After reading Keith Buckley’s Noise Tour Journal entries, we knew right away that the quick-witted frontman had some serious writing skills. So, after reading today that he will be releasing a novel, we here weren’t very surprised. The man is a definite wordsmith.
Set to be released in the winter of 2015/2016 through the Los Angeles based publishing company Rare Bird Books, Buckley’s semi-autobiographical novel titled Scale will be his first-ever venture into the world of book writing.
For more on Scale, Rare Bird Books put out the following description:
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.
While you all anxiously wait to hear the tale of Ray Goldman, be sure to catch Buckley’s band Every Time I Die on tour now with the Ghost Inside, Architects, Hundredth and Backtrack. Tickets are available here.