Buffalo, New York hardcore band Every Time I Die will release a new album Low Teens on September 23. The first new song shared is “The Coin Has a Say” which operates as an extremity test, with every gear-shift somehow pushing the band into inexplicably heavier territories.
“The whole winter, the temperature was in the low teens. Bitterly cold,” says Every Time I Die’s front man Keith Buckley regarding the months that yielded their eighth full-length album. But Keith and the rest of the band Jordan Buckley (guitar), Andy Williams (guitar), Daniel Davison (drums), and Steve Micciche (bass) aren’t so hard up for pathos at this point that they’re grumbling about the temperature outside. If anything, Low Teens is their most poignant and impassioned album in a career full of sardonic illuminations and pit-inciting fervor. The band was on tour in Toronto in December when Keith received a phone call that his wife was in the hospital with a life-threatening pregnancy complication. It was a harrowing night as Buckley left the tour and raced home to overwhelming uncertainty. Both wife and daughter survived the ordeal, but the moment of crisis had a lasting impact on Buckley and an inevitable role in shaping the lyrical scope of Low Teens. Low Teens’ razor-sharp sound and auditory barbarism was abetted by engineer and producer Will Putney (Acacia Strain, Body Count, Exhumed). Low Teens’ guest vocalists further demonstrate these polarized extremes, with formidable bellower Tim Singer (Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, No Escape) roaring alongside Buckley on opening track “Fear and Trembling” and longtime friend Brendan Urie (Panic! at the Disco) providing a melodic counterpoint on “It Remembers”. Yes, Every Time I Die has always juggled hardcore urgency, metal brutalism, and rock melodies, but never has it felt this instinctive or this vicious. The pressure drop that yielded Low Teens could have crippled a lesser band, but Every Time I Die weathered the winter to deliver their strongest offering to date because of, not in spite of, these hardships and roadblocks. Pre-orders for Low Teens are available at http://lowteens.com. Every Time I Die will be on the Vans Warped Tour all summer. Additionally, Keith Buckley will co-host the Alternative Press Music Awards red carpet on July 18 in Columbus, Ohio. LOW TEENS TRACKLIST 1. Fear And Trembling 2. Glitches 3. C++ (Love Will Get You Killed) 4. Two Summers 5. Awful Lot 6. I Didn’t Want To Join Your Stupid Cult Anyway 7. It Remembers 8. Petal 9. The Coin Has A Say 10. Religion Of Speed 11. Just As Real But Not As Brightly Lit 12. 1977 13. Map Change EVERY TIME I DIE TOUR DATES
June 24 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion June 25 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center June 26 Houston, TX @ University of Houston June 27 New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World June 29 Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds June 30 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood July 1 St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park July 2 Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field July 3 West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre July 5 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion July 6 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live July 7 Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater July 8 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion July 9 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater July 10 Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre July 11 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain July 13 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center July 14 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center July 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion July 16 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion July 17 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center July 19 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center July 20 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center July 21 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center July 22 Detroit, MI @ The Palace Of Auburn Hills July 23 Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater July 24 Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park July 26 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater July 27 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino & Hotel St. Louis July 28 Bonners Spring, KS @ Providence Medical Center Ampitheater July 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark July 31 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena Lot Aug. 1 Albuquerque, NM @ Balloon Fiesta Park Aug. 2 Phoenix, AZ @ Quail Run Park Aug. 5 San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium Aug. 6 San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre Aug. 7 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex Aug. 9 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Aug. 11 Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Aug. 12 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre Aug. 13 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center