New Junk Aesthetic

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New Junk Aesthetic
Studio album by Every Time I Die
Released September 15, 2009
Genre Metalcore, hardcore punk, southern metal, mathcore, sludge metal
Length 37:30
Label Epitaph
Every Time I Die chronology
The Big Dirty
(2007)
New Junk Aesthetic
(2009)
Ex Lives
(2012)

New Junk Aesthetic is the fifth studio album by metalcore band Every Time I Die. It was released on September 15, 2009. It was the band's first album to be released by their new record label, Epitaph Records. The album artwork was created by guitarist Jordan Buckley.[1]

Album History[edit]

On July 8, "The Marvelous Slut" was released as a free download.[2]

On July 22, Every Time I Die posted the first minisode of their new weekly web series, Shit Happens: The Series? which featured various live footage as well as snippets of tracks from New Junk Aesthetic. A press release explained the concept:

Over the next 12 weeks, Every Time I Die will unveil episodes that are packed to the gills with impromptu footage showcasing the band's signature brand of humor that has made them infamous amongst their fans and peers alike. This is by no means a scripted reality show containing foreseeable plot twists and over-dramatic story arches. Nor is this your typical live band DVD that focuses on the tedium of tracking a record or the self-congratulatory tales of what inspired their lyrics. Instead, "The Series?" focuses on what it is exactly that drives 5 individuals from similar backgrounds to forfeit family and friends and take to the road year after year for the sake of their craft. Whether you're a fan of music or simply an admirer of the nomadic spirit that resides in all of us, "Shit Happens: The Series?" will make you feel at home. [3]

On August 18, Every Time I Die released a second new song entitled "Wanderlust" on their MySpace.[4]

Critical and Commercial Reception[edit]

The album was subject to very positive reviews. AbsolutePunk.net reviewer Drew Beringer gave an overall verdict of 91%, saying "The truth is Every Time I Die has never sounded better, and New Junk Aesthetic, musically speaking, should be classified as a weapon of mass destruction" as well as praising the album's guitar work."[5] Mindequalsblown.net gave the album four and a half stars out of five, commenting "Fusing the heavy southern groove rock and melody of 2007′s The Big Dirty with the technical chaotic power of 2003′s Hot Damn!, New Junk Aesthetic brings you the best of both worlds in a whirlwind of heavy guitars and chaotic vocals."[6] Another positive review came from Sputnikmusic staff reviewer Adam Thomas, commenting on how it is a fusion of all the band's previous albums, and "To put it simply, there's something for everyone."[7] Allmusic gave the album three and a half stars and writes "Every Time I Die sounds energized and passionate, delivering its blend of old and new sounds with a directness that gives the ferocious music an unusually broad appeal."[8]

The album debuted at number 46 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling an estimated 12,000 copies in its first week.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (91%) [5]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [8]
BLARE Magazine 4/5 stars [9]
CHARTattack 4/5 stars [10]
Hearwax (7.7/10) [11]
MindEqualsBlown 4.5/5 stars [12]
MusicReview (90/100) [13]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [7]
Thrash Hits 5/6 stars [14]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Roman Holiday" – 3:00
  2. "The Marvelous Slut" (featuring Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan) – 1:43
  3. "Who Invited the Russian Soldier?" – 2:45
  4. "Wanderlust" – 4:10
  5. "For the Record" – 2:59
  6. "White Smoke" – 3:00
  7. "Turtles All the Way Down" – 2:42
  8. "Organ Grinder" – 4:07
  9. "Host Disorder" – 2:29
  10. "After One Quarter of a Revolution" (featuring Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy) – 2:04
  11. "The Sweet Life" (featuring Matt Caughthran of The Bronx) – 2:52
  12. "Buffalo 666" – 2:40 (Deluxe Edition bonus track)
  13. "Goddamn Kids These Days" – 2:58 (Deluxe Edition bonus track)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic [1], Epitaph Records, 21 July 2009
  2. ^ [2][dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.punknews.org/article/39166
  4. ^ "New Track From 'New Junk Aesthetic' Now Streaming - MySpace-blog | van EVERY TIME I DIE". Blogs.myspace.com. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  5. ^ a b "AbsolutePunk review". Absolutepunk.net. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "MindEqualsBlown.net review". MindEqualsBlown. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "SputnikMusic review". Sputnik Music. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Allmusic review". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "Blare Magazine review". Blare Magazine. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "CHARTattack review". CHARTattack. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "Hearwax review". Hearwax. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  12. ^ "MindEqualsBlown review". MindEqualsBlown. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  13. ^ "Music review". MusicReview. 3 January 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  14. ^ "Album: Every Time I Die - New Junk Aestehtic". Thrash Hits. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2012.