Proclaimed as the ‘most exciting in the world today’ by UK Rock Sound Magazine, Los Angeles hardcore rockers letlive are currently on the UK leg of a European Tour with Your Demise and Stick To Your Guns. The tour started last night in Southampton and will finish in London at Underworld on 27th February.
The heavy rock outfit have also announced the release of their album Fake History through Epitaph Records on April 11th and have recently posted their kinetic high energy track The Sick, Sick 6.8 Billion on video.
letlive – The Sick, Sick 6.8 Billion
letlive have joined the renowned Los Angeles punk rock label Epitaph to release their third studio album Fake History and vocalist Jason Aalon Butler enthused;
“When thinking of Epitaph Records I affix Bad Religion, Atmosphere, and the reawakening of the late great Refused to those thoughts (an impressively unorthodox composition in my eyes). Now I think of letlive. to be included amongst that lineage. Pipe dreams realized, ladies and gentlemen.”
The band has been building a reputation for themselves in the Los Angeles hardcore scene. With their eclectic arsenal of influences, letlive take heavy music to new heights with dynamic songwriting, blistering and precise rhythms, hook loaded metal riffs and Butler’s remarkable ability to balance cathartic screams and melodic vocals. Commenting on his band’s sound, Butler says they are “a punk rock band with a soul band’s modus operandi. Vice versa.”
Fake History exudes a youthful swagger and power. The album’s opener, Le Prologue, begins with tribal drums that give way to an outburst of thundering riffs and defiant vocals with front-man Butler exclaiming “There are no martyrs in resolution. If you remain still, don’t expect restitution. Stand up!”. The band’s most notable gift lies is in their songwriting with tracks like The Sick, Sick, 6.8 Billion, Renegade ’86, Casino Columbus and Muther, which strikes a pitch perfect balance of sonic aggression and unforgettable melodic choruses.
Epitaph’s release of Fake History will include three brand new tracks Hollywood, And She Did, Lemon Party and the Brett Gurewitz (president & founder of Epitaph, guitarist for Bad Religion) produced track This Mime [A Sex Symbol].
Fake History Track Listing:
1. Le Prologue – 1:45
2. The Sick, Sick, 6.8 Billion – 3:13
3. Renegade 86′ – 3:35
4. Enemies [Enemigos] – 4:56
5. Casino Columbus – 3:59
6. Muther – 5:40
7. Homeless Jazz – 3:41
8. We The Pros Of Con – 4:13
9. H. Ledger – 3:37
10. Over Being Under – 3:38
11. Day 54 – 6:45
12. Hollywood, And She Did – 4:00
13. Lemon Party – 4:00
14. This Mime [A Sex Symbol] – 3:25
Catch letlive at the following UK venues in February 2011
21.02.11 UK Birmingham O2 Academy 3
22.02.11 UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms
23.02.11 UK Newcastle O2 Academy 2
24.02.11 UK Leeds The Cockpit
25.02.11 UK Manchester Sound Control
26.02.11 UK Plymouth White Rabbit
27.02.11 UK London Underworld