letlive. popped up at the tail end of 2010 with their third album, Fake History. It blew the socks off a lot of people. We interviewed Jason a couple of years ago via email and he sent us back some of the most hilariously ridiculous answers we’d ever seen. This time, there was no hiding behind a keyboard for him. Last night, the internet was awash with the slightly unwieldy hashtag #theblackestbeautiful. There were enigmatic photos posted from the likes of Every Time I Die and Pierce The Veil as well as friends, family and influential industry folk. letlive. have begun the marketing campaign for their new album in earnest and there is almost no doubt that The Blackest Beautiful is going to be the album everyone’s going to be talking about for the next couple of months so we sat the wily frontman down to talk about the new album.
letlive. was an American post-hardcore band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2002. The band consists of lead vocalist Jason Aalon Butler, guitarists Jean Francisco Nascimento and Jeff Sahyoun and bassist Ryan Jay Johnson. Butler is the band's only remaining founding member, and their drummer Anthony Rivera left the band after the recording of their third album, The Blackest Beautiful, released July 9, 2013. Loniel Robinson has since joined the band as their new drummer. Read more on Last.fm
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February 26th, 2013
We love Deftones so when they played Brixton Academy last week, we figured we should pop down, have a couple of beers and do some moshes. Then we figured we ought to review it, so we did that as well. We provide a complete service. Sure.
Six things we learned when Deftones played at the London Brixton Academy:
October 10th, 2011
We were in Paris on our holidays, looking at massive art installations at 3am when we realised that Enter Shikari were playing in the City of Love with letlive. and Your Demise. Obviously we had to go and make some sort of non-French enclave happen. We did it. The 300 capacity La Glazart was the hottest venue we’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing a band in. Cor. Then Matt Thomas caught the tour in Liverpool and took some photos. BONG!
October 7th, 2011
Thrash Hits TV: Andy Copping talks Download Festival 2011 – the headliners, the competition, and Snog Marry Avoid
June 9th, 2011
When we sat down with Download Festival promoter and all-round head honcho, Andy Copping, we’ll admit that we were expecting to gleam some fairly unique behind-the-scenes information about how the biggest rock festival in the UK is run. What we weren’t expecting, however, was quite so much gossip as he was prepared to divulge – resulting in the longest Thrash Hits TV interview do date.
We also find out who he would Snog, Marry and Avoid out of his three main stage headliners this year, but that’s somewhat beside the point.
June 8th, 2011
Obviously, we previewed the three headliners – they’re the ones that sell the tickets, after all – but there are some awesome bands on the undercard as well. There’s always moaning that there’s no metal at Download Festival. These people obviously haven’t or are unable to read the line-up. That means that they probably won’t read about these 12 metal bands either but here’s some metal anyway. Stick it up your arse!
Enter Shikari release trailer for Live From Planet Earth live release + tour with Your Demise and letlive.
April 27th, 2011
April 27th, 2011
You do the Guardian crossword every day to further your vocabulary and worldliness and for what? So that some punk called Jason Butler can rip the piss out of your over-elaborate lexis? Yeah, apparently so. It’s ok though, because he sings in letlive. – one of the most exciting bands to have emerged of late. We’ll let him off as long as teaches us how to backflip…
Why did you decide to stylise the band name so? Lowercase name and fullstop at the end. It is a curious act for a band to pointedly punctuate their name after all.
Already I can sense contemporary character in your formal speech by observing the presentation of the first question. For this I would like to say ‘thank you’. I’ve already digressed, and it’s only question one. Perhaps my parents should have considered that mystery medication the pharmaceutical companies tried to suggest. You know, the one that has proven only to further actuate the initial issue of attention deficit it was prescribed to remedy in the first place. I believe it was called Methylphenidate. More affectionately known as Ritalin.
…almost forgot about the topic. Which was…