Monday, 8 February 2016

Death Of The Day Jon Bunch, 45, American rock musician (Sense Field, Further Seems Forever) February 1, 2016 Killed By Death

Jon Bunch

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Jon Bunch (October 25, 1970 – February 1, 2016) was an American rock singer and songwriter, known for fronting the post-hardcore band Sense Field and rock band Further Seems Forever. He went to on to form the post-hardcore band War Generation and at the time of his passing he was the lead vocalist known as "Johnny Scars" for the band Lucky Scars.

Biography[edit]

Bunch was born in Harbor City, California and came up in the L.A. hardcore punk rock scene in the South Bay of Los Angeles. He was a founding member and singer in thehardcore punk band Reason to Believe (1986–1990). The band released The Next Door and When Reason Sleeps Demons Dance on the hardcore and punk label Nemesis Records.[1] Reason to Believe played with such bands as FugaziScreamDIThe DickiesAgressionSNFUOperation IvyThe Offspring7 Seconds and The Descendents.
Bunch along with some of his Reason to Believe bandmates evolved to form the post-hardcore band Sense Field (1990–2013),[2] a pioneer for the emo bands that followed.[3]The band signed to Revelation Records and later to Warner Bros. Records. Sense Field released five albums and six EPs domestically[4] and toured the world with such bands asJimmy Eat WorldFarTexas Is the ReasonDashboard ConfessionalInto AnotherMineralNew Found GloryThe Juliana TheoryThe Goo Goo Dolls and Nada Surf.
Under the Canadian independent label Nettwerk, the band saw its greatest mainstream success with the single "Save Yourself" from the 2001 album Tonight and Forever.[5] The song previously appeared on the 1999 soundtrack for the sci-fi series Roswell, alongside songs from such artists as ColdplayTravisStereophonics and others.[6] During that period, Sense Field also appeared on The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show,[7] and Bunch and bandmate Chris Evenson were featured in a pictorial spread for Rolling Stone.[8] The group disbanded in early 2004.
Later in 2004 Bunch joined the Florida-based post-hardcore band Further Seems Forever and recorded one album with them entitled Hide Nothing.[9] He sang with that outfit until 2006. That same year, Bunch and his Further Seems Forever bandmate, Derick Cordoba, toured Europe under the banner Fields Forever, playing acoustic versions of Sense Field and Further Seems Forever songs.
In late 2012 Bunch reunited with his Sense Field bandmates for two Revelation Records 25 Year Anniversary shows on June 7, 2012 at The Glass House in Pomona, California,[10] and on January 6, 2013 in Chicago.[11] Bunch was fronting the post-hardcore band War Generation, which he formed with Brad Lehmann (Maylene and the Sons of Disaster). War Generation is currently signed to Rise Records.[12] Their album, Start Somewhere, Never Surrender, was released September 3, 2013.[13] War Generation supported the album with a U.S. tour with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in the fall of 2013.
Bunch died in early February 2016 at the age of 45.[14][15]

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