letlive. Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of “Fake History” With Demo Collection

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of “Fake History”, letlive. have decided to release a collection of early demos from the original sessions for the album. You can purchase that on Bandcamp.

Jason Aalon Butler commented:

“2007-2009. Whenever I think about those years I smile and I’m overcome with this sense of inimitable nostalgia. We learned a lot about freedom during that era. We worked multiple shit jobs and/or hustled in ways that some may consider questionable just to buy equipment. We found the most nefarious of establishments to call our studio. We quite literally risked our health and lives in mobile death traps we called “tour vans”.

I mean one of our vans had a hole in the floor during a winter tour of America. It was completely metal inside with no lining, and my best friend and I agreed to share the back floor where the doors didn’t lock properly and would randomly open when we were driving on the highway. That’s how bad we wanted it and I truly believe it showed.

In these demos, all we wanted to do was create something different. Different than the primary music we listened to or the “scene” we would be considered in, different than that around us, different than what each other wanted at times even. That’s what made these demo years so special. We allowed ourselves and each other an opportunity to be free as creatives AND as people.

Our effort to be so different was ironic as one of the biggest hurdles we faced when trying to grow the band was our lack of breakdowns and swoopy bangs. But in the end it is what made ll. so special to us and to those who became bold enough to say they liked it. The ones brave enough to come to the shows and let go with us. The ones with the courage to be different within an already sub-cultural arena. Those ll.ifers. That ll.ove.

I think I speak for us all when I say we had no idea where these demos would bring us and that’s the most beautiful part about it. That aforementioned freedom and uncertainty – it brought us to you.”

letlive. Call It Quits

letlive. have revealed that they are calling it quits. You can read the band’s full statement below.

“In the summer of 2002 this thing we call “letlive.” began in a garage in a small suburb of Los Angeles with one goal in mind. Above all else, letlive. was meant to be an idea not an outfit. This idea took its roots in honesty, humility, and finding an ironic strength in vulnerability. This is how it all began and it must end in the same fashion.

We have been granted opportunities and experiences beyond anything we could have ever imagined and we are well aware that none of the aforementioned would be possible without you. Your support, investments, and genuine belief have been nothing short of inspiring which is what allowed us to create these works while enduring the unsettling ebb and flow of career musicianship. With this in mind we would like to take this time to exhibit said transparency and explain that over time a divergence in views and aims has developed within the camp- and, for the moment, the impact that has on letlive.

as a group is that there will be no further activity for the foreseeable future. We want to thank every single person that we were privileged enough to make a connection with through this vessel. We will no longer write the soundtrack, but the most important element, the idea, will continue as long as you allow it to. You are and always will be letlive.

All ll.ove,
Jason Aalon Butler, Loniel Robinson, Ryan Johnson, & Jeffrey Sahyoun“

letlive. Announce Special Art Show For “If I’m The Devil…”

letlive. will release their new album “If I’m The Devil…” on June 10, and to celebrate they will be having a special art show/album release party on that day. The event will take place at Lethal Amounts in Los Angeles, CA, and will feature one piece of art per song, with each of them being created by a different artists.

The band said the following:

“‘If I’m the Devil…’ is just around the corner for your listening pleasure… AND we have this event/album release party to commemorate said album. Naturally, you should be there.
Some things you need to know about it:
– FREE ENTRY
– the album will be for sale at the event
– We have an artist assigned to each track of the album creating a piece of art
– the artwork will be sold via silent auction with profits going to Inner-City Arts and A Better LA
This is the beginning, and you’re a part of it.”

letlive. Premiere New Song “Another Offensive Song”

letlive. have premiered a new song titled “Another Offensive Song,” via Rolling Stone. This song is from the band’s new album, “If I’m The Devil…,” which will be released on June 10.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.

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Jason Butler said the following:

“We can no longer be afraid – in a world where we can be shot in the back with unarmed hands up, a world where we must face ridicule if we identify or fall in love with the wrong gender and then must fight to reform mandated law in order to marry that person, or a world where we continue to let policies perpetuate the disenfranchisement of minority groups for fear of being accused of conspiracy or an ‘unrealistic and utopian liberal approach.’

People may read this and think of it as some overly righteous left leaning bullshit. That’s cool. This ain’t for you. This is a song for those that want to rid themselves of the aforementioned burdens. This is a song for those that want to be free.”

letlive. Announce 2016 Tour With Seahaven, Silver Snakes, & Night Verses

letlive. have announced a 2016 headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Seahaven, Silver Snakes, and Night Verses.

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Tour Dates:

06/14 Los Angeles, CA – The El Rey
06/15 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
06/17 Odessa, TX – Club Patron
06/18 Dallas, TX – The Door
06/19 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard (no Silver Snakes)
06/21 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
06/22 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
06/24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell (no Silver Snakes)
06/25 Orlando, FL – The Social
06/26 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
06/28 Jacksonville, FL – 1094 Music Hall
06/29 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
06/30 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
07/05 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
07/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
07/08 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s (no Silver Snakes)
07/09 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (no Silver Snakes)
07/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
07/12 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre and Ballroom
07/13 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
07/15 Columbus, OH – Park Street Salon (no Silver Snakes)
07/16 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
07/17 Bridgeview, IL – Toyota Park
07/18 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
07/20 St. Louis, MO – Fubar (no Silver Snakes)
07/21 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater (no Silver Snakes)
07/22 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
07/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
07/25 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom – Social Club (Upstairs)
07/26 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
07/27 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07/29 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
07/30 San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF
07/31 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

letlive. Premiere New Song “Good Mourning, America”/Reveal New Album Details

letlive. have premiered a new song titled “Good Mourning, America,” via Noisey. This song is from the band’s new album, “If I’m The Devil…,” which will be released on June 10.

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“If I’m The Devil…” Track Listing:

01. “I’ve Learned To Love Myself”
02. “Nü Romantics”
03. “Good Mourning, America”
04. “Who You Are Not”
05. “A Weak Ago”
06. “Foreign Cab Rides”
07. “Reluctantly Dead”
08. “Elephant”
09. “Another Offensive Song”
10. “If I’m The Devil…”
11. “Copper Colored Quiet”

Second Leg Added To 2015 Rise Against, Killswitch Engage & letlive. Tour

A second leg has been added to Rise Against, Killswitch Engage and letlive’s current tour. These new dates will kickoff in November

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Tour Dates:

11/01 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
11/03 Lancaster, PA – Freedom Hall
11/04 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
11/06 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room – Old National Centre
11/07 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
11/08 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/10 Richmond, VA – The National
11/12 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11/13 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
11/14 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
11/16 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
11/17 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
11/18 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre
11/20 Tempe, AZ – Marquee
11/21 Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
11/22 San Diego, CA – Soma