Equal Vision Records have signed Salisbury, MD’s Life On Repeat! The band – vocalist Patrick Purves, guitarists Andrew Baylis and Zach King, bassist Devon Voisine, and drummer David Walker – have been active for several years in various forms. Previously known as Amen The Animal, Baylis explained the name change was necessary as the former, “carried a hefty load of history, including old members. It didn’t feel right carrying on as Amen The Animal when I was the only original member of the lineup.” As Amen The Animal, the quintet garnered buzz with their self-released EP, My Iron Heart.
With somewhat of a fresh start, Life On Repeat are preparing to spread their infectious brand of pop-rock with melodic hooks, dance-able beats and driving guitars in the form of a digital EP to be recorded with producer Brian McTernan (Thrice, Circa Survive, Senses Fail) in August and released later this fall. “He’s responsible for so many successful albums that each of us grew up listening to. When we heard that we had the opportunity to record with him, it was a no-brainer,” explained Walker.
“Upon leaving the studio, we wish to not see home for months at a time, no matter what it takes,” Baylis expressed what could possible be the band’s mantra. Striving to perfect their craft not only in the studio, but more importantly live, self-booked tours have kept the band on the road for over two years, including shows with Versa Emerge, Dance Gavin Dance, The Ataris, and more. Just a month ago, Life On Repeat played all 6 dates of Cornerstone Festival 2009. While consistent touring is an essential ingredient for the recipe of any successful band, it was a much bigger requirement for the quintet. “In a nutshell, there is no music scene in Salisbury; the closest venues are about 2 hours away. We rented out halls and churches to hold our own shows,” Walker described. “Throughout the past year or so, we’ve basically established our own local scene through the shows we’ve set up.”
Of the signing to Equal Vision Records, the band says, “Equal Vision has not only launched the careers of many highly respected artists, but they have maintained a work ethic that continues to prove they are here to stay. From day one, we aspired to be involved with a label that is, in every way, able to properly have our music heard. We couldn’t be more excited for what the future holds with Life On Repeat and EVR.”