Back on April 28th 2017, Los Angeles based post-hardcore outfit letlive. regrettably announced that they had put their 15-year long career to bed; news that a lot of people across the scene were taken aback and shocked by and, let’s be honest a lot of people are still yet to get over. The band had released four albums, the last of which being 2016’s ‘If I’m The Devil…’.
Now, just a couple of months after this news, it appears that frontman Jason Aalon Butler is teasing some form of project that is completely separate and independent to his clothing line, Gentlemen In Real Life (or, G.I.R.L. for short).
It all started with a tweet, in which Butler said that “This summer seems as good as any to change some shit.”
This summer seems as good as any to change some shit. U feel me?
— Jason Aalon (@mrjasonaalon) June 26, 2017
Though somewhat cryptic, he then followed this up with a further tweet containing co-ordinates along with a link to a new Twitter account called The Fever.
33.961840 | -118.370362@THEFEVER333
— Jason Aalon (@mrjasonaalon) June 29, 2017
This new account for The Fever also has tweeted out the same co-ordinates, and in an additional tweet has highlighted Independence Day (July 4th).
33.961840 | -118.370362
— THE F E V E R (@THEFEVER333) June 29, 2017
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2017
— THE F E V E R (@THEFEVER333) June 30, 2017
When the co-ordinates are followed (here), they lead to a doughnut store called Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood, California. This just happens to also be the location used as the cover art for letlive.‘s collaboration with Dan “Soupy” Campbell of The Wonder Years to re-work their song ‘The Dope Beat’ as part of their Renditions project.
Along with Butler being involved, it also appears that other musicians have posted these cryptic messages and images via their Instagram accounts, including ex-The Chariot guitarist Stephen “Stevis” Harrison (here), Night Verses drummer Aric Improta (here), and letlive.‘s final touring guitarist before they disbanded, Mishka Bier (here).
So, it’s possible that it’s a new project involving all of the above, and also potentially Dan “Soupy” Campbell, or maybe even doughnuts. Either way, it looks like we’ll be finding out more about The Fever on Independence Day.
We’ll confirm more details about this as it develops.