letlive. almost die young in their new video
Boy do I love me some letlive. The Californian post-hardcore princes have released a couple of fantastic albums over the past few years, each slathered with vim and vitriol. The most recent was this year’s The Blackest Beautiful, for which you can read our full review here, but in essence it’s really quite hard to find any kind of fault with the record, unless you have a real distaste for the genre.
Frontman Jason Aalon Butler’s ability to morph between acerbic acrimony, on such pertinent lines as “so get your damn soapbox-standing, high horse-prancing ass down here with the truth” and emotional crux is a delight. The musicianship is incredibly tight and just the right amount of varied to both hold your attention and feel beautifully cohesive.
There was a video for opener “Banshee (Ghost Fame)” released just before release, but now we’ve got a second to keep the momentum going, for toe-tapper “Younger“, the record’s seventh track.
It’s quite a dark video, revolving around a somewhat deranged-looking Butler crashing an urban church service or something and taking over from the hip pastor, before kidnapping a girl in the congregation, tying her up and nearly shooting himself in the head.
What it all means I’m not entirely sure, but the track is an excellent one. The lyrics are fantastically delivered atop some cracking musicianship.
letlive. are due to arrive on British shores next month for their own headlining tour (they were here with Deftones just after Christmas) – after their current U.S. run with The American Scene and Night Verses of course – and then after that they’ll be out with a fucking fantastic tour package of Every Time I Die and Code Orange Kids throughout December! Very jealous of that one…