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Fine Lines

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The best kept secret in music


"Reviews: Something For Jess ~ Here All Alone"

"Radio ready, film ready, and major label ready, Something For Jess offers great pop hooks and a vibe that inspires all kinds of creative ideas. Especially recommended for screen writers suffering from writer's block." - Magazine

"Something For Jess"

"The production quality and instrumentationof this album is superb - a bravura performance by all. With spacious music and intimate vocals, songs like "Tired of Dreaming" have a certain unspeakable allure that leaves you breathless and wanting more. "Here All Alone" is a remarkable album that takes its genre to a whole new level. " - Shut Eye Records

"Something For Jess-Ready to Eat Up the Road"

"Jess' voice soars up and around, effortlessly capturing the notes' center everytime. Her range and ability to deliver songs is impressive. Their style is laid back, for people who really listen to music. The band is Something For Jess. They are young, beautiful and strikingly talented... Frankie plays a badass guitar. The sounds he creates he seems to produce as much with the arching of his body and the twisting of his mouth, as his fast fingers on the fret...These two are going places." - Times of Acadiana (Weekly Louisiana)

"The Real Deal - Something For Jess"

"Passion and Power are two words that can describe this fantastic record. Seeing them live is definitely the best way to catch this gifted group. Jess Russo, the bands front woman, commands the stage and evokes a passion that lies within both her songs and her voice... Something for Jess is a pop/rock band that captures the essence of today's youth in their music and in the style that it is delivered. Ladies and Gentlemen Something For Jess is THE REAL DEAL. The quality and power is AMAZING... POWERFUL SOUND!!" - The Chronicle (Baton Rouge)

"EP REVIEW: Fine Lines - "Extended Play""

Genre: Pop Rock
Sounds Like: ?
Technical Grade: 9
Production/Musicianship Grade: 9
Commercial Value: 9
Overall Talent Level: 9
Songwriting Skills: 9
Performance Skill: 9
Best Songs: Experimenting You, Always, Cold, Living On A Dime
Weakness: ?
CD Review: Fine Lines, fresh from a headlining gig at this year's (2006) South By Southwest Festival, submitted an EP that features some of the tightest songwriting and cleanest production I have heard in the Pop/Rock genre this year. The polished vocals are interwoven between driving melodies that linger.

While this EP only makes a partial offering of five songs (including one "bonus" track) it delivers complete satisfaction. The most commercial track, and radio-friendly song is "Experimenting You," which will appeal to anyone who has ever experienced the anguish of love. It's a song that benefits from an intro that's alluring and engaging. This band knows how to write commercial music, but they have an advantage over their competitors which is the one little thing that prove to be a big difference: a lead vocalist with a magnetic voice that draws you in and makes it difficult to pull yourself away. Her phrasing and delivery is subtle, but strong, and works beautifully in the context of her supporting musicians.

Tight songwritiing, quality musicianship, and a distinguished vocalist...these are fine lines that you cross to get to the next level...

Advice: Keep moving forward! You guys are on the right track. - By Gian Fiero

"Fine Lines "Extended Play""

Fines Lines, formerly Something For Jess, has come out with a brand new CD that absolutely rocks! The first track, “Cold” is definitely a hit that’s itching to get heard. Singer Jess has a voice that fits perfectly into the rock/pop genre. This sophomore release is surely destined to take this band far! - Madalyn Sklar


Here All Alone (LP)(Dec. 2003): SFJ
GoGirls MusicFest (2004 Compilation): SFJ

Extended Play (2006): Fine Lines

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"Some of the tightest songwriting and cleanest production I have heard in the Pop/Rock genre this year..." - Gian Fiero
What becomes apparent from one listen to Extended Play, Fine Lines’ shrewdly titled debut EP, is that "fine" does not mean "parallel," as the band’s musical lines continuously intersect, as do those of the founding members’ personal histories.

Something for Jess, recorded 2003’s scintillatingly pop-friendly Here All Alone at Nashville’s Woodland Studios with Justin Tocket (Will Hoge, Radney Foster) producing.

The aggressive promotional touring that they undertook paid off. By November 2004 they’d not only performed at Atlanta’s prestigious GoGirlsMusicFest but also placed the track "Walking Backwards" on the GoGirlsMusicFest 2004 CD alongside songs by K’s Choice and the Skills of Ortega. Performing at the disc’s Los Angeles release party led to their playing two showcases at South by Southwest in March 2005, performances which in turn led to their touring the East Coast and Midwest and winning an Austin indie-music showcase. The prize? A headlining gig at SXSW 2006.

Meanwhile, Something for Jess was becoming less a duo with supporting musicians and more of a band. By the time they’d returned to Nashville to record Extended Play, which adds depth and bite to the sound of Here All Alone while actually enhancing that disc’s melodic rush, a lineup including bassist Chris French and lead guitarist Chad Viator had solidified. (Will Hoge’s Keith Brogdon sat in on drums.) With the addition of official drummer Tiffany Lamson, the Russos felt that they’d grown into something more than—something finer than— Something for Jess.

If Extended Play is any indication, they were right.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Fine Lines.

"Tight songwritiing, quality musicianship, and a distinguished vocalist...these are fine lines that you cross to get to the next level..." - Fiero