The Every Time I Die frontman will release his debut novel, a semi-autobiography entitled Scale, sometime during Winter 2015/2016 via Rare Bird Books.
Here's the description from the press release:
Ray Goldman will outdrink you, out-party you and, unfortunately for him, probably outlive you. As a hopeless and struggling indie rock musician, Ray's best chance of discovering any beauty and purpose in his dysfunctional life will come only when he ceases to struggle against life itself. These are his memoirs.
SCALE chronicles Ray Goldman's journey downward through the adversarial trials that sometimes prove necessary in facilitating an eventual ascent into truth and happiness. The odd chapters of the novel find Ray, now a 31-year-old guitar player, seeking fulfillment in the wake of a life-altering tragedy while the even chapters see him reflecting on the depravity and selfishness that hastened his descent towards it. SCALE is about the relationship between instability and balance, death and resurrection, perception and reality, but ultimately it is about the endless war waged between our disquieted minds and our noble hearts.
Fans of pop culture, Americana, Punk Rock music, and Charles Bukowski's HAM ON RYE…lookout!
For those of you who are Every Time I Die fanatics, it's no secret that Buckley is a former English teacher.
So, basically, Scale is bound to be one badass novel.
Every Time I Die just rick-rolled Dallas last night on their current co-headlining tour with The Ghost Inside, which ends on December 18.
You can peep those dates here:
11/26 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
11/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/29 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
11/30 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
12/1 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly
12/3 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
12/4 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
12/5 Lawrence, KS The Granada
12/6 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
12/7 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
12/8 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
12/9 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
12/11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
12/12 New York, NY Webster Hall
12/13 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
12/14 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
12/15 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
12/16 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
12/17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
12/18 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
[via Rare Bird Books]