After an incredible 15-year run which saw the band catapulted to the top of the current post-hardcore scene, Letlive. has today announced that they are breaking up “for the foreseeable future”. You can read their entire breakup statement below.
The music scene is currently buzzing with rumors that Epitaph Records post-hardcore band letlive. will be going on some sort of hiatus or even a farewell tour in the near future. The last 12-24 hours alone have seen rumblings from multiple sources that seem to indicate a farewell tour that could take place as soon as this fall. We do not have further details at this time, but we will continue to keep you updated with further information. It should be known that this rumor does have plenty of buzz online, but not enough to say it’s anything outside of a rumor. That being said, the evidence we do have can be found below – sources are all over Twitter and Reddit at the moment, as well as chorus.fm. It’s also known that Music Mayhem Magazine have picked up the story, so clearly it’s gaining traction.
letlive. exploded onto the post-hardcore scene’s front lines in a huge way with the critically acclaimed Fake History in 2010. Since then they have only continued to gain a loyal and passionate following, following up that album with The Blackest Beautiful in 2013, and If I’m the Devil… last year. The latter album was criticized by fans for not having a lot of energy, but they still managed to support the album via a summer headlining tour last year that also featured Seahaven, Night Verses, and Silver Snakes. Regardless of the rumors circling around right now, Letlive is one of experimental post-hardcore’s leading lights, and it would be sad to see them go away in any capacity. Their fans are truly some of the most dedicated around.
Up and coming DIY indie/emo act Vagabonds from Grand Rapids, MI has announced their first month-long tour! On select dates, you can find them with Julien Baker, Township, and Weathered.
Check out the flyer with the dates below and some new music!
San Diego post-hardcore band Sea of Trees have released their brand new debut EP Foolish Fire over at Bandcamp. The promising young band offers up three high-intensity tracks, built around the soaring melodies of singer Sasha Gordy, and the pummeling screams of Aldrynne Eslava. Guitarist Jesse McDonald and bassist Garrison Huff (who have both departed the band since the EP’s recording, replaced by Sinoé Chavez and Tyler Schneider, respectively) lay down an intricate melodic foundation, supported by the grooves of drummer Jerrin “Moogz” Foote.
The band independently recorded and self-produced the EP at Cuyamaca College in San Diego. If the three tracks on display here are any indication of what can be expected from them on subsequent releases, then their future is sure to be bright. Stream the EP in the player below.