Not many bands get o to an amazing start in the fashion Alive Like Me did. Born and bred
in Eugene, OR, the 5 piece came out swinging with a loyal hometown following that quickly
spread across the Pacific Northwest. This caught the attention of Rise Records, who brought
the band in for a meeting after seeing them perform in Portland. A deal was struck the same
day, and Alive Like Me wasted no time recording their debut full-length album.
The band entered the studio with Ryan Furlott at Rain City Records. Dan Korne (Sleeping
With Sirens, Pierce The Veil, Crown The Empire) stepped in to mix the record after hearing a
few tracks and falling in love with the band. This comes as no surprise, as “Only Forever” is an
instantly satisfying album. Vocalist Jairus Kersey delivers a stellar, heartfelt performance
from track to track, with lyrics about believing in yourself and those around you. Guitars and
drums keep the pace, and it’s clear that each member is perfectly in tune with each other.
Alive Like Me is currently on the Vans Warped Tour. They head out with SLAVES directly
after, followed by another fall tour with Beartooth and a run with Issues in Japan. With
several tours under their belt, they’ve already built an energetic and memorable live show. By
the end of 2014, Alive Like Me is set to be your new favorite band.