About RPM

RPM Challenge is a month long event that takes place in February each year to challenge musicians in recording an album's worth of all original music. Learn More

Listen

Girard (2008)

Girard takes the listener on a lyrical journey by dealing with such topics as life in small town America, Buddhist philosophy, suicide and ultimately death. The musical backdrop consists of a wide range of styles including rock, punk, stoner metal, acoustic, country and electronica. This 11 track, 32+ minute work is a must own for anyone who appreciates diverse music with honest lyrics. Enjoy!

Other RPM Partcipants

Ken Cook

VFM

LC

Bethan Mathis

Mark DeCerbo

Evelyn Jess

Tall Friends

Foundring

num

The Mucous Membranes

RPM Home

Artists by Year

Artists by Genre

Artists by Name

J.T.

BIOGRAPHY

This album is technically John Templeman's (J.T.) second solo disc. It is a departure from his first album (2005's NYC Acoustic Demos/Restoration e.p.) as it features many different styles of music ranging from rock, punk and acoustic to country, electronica and stoner metal. The general themes of the album are life, death and small town America, hence, the title GIRARD (named after J.T's hometown in Ohio). Special guests on the album include Danny Shapira (The Look), Karaoke Bob (Johnny Mohawk and the Assassins), Novot and Dennis the Jet.

BAND MEMBERS
J TEMP 13 is... J.T. - Lead/Backing Vocals, Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Drums & Programming. With special guests... Danny Shapira - Keyboards on "Phonic Suicide" Karaoke Bob - Guitar solo on "Phonic Suicide" Novot - Bass on "Into the Garden" Dennis the Jet - Backing vocals on "Pear"

YEARS COMPLETED
2008

GENRES
Rock


Completed Albums

Girard(2008)

Girard takes the listener on a lyrical journey by dealing with such topics as life in small town America, Buddhist philosophy, suicide and ultimately death. The musical backdrop consists of a wide range of styles including rock, punk, stoner metal, acoustic, country and electronica. This 11 track, 32+ minute work is a must own for anyone who appreciates diverse music with honest lyrics. Enjoy!


Wheel of Life and Death (Part 1)
The Warning
Rust Belt
About Me
422 Interlude
Phonic Suicide
Pear
Body Electrik
Pink, Blue and Black
Into the Garden
Wheel of Life and Death (Part 2)