POZ Decade: Senses Fail - Let It Enfold You

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 2, 2014

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Senses Fail’s Let It Enfold You was released ten years ago next week, and PropertyOfZack is launching our next Decade feature in honor of the album today! We have commentary on the album from Senses Fail’s frontman Buddy Nielsen, as well as POZ team members Becky Kovach, Ashley Aron, Zack Zarrillo and Jason Stives, so enjoy and reblog to let us know your thoughts on Let It Enfold You ten years later!

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How Let It Enfold You holds up in 2014
New Jersey tends to get shit on a lot. Why? I’m not really sure. I love my state, and will proudly consider myself as a representative of it until the day I die. It was with great enthusiasm, then, that I dove back into the debut album of a band who, for me at least, has always embodied the best of the New Jersey scene. That band is Senses Fail and the album, of course, Let It Enfold You. 

Ten years later, Let It Enfold You still lives up to everything my memories have built it up to be – a brash and passionate album with choruses that sink in like poison and a well-kept balance of clean, melodic vocals and raw, primal screams. Let It Enfold You spawned numerous hits, including “You’re Cute When You Scream,” “Buried a Lie,” and “Rum Is For Drinking, Not For Burning,” all of which are still among my favorites to hear live. 

It’s hard to replicate what Senses Fail did with Let It Enfold You, because they did it so well that nothing else even comes close. This is one of the few ten-year tours that I haven’t rolled my eyes at or brushed off immediately, which in itself is a testimony of the merit of this album. – Becky Kovach

How does Let It Enfold You fit into the band’s catalog today?
The record still makes up most of our live show. Out of all the records, we probably play LIEFY songs more than any other record. I still think it holds up well. My voice has completely changed, and when we recorded this I was newly 19, still a teenager. Lyrically some of it still resonates with me, but a lot of it I can’t really say I relate to anymore, which is a good thing. People love the record and it really put us on the map. – Buddy Nielsen

Most important song on Let It Enfold You
The tracks on Let It Enfold You range from edgy to angsty to emotional, yet Senses Fail does a phenomenal job of arranging them in such a way that the emo and punk influences meld flawlessly. To pick a standout track on this album is hard, as all the singles were unbelievable, but my inner scene kid is telling me to go with “Bite To Break Skin.” The sweeping intro brings back memories of the random MySpace profile where I first heard the track, probably somewhere in 2005-2006, and became drawn in to the poppy-screamo vibe.

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Senses Fail Add To The Wind To ‘Let It Enfold You’ Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 7, 2014

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To The Wind are joining Knuckle Puck and No Bragging Rights as support for Senses Fail's Let It Enfold You tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Senses Fail Announce ‘Let It Enfold You’ Vinyl Reissue

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 1, 2014

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Senses Fail will be celebrating ten years of Let It Enfold You this fall on a full album tour that will take the band across the US and back with Knuckle Puck and No Bragging Rights. The band will also be reissuing the album on vinyl. Check out details below after the jump.

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POZ Stream: Senses Fail - “AM:PM (American Nightmare Cover)”

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 30, 2014

PropertyOfZack is happy to be premiering Senses Fail's cover of American Nightmare's “AM:PM.” The cover is also featured on Big Footprints’ The Big Comp II, which we’re happy to be presenting all month. Stream the song below and make sure to check out the comp!

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The Get Up Kids, Senses Fail, Joyce Manor Playing Index Fest

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 24, 2014

The Get Up Kids, Senses Fail, and Joyce Manor will be playing Index Fest in Dallas, TX alongside Local Natives, Mutemath, and many others. Check out the lineup below after the jump.

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Senses Fail Add Suburban Scum To Two ‘Let It Enfold You’ Shows

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 24, 2014

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Senses Fail will be celebrating ten years of Let It Enfold You this fall on a full album tour that will take the band across the US and back. Knuckle Puck and No Bragging Rights will be supporting the bands. Suburban Scum will now also be joining for the New York City and New Jersey shows. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Senses Fail To Play ‘Let It Enfold You’ At Riot Fest

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 6, 2014

Senses Fail have confirmed that they will play Let It Enfold You in full at Riot Fest. Check out the rest of the band’s ten year tour dates with Knuckle Puck and No Bragging Rights below after the jump.

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Senses Fail ‘Let It Enfold You’ Tour Now On Sale

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 5, 2014

Senses Fail will be celebrating ten years of Let It Enfold You this fall on a full album tour that will take the band across the US and back. Knuckle Puck and No Bragging Rights will be supporting the bands. Tickets are now on sale, so check out the dates below after the jump.

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Senses Fail Enlist Poison The Well Drummer

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 2, 2014

Chris Hornbrook of Poison The Well is taking over drums for Senses Fail.  Check out the dates for the ten year tour of Let It Enfold You with Knuckle Puck and No Bragging Rights below after the jump.

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Senses Fail Announce ‘Let It Enfold You’ Ten Year Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 2, 2014

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Senses Fail will be celebrating ten years of Let It Enfold You this fall on a full album tour that will take the band across the US and back. Knuckle Puck and No Bragging Rights will be supporting the band. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Senses Fail Announcement Coming Monday

by Zack Zarrillo - May 31, 2014

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Senses Fail are making an announcement on Monday, and boy we bet it’s gonna be a good one. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.

