- 11:56 AM, Feb 17
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus started their career as a local band in Middleburg, Florida. Formed in 2003 , they recorded twelve songs for their debut self-titled album independently at the end of 2004. Just months after that, they were signed to Jason Flom at Virgin records in 2005 and started cooking up music, which mostly took samples from the songs in their self-titled LP, for their first major studio album.
After a year in the making, they released their first major studio album under the title of "Don't You Fake It". They dedicated the record to Lachlan Pike, dummer Jon Wilkes's friend who almost died from cancer. Led by hit single "Face Down", the effort peaked at number 25 on Billboard hot 200 and was certified gold by RIAA in November 2006 for selling more than 500,000 copies.