Forever The Sickest Kids Release Sophomore Self-Titled Album Today

The self-titled sophomore record from Dallas, TX band Forever the Sickest Kids is in stores today. The album almost happened by chance. The Texas fivesome, who have toured with bands like All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls, Third Eye Blind, 3OH!3, released their much-loved debut Underdog Alma Mater in April of 2008, following its success in November of 2009 with the release of their mini-LP, The Weekend: Friday. While in the studio with producer David Bendeth in early 2010, the band realized that the songs were just too good for another mini-LP. “We felt like the music took such advancement for the better that we wanted to put it out on a full-length album,” Jonathan notes.

So over the course of the year, between touring in the States and overseas, FTSK wrote and demoed more new material, hoping to balance the five songs they initially recorded with six more. The tracks were recorded throughout the year in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Dallas with several producers— Shep Goodman, Aaron Accetta, Mark Jackson and Ian Scott. Plus, this time the members of FTSK took the reins on some of the production duties as well. Taking their time to perfect the tracks and allow a year’s worth of experience to sink into them really benefited the overall album.

“Every member of the band brings a certain level of creativity and we’re so versatile with the things we can do with our music that when you sit down with a different producer they’re going to pull those different elements out of you that maybe another producer wasn’t able to tap into,” Jonathan says. “So you’re getting songs that have different elements to show fans that you’re not pigeonholed.”

“We were able to write a whole lot of songs and look back on them when they were done and pick what we thought was the best,” Marc adds. “The writing process really brought it together on this album and I think the five of us are really fired up to get it to all our fans this year.”

The final album, Forever the Sickest Kids, is eleven songs of the band’s signature pop-rock style, spanning a broad range of tones from upbeat dance numbers to pensive ballads. “Life of the Party,” which Marc calls “that feel good party track that every CD needs,” is boisterous and propulsive, driven by popping electro beats and a sing-along rock chorus. “Keep On Bringing Me Down” was one of the first songs written for the album, a true collaborative effort that pairs a raucous melody with a sense of relatable storytelling in the lyrics, something the group hopes to convey throughout the disc. “Forever Girl,” an emotive, acoustic track, showcases the group’s introspective side. Overall, the disc is a collection of good time songs that should truly connect to their listener.

Pick up the new album here:

Video trailer for the new record of the band performing a brand new song in full live in the studio – and looking all GQ.

FTSK Good Charlotte US tour alongside Forever The Sickest Kids and This Century.
3/3 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
3/4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
3/5 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
3/6 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
3/8 New York, NY Irving Plaza
3/9 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
3/11 Toronto, ONT Phoenix
3/12 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
3/13 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
3/14 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
3/15 Chicago, IL House of Blues
3/16 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
3/18 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
3/19 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
3/21 Portland, OR Roseland
3/22 Seattle, WA Showbox at The Market
3/23 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
3/25 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
3/26 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
3/27 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

W/ Breathe Carolina, This Century, We Are The In Crowd, Before Their Eyes
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3/30/11 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
3/31/11 – Club 101 – El Paso, TX
4/01/11 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
4/02/11 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
4/03/11 – Numbers – Houston, TX
4/06/11 – The Marguee – Tulsa, OK
4/07/11 – Univ. of Science and Arts – Chickasha, OK
4/08/11 – Tequila Nights – Lubbock, TX
4/09/11 – The Door – Dallas, TX
4/10/11 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
4/12/11 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/13/11 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
4/14/11 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL
4/15/11 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
4/16/11 – Mad Hatter Club – Covington, KY
4/17/11 – Headliners – Toledo, OH
4/19/11 – Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
4/20/11 – Xtreme Wheels – Buffalo, NY
4/21/11 – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
4/22/11 – The Met Cafe – Pawtucket, RI
4/23/11 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
4/26/11 – The Recher Theatre – Towson, MD
4/27/11 – The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
4/28/11 – Chameleon – Lancaster, PA

The Bamboozle Festival
4/29/11 – 4/30/11

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