Made An America

Punk | Industrial | Hip-Hop

Roadrunner Records


the most essential punk record of the year comes from the fever 333, former letlive. frontman jason aalon butler’s new project

March 27, 2018
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It’s only the end of March and the best record of the year just dropped. Pack it in artists, regroup for 2019. This is The Fever 333’s year. letlive. frontman Jason Aalon Butler has never exactly been one to mince words, but with his new project, he’s on fire. The Made An America EP holds nothing back. It’s 7 songs of pure power, mixing post-hardcore energy with industrial and trap beats and Butler’s blistering takedowns of white supremacy and American exceptionalism.

We’re giving thanks for measles, blankets, and genocide
They call it “cleaning up the streets”, we call it “homicide”

From the title track on down, this is one of the most essential punk records to come out in years; easily the best post-hardcore record since, well, letlive.’s last. The secret weapon is Jason Aalon Butler’s talent for turning slogans into hooks. From the title track to “Hunting Season,” these songs punch a hole in your eardrum and demand squatters rights. Drummer Aric Improta and guitarist Stephen Harrison light the fire under Butler’s vocals, switching on a dime from industrial drive to anthemic hardcore.

While many bands claim to be kicking off a movement, The Fever 333’s the real deal. The band is one of the rare acts that walks the walk, committing to activism and social justice on and off the stage. As Butler explained to AltPress: ““The movement is much greater than the music. The art is only a contingent piece. We want to make sure we’re just as involved in the activism and actual activation.”

The Fever 333’s playing a record release show in Brooklyn at the Knitting Factory tomorrow 3/28. Tickets and full tour info is here: