Hi altrocklifers! This week has been a pretty busy one in terms of alternative and rock music news, so today I thought I’d round everything important up into one handy package for your reading pleasure.
letlive. call it quits after fifteen years
I can’t tell you how sad I was when I read the letlive. Facebook post on Friday, explaining that there would be “no further activity for the foreseeable future”. The band have been going since 2002, and released four full length records and one EP during that time. I was lucky enough to see letlive. perform at Leeds Festival in 2014, but unfortunately at the time I had never listened to their music, so I couldn’t really appreciate their awesome performance.
I only really got into letlive. last year, with the release of their most recent album If I’m The Devil…, which I consider one of the best albums released in 2016. I’ll forever be disappointed that I was unable to see the band perform tracks from If I’m The Devil… live, but the band haven’t explicitly said that the band are gone for good, so maybe, just maybe, they’ll be back some day? Wishful thinking I know.
PVRIS release a video teasing the release of their next album
Recently PVRIS announced a short run of shows, which led fans to believe that a new album, follow-up to 2014’s White Noise, would be on its way soon. On Friday the band dropped a teaser video via the Rise Records YouTube channel. Is the title of the video, All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell, the name of their second full length record? Maybe the first single to be released from the album? Who knows. The band are being very coy on social media and in interviews, so I’m looking forward to finding out.
Fall Out Boy release controversial new track
Fall Out Boy have never been a band that meets expectations, and they threw fan expectations out of the window on Thursday when they announced the release of their next album, MANIA. The announcement, which included the release date of September 15th and discounted pre-order bundles, was accompanied by the album’s first single, Young And Menace. The verses remind me a little of their most recent record, American Beauty/American Psycho, but the super EDM chorus is unlike anything Fall Out Boy have ever done before, so nobody really knows what the entire album will sound like. Me? I haven’t decided if I like this latest track, I’m 100% on the fence. However, my love of Fall Out Boy means I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next single. Here’s the YouTube video for the track.