After an excess of blood, sweat and beer chugging, Buffalo, NY noisemakers Every Time I Die are ready to birth their fifth full-length album, New Junk Aesthetic, which is now exclusively streaming all week at Exclaim.ca before its official September 15 release date.
Sticking to their usual Southern rock-inspired sound, ETID promise that their newest effort is heavier and dirtier than anything fans have heard before. "New Junk Aesthetic is not the next logical step in the progression of Every Time I Die. It is an evolutionary leap," says front-man Keith Buckley in a press release. "It's as if we have morphed from a single-celled bacteria straight to the guy with the dirt bike that will let you watch his older sister suntan if you steal him a smoke from your parents. Certainly you may acknowledge similarities, but on a grand scale, they stand light years apart."
This is the band's first release on Epitaph after finishing their contract with long-time label Ferret, and it is also their first without drummer Mike Novak, who's been with the band for 11 years. Although Novak laid the drum tracks on the album, he opted to not be included on the DVD packaged with the album's special edition.
Guitarist Jordan Buckley illustrated 40 pages of art for the album sleeve, which he says will "offer visual insight into the genius lyrics that ETID fans have come to expect." He also designed the album cover - a mythological god-like man covering his eyes (probably from the band's shredding musical power).
ETID want to bring back the idea of valuing an album, and in a press release Jordan claims that "New Junk Aesthetic will move culture into a place where the possession of a CD is an authentic experience so powerful that you won't even be able to cover your eyes; a feeling long overdue, but guaranteed to be worth the wait."
Click here to listen to Every Time I Die's New Junk Aesthetic, streaming exclusively on Exclaim.ca until September 14. Be sure to check out tracks "The Sweet Life," which features guest vocals from the Bronx's Matt Caughthran, and "The Marvelous Slut," with guest vocals from Greg Puciato of Dillinger Escape Plan.