Letlive. has shared “Another Offensive Song” – a track which serves as letlive.’s firm political platform at the heart of their new album, If I’m The Devil… out June 10 on Epitaph. You can check out the song at Rolling Stone. Additonally, letlive. will host an art show release party at Lethal Amounts in Los Angeles, CA on June 10 featuring art work from Daniel P. Carter, Hannah Pixie Sykes, Jason Link, and more. Proceeds from each piece sold will be donated to charity.
If If I’m The Devil… necessitates a genre, Butler would posit “revolutionary counterculture music” – a punk rock Run the Jewels, a more emotional Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy with more inclusive politics. Butler grew up as a skater disillusioned with what he saw as a heteronormative, patriarchal punk rock scene until the older kids showed him black artists such as Bad Brains, Living Colour and Fishbone. “Punk rock is inclusive if you want to be included,” Butler states, recognizing how letlive. can speak for people who feel they lack representation.
Ultimately, letlive. is a band that refuses to be constrained by the ideas of “scene” – whether letlive. is punk, metalcore, indie, rap, whatever, Butler finds these labels to be another form of systematic oppression. Growing up with with Black Flag and Circle Jerks as well as 2Pacalypse and Xzibit’s At the Speed of Life – it’s all revolutionary counterculture music to him. “Punk is more an ideology than a scene dictated by what pants you wear. What are you saying, what do you believe in? That’s to me a better identifier.”
letlive. will embark on a headline tour of the U.S. in June to support the album’s release. Full tour dates are listed below. Pre-orders for If I’m The Devil… are available at: https://letlive.lnk.to/iitd.
‘If I’m The Devil…’ – Track Listing:
1. I’ve Learned To Love Myself 2. Nü Romantics 3. Good Mourning, America 4. Who You Are Not 5. A Weak Ago 6. Foreign Cab Rides 7. Reluctantly Dead 8. Elephant 9. Another Offensive Song 10. If I’m The Devil… 11. Copper Colored Quiet
Letlive. Tour Dates
June 14 Los Angeles, CA – The El Rey June 15 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater June 17 Odessa, TX – Club Patron June 18 Dallas, TX – The Door June 19 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard June 21 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box June 22 Houston, TX – Scout Bar June 24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell June 25 Orlando, FL – The Social June 26 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum June 28 Jacksonville, FL – 1094 Music Hall June 29 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s June 30 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts July 05 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall July 06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza July 08 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s July 09 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage July 10 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar July 12 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre and Ballroom July 15 Columbus, OH – Park Street Salon July 16 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot July 17 Bridgeview, IL – Toyota Park July 18 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater July 20 St. Louis, MO – Fubar July 21 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater July 22 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall July 23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex July 25 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom – Social Club (Upstairs) July 27 Seattle, WA – El Corazon July 29 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk July 30 San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF July 31 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Silver Snakes on all dates except 6/19, 6/24, 7/8, 7/9, 7/15, 7/20, 7/21