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Flyleaf ARISE & Again acoustic in Orlando + INTERVIEW - 38 Comments

If I’m not mistaken, this is the very first time Arise has surfaced on the internet in its entirety. What do you guys think? I know it’s hard to imagine what the song will be like in full studio form after seeing the acoustic version, but it’s really so beautiful. Anyone who went to a listening party too can agree with that, I’m sure. I love the acoustic version too. Anyway, let everyone know what you think in the comments!

More news, videos, pictures, etc to come soon! I’ll probably be working on the site all day, so hopefully I’ll have more tonight. :D

Pictures, Video Info, Lyrics, FAQ! - 41 Comments

A bunch of new pictures were added to the gallery. In addition to that, the video information, MM lyrics, and the FAQ were all updated! Enjoy!

Hopefully I’ll see some people at the NYC and Boston listening parties. :D I’ll be the one walking around with weird makeup, blonde hair and dramatic black clothing most likely. If you see me, feel free to say hi!

Don’t forget that Memento Mori is available for pre-order on iTunes starting at midnight! You get 2 b-side tracks that you can’t find anywhere else! (Bittersweet and Stay). You can also hear all of the 30 second previews. Everything pretty much sounds awesome. YAY!

New MTV Article About The AGAIN Video - 8 Comments

Flyleaf Create ‘Ethereal And Industrial’ Video For ‘Again’ By Kyle Anderson, with reporting by Matt Elias

Flyleaf are a band on the verge. Following the success of their self-titled 2005 debut (which moved 1 million copies), they are finally ready to release the follow-up, Memento Mori.

For the album’s first single, the bracing rocker “Again,” they teamed up with director Meiert Avis (who has helmed clips for a diverse list of artists, including Avril Lavigne, U2, Jack’s Mannequin, Audioslave and Bruce Springsteen) for a video that acts as a statement of purpose for who they are and what they’ve been thinking about.

“The whole theme is that everything comes to an end,” explained guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya, noting that their album title is a Latin phrase that loosely translates to “remember death.” “But there’s always hope and a bigger picture too.”

The clip was shot entirely in front of a green screen, which allowed the band to perform the song while the mind-bending visuals were added later. “There are these images that start out as light and energy, and they slowly turn into these woodcuts — something real,” Bhattacharya said.

The woodcuts in question are designs created by bassist Pat Seals, who also designed all the artwork for the album. “One of the videos that Meiert gave us for reference was Radiohead’s ‘Like Spinning Plates,’ ” frontwoman Lacey explained, referencing the English band’s 2001 clip that featured surreal computer graphics but ended with a concrete image of conjoined twins. “It’s ethereal and industrial at the same time.”

iTunes Pre-Order & New Promos - 21 Comments

As of October 6, 2009, Memento Mori will be available for pre-order on iTunes. By pre-ordering the album through there, you receive Beautiful Bride as an instant gratification track, the whole album when it comes out, as well as two bonus tracks. Sounds pretty awesome right?

More new photoshoot pictures were added. Thanks to Laura for finding these!

Dont forget to catch the premiere of Flyleaf’s video for Again premiering across MTV Networks on September 30, 2009!

Flyleaf Tackle Life (And Death) With Memento Mori LP - 46 Comments

Flyleaf have basically spent the past seven years on the road. Driven by a seemingly otherworldly determination, they’ve played hundreds of gigs (including shows in Afghanistan), logged thousands of miles and basically willed sales of their self-titled 2005 debut past the 1 million mark.

Not surprisingly, it hasn’t exactly been a picnic.

“We’ve seen so, so much. Good times, really bad, really trying times, all of it,” frontwoman Lacey said. “We’ve encountered near-death experiences and death experiences so often within these past few years that we’ve been reminded that we are mortal and our days our precious. That’s what we’ve learned from all this, and that’s the message we want to spread.”

So, driven once again by that otherworldly determination, and buoyed by a newfound sense of purpose, Flyleaf are gearing up to start the machine again. On October 27, they’ll release Memento Mori, an album that takes its name from the Latin caveat “remember, you shall die.” Working once again with producer Howard Benson, Flyleaf have expanded on the crunching, doomy guitars and soaring vocal melodies that made their ’05 debut a hit, but this time out, Mosley and company aren’t just exploring the dark and depressing. Like the title of the album implies, there’s a newfound focus on realizing dreams and living life to the fullest.

“The whole theme of the album is summed up by the title — Memento Mori — that everything comes to an end and that we’re mortal and we’re going to die,” guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya said. “But in all of that, there’s hope and a bigger picture. It’s beautiful, when you think about it, the idea that every day is precious.”

It’s a message echoed on songs like “Arise” — on which Lacey sings, “Arise, and be all you dreamed” — and the first single “Again,” for which Flyleaf shot a green-screen-heavy clip last week in Los Angeles with director Meiert Avis. (Bhattacharya said the end result will resemble Radiohead’s “Like Spinning Plates” video.)

The message in that song, according to Lacey, is simple: Don’t waste time worrying about the stuff you can’t change. It’s something she’s had to learn in her own life, and no, it wasn’t exactly a picnic.

