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After months of buildup and excitement, the critically heralded LA “soul-punk” band letlive. has released their long-awaited and heavily discussed new album, The Blackest Beautiful, today via Epitaph Records. The new album is currently streaming in its entirety at and is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, and local indie retailers.

Stream letlive.’s The Blackest Beautiful now at

Unequivocally one of the year’s most anticipated heavy-rock albums, The Blackest Beautiful has sparked a musical revolution among a new generation of rock fans with its penetrating sonic intensity, progressively dynamic songwriting and its socio-political charged lyrics. letlive.’s follow up to 2010’s Fake History is immediate and impactful and further cements their place with hard rock’s elite bands that paved the way before them like Rage Against the Machine, Deftones, The Mars Volta and The Blood Brothers among others.

"More than living up to their self-named genre-of-one, “soul punk” rabble-rousers letlive. rage like Rage Against the Machine and defy boundaries like Refused,” says Brandon Geist, editor-in-chief of Revolver.

The Blackest Beautiful is stirring up a plethora of buzz and garnering incredible reviews from top critics from around the world. Here’s what a few are saying...

“strong, focused record from beginning to end” – NME (8/10)

“One Of The Returns of the Year – One Of The Records of the Year” – Kerrang! (5/5)

“The Blackest Beautiful is a brutally stunning document full of soul and purpose.” - Alternative Press (4.5/5)

"A brave and bold record that puts every single last drop of blood, sweat and tears on display" - Rock Sound (9/10)

“Another classic in waiting from the most exciting band in hardcore and, arguably, rock music as a whole ” – Front (5/5)

As letlive. releases their magnum opus their journey is only just beginning. The band is currently on the Vans Warped Tour where they’ve quickly become one of this year’s must-see acts. Led by Jason Butler, Kerrang’s #1 pick for “The 50 Greatest Rockstars in The World Today,” their music translates impeccably to the live setting with the band channeling a roar of energy and aggression, often times head first into the pit.

Pick up a copy of The Blackest Beautiful today and catch the band this summer at the Vans Warped Tour! Follow letlive. now at .

letlive. Tour Dates:
July 9 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 10 - Washington, D.C. - Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 11 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
July 12 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
July 13 - New York, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 14 - Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
July 16 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
July 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
July 18 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
July 19 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 20 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 21 - Minneapolis, MN - Canterbury Park
July 23 - Kansas City, KS - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 25 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 26 - Tampa, FL - Vinoy Park
July 27 - W. Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 28 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 29 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 30 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
July 31 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
Aug 2 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug 3 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Aug 4 - Houston, TX - Reliant Center Parking Lot

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