Various Artists: Rising Suns 2009

by The JV Allstars

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Yoshi at Trolley Bus in Japan reached out to us about a Japanese compilation he had been asked to be a part of with other cool, notable, labels. After multiple tours and mind-numbing hours Mikey had spent pushing 'Spectre' songs over the internet, it was agreed that we should demo one of our many new songs. This also gave Matt Hovanec and Matty a great opportunity to invite A.J. Mogis to our own basement studio to get a good idea on the potential of their portable studio with a pro engineering everything. A.J. agreed immediately, oatmeal raisin cookies were baked, and 'Prevention Kids' was recorded in an afternoon. This was a difficult release to follow as it was Japan only, and a rerecording of the song for the next full length was inevitable. Jeff Todd from a great pop punk band I Call Fives sang guest vocals on the version that was recorded for 'Hold On To This.' Mikey wrote the lyrics on a torn piece of beer packaging, and Jeff nailed his lines in less than twenty minutes. Shortly after his band turned heads in downtown Lincoln and they were on their way to their next show.


released December 24, 2008

Nick Tarlowski - Guitar, Vocals
Mikey Elfers - Guitar, Vocals
Eric Mellow - Bass, Vocals
Matty Sanders - Drums

Recorded at Plan C Recordings in Lincoln, Nebraska by A.J. Mogis.

Mixed by Matty Sanders.

Mastered by Matthew Hovanec.



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The JV Allstars Lincoln, Nebraska

The JV Allstars were a pop-punk band from Lincoln, Nebraska from 2000-2012. They started like any band does, by sucking. In time, they got a little better and had lots of fun and toured a lot and released a bunch of music. Thanks!

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