“With the songs that we write, we talk really openly and honestly about our struggles and about battling inner demons ourselves,” she said. “So the kids just naturally want to tell us their struggles and the demons they deal with, and I love ‘em so much. … I wish I could hug them all and make it better, but that’s not always good enough. It doesn’t make it better. So you just have to trust that God’s bigger than we are, and the kids keep going.

“In part of my maturing process, I have to learn how to hear those things and still be compassionate but also let them go and trust God with everything,” she continued. “Because, you know, I’m not God, and that’s a relief.”


Interviews, Icons and Galleries, Oh MY! - 17 Comments

In addition to the pictures, a few new icons from when the band was in the studio have been added. I also caught the video interview page up by adding 6 interviews that you all may or may not have seen. I’m in the process of adding more older videos to the site. I’ll edit this post with more as it’s done! :)

I also added a poll to the sidebar of the site asking what older Flyleaf song you guys would like to see played live this fall. Cast your vote. Who knows? Maybe the band will see it and take it into consideration! ;)

Flyleaf Goes To Afghanistan - 22 Comments

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – Nearly a thousand service members were treated to a healthy dose of hard rock, July 6, thanks to the Texas-based band Flyleaf. First up in their hour-long set was a new song titled “Justice and Mercy”.

“This first song was written with all of you in mind,” said vocalist Lacey Sturm as she greeted the crowd.

In the lyrics, the words “The living and dying, surviving, we’re trying to breathe in safety – come home safely” were written for Soldiers, said tour manager Kat Hartmann.

“The song is about respect for the troops,” Hartmann went on. “We respect everything they’ve done like putting their lives on the line, which is also in the lyrics to the song.”

Travelling light, Flyleaf performed their shows acoustically, which is something they’re not used to doing. In addition to a light equipment load, two members of the band couldn’t make the tour. Bass player Pat Seals and guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya stayed behind for personal reasons while lead singer Sturm’s husband Josh stepped in to play guitar for the duration of the tour. But in true wartime fashion, Flyleaf did the very best with what was available.

The Flyleaf show was full of special treats for the troops. According to Hartmann, the group played their new songs “Chasm” and “Circle” from their upcoming album “Memento Mori” for the first time live. The band also stuck around and signed autographs for anyone who wanted them, a process that took the rockers well past 2 a.m.

“This was our first tour for the troops,” said Sturm. “I hope we can come back and do it again.”

Full Article Here

The band Flyleaf touched down at Forward Operating Base Ramrod July 5 to the delight of hundreds of Soldiers and civilians. The band held a meet and greet with the Soldiers and then went over to the Canadian Artillery side of the base and fired off several 155mm illumination rounds. They can shoot up to 40 kilometers away with pinpoint accuracy.

After that, they held a two-hour concert on our makeshift stage directly between the chapel and our Rocky-style gym. It was a great time and a much-needed morale booster for everyone here. Who would have thought in Southern Afghanistan that we would be listening to an internationally known “Christian” Rockband?

The band left early the next day, but they stayed after the concert to sign everything from scraps of paper to Soldiers shirts. I’m sure we’ll see some of the items being auctioned on E-bay.

I’d like to personally thank Flyleaf for coming out here. For two hours no one thought of fighting, or worried about their next patrol; they just stood their smiling and singing along with a band who wanted to show their appreciation for all the military does. Thanks Flyleaf!


Rolling Stone Behind the Scenes video and article OMG NEWSOMGSOEXCITEDDDDDDD - 94 Comments

Flyleaf – Title TBD – August

For the follow-up to their 2005 platinum debut, Flyleaf reunited with producer Howard Benson for a record that brings a Paramore-style pop sensibility to their darker vibe. The group’s eclectic influences — from Pantera to Christian musician Phil Wickham — are reflected in tracks that veer from Korn-style riffing (“Beautiful Bride”) to soaring choruses (“Missing”). “Set Apart This Dream” was inspired by the Christian self-help book Wild at Heart and is “a kind of blessing you would give to a sister or daughter before bed,” says singer Lacey Mosley. “It really defines the tone of the record.”

Here is the link to the article with the video.

We got some new song titles out of the article/video. SOOOOOOO to summarize, we have a track listing that goes something like this so far (in no particular order).

– Again
– Arise and Be
– Beautiful Bride
– Chasm
– Set Apart This Dream
– Missing
– Have We Lost
– Bittersweet
– Break Your Knees

Lacey also sang what sounds like the chorus to ‘Missing’ in the video. The lyrics are:

Something’s missing in me
I felt it deep within me
as lovers left me to bleed alone

YAYYYYYY NEW ALBUM NEWS AND VIDEO. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to post actual up to date news. YAYAY!!

“There For You” Live at the Slinging Tattoo Expo - 41 Comments

I don’t usually post just single performances of songs as an update, but I have to post this. The audio is great. It’s different from the way Flyleaf has done There For You in the past. Pat sings backup on Hungry (Falling on my Knees), and they added a song called How He Loves Us at the end. It’s really powerful. I hope they nevereverever stop playing There For You live.

Lindy wins the MAAW EP because she posted this. I might be a big dork, but that was really awesome to me. So yeah, she wins. More contests to come in conjunction with the new album release, f0sh0.