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As a psychological term, Jamais Vu is the phenomenon of the familiar suddenly becoming unfamiliar. New York City quartet, The Things They Carried (known to fans as 3TC) named their forthcoming EP this term in regards to their evolved sound in-between releases. While the group’s 2010 debut full-length There’s Something I Can’t Tell Anyone showcased a more overtly metal-core influence with screaming vocals, Jamais Vu finds the band opting for melodic clean vocals and more experimental song structures. “With this EP, we wanted to create something that we had never heard before,” declares Steve Schwartz (vocals/guitars). “There was no
holding back.” The result creates orchestral, melodic soundscapes with an emotional intensity lacking in today’s heavy music scene. Just as they didn’t hold back musically on this release, the lyrical themes heard throughout the EP are just as unguarded, ranging from addiction to family. The latter topic inspiring the song “ARPAD” dealing with Schwartz father and the new single “Something Humans Crave.” Addressing the topic of “Something Humans Crave,” Schwartz explains “the song is about craving love, but being afraid to love someone because of what that person is going through.”
The band was formed in 2009, but after 4 years, they had some shake ups, and members had to be replaced. Currently, the band consists of founding member Schwartz, and new members Ronnie Minuche on Lead guitar, Eric Fornelius on Bass, and Jesse Burton on drums.
The bands philosophy is best summarized by frontman Steve Schwartz: "Music, we believe is about taking risks, putting yourself out there, and hopefully people grab on to it."
Ronnie Minuche- Guitars
Eric Fornelius -Bass
Jesse Burton -Drums
"Attention Crisis" EP (7/10/2009)
Current Singles The Rationality of Failure and 364 Day Annicersary have streaming and radio play.
"There's Something I Can't Tell Anyone" LP ( 12/17/10)
"Jamais Vu" EP (7/16/13)