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MISS MAY I Vocalist Levi Benton on the Vulgar Display of Podcast

MISS MAY I in St. Louis at Red Flag on Thursday, 09.01 and new album Curse of Existence out Friday, 09.02

by Austin Basler

Curse of Existence, the seventh studio album from MISS MAY I, explodes with the life experience of an established band, the uncertainty of mental health struggles, the isolation of the global shutdown, and the perspective gained from the most extensive time away from the road of each man’s adult life.

“Curse Of Existence is exactly what it reads, the curse we have in our existence. This doesn’t mean anything strictly negative, but it covers all existence that is the good and the bad, the highs and the lows, the sorrow and the joy. Everything that comes with life comes with a lesson and a price and that is what we have put into this new album. It tells our lessons over our lives that have shaped us and have brought us to the very bottom of our lowest low and the tallest point to our highest high. We know the reflection we all went through during the world coming to a halt and that experience brought a lot of these sheltered emotions to light!” – Levi Benton

Produced by Will Putney (A Day To Remember, The Amity Affliction, Every Time I Die), Curse of Existence is the sound of five people prying victory from the jaws of defeat. Unbroken by isolation, fearless in the face of fear, MISS MAY I wrestle with demons real and imagined all over the album.


MISS MAY I vocalist Levi Benton recently joined the fellas on Vulgar Display of Podcast, featured above. Levi talks about the early days of MISS MAY I, when the band were still in high school, and being taken seriously amongst their peers. After earning their stripes and proving any naysayers wrong, these road dogs are now major players in the scene. We discuss many other topics including the writing process, how the pandemic affected the band, and recording with Cowboys From Hell producer Terry Date. Check out the new album Curse of Existence coming out on September 2nd on Sharptone Records. MISS MAY I are heading out on a headlining tour this fall, and will be at Red Flag in St. Louis on September 1st.

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