First Story Jumper
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First Story Jumper

Spokane, Washington, United States | INDIE

Spokane, Washington, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Alternative


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"this CD is fantastic!"

"...this CD is fantastic! How were you keeping this under wraps all this time? Really great man, thank you so much for sharing it with me. I listened to it twice last night, and I anticipate many more spins to come. Nice work!" - Fan Comment

"This stuff is screaming for the big screen"

" can't help but find yourself immediately lost in the musical tapestry of some yet-to-be exquisitely under-rated indie film of our time. This stuff is screaming for the big screen." - Fan Comment

"I know your heart pours from every bar and measure"

"...persistence and determination brings a lot of inspiration to the album itself and I know your heart pours from every bar and measure." - Fan Comment

"Everything Sounds so great!"

"Everything sounds so great! Right One is still one of the best songs I have ever heard!"

- Fan Comment


First Story Jumper - Digital Release July 2009
CD Released August 2009



"Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still."
~Henry David Thoreau

First Story Jumper is a modern rock band hailing from Washington State. FSJ's diverse range of alternative and electro-acoustic style is both energetic and inventive while remaining open, honest, and accessible. The blend of organic and electronic offers a fresh take on Alternative Rock. Intelligent lyrics press forward as both unique and accessible to a wide audience. FSJ’s music resonates, it’s relatable and sincere.

FSJ started in 2006 as a cross state collaboration by principle songwriter and guitarist Kenneth McLarin, who resides in Seattle, with bassist Michael Ninemire and Drummer Eric Holje from Spokane. While working out songwriting demos they recruited guitarist Jae Ham and vocalist David Arnold to round out the group. Jae and Kenneth both shared a love of writing, recording, and the production process, as both have extensive experience working with artists in the Pacific Northwest.

There was an immediate draw and love of the early demo material, but it wasn't until the entire band contributed that a unique soundscape developed. Produced and recorded by the band, their debut self titled album has been released online and will soon be available on CD.

The members of FSJ have been inspired by many modern rock bands that combine passion, rhythm, melody, love of production and song craft. Their sound deftly blends many styles and influences while carving out a unique and true identity. The writing is personal and emotional and their vision of performance has allowed them to truly stand out. FSJ Combines the pop edge of Blink 182, the melodic and lyrical depth of Death Cab and the melodic prowess of Augustana. FSJ has been influenced by many artists such as Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Mute Math, BT, Switchfoot, Nada Surf, Thrice & Coldplay. During the writing and recording process they worked to define their own space, a collide-scope of electro-acoustic anthem rock, if you will.

This first story is barely on its opening chapter, the band is energized and ready to face the future with open arms.