When underground virtuosos Glassjaw let nine years pass without releasing anything of substance, there was no doubt a crown to be claimed, as far as intense, vitriolic post-hardcore went.
Los Angeles’s own letlive. are undoubtedly those successors. Whilst Glassjaw have returned – albeit with a more experimental, progressive sound – this west-coast five piece are carrying the torch, and last year’s (re-release of) Fake History through Epitaph Records was a tour de force for the genre.
Being originally released in 2010 as that album was, the band have been working on a follow-up, and debuted a new, as-yet untitled song live recently, which will be on the new record, and which will be out next year. That’s the best we’re getting for now, aside from this fan-filmed footage of said “punk rock song”.
Honestly, given the quality of the sound on the recording, this probably isn’t going to win any new fans or get anyone too excited, so here are the videos for “The Sick, Sick 6.8 Billion” and “Muther” from the last album, which showcase two excellent examples of their style.
letlive. are currently on tour with Falling In Reverse, Enter Shikari and I See Stars, but more excitingly they will be heading out with Every Time I Die, The Chariot and Kills And Thrills at the end of November, the day after the previous tour ends. Talk about dedicated. Dates for that one in the events calendar!