Every Time I Die

In addition to dropping a new disc, New Junk Aesthetic, this month, Every Time I Die recently added a new drummer to its lineup. Ryan Leger, the former drummer of Dead and Divine, has taken over for Mike “Ratboy” Novak. And according to a recent post from the Epitaph-signed hardcore rock band’s Twitter, the new drummer hasn’t disappointed. “Yesterday was the first show we played with a new drummer,” The band tweeted. “‘Legs’ absolutely killed it. Come see him behind the kit on our September Tour!” With a new drummer and album in place, the Buffalo group has been keeping busy touring the U.S. They recently debuted their ass-kicking fist single “Wanderlust” and put out a trippy video online in support of the song. The video is set in a low-lit, abandoned hotel with the band members performing in separate rooms while lead singer Keith Buckley wanders through dark hallways, encountering the group’s grotesque album artwork drawn by Buckley’s brother and band guitarist Jordan, which has come to life. In one of the best press-release quotes I’ve seen in a long time Jordan confessed the band’s new disc is not the next logical step in the band’s progression but rather an “evolutionary leap:” “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,” he said. “Certainly you may acknowledge similarities, but on a grand scale, they stand light years apart.”
Mon., Sept. 21, 7 p.m., 2009
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Kelly Wilson