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Jersey Bound: Ben Jorgensen & Jesse Korman Detail New Armor For Sleep + New Jersey Roots [Q&A] | The Noise



Photos: Blair Todd My Chemical Romance, Alexisonfire, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, The Juliana Theory, and now Armor For Sleep: What do they all have in common? All of them were your Myspace profile song at one point in 2007? No, try again. You made out with Alex Thomas during their sets at Warped Tour ‘05? Really, that’s like five different bands and like, a lot of making out... Moving on. How about the fact that for the first time in what feels like forever, we have new music from all these scene staples in the same year. Yes, by now you should be familiar with My Chem’s “The Foundations of Decay,” Alexisonfire’s Otherness, Scary Kids Scaring Kids’ Out Of Light, and The Juliana Theory’s Still The Same Kids EP. And now, after fifteen years, it’s time to shift focus to Armor For Sleep’s newly announced, highly anticipated comeback LP The Rain Museum. That’s right, following up 2007’s impactful release Smile For Them, Ben Jorgenson and co. are back with a brand new twelve-track record. But that’s not all. Along with the exciting album news, the New Jersey natives have also debuted their moving new single “How Far Apart” via a stirring new music video directed by none other than The Number 12 Looks Like You frontman Jesse Korman. Forming a friendship from their early days in the New Jersey DIY punk scene, Jorgenson and Korman recently linked back up through their respective endeavors in the film space – Jorgenson moved out to LA and worked on some short film projects while Korman has teamed up with notable actors like Katie Holmes to create Lafayette Pictures and more. Sitting down with The Noise, the two industry vets discussed their new visual collaboration, the excitement they both still share for their music scene (especially hometown heroes My Chemical Romance), and, most importantly, Armor For Sleep’s forthcoming album. To read the in-depth Q&A, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order The Rain Museum here before it’s released September 9th via Equal Vision Records.