The Word Alive
By Jackie Cular
The Word Alive got its start back in 2009 with lead singer/consummate band hopper Craig Mabbitt; with the switch to Tyler "Telle" Smith in 2008 (the reason is disputed), the band has taken off. The band has rocked Warped Tour for years and followed up with a fall headlining tour supported by Warped alum The Color Morale as well as Our Last Night, Dead Rabbitt, and Miss Fortune.
With last year's release Real on Fearless Records, as well as drummer Luke Holland's collaboration with Tyler Carter to cover Paramore's "Ain't it Fun" on Punk Goes Pop, vol 6, also out on Fearless Records--the band has cemented their spot atop the post-hardcore throne.