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Emo rockers Jejune formed in the mid-'90s at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where guitarist/singer Joseph Guevara and drummer Christopher Mendez Vanacore studied jazz and bassist/singer Arabella Harrison studied sound engineering, after switching from voice performance. Before breaking up in early 2000, the band went on to become one of the more appreciated underground emo bands, known for its blending of male and female vocals and intensely personal music. By January of 1997, Jejune -- which variously means lacking maturity, substance, or nutrition -- had relocated to Guevara's hometown of San Diego. The band did return to Boston to record three albums with Big Wheel Recreation, formerly a hardcore label that branched out with This Afternoon's Malady in 1998. Guevara and Vanacore, when not playing in Jejune or as a jazz lounge act downtown, played in a side project called the High Notes and recruited second guitarist, Mark Marino, to join Jejune. After the breakup, Harrison sang occasionally with San Diego indie rockers No Knife and joined the And/Ors, yet another San Diego indie band. R.I.P. was released posthumously in 2000. ~ Ron DePasquale