Therefore I Am to Release ‘The Sound Of Human Lives’ on June 23

Boston, MA’s latest hometown heroes, Therefore I Am, have announced a June 23rd release date for The Sound Of Human Lives, the 13-track debut full-length, out on Equal Vision Records. The quintet — vocalist Alex Correia, guitarists Brian Marquis and Travis Alexander, bassist Jim Creighton, and drummer Chris Fernandes — were recently named one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands To Know In 2009.

After recording Escape, their breakout EP, with producer Mike Poorman (Piebald, Tsunami Bomb, Paulson), it was an easy decision to work with him again on the LP. “Mike works hard and really lets us write what we want to. He becomes another member of the band and pulls the best from you,” explained Creighton. Therefore I Am spent nearly 6 months writing at home in Boston and 2 months recording at Poorman’s studio in Providence, RI. “With the EP, we were playing shows in between writing but this time, we hunkered down and focused on just writing,” Creighton said of the writing process. Compared to Escape, which AbsolutePunk hailed as “blistering rock goodness… an extremely gratifying adrenaline rush,” Marquis says The Sound Of Human Lives is “darker, heavier and more intense musically and lyrically.”

“This record is the soundtrack of our lives. The sounds we’ve chosen, the progressions, and the content, from start to finish, reflects how we were living at the time we wrote it,” Correia described. As the main lyricist, Correia explained most of the album reflects on “the loss of family members, drug addiction, the death of close friends, and various relationships I’ve had and lost in my life.”

Therefore I Am are currently in the middle of a tour with Confide and Oceana. The tour serves as a warm up to this summer’s Vans Warped Tour on which the band will play the Skullcandy stage for the entire run. To say the band is excited about Warped Tour might be an understatement: “We’ve all grown up going to Warped Tour and to watch it grow into the amazing punk rock traveling circus it has become makes it even more of a dream come true to be a part of it.”

As a pre-release, the band has made available a limited edition 7″ vinyl featuring a track from Escape, “45 Miles”, and a remix of the song done by ex-The Receiving End Of Sirens guitarist, Brian Southall. The 500-piece run is pressed on blue/white swirl color vinyl, hand numbered, and only available at the band’s shows or

The Sound Of Human Lives
1. Death By Fire
2. Eleven, Seventeen
3. Splinters
4. My Father, The Fatalist
5. For The Sake of Skin
6. It’s No Wonder Why
7. The Sound of Human Lives
8. I Am Only An Island
9. Big Blue
10. A Face In The Clouds
11. No Face In The Crowd
12. The Art of Transparency
13. You Leave

w/Confide, Oceana
4/21 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
4/22 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
4/23 Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s
4/24 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
4/25 Edison, NJ @ Clara Barton First Aid
4/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber Pass
4/27 Fredericksburg, VA @ Refuge
4/28 Danville, VA @ Plan B
4/29 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge
4/30 Raleigh, NC @ Brewery
5/01 Macon, GA @ Macon Venue Project
5/02 Tampa, FL @ Czar
5/03 Longwood, FL @ Reinvent
5/04 Miami, FL @ The Dugout
5/05 Ocala, FL @ Central Christian Church
5/07 Nashville, TN @ The Anchor
5/08 Bartlett, TN @ T.H.A.T. Church
5/10 Harrisonburg, VA @ The Artful Dodger

Warped Tour
6/26 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6/27 San Francisco, CA @ Pier 30/32
6/28 Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
6/30 Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
7/01 Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
7/02 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
7/03 Houston, TX @ The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park
7/05 Dallas, TX @ Center
7/07 Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
7/09 Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON @ Arrow Hall
7/11 Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau
7/12 Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
7/14 Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/15 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
7/16 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/17 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/18 Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/19 Oceanport, NJ @ Monmouth Park Racetrack
7/21 Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
7/22 Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/24 Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/25 Miami, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/26 Tampa, FL @ Vinoy Park
7/28 Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/29 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/30 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
7/31 Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
8/01 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/02 Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
8/03 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/04 Kansas City, MO @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
8/07 Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
8/08 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairgrounds
8/09 Denver, CO @ Invesco Field
8/12 Calgary, AB @ Race City Speedway
8/14 Vancouver, BC @ Thunderbird Stadium
8/15 Seattle, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
8/16 Portland, OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds
8/19 Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
8/20 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/21 Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/22 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Amphitheatre
8/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Home Depot Center