Buffalo-based hardcore heroes EVERY TIME I DIE have unveiled another track in anticipation of their ninth studio album, "Radical", due out October 22 via Epitaph. Today, the band unleashes "Planet Shit", which takes an unflinching look at the inevitable social upheaval born of generations of inequity.
"I was just calling it like I was seeing it," expresses vocalist Keith Buckley. The track follows the previously released "Post-Boredom", "AWOL", "A Colossal Wreck" and "Desperate Pleasures".
Produced and mixed by Will Putney (THE ACACIA STRAIN, BODY COUNT, THE AMITY AFFLICTION),"Radical" is 16 tracks of peak EVERY TIME I DIE, alchemized by a swampy summoning of southern rock and coarse poetry, the music swirls beneath sardonic and clever wordplay, cementing the band as leaders, not followers.
While inspired by the unrest and upheaval around the world over the past five years, "Radical" focuses on humanity, decency, self-worth, and even a bit of spirituality more so than politics.
"I'm dealing with difficult matters this time that isn't only personal for me but are also universal and more communal experiences," Keith explains. "The songs are realistic in that they acknowledge that things require a lot of work. But it's ultimately a very hopeful and uplifting record."
"Radical" track listing:
01. Dark Distance 02. Sly 03. Planet Shit 04. Post-Boredom 05. A Colossal Wreck 06. Desperate Pleasures 07. All This And War 08. Thing With Feathers 09. Hostile Architecture 10. Awol 11. The Whip 12. White Void 13. Distress Rehearsal 14. Sexsexsex 15. People Verses 16. We Go Together
EVERY TIME I DIE has a handful of tour dates throughout the rest of 2021, including its holiday extravaganza, "'TID The Season", taking place in its hometown of Buffalo, on December 10 and December 11. The band has also just announced that they will support post-hardcore band UNDEROATH on the road early next year.