Knoxville, Tennessee rockers 10 YEARS performed three new songs from their forthcoming album, "From Birth To Burial", during their February 25 concert in San Antonio, Texas. Check out live renditions of "From Birth To Burial", "Triggers And Tripwires" and "Miscellanea" below.
"From Birth To Burial" will be released on April 21. The band says of the forthcoming disc: "On this record, we tried to balance the raw excitement and energy we has as a young band with the age and wisdom we gained over the past 15 years or writing, performing and touring together."
"From Birth To Burial" track listing:
01. From Birth To Burial
02. Selling Skeletons
04. Triggers And Tripwires
06. Crimson Kiss
07. The River
11. Moisture Residue
In a recent interview with The Machine Shop, 10 YEARS singer Jesse Hasek stated about "From Birth To Burial": "The title comes from [the fact that] we've been alive in this industry for a decade now. No pun intended. We're gonna sum up everything that we've done this far up to where we're at. You live and die by this music and that's what it's about. There are some bittersweet parts of it, with the growing pains of it, and the highs and the lows of it all. That's kinda what the first song on the record, the title track, 'From Birth to Burial', is about."
He continued: "I think that people in this day and age, our society loves for our stars to be over-the-top stars, but even in our business, and in the entertainment business, it's kind of smoke in mirrors. We go home and we're normal people. Most of us have families and stuff to pay for, instead of this over-the-top, gold-teeth, party, Vegas, all-the-time-type stuff is sold. It gives you more of a personal side of it."
Jesse also spoke about 10 YEARS' songwriting approach on "From Birth To Burial". He said: "I think that all of our albums, we try to never recreate the same one twice and really challenge ourselves to try to come up with a new phase, or a new sound, or a new something, and it's really each record represents where we're at at that time of our life."
He continued: "When I go back, all the way back, and listen to 'The Autumn Effect', it's like a memory book or a photo album in audio. You get to go down memory lane with how you were then, even what inspired those lyrics and those themes.
"It just came out naturally for what it is now. It was just every record, I try to stay pretty honest and personal with it, because to me it's my therapy for vocals."
To promote the CD, the band embarked on a tour with support from OTHERWISE, THE GLORIOUS SONS and LUMINOTH. Presented by Revolver magazine, the five-week trek is seeing 10 YEARS performing hits and fan favorites as well as unveiling brand new material from the follow-up to 2012's "Minus The Machine".
The "From Birth To Burial" tour kicked off on February 10 in Sauget, Illinois and will wrap up March 21 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.