Featured Presskit: For Sleeping or Jumping (Boston, MA)
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For Sleeping or Jumping is like the angry middle child of your family—rebellious and unpredictable by nature. To call them “Metal” is an understatement, as the members of FSOJ push the limits of the genre with their raw musical ability and in-your-face live show. In fact, they’ve kicked enough ass to have members of Dillinger Escape Plan (Ben Weinman, Guitars) and Glassjaw (Ryan Siegel, Producer) work on their EP Dead Languages. With a large amount of buzz from the press and a new record on the way, For Sleeping or Jumping is quickly blowing up from the Boston scene and overloading your home stereo.
We sat down with FSOJ’s Drummer Taylor Pile last week to ask him a few questions about how they’ve been using Presskit.to/ForSleepingorJumping to book shows, earn press write-ups, and employ various marketing tactics.
Presskit.to: How have you used Presskit.to/ForSleepingorJumping to showcase your career thus far?
Taylor Pile: Where do I start..
Press: While I am not a publicist, I do often reach out to blogs personally after they have featured us - letting them know they can check our Presskit to stay updated with us for all things touring, album releases, and make sure to check our “Wins” to check out the bands momentum!
Music! (Duh): We are currently working on a full length album. Since Presskit.to gives users the ability to share private content and revoke its access at any time, our band will be able to share exclusive content with the team helping release our next effort (demos, mixes, etc.).
TP: I have made custom Flash Drives for our band that have all our music, videos, contact info, etc. on them (which conveniently fit on your keychain!). We use these to send promotional material out to radio stations or labels, and have already landed a good amount of people on our team because of them. The thing is - information often changes, so I always include a link to our Presskit saved on the flash drive with a quick note that this is a great way to see what’s been going on since the date on the postage stamp!
PK: You guys shot music videos for “Beardrops.” and “Bone of Contention.” How has this helped to showcase the band when you’re sending out your Presskit to Industry contacts?
TP: The videos - that were so kindly and well done by Chris Thomas of Strewnshank Productions - have been one of the biggest catalysts for the success our band is seeing today. They have been featured on Alternative Press (twice), MetalSucks (twice), Metal Insider (twice) The PRP, AOL Music, Highwire Daze - I could keep going or you could just check my Presskit to see who’s been taking notice to our band due to the videos.