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Fake HistoryLetlive mix elements of hardcore punk, metalcore, and even jazz in their sound, a melting pot of influences that reflects the meltingâ€pot Los Angeles, CA neighborhoods in which the band came together. For their Epitaph debut, Fake History, Letlive showcase this eclecticism, from the haunting piano breakdown on Muther to the soul-inflected thrash of Day 54. Inheritors of maverick hardcore bands like Refused, At the Drive In, and the Deftones, Letlive have captured Los Angeles audiences with their gripping live shows and driving selfâ€released recordings; now they set their sights on the wider world. Double LP with etched fourth side. Also includes a CD of the full album.LP1
1. Le Prologue
2. The Sick, Sick, 6.8 Billion
3. Renegade 86'
4. Enemies [Enemigos]
5. Casino Columbus â€
7. Homeless Jazz
8. We The Pros Of Con
9. H. Ledger
10. Over Being Under
1. Day 54
2. Hollywood, And She Did
3. Lemon Party
4. This Mime [A Sex Symbol]$21.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Blackest BeautifulLP Contains CD Of Full Album.
From the streets of Inglewood CA come letlive. Their self-produced and released debut Fake History was picked up by Epitaph in 2011,and quickly established the band as a force to be reckoned with, inheritors of that uncategorizable blend that made bands like the Deftones, Mars Volta and Rage Against the Machine so crucial.
Such was the rapt reception for the album that by end of year frontman Jason Aalon Butler was being named the #1 rock star in the world by Kerrang (yes, #1,that's not a typo). Mixing hardcore punk, metalcore, and even jazz and R&B influences in their sound (Jason's dad was a well-known LA bandleader who pioneered rock/soul crossover with Eric Burdon), letlive.'s melting pot of influences reflects the melting-pot Los Angeles neighborhood in which the band came together.
Now with their proper debut on the label, The Blackest Beautiful, the band comes fully prepared with a mammoth sonic attack, produced by longtime co-conspirator Kit Walters and mixed by pop guru
Stephen George (Britney Spears, Michael Jackson).
Opening salvo "Banshee (Ghost Frame)" announces a band that has remained loyal to their hardcore origins, while tracks like "Younger" and "Pheromone
Cvlt" display a new melodic sophistication.1. Banshee (Ghost Fame)
2. Empty Elvis
3. White America's Beautiful Black Market
4. Dreamers Disease
5. That Fear Fever
6. Virgin Dirt
8. The Dope Beat
9. The Priest And Used Cars
10. Pheromone Cvlt
11. 27 Club$19.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
If I'm The Devil...letlive.'s new album, If I'm the Devil is a strident, principled and heavy work. It's also perfectly suited for someone who just wants to pound on the steering wheel after a hard day at school, work, or whatever institution happens to command most of your waking life. Just consider the name "letlive." - it's meant to be life-affirming above all else.
Frontman Jason Aalon Bulter has an ambitious nature which takes him to extremely lofty places. He acknowledges that letlive. is a punk band and one that reflects humanity
as a collection of emotional, frontal-lobe beings. At the same time, he fully believes that letlive. can access that utopian, inexplicable transcendental quality that allows art
to reach budding revolutionaries the way books and other oratory cannot.
letlive. continually refuse to be constrainedby the ideas of "scene" - whether letlive. is punk, metalcore, indie, rap, whatever, Butler finds these labels to be another form of systematic oppression. He grew up with Black Flag and Circle Jerks as well as 2Pacalypse and Xzibit's At the Speed of Life - it's all revolutionary counterculture music to him.
"Punk is more an ideology than a scene dictated by what pants you wear. What are you saying, what do you believe in? That's to me a better identifier." If their new album, If I'm the Devil needs a genre, Butler would call it "revolutionary counterculture music" , like a more emotional Rage Against the Machine, or Public Enemy with more inclusive politics. Butler grew up as a skater disillusioned with what he saw as a heteronormative, patriarchal punk rock scene until the older kids showed him black artists such as Bad Brains, Living Colour and Fishbone. "Punk rock is inclusive if you want to be included," Butler states, recognizing how letlive. can speak for people who feel they lack representation.1. I've Learned To Love Myself
2. NÜ Romantics
3. Good Mourning, America
4. Who You Are Not
5. A Weak Ago
6. Foreign Cab Rides
7. Reluctantly Dead
9. Another Offensive Song
10. If I'm The Devil...
11. Copper Colored Quiet$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now