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Senses Fail Original Drummer Dan Trapp Leaves Band

by Zack Zarrillo - May 2, 2014

The last original Senses Fail member besides Buddy Nielsen has left the band after 12 years. Read a statement from drummer Dan Trapp below.  

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POZ Discussion: Albums That Deserve 10 Year Tours In 2014

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 22, 2014

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Our music scene is going through an interesting cycle in the present day. There have been a large influx of young bands that have provided great excitement and passion for us all in the last few years, but we’re also entering a time where the influences of those bands are celebrating major anniversaries for their most loved albums. Bands like Say Anything, Jimmy Eat World, and Midtown, among many others, have seen ten year anniversaries come and go. We all expect there to be more than a few great ten year tours in 2014, but PropertyOfZack team members put together a list of a few more albums that we want more than anything to see toured in full in 2014. Check out the full Discussion and feel free to reblog with any albums you think need to be championed as underrated masterpieces too!

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Say Anything - Is A Real Boy
I hate being “that guy” that holds allegiance to a band or artist’s very first record and finds little-to-nothing in subsequent records to grab onto, but if we’re being honest, there are TONS of “those guys” out there, enough to make commemoration tours of seminal records a rousing success and continuing trend. When I realized a few years ago that anniversary tours were going to start becoming relevant to my (very old) self, one of the first ones I mentally put on my future years calendar was the potential tour for “Is a Real Boy” here in 2014. While I’m not sure if anything will ever feel as triumphant or cathartic as seeing SA tour on that record in tiny rooms right after it came out (“what say you and all your friends step up to my friends in the alley tonight?” might as well be a call to war), the record is one of the most musical and theatrical that our scene ever adopted, and listening to it in its entirety feels like a crazy anecdotal journey through the amusement park of someone’s brain. And even though I personally feel that SA hasn’t been able to capture lightening in a bottle like that since, the band has been around for a long time, fine tuning their craft, touring with frequency, and seems to have a lot of respect for what they used to write and where they came from - the most recent example being the rarities and B-sides tour they did last summer. If they pull off a 10-year tour for Is a Real Boy, I will be more than thrilled to see how Bemis and his gang herald and revere the record that put them on the map, and is one of the most brave, artistically interesting releases to have come out in independent music in the last ten years.  - Adrienne Fisher

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Jimmy Eat World - Futures
Jimmy Eat World is lucky enough to have two to three generations of fans; that’s just part of what happens when you release an incredible record followed by an incredible record followed by another incredible record. Many fans were lucky enough to witness a ten year tour for Clarity in 2009, but the band decided to not do another for Bleed American several years ago. Why would they for Futures? That album feels different to many, I think. You could look at it is the “younger generation” Jimmy Eat World fan’s Clarity. And it looks like the band recognizes it too.

Jimmy Eat World has apparently also been practicing some extra songs off of Futures lately, because they played one for the first time ever at a holiday show in New Jersey in December. There have been hints of a reissuing for the album on vinyl too, to mark its ten year anniversary. All the stars are close to aligning. Hook it up, Jimmy Eat World. - Zack Zarrillo

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Midtown - Forget What You Know
Of the dozens and dozens of bands from last decade that have recently appeared on the reunion circuit, the one from my own personal roster of favorites that’s been most glaringly missing is Midtown. For those with a self-proclaimed bleeding Drive-Thru heart like my own, the disappearance of Midtown from active duty in 2005 was 
a pretty unexpected blow, especially considering the then-recent release of their major label debut, Forget What You Know. It was a record that, at the time, felt like a weird outgrowing of pop-punk despite how the album prior had been even popper and prettier than the first one.

And the lyrical content of FWYK strayed even further from the expectations, presenting philosophical takes on existentialism and disillusionment that perhaps a bubblegum crowd of wide-eyed teenagers wasn’t quite ready to “get.” Given the timeline, Midtown had only less than a year of touring under their belt for the record before they dissolved, and now it’s been 10 years since the moody, almost modern-rock record fell into the laps of fans. Which means that we’ve had plenty of time to absorb and understand the mature undertones that made Forget What You Know so excellent, but mostly it means that we’ve been crying for almost a decade now for Gabe Saporta to step down from the disco dance floor of Cobra Starship and pick up his bass again, preferably in a New Jersey firehouse somewhere, with the rest of the band. Although I have little-to-no hope that a Midtown reunion anything will ever happen (especially not on the heels of something so obvious as a ten-year milestone), it never hurts to put the reminder out, every once in a while, that we the fans are still out here. - Adrienne Fisher 

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Senses Fail Frontman Posts Message In Response To Negative Nelson Mandela Comments

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 7, 2013

Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail published a message today following some negative response from fans after acknowledging the death of Nelson Mandela. Read it below after the jump.

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Fire & Ice Festival Announced

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 8, 2013

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Senses Fail, Real Friends, Citizen, and more will be placed the Fire & Ice Festival on December 14th in Poughkeepsie, NY. Check out more details below after the jump. 

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