It's a pleasant, cathartic experience. I would love to not feel the way I do about certain things, and have rainbows and birds chirping in my head, but that's just not the way I'm built. I am embarrassed by my emotions and originally wanted to keep LeATHERMøUTH anonymous... but fuck it, none of us are perfect, the world is going to shit, and someone has to say it.
I think it would be worse if I hid from it." Once the group had finished recording they approached Epitaph Record's founder and president Brett Gurewitz about signing to the label. After listening to the sheer intensity and songwriting of the music Gurewitz was sold and signed the band to the label. "That was a real no brainer," Iero adds. "I've been a fan of the label ever since I was young. They take chances with the artists they work with, and they let their artists be themselves.
I have a great deal of respect for Epitaph, and when I decided that I didn't want to release the LeATHERMøUTH record myself there was only one other label that I felt would be right for this project. I feel honored to be accepted into the Epitaph family, it is something that I've thought about ever since I was a kid. I hope I don't fuck it up." LeATHERMøUTH released their first studio album on January 27, 2009 through Epitaph entitled XO Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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