It was the year of super tight skinny jeans, neon-colored clothes, emo fringe, and catchy electro-pop tunes. It was the late 2000s and Forever the Sickest Kids were one of the many bands who managed to make a name for themselves in the scene during that time. Flash forward several years later and the band has been quiet at best, making it hard to believe that it’s been a decade since their debut album, Underdog Alma Mater, graced our (black) iPod classic.
Last last month, the band decided to celebrate the anniversary of their breakout album the only way they knew how to; reissuing the record in vinyl form. As per a message on the band’s official website, Underdog Alma Mater is their only album not to get the vinyl treatment so they decided to rectify that for the occasion.
“In honor of the 10 year anniversary of our first full-length album, Underdog Alma Mater, we are officially announcing the limited edition vinyl! Oddly enough, Underdog Alma Mater is the only Forever the Sickest Kids full-length album so far that never got a vinyl edition, so we are in the process of getting these pressed and ready to ship as fast as possible!”
Fans who would like first dibs on the gold vinyl version of the album are encouraged to sign up on Forever the Sickest Kids’ website here.
Not much as been heard from the band since their last time on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013. In 2015, they advised fans on social media that they were alive and well and taking time to focus on their personal lives. In 2017, vocalist Jonathan Cook said in an interview with Highlight Magazine that “the band isn’t defunct, but dormant” leaving the door open for a reunion or even new music.
Underdog Alma Mater was released on April 29, 2008 through Universal Motown. The record features several of the group’s biggest hits including “Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone),” “She’s a Lady,” and “Hey Brittany.”