Since forming in the spring of ’04, Better Luck Next Time has put a staple on the pop punk scene as it is today. With 3 full-length albums, numerous compilation appearances, and a split CD under
their belt, the band has proven they’re a force to be reckoned with.
Their debut album “Third Time’s a Charm” was engineered, recorded, and produced entirely by themselves in the fall of ’05. It quickly caught the attention of InYaFace Records (Tokyo, Japan). The album hit Japanese Billboard at 19 on the Top 50 Charts. A year later, the band headed overseas to headline @UNITED Vol. 2 – Tokyo’s Melodic Attack in Shibuya, Japan at Club Quattro. The album was later declared the best selling foreign punk/emo record of ’06 in Japan.
In September ’06, the band was chosen as one of the top 10 unsigned bands in CA out of 2,500 by the world famous KROQ in Los Angeles. They have since had ongoing airplay and are requested on a regular basis. In the spring of ’07, the band was invited back to Japan to play one of the biggest events of the year, PUNKSPRING ’07. They shared the stage with such bands as NOFX, New Found Glory, Jimmy Eat World, Unwritten Law, Allister, Ellegarden, and many more big name acts.
Just months later, the follow-up to their debut album was released in Japan on August 25th. The album, Start From Skratch,” quickly generated a buzz throughout Japan, as well as in the U.S. and Europe. A co-headlining tour with The Mad Caddies was put together in support of the record covering such areas of Japan as Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
Now the band's 3rd full-length album titled "A Lifetime of Learning" will finally hit the streets here in their homeland. This time around, the band turned to Steve Kravac (blink-182, Less Than Jake, MxPx) to produce and record.
Their popularity and hype have spread from Japan over to other parts of the world, including Europe and the U.S. and they are ready to make show the rest of the world why 50,000+ screaming Japanese fans can’t be wrong.
This special edition of “A Lifetime of Learning” contains 8 bonus tracks made up of the most popular songs from their first two albums in never before released versions.
“Solid from start to finish. This band is not far from absolute domination and greatness.” Amazon.com
“It is no wonder that these guys have played aircraft hangers in other countries... Their ability to rock out with amazingly catching songs is that of superstars.” MAM
“It's a record that other bands need to strive to meet and it shows that there is room for experimentation. I can't find any faults with this album; I wish I could hear more." - Punkbands.com
Brian - Sweet Melodic Vocals/Rocking Rhythm Guitar/Emotion
Matt - Chest Thumping Bass/A.D.D./Computer Skills/X-Mas Everyday
John - Slick Lead Fingers/Reactor
Chris - Mindboggling Drum Skills/Eye Candy
Better Luck Next Time - A Lifetime Of Learning
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