When we interviewed the Buckley brothers at the tail end of 2009 in a dingy room backstage at Hammersmith Apollo, Every Time I Die had just released their fifth album, New Junk Aesthetic. We asked them to rate all their albums and they were remarkably honest. Despite looking back fondly on 2003’s Hot Damn! and especially 2007’s Big Dirty, Keith was less than convincing on his appraisal of the latest one.
That’s not an issue with Ex Lives. Just like pretty much anyone who’s taken the time to listen to it, he loves it.