Every Time I Die


Today at NPR, Buffalo-based hardcore band Every Time I Die shares the powerful video for their latest single “Map Change.” The track appears on their 2016 album Low Teens, was nominated for the Alternative Press Music Award for Album of the Year.

Revealing the band’s cerebral sensibilities, the “Map Change” video offers a cinéma vérité look at the hometown of vocalist Keith Buckley, guitarists Andy Williams and Jordan Buckley, drummer Daniel Davison, and bassist Steve Micciche. In creating the video, director Kyle Thrash spent a mid-winter week in Buffalo and emerged with a bleak yet beautiful, Herzog-esque portrait of American despair.

With help from the band, Thrash documented the everyday lives of the city’s locals and found his subjects open to sharing their most intimate moments. As a result, “Map Change” gives an up-close look at life in trailer parks and strip clubs, at butcher shops and Bingo games. Moving from abandoned churches to high school wrestling matches to roadside fistfights with a whiplash urgency, the video captures the dead-of-winter feeling of the world quite possibly coming to an end.

Watch the video for “Map Change” at NPR now. 

With its furious energy and undeniable melody, “Map Change” fully embodies the emotional intensity of Low Teens. Recorded with producer/engineer Will Putney (Acacia Strain, Body Count, Exhumed), Every Time I Die’s eighth full-length came to life after a moment of major crisis for the band’s frontman. While on tour in Toronto in December 2015, Buckley got a call that his wife had been hospitalized with a life-threatening pregnancy complication, and immediately raced home to be by her side. Although both wife and daughter survived, Buckley notes that the experience led to a sense of “abject helplessness, and that entirely new feeling opened up a lot of questions about place and purpose.”

Along with recognizing Low Teens in the Album of the Year category, the Alternative Press Music Awards have nominated Jordan Buckley for Best Guitarist and Keith Buckley for Best Vocalist.

Notorious road warriors, Every Time I Die recently embarked on a headline tour, which includes festival performances at Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, and Rock on The Range. In addition, Every Time I Die will join Taking Back Sunday on a complete U.S. tour this summer. Tickets are on sale now.

4/28       Wilmington, DE                     World Cafe Live
4/30       Jacksonville, FL                     Welcome to Rockville
5/1         Birmingham, AL                    Zydeco
5/2         Memphis, TN                         Hi Tone
5/4         Chattanooga, TN                   Revelry Room
5/5         Concord, NC                         Carolina Rebellion
5/6         Richmond, VA                      Canal Club
5/7         Harrisonburg, VA                 The Golden Pony
5/8         Baltimore, MD                      Baltimore Soundstage
5/9         Erie, PA                                  Basement Transmissions
5/11       DeKalb, IL                              The House Cafe
5/12       Iowa City, IA                          Blue Moose Tap House
5/13       Somerset, WI                        Northern Invasion
5/14       Chicago, IL                             Bottom Lounge
5/16       Springfield, MO                    Outland Ballroom
5/17       Columbia, MI                        Rose Music Hall
5/18       Nashville, TN                         The End
5/19       Indianapolis, IN                     Deluxe @ Old National Center
5/20       Lansing, MI                            The Loft
5/21       Columbus, OH                       Rock on The Range

w/ Taking Back Sunday:            
7/14       New York, NY                        Webster Hall
7/16       Boston, MA                           House of Blues
7/19       Atlanta, GA                           The Masquerade (Heaven)
7/21       St. Petersburg, FL                Jannus Live
7/24       Dallas, TX                              Gas Monkey Live!
7/25       El Paso, TX                            Tricky Falls
7/26       Tucson, AZ                            Rialto Theater
7/27       Las Vegas, NV                       Hard Rock
7/28       San Diego, CA                       The Observatory North Park
7/29       Los Angeles, CA                    The Wiltern
7/31       Santa Cruz, CA                      The Catalyst
8/1         Sacramento, CA                    Ace of Spades
8/3         Portland, OR                         Crystal Ballroom
8/4         Seattle, WA                           The Showbox
8/6         Boise, ID                                Knitting Factory
8/7         Salt Lake City, UT                 The Complex
8/8         Denver, CO                           The Summit Music Hall
8/9         Lincoln, NE                            Bourbon Theatre
8/10       Minneapolis, MN                  First Avenue
8/12       Grand Rapids, MI                  The Intersection
8/13       Pontiac, MI                             The Crofoot
8/14       Cincinnati, OH                       Bogart’s
8/15       Cleveland, OH                       House of Blues
8/16       Pittsburgh, PA                       Stage AE
8/18       Utica, NY                               Saranac Brewery
8/19       Buffalo, NY                           Waiting Room

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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