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Post-hardcore kings letlive. post live studio session with interview

Jason Butler letlive. Audiotree session screencap

2013 has been a big year for Californian post-hardcore band letlive.. Their potential had long been recognised, but this was the year to see whether the unmitigated success that was 2010′s Fake History could be replicated, or even bettered. They dropped The Blackest Beautiful in July and I think most people would agree they’ve more than done that (I certainly thought so).

Aside from crafting this wonderfully acerbic selection of venomous songs, the band are also something of an experience live; in fact, this is mostly where they made their name. The group as a whole are tight as fuck, but it’s frontman Jason Aalon Butler that really caps them off.

The group recorded a set back in November for Audiotree Live, the session series from Chicago’s Audiotree artist management/concert promotion/ filming/recording company. As you can see from the video, Butler’s performance is off-the-walls in terms of energy – even in the context of a studio. I mean sure, it’s being filmed, but it’s nice to see he and the rest of the band don’t half-arse it.

There have been some cool gems in that series, such as …And So I Watch You From Afar, Bad Rabbits and Anthony Green, but the letlive. set looks a little something like this:

01. Banshee (Ghost Fame)
02. Enimigos/Enemies
03. Virgin Dirt
04. That Fear Fever
05. Fix Me (Black Flag cover)
06. Dreamers Disease

Here it is in full for your perusal:

If you’ve yet to see them, or just weren’t aware, there are a wealth of opportunities to do just that in the near future, as they’re currently on tour supporting the exemplary Every Time I Die with Code Orange Kids across North America (what a fuckin’ tour) until Sunday, and then they’ll be back out in the new year with Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men, Issues and Northlane. right through to March, taking a break to play Soundwave in Australia. Not sure if they’re coming back to Europe before the summer, but they’ll be at Download, so there’s another reason to go besides SikTh.