The wait is over! The brand spanking new Every Time I Die album, New Junk Aesthetic, has been out for over a week now, so that should have given you enough time to work out that it's brilliant. Right? Right.
Not heard it yet? Not to worry, here's a taster via the video for lead single 'Wanderlust' which is hitting airwaves near you as we speak.
Not only does their fifth album (on new label Epitaph) deliver once more the stunning lyrics of wordsmith Keith Buckley, but musically, it craps all over even the best expectations. Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams' guitars dabble between softer southern drawls and the kind of riffs that'll kill your pet goldfish if played at full volume within 10 metres of its tank. *Note to RSPCA, I didn't actually test this theory... my goldfish totally had a tumour.
No doubt tonnes of you saw Every Time I Die on the Gallows tour last May, and therefore found yourselves doing copious amounts of excitement puke waiting for their new album to be placed firmly in yer grubby mitts. So, wipe your mouths and get commenting - what do you love/hate about it?
New Junk Aesthetic is super good - personally, their best album so far. It feels consistent in their ability to apply a small change in their writing style, which in turn allows their sound to really stand out. This year, I’ve rather enjoyed being thrown into different directions by whatever's taken the world’s most reliably loud bands by the gut. Like The Bronx going mariachi on us and Gallows going epically depressing whilst still ensuring you leave their gigs with a smile. ETID just joined the realm of new adventures in music.
New Junk Aesthetic even has guest vocals from the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato on ‘The Marvellous Slut’ and The Bronx's Matt Caughthran does his thing on ‘The Sweet Life’. You couldn't really ask for more. Hell, even Pete Wentz doesn’t ruin the flow of ETID and that’s an altogether new high.
Bag yourself a copy of the album and let me know your praise/problems(FYI, even if you think you’re not, you’re deffo gonna love it - I'll bet you a dead goldfish!) But if the bank would rather give you a black eye than let you spend any more money on CDs before pay day, then I recommend you download ‘White Smoke’.
You can see the New Yorkers play the UK again on the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos tour which starts in November. But for now, you'll have to settle for watching the video for 'Wanderlust' again. Poor you.