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Letlive. Album Review

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Straight out of Los Angles, California letlive. has announced their long-awaited return with one of the year’s most anticipated albums, The Blackest Beautiful, due out on July 9th via Epitaph Records.  This album is truly a modern masterpiece and this generation’s “The Shape of Punk to Come” with songs like “While America’s Beautiful Black Market”, “Dreamer’s Disease”, “Younger”, and “The Dope Beat”.  The band consists of Jason Butler (lead singer), Ryan Jay Johnson (bass), Jean Nascimento (guitar), and Jeff Sahyoun (guitar).  This rock band organically meld hardcore, punk, metal, jazz and R&B, but on their new album, The Blackest Beautiful, there will be an incredible sound of aggressive and melodic  music that crosses a variety of genres with much intensity.  Self-produced with the help of longtime co-conspirator Kit Walters and mixed by pop guru Stephen George (who worked with Mary J Blige and Michael Jackson), The Blackest Beautiful features eleven politically, socially and personally conscious songs like “The Priest and Used Cars,” which refers the tragic costs of poisonous zeal, “Virgin Dirt,” about self-sabotaging relationships, and “27 Club,” a personal tale of living life selflessly or selfishly.  After two years on the road touring 20 countries, including performances at Download, Reading & Leeds, Soundwave, Pukkelpop, Orion Fest and tours with Deftones in both Europe and Australia, letlive. is ready to hit the road once again hitting the stage this summer on the Vans Warped Tour debuting their newest album The Blackest Beautiful!

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