Et Tu, Brute? (EP)
Released: Mar 2013
Label: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have dropped Et Tu, Brute?, an EP produced by David Bendeth (who also worked on their debut Don't You Fake It). Though fans were probably hoping for an album, the six-cut release is a more-than-solid showcase for the energetic mix of hook-laden mall punk, metalcore heft and hard rock hot licks the band has developed over the previous 10 years. Lyrically, Ronnie Winter is as sharp as ever, especially on "The Crazy Ones," a song that possesses its fair share of ambivalence regarding the fame and fortune his group has achieved.