As seen in Keith Buckley’s past Noise Tour Journal entries (and pretty much any tweet he’s ever written), the Every Time I Die vocalist is one hell of a writer and incredibly witty.
And thankfully, as he announced around this time last year, Buckley will be demonstrating his writing skills further via his first-ever, semi-autobiographical novel titled Scale which – as of yesterday – is due out December 15 through Rare Bird Books.
To pre-order an autographed version of Scale, head here. For a more detailed description of the novel, see below.
“Ray Goldman will outdrink you, out-party you and, unfortunately for him, probably outlive you. As a hopeless and struggling indie rock musician, Ray’s best chance of discovering any beauty and purpose in his dysfunctional life will come only when he ceases to struggle against life itself. These are his memoirs.
Scale chronicles Ray Goldman’s journey downward through the adversarial trials that sometimes prove necessary in facilitating an eventual ascent into truth and happiness. The odd chapters of the novel find Ray, now a 31-year-old guitar player, seeking fulfillment in the wake of a life-altering tragedy while the even chapters see him reflecting on the depravity and selfishness that hastened his descent towards it.
Scale is about the relationship between instability and balance, death and resurrection, perception and reality, but ultimately it is about the endless war waged between our disquieted minds and our noble hearts.”