Here is the full press release from Latin For Truth about the new record and what to expect!
Starting in May of 2009, we began writing for our follow up to Eleven Eleven, a record entitled Youth Crew Blues. Here it is, August 30th, 2011, over that two years we had members quit, labels and managers drop us, two wrecks, and a long line of personal financial mishaps. After writing the record on three different occasions and releasing a portion of the original record as Diatribe or Die with Mightier Than Sword, our main vocalist quit, so we decided to not look for a new vocalist and do the record as a four piece. This meant we had to rewrite the record for the fourth time, a month and a half before entering the studio.
Things were hectic during that time but we finally entered Echelon Studios with Joseph McQueen in February with ten songs we all felt great about, ten songs that were our first step towards an honest series of records mixing all our styles/influences and strong enough to tour on extensively. After seven days of recording, we came out with the rough mixes of Youth Crew Blues, already having a label to release it, less than a week out of the studio, we started touring again. We were waiting to get the masters back so we could set a release date. Well one tour goes by, one month, two tours go by, two months, so on until the forth month and we still didn’t have masters. We understand things falling apart, moments of chaos in your life because of the things being laid in your lap, our whole career has been an example of that so we weren’t upset about anything, just anxious. Late June we get the masters back and sent it to MTS, they said their release schedule is full for the year, so we’ve been promoting for a year the record would come out on a label that couldn’t release it. Now we’re back to having a record and no label to help release it. The search begins, a mountain of no’s fill up my inbox before I start thinking about how much we do on our own anyway, we might as well start a label and get credit for the work we put into our own pr, touring, money spent for recording, etc. and we can completely control our artistic identity.
Here’s where Team Shithead Records and Better Days Records comes in. The Team Shithead, our gangly crew of traveling, trash pizza eating, walmart product thieving, nude enthusiasts and our good friend, Cassidy at Better Days Records. Better Days Records has been kind enough to agree to co-releasing the record, so together we’re going to work hard, make sure everyone and their mother have a copy of this record before the year’s up. I had wanted to start a label for a long time and over the course of seven releases for LFT figured out the circle jerk of hype that is the music industry was a clever scheme to rape the idea of punk rock, honest artistic endeavors, and in general our youth’s idealistic nature and cavalcade of subversive thought. SO, here we are, in like kin, controlling our own momentum, working with a great up and coming label and label manager, taking steps towards controlling more in our career. It feels good to have labels answer your emails and genuinely want to speak to you daily, cause this punk rock thing is more than a notch in my business belt, as it is with Cassidy from BDR. Get stoked, we’re going to be fucking shit up from here on out with a new business model, minus the business.
Youth Crew Blues will be released October 25th via Better Days Records and Team Shithead.
The Devil Wears Prada’s brand new record, Dead Throne, is streaming two weeks early right here. The album officially hits stores on September 13th, so make sure to pick it up if you like what you hear.
spade the kids too heavy to dream they barely sleep, they barely speak they say, “something good seldom happens” so they bore their friends, they bore themselves ostracize their entire lives to deaden all it’s wonders then what do they have besides the cool blue nothing jazz cigarettes and jaded ears but who’s to say either can get you laid don’t struggle with yourself, thinking what’s the inside on the outs I say hey man fuck it, if you want sex that bad, pay for it
this will forever be it. the sun on the tip of your tongue. but something is different - there’s a whole new look to this. we got it and we’re taking it with us, and i smile. this will forever be it. the sun on the tip of your tongue. just a difference in outlook i guess, but i know that i’m doing my best, to be as happy as i can.