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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Post New Song – Valentine’s Day

March 1, 2010 by  
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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have posted a new song on their Myspace page.  Check out “Valentine’s Day” here.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have posted a new song on their Myspace page.  Check out “Valentine’s Day” here.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have posted a new song on their Myspace page.  Check out “Valentine’s Day” here.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Debut New Video For “Pen & Paper”

August 17, 2009 by  
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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have partnered with Hot Topic’s Shockhound.com to premiere their new video for single “Pen & Paper” off their sophomore album LONELY ROAD, which debuted this year at #14 on Billboards Top 200 chart. The 48 hour exclusive premiere will begin on August 17 at Shockhound.com, check it out here.

The video was produced and directed by former Chicago agency producers, Nathan Brown (producer) and Chris Folkens (director). RJA asked the duo to work on their new video after seeing the Telly Award-winning music video trilogy Folkens directed for Chicago-based band The Lifetime. RJA decided to shoot the video for Pen & Paper in their hometown of Middleburg, Florida at frontman, Ronnie Winter’s home this past June before hitting the road for their summer tour. Pen & Paper is about removing all the fake people from their lives. The video features RJA and their hometown friends getting rid of those individuals in a creative way while getting some aggression.

Brown and Folkens have plans to shoot RJA’s next music video in Chicago. They are also working with the band on a branded integrated experience that partners RJA with a brand name, creating an online interactive experience involving fans in a music video like never before.

Ronnie Winter of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

May 20, 2009 by  
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rjaaThe Red Jumpsuit Apparatus didn’t want to hear about sophomore slumps or the pressure that may have come along with writing the follow up to their gold charting debut album Don’t You Fake It. After many delays, a line-up change and having fallen prey to some of the music industry’s finicky ups and downs they finally entered the studio to start work on their second album Lonely Road. The band (Ronnie Winter on lead vocals, Duke Kitchens on guitar, Joey Westwood on bass and Jon Wilkes on drums) felt nothing but fortunate and were just happy to be making a second album. With the help of all-star producer Howard Benson the results were an album that surprised a lot of people – fans and naysayers alike. The band set out to make a solid rock album, and that they did – from start to finish.

Much more polished than their first, the album makes a bold statement and offers up a track listing that will appeal to a more mainstream audience. Winter’s vocals hit new levels throughout and the songs deliver personal sentiments through Winter’s unique storytelling of war and tragedy, love and hope, and strength and conviction. The songs, at points reminiscent of rock of the early 90s, incorporate everything from brass to strings to a choir.

Often referring to themselves as the underdog, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are no strangers to criticism from scenster elitists but that was never a consideration when they went into the studio, they just wanted to make the best rock album they could make. They really explored who they were musically and the end result is an album they can be proud of. The band knew they were taking a chance and would not please everyone, but hey – that’s rock n roll.

Frontman Ronnie Winter recently took some time to talk to us about the new album, the band’s philanthropic endeavors and never selling out.

Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | May 2009

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Ronnie Winter of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

August 20, 2007 by  
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rja2Hailing from Florida with a name that often leaves people scratching their heads, you might be disappointed to find out their name means absolutely nothing, it was chosen arbitrarily when the band first came together – they put their passion into their music and the name was more of an afterthought.  It’s funny that something that started out so simple, could evolve into something so big.

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (Ronnie Winter on vocals . Duke Kitchens on guitar, piano, and vocals, Elias Reidy on guitar and backing vocals, Joey Westwood on bass and vocals and Jon Wilkes on drums and vocals) introduced themselves to the world with their debut release Don’t You Fake It.  The album yielded their gut wrenching, addictive single Face Down and started what could only be described as a Red Jumpsuit army. While the band is young in years (they are all in their early twenties) their lyrics are evocative, honest and daring to take on the world and their music stretches the boundaries.  They’ve been called everything from emo to screamo to metal infused pop-punk, so you decide.

And you just never know who you might run into at Warped tour!  TWRY Staffer Lexi was lucky enough to meet up with Ronnie who was cool enough to answer a few fun questions.  Here’s what he had to say!

Interviewed by: Lexi Shapiro | August 2007
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