Underdog Alma Mater

Underdog Alma Mater

Infobox Album
Name = Underdog Alma Mater
Type = Album
Artist = Forever the Sickest Kids

Released = April 29, 2008
Genre = Pop rock, electronica, power pop
Length =
Label = Universal Motown Records Group
Reviews =
* AbsolutePunk.net (78%) [http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=313713 link]
* The Album Project Rating|3|5 [http://thealbumproject.net/2008/04/20/full-review-forever-the-sickest-kids-underdog-alma-mater/ link]
* Punktastic Rating|4|5 [http://www.punktastic.com/reviews/2863 link]
Last album = "Hot Party Jamz EP"
This album = "Underdog Alma Mater"

"Underdog Alma Mater" is the debut album from the Dallas-native band Forever the Sickest Kids. It was released on April 29, 2008. [cite web|url=http://www.myspace.com/foreverthesickestkids|title=Forever the Sickest Kids' MySpace|publisher=MySpace, Forever the Sickest Kids|accessdate=2008-03-19] The first track to be heard from this album was "Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)", which was released on their MySpace page on March 19 at midnight. The track listing for this album was released on March 20, revealing that 5 of the songs on this album are re-recorded versions of songs that have been previously released. [cite web|url=http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=305685|title=Forever the Sickest Kids at Absolute Punk|publisher=Absolute Punk|accessdate=2008-03-20] The full album was leaked onto the internet on April 17; pre-order information also soon surfaced online.

Track listing

#"Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)" – 3:24
#"Hey Brittany" – 3:05
#"My Worst Nightmare" – 3:46
#"Believe Me I'm Lying" – 3:05
#"The Way She Moves" – 3:43
#"She's a Lady" – 4:00
#"Uh Huh" – 2:58
#"Phone Call" – 3:20
#"Breakdown" – 3:37
#"That for Me" – 2:58
#"Coffee Break" – 2:41
#"Catastrophe" – 3:18

Best Buy bonus tracks


  • "Give & Take (Remix)" – 2:21
  • "Hurricane Haley" – 3:42

    iTunes bonus tracks


  • "Indiana" – 3:50
  • "Becky Starz (Remix)" – 3:48

    UK bonus track


  • "The Party Song" – 3:35


    Of the 12 tracks, 8 were produced by Matt Squire and 4 were produced by Matt Mahaffey and Jeff Turzo. Geoff Rockwell provided additional production on each track.


    *Austin Bello – bass/backing vocals
    *Kyle Burns – drums/percussion
    *Jonathan Cook – lead vocals
    *Kent Garrison – keyboards
    *Marc Stewart – guitar
    *Caleb Turman – guitar/backing vocals


    Fans would receive special bonuses by pre-ordering the album from certain retailers. [cite web|url=http://www.myspace.com/foreverthesickestkids|title=Forever the Sickest Kids' MySpace|publisher=MySpace, Forever the Sickest Kids|accessdate=2008-04-17]
    *Best Buy
    **Two bonus tracks: "Give & Take (Remix)" and "Hurricane Haley"
    **A bonus live video of the band's full set at SXSW
    **Button, sticker, and signed poster
    *iTunes (Digital download)
    **Two bonus tracks: "Becky Starz (Remix)" and "Indiana"
    *Newbury Comics
    **Signed CD booklet
    **Autographed poster

    Chart performance


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