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In This Life
Jet Black Stare
In This Life
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Island Records' newest band Jet Black Stare blasts their way onto Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock radio with their first single "Ready To Roll," in advance of their debut album, IN THIS LIFE, in stores July 15th. Undersco...  more »


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All Artists: Jet Black Stare
Title: In This Life
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 7/15/2008
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602517738355


Album Description
Island Records' newest band Jet Black Stare blasts their way onto Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock radio with their first single "Ready To Roll," in advance of their debut album, IN THIS LIFE, in stores July 15th. Underscoring the pre-release excitement already being generated by Jet Black Stare's "Ready To Roll," the song and another JBS track, "It's Over," were tapped for the 15-song soundtrack of EA Sports' sales phenom NASCAR 09 video game, set for June 11th release in PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 formats. In addition, "Ready To Roll" has been chosen as the official theme for this year's 21st annual WWE Summerslam pay-per-view event - always one of the wrestling year's biggest ppv draws - originating in 2008 from Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 17th. In the midst of all this activity, Jet Black Stare will wrap up a cross-country tour of their native Canada next week with State Of Shock and Econoline Crush. After a one-week break, it's back on the road in Texas, for shows with Saving Abel (five cities); then with Shinedown and EndeverAfter (three cities). Please see all tour dates below. Jet Black Stare - singer/songwriter Rod Black, guitarists Flip and Dave Muselman, bassist Shane Hayes, and drummer Dan Swinimer - were formed last year when Vancouver rock band veteran Black hooked up with songwriter/producer Jeff Johnson and the songs just started flying, more than enough to fill up IN THIS LIFE. One of them, "I'm Breathing," is rooted in Black's skirmish with death after a near-fatal car crash at age 19 as a "flat-line patient," actually pronounced dead. "But," he says, "the next day I woke up! The doctors and nurses were astonished. Four hours later I walked out of the hospital and went to work." What he realized after that was essentially his purpose in life, "to do music, and to reach as many people as I can, and hopefully, bring a positive message."

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Top 10 CD of 2008
Savior | North Carolina | 11/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found that several of the tracks are fresh against the rock legends who've released work in 2008. Make no mistake, Jet Black Stare will not find a place in your collection beside "Black Ice" or "Chinese Democracy." But, this has great flow through the album. By the time you've gotten over the popular Ready to Roll move into I'm Breathing, which is a song that will hold its on with anything on the Hinder or Nickelback albums.

Comparing the work across the board to Rev Theory, Shinedown, Metallica, Disturbed, Seether, and 3 Doors Down? I would relate this as best to a shining mix of Setther and 3 Doors Down. The song do not hit you with the clarity of 3 Doors Down. But, the rockstar aspirations are clear in this album of range. Fly has a catchy feel and makes you wonder how powerful it might be when played acoustically. Poster Princess holds it's own with class and without any of the Nickelback or Buck Cherry vulgarity. Its a respectable track which might not be played in over 18 establishments because its driven by a witty layout you could sing to a female without being labeled a jerk.

Go to JBS's homepage and their MSpace music player and hear some tracks if you need to make up your mind. Make this one a piece of your collection and don't feel like a schmuck when their follow-up album hits and you're none the wiser on "In This Life." Buy it."
Great New Rock Album!!!
Christopher Gay | 09/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the best new rock albums I've heard. There have been several new bands come out recently, and this is one of the best. They have a great variety of loud, heavy songs, and a few slower rock songs. A great album for a rock fan's music collection."
See this band live!
Ricky Black | San Antonio, TX | 08/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All I can say is I saw this band (Jet Black Stare) open up for Saving Abel and they blew me away! Their CD had not come out yet, but I bought it the day that it did. Ready to Roll is probably the hardest rocking song, but all the others are pretty good. If you want a new band to listen to then pick this cd up or download it. Then see them live! The energy and stage presence of their singer Rod Black will get you up with your fist in the air!"