(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Sept. 9, 2008—Word Records band Remedy Drive has set the standard for all future first-time artists releasing projects at Christian retail this year, selling more than 4500 albums its debut week. The four-brother rock ‘n roll show follows this news with a fall headlining tour, visiting 25 markets through early November.
“The debut week for Remedy Drive represents years of work that the band has put into its ministry, and we are glad that its music and message has resonated with fans,” says Word Entertainment Chief Operating Officer Rod Riley. “We congratulate Remedy Drive on its exceptional debut and look forward to more great things from the band in the months ahead.”
Remedy Drive frontman David Zach adds, “We feel really honored and humbled that every day a few more people around the country are finding out about this band from Nebraska that’s been making music independently for the last five years. We are excited to take a new album out on the road.”
Remedy Drive will continue to support the release of Daylight Is Coming with a fall headlining tour kicking off this week. The band will visit more than 25cities nationwide, including its native Lincoln, Neb. as well as major markets Chicago, Indianapolis, and Houston. For a current list of tour dates, visit www.myspace.com/remedydrive.
Produced by 2008 GMA Dove Awards Producer of the Year Ian Eskelin, Daylight Is Coming showcases Remedy Drive’s high-energy, piano-driven rock sound. The band’s debut music video, “Daylight,” was recently voted to No. 1 on TVU, a nationwide, 24/7 music video television network, and its current single “Daylight” is currently vying for adds at CHR radio. For more information about Remedy Drive, visit www.remedydrive.com. For press materials on the album, visit www.wordlabelgroup.com/pr.
David (vocals, keys, guitar), Philip (bass, vocals), Paul (guitar, vocals), and Daniel Zach (drums) originally began playing together in colleges around Lincoln, Nebraska. It wasn’t until 2003 that the band now known as Remedy Drive ventured outside its stomping grounds into territory spanning the Midwest and West Coast. In the last two years, Remedy Drive has performed more than 200 shows annually, including concerts at festivals, colleges, camps, conferences and churches. The band’s indie release, Rip Open the Skies (2005), has sold more than 20,000 copies to date. Keeping that pace, the band recently wrapped the spring 2008 “LifeLight Tour” with Building 429 and Bread of Stone. This summer, Remedy Drive appeared at major festivals including Spirit West Coast Del Mar, Spirit West Coast Monterey, Crossover, Ichthus, Higher Ground, Lifelight and Rock the Light.
New Word recording artist Remedy Drive films its first music video,
"Daylight," from the band's Aug. 26 debut Daylight Is Coming
at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Ala. on June 16, 2008. Produced by The Erwin
Brothers, the video made its national television premiere on TVU Friday, July
11, 2008 and online at HearItFirst.com Tuesday, July 15, 2008. To view the
video, visit: www.myspace.com/remedydrive
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) May 28, 2008 – Newly signed Word Records rock band Remedy Drive releases its debut project, Daylight Is Coming, August 26. Produced by 2008 GMA Dove Awards Producer of the Year Ian Eskelin, the album showcases Remedy Drive’s high-energy, piano-driven rock sound.
“Remedy Drive is the highway we’re all on as a band, and we want to steer people toward redemption,” says lead David Zach. “We’ve not arrived—we’re all on a journey. And we don’t have all the answers. But we’re also not afraid to ask the questions, and we hope that our music will inspire everyone to do the same.”
Brothers David (vocals, keys, guitar), Paul (guitars), Philip (bass) and Daniel (drums) Zach name musical influences that range from Muse and The Killers to U2, Switchfoot and Weezer. “Phil is always trying to push us in a more electro direction, which keeps us on our toes,” says David. “When I think of what Paul brings to the table—imagine a guitar player that tries to imitate a symphony. And Philip does things with bass lines that I’ve never heard anyone else do. Working together is so much fun because everyone contributes something unique.”
Remedy Drive’s first single, “Daylight,” went for adds at Christian AC/CHR radio May 23. The song draws a parallel between nature’s most basic function and life’s most challenging moments. “We wanted this jam track to be a home for a memorable lyric and melody,” says David. “In Lord of the Rings, Gandalf said, ‘At dawn, look to the East,’ and that’s the message we’re offering here: Even in the most desperate times, each new day provides a glimmer of hope.”
As an independent act, Remedy Drive played 200 dates a year for three consecutive years. Keeping that pace, the band recently wrapped the spring 2008 “LifeLight Tour” with Building 429 and Bread of Stone. This summer, Remedy Drive will appear at major festivals including Spirit West Coast Del Mar, Spirit West Coast Monterey, Crossover, Ichthus, Higher Ground, Rock the Light, and Lifelight, as well as other performances and youth camps. For more information about Remedy Drive, visit www.remedydrive.com. For press materials on the album, visit www.wordlabelgroup.com/pr