Kurt Ballou had always intimidated the living shit out of me, so I was overjoyed when the decision was made to record our next record with him at GodCity and I mean that sincerely. I've been a fan of his work for over a decade. His records are terrifying and moving and they sound like they were written and recorded under great duress, which is exactly how this style of music should be made. This month we join the pantheon. I couldn't be more excited to see what he helps us learn about our own band that we didn't realize for the past 15 years.
Every Time I Die are keeping rain forests alive and keeping your feet warm. In a partnership with the organization Cuipo, the band is selling limited edition, hand-numbered socks. Get one of the 300 pairs here, and check them out in the replies.
Our dear friend Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) has been making music with some friends under the name Black Medal. Two cuts, "Art and Craft" and "Summer Teeth," are available for your listening pleasure. More music will be surfacing soon.
Ten years ago today I (along with many of you I'm sure) discovered an album that would eventually become one of my all-time favorite records. That remarkable record is none other than Every Time I Die's second full-length, Hot Damn!. It's still putting the "act" in action. We'll be releasing a special podcast with Keith on Wednesday. In the meantime, rock out to some "Ebolarama" today.
Our good friend Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die) has yet another sweet promo code for the readers of AbsolutePunk.net to use on JBWW. A pop-up tent featuring all his comfy-ass clothes is at every date of this summer's Warped Tour. If you go to the JBWW tent and tell them "Jason Tate sent me!" or "Drew Beringer sent me!," you'll get some free shit. Pretty dope, right?