Noisey's article on "The Method Behind letlive.'s Madness" is an interview with frontman Jason Butler discussing the duality of his presence and the mindset and meaning behind his live performance.
It is a rather interesting duality when I stop to think to about it or discuss it with someone like yourself. It’s this very demanding, as well as commanding, duality and it’s quite ironic, because in the past when they were happening, those emotions would actually make me become rather placid and slow me down. I think my way of chilling with them now is how you’ve put it before—almost exorcising them, like really getting rid of them and expelling them in a way that, I guess, is rather...
Joyce Manor have signed to Epitaph Records. The band will release their new album, Never Hungover Again, on July 22nd which you can pre-order. Head to the replies to stream the band's new track "Catalina Fight Song." (via Noisey)
01) Christmas Card
02) Falling In Love Again
03) End of Summer
06) Heart Tattoo
07) The Jerk
08) In The Army Now
09) Catalina Fight Song
10) Heated Swimming Pool
This Wild Life's new song "Roots and Branches" is now available on iTunes. Like what you hear? Pre-order the album here, and sign up for their mailing list here to get the live version (streaming in the replies) song as a mp3 download.
If there was something we were actually worried about, it would be that the punk community tends to shun what comes next for a band after they release a successful album. If a relatively unknown band releases a good album people like to jump on that because they like to feel like they’re a part of something and then they’re immediately on their guard for the next release.
Following their recent signing to Epitaph, This Wild Life have released a new song/video called "History" on AltPress. The track comes from their upcoming record, Clouded, which releases May 27th. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album.
2) Over It
3) No More Bad Days
5) Roots and Branches (Meant to be Alone)
6) Bound to Break
7) Better With You
8) Looking Back
9) Don't Stay
Head to the replies to stream The Menzingers's new song, "I Don't Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore." The track is from the band's new album, Rented World, which will be released April 22nd via Epitaph Records.
Due to the the first two variants selling out in a day, The Menzingers have released another vinyl variant of the band's upcoming hotly anticipated album, Rented World. It's a a clear/white mix version limited to 1,000 copies and is available to pre-order.
You can check out Architects UK new video for "Broken Cross" in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming album, Lost Forever // Lost Together, which hits stores on March 11th and is available to pre-order.
Letlive.'s #whoisletlive viral campaign has lead to #youareletlive. The band will be taking pictures of the audiences at their upcoming shows and posting them on their social media sites. Afterward, they will select a few lucky fans to be a part of their forthcoming Renditions release.
Letlive. have released their first installment of an unofficial series dubbed "Renditions," which is a new way to listen to The Blackest Beautiful. The band will enlist some of their favorite vocal performers - one for each song. The first video features Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die singing on "27 Club." It's in the replies.
We presented them one song off of our latest album and asked them what they would do with a certain section if I (Jason Aalon) never sang in said section. We asked them to explore with free reign utilizing their particular style and prose. The point of this was not only to share our gratitude and adoration for other bands/artists, but to work with other artists...
Architects (UK) will release their new album, Lost Forever, Lost Together on March 11th via Epitaph Records. You can find the band's new music video for "Naysayer" in the replies.
03) Broken Cross
04) The Devil Is Near
05) Dead Man Talking
06) Red Hypergiant
08) Colony Collapse
09) Castles In The Air
10) Youth Is Wasted On The Young
11) The Distant Blue
Architects will be releasing their new album Lost Forever // Lost Together on March 11th through Epitaph. The first single, "Naysayer" will premiere next Tuesday. A preview trailer for the album can be found in the replies.
Well, that’s tough. Of course there’s irony. The irony, some would argue, is the best part of this album – the fact that a Bad Religion, with a crossbuster as their logo, is making a record of some of the most festive songs of the Christian holiday. But I don’t only want the responsibility of the irony, because the truth of the matter is Christmas is not made ironic by Bad Religion. It’s made ironic by the secularism of modern society. You don’t need to be a Bad Religion fan to make Christmas ironic. If you really talk about our intellectual heritage, Bad Religion is not ironic – modern society is...
I always thought the Epitaph Christmas party would be awesome to attend ... but now that Ronnie Radke wants to have a "face to face" with Oli Sykes? Tickets to that would sell out faster than a Brand New show. I think both guys should have to wear different colored Christmas sweaters at this and make it a modern West Side Story.
Epitaph Records is streaming Survive This!'s new album on YouTube. This is the album that includes a song called "Pardon Me" which contains lyrical gems like, "just wait until I get my hands on you, bleed bitch bleed [...] I've never hit a woman but you're wearing me thin." I'm just going to say how I feel about this one: it's absolutely embarrassing that a label I have respected since a kid would put their name on this trash. Disgusting.
Survive This! will release its Epitaph debut, The Life You've Chosen, on October 29th. The record was produced by Ronnie Radke (of Falling In Reverse). The band also released a new song titled "Where I Belong," which can be streamed in the replies. The album is also available for pre-order.
1) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
2) O Come All Ye Faithful
3) O Come, O Come Emmanuel
4) White Christmas
5) Little Drummer Boy
6) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
7) What Child Is This?
8) Angels We Have Heard On High
9) American Jesus (Andy Wallace Mix)