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Without the help of a booking agent, manager or any support from a label, Safety Word Orange has always had to do everything on their own. Citing no lack in work ethic, they’ve managed to make quite a name for themselves over the course of the past three years. “Showcasing a mellower pop-punk sound…Safety Word Orange are making a case for being the unsigned pop-punk group of the year” raves Absolutepunk.net.
Safety Word Orange got its start October 2007 in Los Angeles, CA when lead-vocalist, James Mason and guitarist/vocalist, Robbie Rusbuldt were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. Immediately the two began the writing process. A few months later they recorded their debut Self-Titled EP.
Later that year, the boys returned home to VA in hopes of putting together a permanent line up. With the help of craigslist they met guitarist, Jackson Wise who was an instant fit. The dynamic and writing style he brought gave some life back to the band, and soon after his arrival SWO began writing for their next record. Next, they added Travis King on drums, who brought along high school friend, Will Michalik.
With the success of their second EP, On Your Mark, Get Set…, SWO decided to return to producer, Bryan Russell for their third release. The goal was to produce something stronger than their last EP, while conveying a message that has depth. You won’t find any drunk party anthems on this album as one of the lyrics blatantly says, “I don’t care about your weekend plans.” Singer James Mason elaborated by saying; “we’re sharing stories that deal with real life struggles and problems, while still creating a sense of hope for our listeners.”
The new EP, Acceptance, showcases the familiar pop-rock sounds of SWO, but also includes a more alternative, 90’s feel to it, reminiscent to that of the music the boys grew up listening to. “Their feel good pop does separate itself from the field thanks largely to Mason’s raspy tone and a step away from standard pop punk” claims Alternative Press (Issue #265).