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Letlive. To Reunite For Farewell Shows, Announce ‘Revisited’ Vinyl Release Of “The Blackest Beautiful”


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letlive. are planning to reunite for a round of proper farewell shows in 2025. The post-hardcore group previously called it quits back in 2017, with vocalist Jason Aalon Butler going on to form Fever 333. In addition to returning to the stage, they are preparing a repress of their 2013 album “The Blackest Beautiful” for a release this summer.

According to the band, that record has been ‘remixed, remastered & revisited’. Unspecified bonus tracks will appear on this pressing, which is available to pre-order through merchbucket.com. A post on social media shared by the outfit today, April 17th, revealed the news, it reads:

“11 years of The Blackest Beautiful after 7 years of silence.

Remixed

Remastered

Revisited

Available for pre order now.

And to our friends that we never got to say goodbye to- we’ll see you next year to do so. Promoters see slide 2. We’d like suitable spaces around the world for proper farewells.

ll.ove one last time.

#thiswasletlive”

In a separate image, they paraphrased the lyrics of Eric B . & Rakim‘s 1987 classic “Microphone Fiend“,  stating, ‘We shouldn’t have left you without one final dope beat to step to.’ They also provided email address for interested promoters to contact to the band.

The band’s vocalist Jason Aalon Butler also issued the following statement on the band’s return via his Instagram:

“I spent so many years of my life trying to find myself in this band. Trying to understand what I believed mattered. What was worth fighting for and, equally, what was worth sacrificing for. Which is what I did when I decided it was time to walk away from @letliveperiod. It was a sacrifice. A necessary one for my own mental, emotional and physical health.

It was somewhat Shakespearean realizing that in order to truly honor myself and this band I had to let people love it in their own way even when I was having trouble love myself and let this idea we created be remembered in an honorable state. When I put this project to rest I didn’t know when or if I’d ever come back to it.

The pain, the peril, the literal hazards I and members of this project experienced are almost too wild to be true. But, in fact, they are. And that is why I felt one last time around the as necessary. This band was not easy for me. It was never ever glamorous. And sometimes it was hard to believe it loved me back the same way I loved it, but I recently came to realize it was y’all that made this band. It was y’all that made it unique.

The disparate identities colliding to form one common belief system each night as well a the 15 years of its existence is still something I cannot believe happened. But it very much did. Y’all are the reason letlive. was able to exist and y’all are the reason I’ve decided to come back for an actual farewell.

I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me in this project and every other I’ve been a part of as I know so many of you followed me from here. Thank you for letting me be vulnerable while attempting bravado all at once. Thank you for laughing, singing and exploring with me. Thank you for hurting, living and learning with me even more so. With that being said- I ll.ove you and me and the boys will see you soon-ish.

If you’ve read this far- keep up the community and drop your favorite memories, shows, people you’ve met due to your relationship with ll. in the comments. I love reading that sh*t.”

 

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