A New Way to Live Forever (ANWTLF)
Named for the group’s unabashed aim – immortality through music – A New Way to Live Forever marks an important watershed moment for an undeniably stale rock scene. The band, known by fans as ANWTLF for short, effectively combines tenets of soul, pop and hook-laden rock for a unique listening experience that is charged with emotion, groove and attitude. Since their inception the guys have garnered comparisons from a wide range of chart-toppers, past and present – from Kings of Leon and Coldplay to Lenny Kravitz and Foo Fighters. Founded by prolific songwriter Russ Rogers (vocals) and accompanied by Phil Tucciarone (drums) of Numb Ones alumni, James Coyle (guitar), Steve Valez (bass), Daniel Dyer (keyboards) and occasionally Todd Evans (guitar), A New Way to Live Forever is well on its way to arena domination.
As for us over here at Civil Defense Music, we’re beyond excited: the high energy and fantastic songwriting of A New Way to Live Forever is exactly what we look for in our artists, and we’re ecstatic to have them as a member of our growing roster. Digital re-release of the 2008 EP Avalanche is currently under way, as are plans for the follow-up EP, Rumoura (2012). The basic tracking for Rumoura will be overseen by Jeremy Staska (Nonpoint, New Found Glory), and final mixing will take place in Los Angeles, CA with Civil Defense’s veteran producer and engineer, Ed Goodreau.
“They have a knack for crafting smart tunes with catchy choruses that leave a lasting impression from the first time you hear them…their first EP, Avalanche [is] one of the best local discs that’s come into the New Times offices in a while”
Jonathan Cunningham – New Times Magazine
“Receiving rave reviews back in 2008 ANWTLF auspicious debut EP, Avalanche, raised many eyebrows.”
Jonathan Cunningham – Broward-Palm Beach New Times
“In 2008, the band released an EP titled Avalanche, which showcased Rogers’ knack for big, resonant guitars and thick, downbeat melodies.”
Jake Cline – City Link Magazine
Along with a fascination with jackalopes and other animals of mystery, fans can expect to revel in new delicious grooves throughout 2012 as the band plans to take their pallet of passion induced anthems to various cities throughout the southeast in support of Rumoura. Civil Defense is 100% behind the band and is looking for great things to come.