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The band's musical style during A Guidebook crosses styles of hard rock, pop-punk, post-hardcore, and utilizes auto-tune. The lyrical content focuses on themes of "regrets, love, hate, happiness and forgiveness," however, the song titles often do not reflect these themes, as they instead are non sequitur.

With the release of They Said a Storm Was Coming, however, the band's sound had shifted radically to a more post-hardcore sound with some metalcore influences. The mix of screaming and singing remained the same as before, but the prominence of the keyboards and synthesizers had been increased drastically. The band's mixture of electronica and post-hardcore influences is often referred to as "electronicore." Accompanying these stylistic changes were conceptual changes. With the arrival of new vocalist Aaron Pauley, the song titles more directly reflected the lyrical content contained in each song as opposed to A Guidebook. Lyrically, the album also took a darker approach, and was a concept album written entirely by Pauley after expanding on a dream he had, revolving around a 15th century mapmaker who is shipwrecked at sea and tries to come to terms with his mistake-filled past.

The band once more went through a stylistic transition with their album Rebel-Revive, adopting a more aggressive tone. The departure of Pauley to Of Mice & Men also led to another lyrical shift. Instead of utilizing conceptual and allegorical lyrics, new vocalist Justin Kyle shifted towards more concrete and personal content in his writing.


The group's 1958 single for Epic Records, "Summertime, Summertime", reached #26 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Both "Summertime" and its b-side, "Searching for You", are often described as doo-wop, because of their time period and their a cappella harmonies. However, both songs may also be described as pop versions of Sacred Harp styles, as the group started as church singers

Several singles (many written or co-written by members Jameson and Feller) followed "Summertime, Summertime", none of them hits. In 1962, they re-released "Summertime, Summertime" and hit again, this time peaking at #38.

The song's fame far eclipsed the band's; The Fortunes, the Doodletown Pipers, Hobby Horse, Jan and Dean, The Legendary Masked Surfers, and Sha Na Na all covered the tune, and it was used in commercials for Buick, Ken-L Ration Burger Time Dog Food and Applebee's. It was also featured in the 1978 film Fingers.


The Jamies were an American singing group, led by Tom and Serena Jameson.
The group's 1958 single for Epic Records, "Summertime, Summertime", hit #26 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Both "Summertime" and its flip side, "Searching for You", are often described as doo-wop, because of their time period and their a-capella harmonies (with a harpsichord backing on "Summertime"). However, both songs may also be described as pop versions of Sacred Harp styles; the group started as church singers.
Several singles (many written or co-written by members Jameson and Feller) followed "Summertime", none of them hits. In 1962, they re-released "Summertime, Summertime" and hit again, this time peaking at #38
The song's fame far eclipsed the band's; The Fortunes, The Doodletown Pipers, Hobby Horse, Jan & Dean, The Legendary Masked Surfers, Mungo Jerry, and Sha Na Na would all cover the tune, and it was used in commercials for Buick and Applebee's.. It was also prominently featured in the 1978 motion picture Fingers

 

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