THE EXPLOSIVE, IMPULSIVE, AND INTENSE VOCALS OF JACE MILLER.
THE MELODIC CREATIVITY OF JAMIE VICTOR’S BASS AND HARMONIES.
THE STEADY AND INCENDIARY DRUMMING OF CHRIS PIRES.
THIS IS ALRIGHT JUNIOR — an electric mixture of rock, with passionately haunting lyrics, infectious songwriting and stunning energy. Touring aggressively, the band has shared the stage with several of the biggest names in music and performed on some of the biggest stages, locally and nationally.
Alright Junior has shared the stage with Incubus, Cake, Circa Survive, Local H, Toadies, Flogging Molly, Civil Twilight, Maps & Atlases, Sponge, Our Lady Peace, Nick Oliveri of Queens of the Stone Age, 10 Years, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Young the Giant, The Ataris, Everclear, Wheatus, The Head and The Heart, KONGOS, Bear Hands, and more.
The band formed in Philadelphia, PA. Their album Eudaemonic was recorded with Kevin Wesley Williams and mastered by UE Nastasi (Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes, Panic! At the Disco) and distributed by ADA Warner Music Group. Songs from the record (Up In Flames, Mouths of a Herd, and Sinner of the State) received immediate radio airplay locally and beyond. Alright Junior’s debut record was put on regular rotation by a station in Milan, Italy, and was being pushed through certain areas in Europe and the UK. The band also shared the stage with Sponge, Matt Mays & El Torpedo, Joe Coffee (Rev. Paul Bearer of Sheer Terror), and McRad.
Alright Junior put out a five-song EP titled Our Temporary Everything, recorded at Big Blue Meenie Recording Studios (Rage Against The Machine, INXS, Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Lifetime) in Jersey City, NJ. Recording sessions were spearheaded by mastermind Tim “Rumblefish” Gilles. Alan Douches from West West Side Music in New Windsor, NY (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Alkaline Trio, Ben Folds Five, Hot Water Music) applied his mastering expertise. Their singles Fish vs. Ambulance and Minds Built Like Rome achieved regular radio airplay, and garnered attention from a larger audience in TV appearances on ABC and NBC.
Scratching at the Ceiling was recorded again at the hands of Big Blue Meenie Recording Studios and West West Side Music. Upon the EP’s release, the track Burn received special attention from Radio 104.5FM WRFF; the station played Burn on the radio, and the band played it live on-the-air during their second “Live at Five” appearance. The band opened shows for Young the Giant, Circa Survive, Maps & Atlases, Sleeper Agent, Violent Soho, and Mondo Generator (Nick Oliveri, ex-Queens of the Stone Age).
Next, the band went into Studio 4 (John Lennon, Nine Inch Nails, Urge Overkill, Circa Survive) in Philadelphia, PA, and recorded a new single, How You’ve Changed Me, with good friend Steven LaFashia. UE Nastasi mastered the song at Sterling Sound in NYC. Soon after, AJ shared the stage with Romans (ex-Head Automatica, We Are The Fury, Jaguar Love), Gabriel the Marine, and NGHBRS. Alright Junior opened for Incubus, Cake, Angels & Airwaves, Civil Twilight, and Flogging Molly at Radio 104.5’s Fifth Birthday Party. Next, the band was asked to share the stage with Empires, The Lighthouse and The Whaler, and Team Spirit (ex-Passion Pit). Alright Junior then opened for Canada’s darlings, Our Lady Peace, 10 Years, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and the almighty Chicago duo, Local H.
Full-length record Amusia was engineered and produced by Bogdan Hernik, a seasoned veteran who has supported and championed Alright Junior for years. The album was mastered in NYC by Fred Kevorkian (Sonic Youth, Bad Religion, The Stooges, Iggy Pop, The White Stripes, The Walkmen). The first single, Ancestors Laugh In Heaven, received air play on Radio 104.5FM. The band was asked to play a special birthday show for WRFF Assistant Program Director, Wendy Rollins, alongside great Philly area acts, including Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday, Terrible Things, The Color Fred, Breaking Pangaea). Philadelphia voted Alright Junior into the Final Four (out of 400 bands) for the opportunity to open for Cage The Elephant, Foster The People, Third Eye Blind, Bastille, KONGOS, Foals, and St. Lucia, for Radio 104.5’s Birthday Show. Alright Junior was then invited to play the Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party with The Head and the Heart, Bear Hands, and KONGOS. Amusia gained more airplay during the summer months, and AJ opened for The Ataris at their big anniversary show, and joined NYC’s Dreamshow.
Alright Junior took the stage with Local H for a third time, and showcased some of the songs from the EP Inhibition to a packed house. AJ played the main stage at the well-attended (60,000) South Street Spring Festival in Philadelphia. AJ played the i99 Radio Birthday Bash with Brick + Mortar. Alright Junior joined groups including Rusted Root and the Nick Perri Band at the Hollystock Music Festival. Alright Junior shared the stage with Mondo Generator (Nick Oliveri, ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, The Dwarves) and Peter Pan Speedrock, showcased at CMJ in Brooklyn, opened for the Toadies, and performed live on-air for a Radio 104.5 New Music Discovery Show.
Alright Junior played a handful of shows with Flyermile (members of Circa Survive, ex-A Life Once Lost), and were a featured act at several festivals. Alright Junior was asked to join Radio 104.5 WRFF for the band’s fourth “Live at Five” on-air session and interview and performed their single from Inhibition called Over You Over Me. Alright Junior supported The Unlikely Candidates and Holy White Hounds and played with Grandpa vs. Prowler (featuring actors Danny Masterson, Adam Busch, Michael Pena, and members of Kill Hannah, Filter, and Kings of Leon). Alright Junior toured Inhibition throughout the U.S.
A stop-motion animation video for Hold On To My Breath Again, directed by Tony Forgey, was a finalist in the Paris International Music Video Underground for “Best Animated Music Video”. The video was an official selection for CutOut Fest 2018, Mexico’s “largest celebration of animation and digital art”.
Alright Junior shared the stage with West Coast natives, Everclear and then played an in-studio recording session for WXPN that was released as a live video. AJ was featured on 93.3FM WMMR as Jaxon’s “Artist of the Month” and played their fifth “Live at Five” in-studio session at Radio 104.5FM.
A featured act at Not Your Mother’s Music Festival, Alright Junior shared the stage with Drake Bell and Scarlet Sails (members of The Dresden Dolls), and opened for Wheatus and She Wants Revenge. Alright Junior was voted into the Radio 104.5’s Final Four for the opportunity to open for The Lumineers, Death Cab For Cutie, Grouplove, Phantogram, The Revivalists, The Interrupters, Lewis Capaldi, morgxn, The Blue Stones, Des Rocs and Weathers. The band opened for Pissed Jeans, Dandelion, Stinking Lizaveta, and The Three 4 Tens at the final show at The Trocadero in Philadelphia. Then the band opened for The Dollyrots and The Pink Spiders.