The Life and Times

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This article is about an American music group. The Life and Times_sentence_0

For other uses, see Life and Times. The Life and Times_sentence_1

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OriginThe Life and Times_header_cell_0_1_0 Kansas City, Missouri, United StatesThe Life and Times_cell_0_1_1
GenresThe Life and Times_header_cell_0_2_0 Alternative rock, post-hardcore, space rock, shoegazingThe Life and Times_cell_0_2_1
Years activeThe Life and Times_header_cell_0_3_0 2002–presentThe Life and Times_cell_0_3_1
LabelsThe Life and Times_header_cell_0_4_0 Arena Rock Recording Company, DeSoto, 54º40' or Fight!, Stiff SlackThe Life and Times_cell_0_4_1
Associated actsThe Life and Times_header_cell_0_5_0 Shiner, Year of the Rabbit, The Stella Link, Traindodge, Ring, CicadaThe Life and Times_cell_0_5_1
MembersThe Life and Times_header_cell_0_7_0 Allen Epley

Eric Abert Chris MetcalfThe Life and Times_cell_0_7_1

Past membersThe Life and Times_header_cell_0_9_0 Rob Smith

John Meredith Mike MeyersThe Life and Times_cell_0_9_1

The Life and Times is an American indie rock band from Kansas City, Missouri, United States, active since forming in 2002. The Life and Times_sentence_2

History The Life and Times_section_0

Since August 2005, The Life and Times has played over 200 shows in support of their debut full-length release Suburban Hymns (DeSoto) on US tours with bands like The Appleseed Cast, Murder by Death, Pelican, Mono, Sparta, Pinback, Engine Down, and William Elliott Whitmore. The Life and Times_sentence_3

In June 2006, they headlined a two-week tour of Spain in support of an eponymous split CD/10", both of which with urgent post-rockers from Barcelona, Nueva Vulcano (ex-Aina). The Life and Times_sentence_4

The Magician EP (Stiff Slack) is their fourth overall release. The Life and Times_sentence_5

In October 2006 they headlined a successful Japanese tour in support of The Magician for Stiff Slack Records (Mercury Program, 31 Knots, Shiner, Mates of State), and then a US/Canadian excursion in November and December 2006. The Life and Times_sentence_6

Domo. The Life and Times_sentence_7

Late summer 2007 the band began recording a new full-length in their own studio and in March 2008 they mixed it with Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO. The Life and Times_sentence_8

It was announced on November 2, 2008, that the band had signed to the Portland, OR based label Arena Rock Recording Company, with whom the band released their new studio album entitled Tragic Boogie. The Life and Times_sentence_9

The band released a 7-inch vinyl EP in January 2011 called Day II b/w Day III. The Life and Times_sentence_10

In September 2011, the band announced their new album No One Loves You Like I Do will be released on January 17, 2012. The Life and Times_sentence_11

They have played various new tracks in a live setting. The Life and Times_sentence_12

(Day I, Day II, Day III and most recently, Day XII.) The Life and Times_sentence_13

The band also has the song "Coat Of Arms" included on the soundtrack of the video game Saints Row 2. The Life and Times_sentence_14

According to the band's website, the new album will be released January 17, 2012, and will be called No One Loves You Like I Do. The Life and Times_sentence_15

It will be released on the label SlimStyle. The Life and Times_sentence_16

Winter 2011, the band has decided to continue on without Rob and forge ahead as a three-piece once again according to a blog entry on the band's website. The Life and Times_sentence_17

Recent shows confirm this. The Life and Times_sentence_18

On Apr 28, 2017, the band released their fifth LP for digital download, titled The Life and Times, on Slimstyle Records. The Life and Times_sentence_19

In a Facebook post, the band announced that physical CDs would only be available while on tour, and that vinyl would be available June 2017. The Life and Times_sentence_20

Discography The Life and Times_section_1

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  • Suburban Hymns (2005, DeSoto)The Life and Times_item_1_0
  • Tragic Boogie (2009, Arena Rock)The Life and Times_item_1_1
  • No One Loves You Like I Do (2012, Slimstyle Records)The Life and Times_item_1_2
  • Lost Bees (2014, Slimstyle Records)The Life and Times_item_1_3
  • The Life and Times (2017, Slimstyle Records)The Life and Times_item_1_4

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  • The Flat End of the Earth (EP, 2003, 54º40' or Fight!)The Life and Times_item_3_5
  • Split w/Nueva Vulcano (2006, Trece Grabaciones)The Life and Times_item_3_6
  • Magician (EP, 2006, Stiff Slack)The Life and Times_item_3_7
  • "Day II" b/w "Day III" (7", 2011 Hawthorne Street)The Life and Times_item_3_8
  • Doppelgängers (EP, 2016)The Life and Times_item_3_9

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