Modern Life Is War

Modern Life Is War

Profile:
Modern Life Is War (commonly abbreviated as M.L.I.W.), is a Marshalltown, Iowa-based melodic hardcore punk band. They were known for their incendiary live shows and unique take on the melodic hardcore and hardcore sound, usually avoiding standard songs structures and almost entirely abandoning the use of breakdowns. During M.L.I.W.'s six year run, the band released three full-length albums and one self-titled 7" E.P. Despite a growing profile on the underground hardcore circuit, and garnering critical acclaim from numerous musical outlets, Modern Life Is War announced their dissolution in early 2008. The band reunited in 2012 and released a new record called Fever Hunting.

M.L.I.W.'s self-titled 7-inch E.P. was released through Lifeline Records in early 2002. Their two subsequent studio albums, 2003's My Love. My Way. (which often wrongly gets labeled as "My Life. My Love") and 2005's Witness are now available through the Deathwish Inc. record label, which is owned and operated by Converge singer Jacob Bannon. Netherlands-based label Reflections Records is responsible for worldwide distribution of all M.L.I.W. vinyl releases.
In mid 2005, after the release of Witness, guitarist Matt Hoffman and bassist Chris Honeck left the band. They were replaced by Sjarm 13 and Tim Churchman, respectively. On February 9, 2007, M.L.I.W. announced that they had inked a record deal with Equal Vision Records. The band's final album, Midnight in America, was released on August 21, 2007 to positive reviews.

On February 19, 2008, the band announced on their Myspace page that they would be breaking up, and that they were planning one final American tour, starting March 29 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and reconvening on April 26 in the band's hometown of Marshalltown, IA. In a separate interview conducted several weeks before the tour, the band members discussed their hopes and achievements in playing together for the last six years:
“I hope that we have made some people feel less alone. I hope we have motivated people to think for themselves; to be themselves and to take action. Punk rock changed our lives, and I hope that we as a band contributed something to keep the whole thing going. We are leaving soon, but the future is unwritten . . . "
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Modern Life Is War Discography Tracks

Albums

Modern Life Is War My Love. My Way. (Album) Martyr Records US 2003 Sell This Version
Modern Life Is War Witness (Album) Deathwish Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Modern Life Is War Midnight In America (Album, EP) Equal Vision Records Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
Modern Life Is War Fever Hunting (Album) Deathwish US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Modern Life Is War Modern Life Is War (EP) Modern Life Is War Records US 2002 Sell This Version
Modern Life Is War / Kill Your Idols Modern Life Is War / Kill Your Idols - Live On WLUW Lifeline Records (4) US 2005 Sell This Version
Modern Life Is War Stagger Lee (Single, Album) Equal Vision Records US 2007 Sell This Version

Compilations

LR01 Modern Life Is War The End Is Here(7", EP, Whi + LP, Album, Bla + LP, Album, Blu + LP) Lifeline Records (4) LR01 US 2008 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Modern Life Is War Songs From Midnight In America(CD, Promo, Smplr) Equal Vision Records none US 2007 Sell This Version