For those who cannot remember, 2004 was the year of Super Bowl XXXVIII’s wardrobe malfunction, The Butterfly Effect and Von Dutch trucker hats. 2004 was also the year Senses Fail exploded onto the screamo scene with their debut full-length release, Let it Unfold You.
To say Let it Unfold You had an impact on fan’s lives would be an understatement. If marijuana is indeed a gateway drug, Let in Unfold You is definitely a gateway album that influenced and encouraged fans to listen to and fall in love with other heavier acts of that era. With its perfect balance of lighter “parent friendly” songs like “Buried a Lie” and “Slow Dance” mixed with heavier gems “Irony of Dying on Your Birthday” and “Bite to Break Skin” (of which probably fueled your youthful rage against chores and math homework), Let it Unfold You was a teenage misfit’s dream come true.
To celebrate their decade-old release, Senses Fail will be playing Let it Unfold You in full with support from No Bragging Rights and Knuckle Puck this fall. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now with all pre-sale proceeds going to The Best Friend Animal Society.
When asked about the upcoming tour, Senses Fail frontman, Buddy Nielsen, stated the following:
“I am humbled and excited to be able to play these songs, some which have never been played live. I look forward to reliving moments in my life with a room of people who are doing the same.
I have spent the better part of my life pursuing a dream and now, purposely, to look back and clearly be able to see the peaks and valleys, the difficult personal times, the relational sacrifices that were made, as well as the joy, excitement, youthful ignorance that was painfully present at times. It is all very outstandingly grounding and fills me with equal parts nostalgic joy and gratitude for everyone that has shared in this band, past present and future, band member or business partner. We were all very young when we wrote and recorded this record in a half recording studio, half go go bar, run by the Russian Mob in Dover, NJ. None of us could have imagined the places it would take us, to now retrace those steps back in time, is a little frightening but more so exciting. I have very fond memories of the journey that was started with the record and I truly have deep love for everyone that was involved. All of us have gone separate ways but we will still forever share a bond, a record that has its own life and will stay unchanged for the rest of time.”