In a rather abrupt and out of the blue announcement via their social channels, post-hardcore outfit letlive. have regrettably announced that after 15 years together as a band, they have decided to part ways and call it a day, stating that “there will be no further activity for the foreseeable future.”
The band originally formed back in 2002, and the following year self-recorded and self-released their debut EP, ‘Exhaustion, Salt Water, And Everything In Between’. The band soon after released two albums under Tragic Hero Records, ‘Speak Like You Talk’ in 2005 and ‘Fake History’ in 2010, the latter of the two coming to be after several changes with the line-up.
After being picked up and signed by Epitaph Records following a recommendation from Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes, the label re-issued ‘Fake History’ a year later in 2011, and helped catapult the band into much more attention across the community as a result. The band then went on to record two further full-length albums with the label, ‘The Blackest Beautiful’ in 2013 and ‘If I’m The Devil…’ last June.
You can read the full statement that was made by the band confirming their split below:
“In the summer of 2002 this thing we call “letlive.” began in a garage in a small suburb of Los Angeles with one goal in mind. Above all else, letlive. was meant to be an idea not an outfit. This idea took its roots in honesty, humility, and finding an ironic strength in vulnerability. This is how it all began and it must end in the same fashion.
We have been granted opportunities and experiences beyond anything we could have ever imagined and we are well aware that none of the aforementioned would be possible without you. Your support, investments, and genuine belief have been nothing short of inspiring which is what allowed us to create these works while enduring the unsettling ebb and flow of career musicianship. With this in mind we would like to take this time to exhibit said transparency and explain that over time a divergence in views and aims has developed within the camp- and, for the moment, the impact that has on letlive. as a group is that there will be no further activity for the foreseeable future. We want to thank every single person that we were privileged enough to make a connection with through this vessel. We will no longer write the soundtrack, but the most important element, the idea, will continue as long as you allow it to. You are and always will be letlive.
Jason Aalon Butler, Loniel Robinson, Ryan Johnson, & Jeffrey Sahyoun”
The band’s latest full-length effort, ‘If I’m The Devil…’, was released last year via Epitaph Records.