J-14 is scouting out the hottest bands around... and this week's pick is Forever the Sickest Kids!
Here are five things you need to know about Forever the Sickest Kids, whose album, The Weekend: Friday, hits stores tomorrow!
1- The band got their start when five days after they officially formed, lead singer Jonathan Cook accidentally clicked his mouse on a button that cost them $350 to get front-page placement on Pure Volume. Problem? They didn't have a song! So in two days they came up with "Hey Brittany."
2- They're currently on their first American headlining tour through December 5 with The Rocket Summer, My Favorite Highway, and Sing It Loud.
3- This new album is the first of a three-part album series called The Weekend -- this one is Friday and Saturday and Sunday will each come out about a year and a half later.
4- The band is ALL about their fans! Jonathan recently tweeted from the road, "Just played catch w/ Nerf footballs w/ fans in Line at Boston HOB felt like I was on the Dallas Cowboys, now watching the game." And when they were in Paris, they even went sight-seeing with fans. "We walked out from a venue and asked the fans if they knew how to get to the Eiffel Tower and they're like, 'It's 30 minutes from here -- you want us to just go with you?' and we took basically 20 fans from the line and we just all hopped on the subway and went across town to the Eiffel Tower," Jonathan says. "It was really fun!"
5- The Texas band became fast friends with Selena Gomez when she missed their show and visited them in the studio. "One thing that I didn't know is how good of a singer she is," Jonathan tells J-14. "I told her, 'I can count the number of times that I've actually sat down and put in my iTunes gift card and bought a song this year and I just sat down and bought all of the Selena Gomez songs on iTunes.' I'm such a fan of her voice. She's such a good singer!"
But enough from us... let's let the band tell you about their new album in their own words:
The Cheap Date Tour VIDEO 3
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