SCALE chronicles Ray Goldman’s journey downward through the adversarial trials that sometimes prove necessary in facilitating an eventual ascent into truth and happiness. The odd chapters of the novel find Ray, now a 31-year-old guitar player, seeking fulfillment in the wake of a life-altering tragedy while the even chapters see him reflecting on the depravity and selfishness that hastened his descent towards it. SCALE is about the relationship between instability and balance, death and resurrection, perception and reality, but ultimately it is about the endless war waged...
Congrats to our friends in Every Time I Die who landed on the #22 spot on this weeks Billboard Top 200 Chart, selling 12,532 copies of their seventh full-length album, From Parts Unknown. You can watch the band destroy the Monster Energy stage on this year's Vans Warped Tour, which runs through August 3rd.
Every Time I Die's new album is up for pre-order on iTunes (regular and deluxe versions) and comes with with an instant download of "Thrist." The deluxe version of the album contains two bonus tracks: "Cheap Ludes" and "Saturnalia."
You can stream Every Time I Die's new song "Thirst" on Spotify or Rdio. Watch the video for the new track over at Noisey. You can also check out the track listing below. The band's upcoming new album, From Parts Unknown will hit stores on July 1st and can now be pre-ordered.
1. The Great Secret
2. Pelican Of The Desert
3. Decayin' With The Boys
5. If There Is Room To Move, Things Move
9. Old Light
10. All Structures Are Unstable
11. El Dorado
Kurt Ballou had always intimidated the living shit out of me, so I was overjoyed when the decision was made to record our next record with him at GodCity and I mean that sincerely. I've been a fan of his work for over a decade. His records are terrifying and moving and they sound like they were written and recorded under great duress, which is exactly how this style of music should be made. This month we join the pantheon. I couldn't be more excited to see what he helps us learn about our own band that we didn't realize for the past 15 years.
Every Time I Die are keeping rain forests alive and keeping your feet warm. In a partnership with the organization Cuipo, the band is selling limited edition, hand-numbered socks. Get one of the 300 pairs here, and check them out in the replies.
Our dear friend Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) has been making music with some friends under the name Black Medal. Two cuts, "Art and Craft" and "Summer Teeth," are available for your listening pleasure. More music will be surfacing soon.
Ten years ago today I (along with many of you I'm sure) discovered an album that would eventually become one of my all-time favorite records. That remarkable record is none other than Every Time I Die's second full-length, Hot Damn!. It's still putting the "act" in action. We'll be releasing a special podcast with Keith on Wednesday. In the meantime, rock out to some "Ebolarama" today.
Our good friend Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die) has yet another sweet promo code for the readers of AbsolutePunk.net to use on JBWW. A pop-up tent featuring all his comfy-ass clothes is at every date of this summer's Warped Tour. If you go to the JBWW tent and tell them "Jason Tate sent me!" or "Drew Beringer sent me!," you'll get some free shit. Pretty dope, right?