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Epitaph Records has posted a free 22 song sampler for download, courtesy of Hurley. You'll find brand new, never before heard tracks from Every Time I Die and Farewell among others. The complete Epitaph sampler tracklisting is as follows:
1. Every Time I Die - The Marvelous Slut
2. Set Your Goals - gaia bleeds (make way for man)
3. Escape The Fate - 10 Miles Wide
4. Bring Me The Horizon - Diamonds Aren't Forever
5. The Blackout - Children of the Night
6. I Set My Friends On Fire - Things That Rhyme With Orange
7. Rancid - Last One To Die
8. Bad Religion - New Dark Ages
9. New Found Glory - Don't Let Her Pull You Down
10. Sing It Loud - Come Around
11. You Me At Six - Finders Keepers
12. Farewell - Devoid (That's What I Think About It)
13. The Higher - It's Only Natural
14. Settle - Affinity For My Hometown
15. Frank Turner - Photosynthesis
16. Thursday - Friends In The Armed Forces
17. Vanna - Safe To Say
18. Our Last Night - Escape
19. Parkway Drive - Idols and Anchors
20. The Color of Violence - Christina, Christina
21. Leathermouth - Bodysnatchers 4 Ever
22. Story of the Year - The Antidote
New Jersey hardcore group LEATHERMOUTH, who recently signed to Epitaph Records, will release their debut album, "XO," on January 27, 2009.
In 2007, Iero, guitarist of the hugely popular band My Chemical Romance, reached his tipping point and created LEATHERMOUTH with Rob Hughes, a friend from Iero's home state of New Jersey.
"I think there is a void of bands that are outspoken on things that actually matter," explains Iero. "There's too much bad hair and white belts. Sometimes it nice to turn your brain off and just listen to someone sing about girls. I'm not knocking it. I do think there is a time and a place. But LeATHERMOUTH isn't like that...it's about hate. Hate that boils up inside and eats away at you, if you don't vomit it up you know it will eventually destroy you."
"I would say this record is about trying to wake people up to what is happening right in front of their eyes," Iero continues. "We are all trying our hardest to pretend bad things don't happen to good people, and that there is some higher power looking over us...but it's bullshit. Stop covering your children's eyes. Everything is fucked, and pretending it's not isn't making things any better. I'm tired of people praying for a change when it's up to them to get off their asses and make a change."
LeATHERMOUTH will be touring sporadically in support of "XO" in 2009, in between Frank's duties to My Chemical Romance.
Here is the "XO" tracklisting: More...
New Jersey hardcore group LEATHERMOUTH have signed to Epitaph Records with plans to release their debut album in early 2009.
Featuring founding members Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance (vocals) and Rob Hughes (guitar) along with various friends who have toured and recorded with them, LEATHERMOUTH was formed in a garage in New Jersey in 2007.
"For me LeATHERMOUTH is how I can vent about all the bullshit that I see going on in the world that makes me ill," says Iero. "I try to belabor the topics people want to forget exist. LeATHERMOUTH is where I can vomit out all the aggression that has built up inside. After recording or playing a LM show I feel empty of all that hatred that's been bottled up. It's a pleasant, cathartic experience. I would love to not feel the way I do about certain things, and have rainbows and birds chirping in my head, but that's just not the way I'm built. I am embarrassed by my emotions and originally wanted to keep LeATHERMOUTH anonymous... but fuck it, none of us are perfect, the world is going to shit, and someone has to say it. I think it would be worse if I hid from it."
Once the group had finished recording they approached Epitaph Record's founder and president Brett Gurewitz about signing to the label. After listening to the sheer intensity and songwriting of the music Gurewitz was sold and signed the band to the label.
"That was a real no brainer," Iero adds. "I've been a fan of the label ever since I was young. They take chances with the artists they work with, and they let their artists be themselves. I have a great deal of respect for Epitaph, and when I decided that I didn't want to release the LeATHERMOUTH record myself there was only one other label that I felt would be right for this project. I feel honored to be accepted into the Epitaph family, it is something that I've thought about ever since I was a kid. I hope I don't fuck it up."
More information will be released in the near future regarding the release of LEATHERMOUTH's debut album coming in 2009.