1. Only In Shadows
2.  The Beacon
3.  The Vultures
4.  The Arriviste
5.  The Ballast
6.  The Beauty
7.  Fractions Of The Whole
8.  Wishful Thinking
9.  Decaying Hearts
10.  Prognosis: Amputation
11.  3,000 Miles
12.  The City Of Hope
13.  Love Is Not Control
Love Is Not Control

12" | INIT-75

In a time when the hardcore scene has been confined to breakdowns and guitar squeals; and fashion has seemed to become more important than ideas and music, The Blue Letter challenges stereotypes and genre boundaries with explosive textured soundscapes. Their music is passionate and dynamic, layered with hoarse screamy vocals and soft interludes.
The Blue Letter has transformed in many ways since their first full-length, Prima Facie (Blood & Ink Records, 2007). Following the release and positive critical reception of their debut, founding members Dan Shebaylo (vocals, guitar) and Silas Zdybel (drums) left Sacramento, California to establish a new home in Richmond, Virginia where they met bassist and vocalist Brendan Artz.
With a range of influences from mid-late 90’s screamo bands to the post metal giants of today, The Blue Letter can be found somewhere—both sonically and geographically—between Envy and Cult Of Luna. Although “down-tempo screamo” may seem an odd description for a band, any track from their sophomore album “Love is Not Control” proves this is a most appropriate term for the trio.
Love is Not Control’s thirteen tracks tell a story that spans ten years of love, hardship, betrayal, loss, new beginnings, new love and hope. The record ebbs and flows with passionate intensity and heartfelt sincerity. Recorded by Chris Dowhan (Giant/Brave Young, Antlers, Becoming The Archetype, etc.) and featuring original artwork by Michael Repasch-Nieves (of Junius), the album is arranged like a traditional five act play—a fitting way to tell the dramatic story that unfolds.
Thirteen songs clocking at 75 minutes on two 12" vinyl records complete with a poster insert and colored vinyl to round out the package!

Pressing Info:
100 clear/transparent red split vinyl, 100 clear w/black vinyl, 300 grey vinyl