience working with artists in the Pacific Northwest.
There was an immediate draw and love of the early demo material, but it wasn't until the entire band contributed that a unique soundscape developed. Produced and recorded by the band, their debut self titled album has been released online and will soon be available on CD. The members of FSJ have been inspired by many modern rock bands that combine passion, rhythm, melody, love of production and song craft. Their sound deftly blends many styles and influences while carving out a unique and true identity.
The writing is personal and emotional and their vision of performance has allowed them to truly stand out. FSJ Combines the pop edge of Blink 182, the melodic and lyrical depth of Death Cab and the melodic prowess of Augustana. FSJ has been influenced by many artists such as Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Mute Math, BT, Switchfoot, Nada Surf, Thrice & Coldplay. During the writing and recording process they worked to define their own space, a collide-scope of electro-acoustic anthem rock, if you will.
This first story is barely on its opening chapter, the band is energized and ready to face the future with open arms. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..