Better LoversJames Hartley

Better Lovers (Ex-Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Surprise Release Their Debut EP


Better Lovers, the new supergroup rising from the ashes of Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan and more, have surprise released their debut EP, “God Made Me An Animal“. That four-song effort from the emergent metalcore outfit has landed through SharpTone Records just ahead of the band’s first round of live shows and touring.

If you’re unaware of the group, their esteemed lineup includes the following heavy hitters:

Vocals: Greg Puciato (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.)
Guitars: Jordan Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die)
Guitars: Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END)
Bass: Stephen Micciche (ex-Every Time I Die)
Drums: Clayton “Goose” Holyoak (ex-Every Time I Die)

They collectively commented of this first outing:

“Surprise! Our debut EP, God Made Me An Animal, is out now. Four eclectic and wildly fun songs we’ve been kicking around for what feels like forever, it’s great to finally have these out in the world. Let it happen to you. Hear all this and more on tour all summer. The engine is turned on.”

God Made Me An Animal” track listing:

01 – “Sacrificial Participant
02 – “30 Under 13
03 – “Become So Small
04 – “God Made Me An Animal

You can pick the effort up on vinyl, CD and cassette formats here. The band’s first round of touring is set to play out as follows:

07/13 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room (early show)
07/13 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room

With Underoath & Slaughter To Prevail:

07/14 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre

With Underoath, The Ghost Inside and We Came As Romans:

07/16 Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed
07/17 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
07/18 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (Better Lovers only)
07/19 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
07/21 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
07/22 Liverpool, NY – Sharkey’s
07/23 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
07/24 Montreal, QC – L’Olympia
07/25 Ottawa, ON – Club Saw (Better Lovers only)
07/27 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
07/28 Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
07/29 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
07/30 Worcester, MA – The Palladium Outdoors
07/31 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry (Better Lovers only)
08/01 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
08/03 Tampa, FL – Yuengling Center
08/04 Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater
08/05 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater
08/06 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
08/08 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
08/10 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
08/11 San Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port
08/12 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum

Better Lovers:

09/24 Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest
10/04 Brighton, UK – Chalk
10/05 London, UK – New Cross Inn
10/06 London, UK – The Dome
10/07 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club (early show)
10/07 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
10/14 Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room
10/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
10/16 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre

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