Yesterday, just before going to sleep, I was scrolling Facebook timeline and I came across new post by From First To Last. It was a shared link of an article from Pitchfork. I couldn’t believe my eyes and ear, when I played the content. Fangirling 100%.
From First to Last played the first show with Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex in 11 years, at L.A.’s Emo Night. Skrillex even streamed it live on his Instagram.
It’s easy to hear the damage of Sonny’s voice, but I still enjoyed it and hope I can one day see them live. In the meantime, there are videos.
The One Armed Boxer vs. The Flying Guillotine and Note to Self
Ride the Wings of Pestilence
From First to Last is back with new music and a guest appearance fans were waiting for – Skrillex. Yes, you heard it, the rumors are true and we can finally hear the result of collaboration.
For those who have no vague idea, what I’m talking about, From First to last is an American rock/post-hardcore band. They debuted in 2003 with their first EP titled Aesthetic, with Phillip Reardon, founding member and lead vocalist. Reardon left the band a year later and was replaced by Sonny Moore, releasing Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count in 2004 and Heroine in 2006. Sonny left the band in February 2007 to pursue his solo project as Skrillex.
From First to Lasts forth and fifth album: From First to Last (2008) and Throne to the Wolves (2010) were recorded with Matt Good as lead vocalist. July 28th 2010 the band entered a hiatus.
After a 3-year break the band reformed and launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of a new EP. Band surprised their fans with a new LP instead of EP, on January 13th 2015 From First to Last released their fifth album Dead Trees with Spencer Sotelo as lead vocalist. This record contains 11 new songs and 3 bonus tracks, remakes of all time favorites: Note to Self, Ride the Wings of Pestilence and The Latest Plague.
In December 2014 Matt Good partially confirmed the collaboration with Sonny in an interview, but fans still didn’t know in what form and when. Late last year rumors of Skrillex returning to From First to Last started surfacing. On a video shared by Alternative Press we can clearly see and hear it. Finally yesterday, From First to Last released their new song Make War, followed by Skrillex himself publishing the news on his page.
Where to find Make War:
This year was full of ups and downs, but filled with live music. To know me a bit more, I need to tell you, I was always afraid of crowds. So much so I was not attending any big events. First concert I attended (I’m not talking about the small “accidental” ones) in 2014, being 23. I decided to go big, bought a regular ticket for 30 Seconds to Mars, then an upgrade for a soundcheck and that was basically it. No golden circle, just a “regular Joe” ticket. Being alone in a huge crowd gave me a perspective (after I stopped hyperventilating and calmed myself down). In 2015 I attended only one concert, Royal Blood. It was a slightly smaller event, but it was worth it.
My only new year’s resolution was to see more live music and finally live the life I should. And I have to say, I did it. There are still almost 2 months to go, but I lived this year, I really did.
Beginning of the year I saw Kodaline, then Elliphant. In early June, for the first time ever, I went to a music festival. I got the chance to see Die Antwoord, Tom Odell, Skrillex, MO and Daughter. Couple of weeks later I attended Bring me the Horizon concert. In October me and a friend decided to see MO again, same month I went alone to see Biffy Clyro. Scots were the best of all I saw till now, but all of the concerts were a huge deal for me.
And most importantly, I know I lived.