Buffalo larrikins Every Time I Die have been way too busy since they last visited Australia early last year but when they’re not working on their side projects (which we’ll get to in a minute) they’ve finally got together in the studio to work on their brand new record which is getting produced by Will Putney, who teamed up with the guys for their last record “From Parts Unknown“.
Over the past couple of years (when they weren’t touring) front-man Keith Buckley had a baby daughter named Zuzana with his partner Lindsay and even had time to release his very first novel “Scale” which follows the story of Ray Goldman, an indie rocker who struggles with finding the beauty and purpose in his musician life, (could it be inspired by Keith’s own life and experiences!?). His brother (and ETID guitarist) Jordan Buckley also had a baby boy of his own with long time partner Kate whom they named River, and Jordan has been the role of the official designed of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour art. If you’ve seen his work over at JBWW, you’ll know why this man was chosen.
And now for the weirdest and most interesting side project of the band members, fellow guitarist Andy Williams, has followed his dream to become a pro-wrestler and debut as part of the tag-team Pythons. Andy is ripped like a mother-fucker so you definitely wouldn’t want to tell him wrestling is fake to his face.
#PYTHONS2016 were taking this year more seriously than any of you mortals! We're gonna pump harder, smash you with more power and then at the end…hop on that cosmic pump, take it to the pumpiphere and establish planet Pump X. Where you can catch any type of pump you want from doing pretty much anything. Bring it and learn…DADDY!!!!
As for the rest of the band, they’ve been working hard on new material for the upcoming release with Daniel Davison stepping in on drums following the departure of Ryan “Legs” Leger who left the band early last year to spend more time with his family.
For a band that have been in the studio countless times in the past you’d think they would have been able to get in and get it done quickly as possible, but thats not the case according to Keith Buckley:
“You would think that by now the studio process is pretty familiar to us, but in just the first week Will has taught us things about ourselves that make it feel as if we’ve never even stepped foot in one. He has stripped our music down to the bolts and laid everything out on display and only now that we’re able to see how each part functions can we fix it, shine it and put it back together into a machine that runs better than it ever has. This album will be our 1974 Ford Falcon XB Interceptor. Get the fuck out of the way.”
Enticing words for all ETID fans anticipating this new album. No word yet on when it’ll be released or when we’ll have some new music to hear but until then watch this space.
Until next time, rock the fuck out