Not long ago the alternative rock world was shocked to learn that heavy favorites letlive. were unceremoniously calling it quits. Fans thought news of a final record or show would inevitably surface, but such headlines never came to pass. Instead, frontman Jason Butler has something new he wants to share with the world.

Yesterday, July 4, Butler introduced a new project called The Fever to a crowd of hungry fans in a donut shop parking lot just outside downtown Los Angeles. The new band also features Aric Improta from Night Verses and Stephen Harrison from The Chariot. The trio announced their plans to perform earlier in the week with a message posted to Instagram:

To all the tired, frustrated, and brave, come join us -333

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Butler further teased the project with a post of his own, which included the following message:

“To those of you who want change, here is an offering to start that conversation.

“I’ve had a lot of people asking me what I’ll be doing in the future – here is a taste of that. I love art. I love being a musician. I love progress. And I am no stranger to pushing back if I feel it is necessary.

“This will be an exhibition of all the things I love w/ like minded people for whom I care deeply. To all the tired, frustrated, and brave, come join us.”

When fans arrived on site they found no stage waiting in the parking lot. Instead, the band appeared in the back of a moving truck before taking their performance to the lot so they could be closer to their first-ever audience. Videos of the performance quickly made their way around the internet. You can view a few select clips below:

Starting Independence Day with #thefever333

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We expect more new regarding The Fever to surface in the days and weeks ahead. Follow Substream on Twitter for updates.