letlive. - If I'm The Devil...
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: June 10, 2016

E.U. Release Date: June 10, 2016

Label: Epitaph

Recording Year: 2015

UPC/EAN Code: 45778739264

If I'm The Devil...

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About If I'm The Devil... by letlive.

We are proud to reveal the details of the new album from the radical Los Angeles punk band letlive. Their fourth studio album entitled If I'm The Devil… is available now. With a sound that Afropunk described as "the first truly unique post-hardcore band in years," letlive. is a band that reflects humanity as a collection of emotional, frontal-lobe beings, and uses their ambition to ignite the same passion with their fans.

Since their beginning in 2002, letlive. has been a band that is not easy to categorize. In fact, letlive. refuse to be constrained by the ideas of a "scene" – whether it is punk, metal, indie, rap. However If I’m the Devil… necessitates a genre, one could posit revolutionary counterculture music - a punk rock Run the Jewels, a more emotional Rage Against the Machine, and Public Enemy with more inclusive politics.

The album is the follow up to letlive.'s critically-lauded 2013 release, The Blackest Beautiful. And the time spent between that and 2016 are defined by the band's engagement with the griot lineage of Saul Williams and Ta-Nehisi Coates, the deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, the social pathologies that led to Ferguson, Missouri and divisive redlining policies that are functionally domestic terrorism. And with those ideas letlive. is a band that aims to bring political messages into rock music again. “Our music is very left-leaning. It’s very clear I have a large disdain for the way a lot of systems are working and our society’s incapability to unravel," front man Jason Butler states.

Jason Butler (vocals), RJ Johnson (bass), Jeff Sahyoun (guitar), and Loniel Robinson (drums) recorded If I'm The Devil… at Kingsize Studiolabs in Los Angeles, with co-producer Justyn Pilbrow. Guitarist Jeff Sahyoun explains, "We collectively wanted the audio realm we have spent years creating to give birth to a digestible powerhouse of modern sound." It is a strident, principled and heavy studio work created by 4 uniquely creative individuals known for letting their passion unfurl onstage. Those who have witnessed a letlive. show can attest that it is a connective, reactive and provocative experience that transcends the standard band performance and stage/audience dynamic. That explosive energy and fury is fully expressed on If I'm the Devil… As Butler states, "I feel we've spent years developing the idea that is letlive. and with this record I feel we have finally developed the SOUND that is letlive.."

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We are on @KerrangMagazine's list of The 77 Greatest Punk songs ever! https://t.co/8v0GrKwagY

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We are on Kerrang!'s list of The 77 Greatest Punk songs ever!

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Our friend and yours- Mr. Jason Aalon seems to be included in a list of people known to rock. 🤘🏾

http://www.kerrang.com/47355/k1658-50-greatest-rockstars-world-right-now/

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For jumping in and using whatever instruments were laying around in the offices, this was a good time.

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In the summer of 2002 this thing we call "letlive." began in a garage in a small suburb of Los Angeles with one goal in mind. Above all else, letlive. was meant to be an idea not an outfit. This idea took its roots in honesty, humility, and finding an ironic strength in vulnerability. This is how it all began and it must end in the same fashion.

We have been granted opportunities and experiences beyond anything we could have ...

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Thank you so much for your support and the nomination.

If you'd like to vote for us as "Best Live Band" at this years Golden God Awards, vote here: http://2017.goldengods.teamrock.com/vote/best-live-band

Photo by Penelope Martinez

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Thx @MetalHammer Golden Gods for nominating us for "Best Live Band"! Follow this link if you'd like to vote: https://t.co/3OPznkVqR8 - ll.

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Thanks Metal Hammer Golden God Awards for nominating us for "Best Live Band".

Vote here! http://2017.goldengods.teamrock.com/vote/best-live-band

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In the summer of 2002 this thing we call "letlive." began in a garage in a small suburb of Los Angeles with one goal in mind. Above all else, letlive. was meant to be an idea not an outfit. This idea took its roots in honesty, humility, and finding an ironic strength in vulnerability. This is how it all began and it must end in the same fashion.

We have been granted opportunities and experiences beyond anything we could have ...

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Thank you so much for your support and the nomination.

If you'd like to vote for us as "Best Live Band" at this years Golden God Awards, vote here: http://2017.goldengods.teamrock.com/vote/best-live-band

Photo by Penelope Martinez

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@thisisletlive

Thx @MetalHammer Golden Gods for nominating us for "Best Live Band"! Follow this link if you'd like to vote: https://t.co/3OPznkVqR8 - ll.

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Thanks Metal Hammer Golden God Awards for nominating us for "Best Live Band".

Vote here! http://2017.goldengods.teamrock.com/vote/best-live-band

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@thisisletlive

We are on @KerrangMagazine's list of The 77 Greatest Punk songs ever! https://t.co/8v0GrKwagY

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We are on Kerrang!'s list of The 77 Greatest Punk songs ever!

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Our friend and yours- Mr. Jason Aalon seems to be included in a list of people known to rock. 🤘🏾

http://www.kerrang.com/47355/k1658-50-greatest-rockstars-world-right-now/

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For jumping in and using whatever instruments were laying around in the offices, this was a good time.

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A U C K L A N D // We are so very excited to play our first ever New Zealand show this evening at Kings Arms. Please join us this tonight to celebrate said event. Doors at 8 x ll. at 10. Tickets available at the door. See you soon.

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Some of the kindest words from our favorite people in one of our favorite bands. Sending real ll.ove to Mitch the m… https://t.co/hOJy9cdDkH

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