The Life and Times

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The Life and Times
Origin Kansas City, Missouri
Genres Alternative Rock, Space Rock
Years active 2003–present
Labels Arena Rock Recording Company
DeSoto
54 or 40 or Fight!
Stiff Slack Records
Associated acts Shiner
Year of the Rabbit
the Stella Link
Traindodge
Members Allen Epley
Eric Abert
Chris Metcalf
Past members Rob Smith
John Meredith
Mike Meyers

The Life and Times is a Kansas City, Missouri based independent American alternative and space rock band active since forming in 2002. [1]

History[edit]

Since August 2005, The Life and Times has played over 200 shows in support of their debut full-length release Suburban Hymns (DeSoto) on US tours with bands like the The Appleseed Cast, Murder By Death, Pelican, Mono, Sparta, Pinback, Engine Down, and William Elliott Whitmore. In June 2006, they headlined a two-week tour of Spain in support of an eponymous split CD/10", both of which with urgent post-rockers from Barcelona, Nueva Vulcano (ex-Aina).

The Magician EP (Stiff Slack) is their fourth overall release. In October 2006 they headlined a successful Japanese tour in support of The Magician for Stiff Slack Records (Mercury Program, 31 Knots, Shiner, Mates of State), and then a US/Canadian excursion in November and December 2006. Domo.

Late summer 2007 the band began recording a new full length in their own studio and in March 2008 they mixed it with Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO. It was announced on November 2, 2008 that the band had signed to the Portland, OR based label Arena Rock Recording Company,[2] with whom the band released their new studio album entitled Tragic Boogie.

The band released a 7-inch vinyl EP in January 2011 called Day II b/w Day III.

In September 2011, the band announced their new album No One Loves You Like I Do will be released on January 17, 2012. They have played various new tracks in a live setting. (Day I, Day II, Day III and most recently, Day XII.)

The band also has the song "Coat Of Arms" included on the soundtrack of the video game Saints Row 2.[3]

According to the band's website, the new album will be released January 17, 2012 and will be called No One Loves You Like I Do. It will be released on the label SlimStyle.

Winter 2011, the band has decided to continue on without Rob and forge ahead as a three piece once again according to a blog entry on the band's website. Recent shows confirm this.

Discography[edit]

  • The Flat End of the Earth (EP, 2003, 54 or 40 or Fight Records)
  • Suburban Hymns (LP, 2005, DeSoto Records)
  • Split w/Nueva Vulcano (EP, 2006, Trece Grabaciones)
  • Magician (EP, 2006, Stiff Slack Records)
  • Tragic Boogie (LP, 2009, Arena Rock Records)
  • Day II b/w Day III (7", 2011 Hawthorne Street)
  • No One Loves You Like I Do (LP, 2012, SlimStyle Records)

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