Well, this really sucks. Out of completely nowhere, one of the greatest live bands in our scene today has just called it quits. After 15 years together, Los Angeles outfit letlive. has just announced they will no longer be creating the spastic and empowering music fans have grown to obsess over the past few years.
In a deep and heartfelt message to their supporters, Jason Butler, Loniel Robinson, Ryan Johnson and Jeffrey Sahyoun opened up on the situation saying:
In the summer of 2002 this thing we call “letlive.” began in a garage in a small suburb of Los Angeles with one goal in mind. Above all else, letlive. was meant to be an idea not an outfit. This idea took its roots in honesty, humility, and finding an ironic strength in vulnerability. This is how it all began and it must end in the same fashion.
We have been granted opportunities and experiences beyond anything we could have ever imagined and we are well aware that none of the aforementioned would be possible without you. Your support, investments, and genuine belief have been nothing short of inspiring which is what allowed us to create these works while enduring the unsettling ebb and flow of career musicianship. With this in mind we would like to take this time to exhibit said transparency and explain that over time a divergence in views and aims has developed within the camp- and, for the moment, the impact that has on letlive. as a group is that there will be no further activity for the foreseeable future. We want to thank every single person that we were privileged enough to make a connection with through this vessel. We will no longer write the soundtrack, but the most important element, the idea, will continue as long as you allow it to. You are and always will be letlive.
Jason Aalon Butler, Loniel Robinson, Ryan Johnson, & Jeffrey Sahyoun
In the only way we can think to remember letlive., please join us in watching some of the band’s greatest live clips caught on film. Thank you for the memories, guys. Soul Punx for life.