by Zac Lomas, edited by Erik van Rheenen
Every Time I Die reinvent the aggressive music genre each time they release an album. There is no hidden hyperbole or underlying exaggeration in this statement. Rather, it is simply fact and the band’s latest album, From Parts Unknown, is no exception. After sixteen years, seven studio LPS, and more whiskey drenched venues, the Buffalo bruisers have seen, heard, and experienced most everything. However, the quintet reached into the great depths of their psyches to whip up another shockingly phenomenal album in their already spotless discography.
The working lifespan of a hardcore/punk vocalist is not, by any stretch of the imagination, long. This unnerving, but true statement has been particularly poignant in the past year with the deterioration of the voice of Polar Bear Club’s Jimmy Stadt, which has subsequently resulted in a questionable future for the Upstate New York five-piece.
However, it seems as if Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley is not drinking from a cup filled with whiskey, the devil’s blood, or any other ill-intentioned liquid, but rather water from the fountain of youth, as his vocals on From Parts Unknown are easily the best of his career. Tracks like “Decayin’ With The Boys” (a sardonic jab at Kenny Loggins’ “Playing With The Boys,” one can only hope) and “Moor” demonstrate Buckley’s incredible vocal ability, with the master front-man coming off as if he’s recently gargled with steel wool, while managing to still deliver the most supple clean vocals.
Warped Tour is just beginning, and PropertyOfZack has a few special Playlists for the summer kicking off this week. Check out Playlists from Every Time I Die and A Lot Like Birds on Spotify while reading everyone’s thoughts!
Ten songs that make me feel ready for the summer and the Warped Tour - Andy Williams
Every Time I Die – Ebolarama
Twisting idioms around to make them sound even more badass than they do originally is one of our favorite summer activities.
Every Time I Die - Revival Mode
What defines summertime better than a blues-rock song? I have no clue.
Every Time I Die - Underwater Bimbos From Outer Space
Nothing goes better with a tall glass of lemonade than this song, I’m pretty sure. Summertime often makes me want to be dead with my friends!
Every Time I Die - Kill the Music
My Chemical Romance reminds me of Warped, which reminds me that Gerard Way did a song with ETID. This song, Kill the Music.
Every Time I Die - We’rewolf
Warped Tour starts with a W. So does this song!
Every Time I Die - Decayin With the Boys
Warped Tour’s taking place during the year 2014 this time around. ETID just came out with a song in the year 2014. This song!
Every Time I Die - Guitarred and Feathered
Guitars! Feathers! Birds have feathers! We’re A Lot Like Birds and we play guitar! Match made in heaven? We’ll see.
Every Time I Die - The New Black
Orange is the New Black is a show everybody keeps telling me to watch. But I refuse. Doesn’t look interesting. I like this song. Warped Tour!
Every Time I Die - Off Broadway
I really hope Every Time I Die doesn’t end up reading this and thinking we’re just fan boys. I’m gonna make the last song something different.
Smash Mouth - Pacific Coast Party
Every Time I Die will release From Parts Unknown on July 1st via Epitaph Records. Watch a NSFW music video for ”Decayin’ With The Boys” below after the jump.
Every Time I Die ‘From Parts Unknown’ Album Details
It’s that special time of year;
Christmas Warped Tour is almost here. You know what that means, right? It means that we’re all about to get really sweaty on pavement and dirt, but it’s worth it, isn’t it? Of course it is.
Warped Tour kicks off next week, and the PropertyOfZack has put together Festival Watch feature of bands you need to see this summer. We’ll be having tons of pre-Warped coverage over the next 10 or so days, so be sure to keep up with us. Reblog and let us know who we need to see at Warped as well!
Four Year Strong
If you’ve been reading the site lately, you may have noticed that I’m incredibly excited about Four Year Strong’s return to the limelight. I saw the band play 11 songs (10 of which were “hits”) on Bayside’s recent headlining tour, and I was thrilled. I felt like I had time travelled back to 2011 and was in the Easycore Zone. However, it also felt like 2014. I truly believe Four Year Strong are back. Go Down In History. - Zack Zarrillo
Every Time I Die
This band just can’t quit, and thank god they don’t. Year after year, they slay the music community with amazing tours and kick-ass Southern metal records, and every few years they grace Warped with their presence.
I hope they have a main stage spot. If they don’t, I need to have a sit down with Kevin Lyman. The band is so well-versed in their performance that their stage game is unbeatable. Every Time I Die likes to party with the best of them, and their live show proves it. Even if you have a deep-rooted hate for metal, the charisma of Keith and Jordan Buckley and the guys will draw you in and warm your little emo heart. - Caitlin DeWeese
Falling In Reverse
When you go to Warped Tour, you’d be foolish to not watch bands you’d never pay to see (unless they’re playing the same time as another band you actually want to see). This summer’s choice should be Falling In Reverse, because the band is literal boys with POZ, and Ronnie Radke will welcome you into the family. With open arms. - Zack Zarrillo
If you told me a few years ago that, in today’s scene, Yellowcard would be back on top of its game and commanding the main stage at Warped, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Things looked bleak for the band in early 2010 after more than two years on an indefinite hiatus. But it’s 2014, and here we are gearing up for another Vans Warped Tour – and Yellowcard’s second main stage appearance in three summers.
Every Time I Die will release From Parts Unknown on July 1st via Epitaph Records. Check out the artwork below after the jump.
Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men, letlive., Issues Tour