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2/28/2012 - Sent By Ravens Release Sophomore Album Today
Tooth & Nail Records’ Sent By Ravens is proud to release their sophomore label album, Mean What You Say, today. This album is a follow-up to their 2010 breakout hit, Our Graceful Words, which debuted at No. 34 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Already the album has debuted on the Rock iTunes chart at No. 5 and in the Top 30 on the iTunes overall chart. Click here to purchase the album on iTunes.
To support this already popular release, Sent By Ravens will be on tour as direct support for the Emery and Friends tour in March. The tour will feature Emery, Sent By Ravens, Icon For Hire and I Am Empire. In addition to this tour, the band will be on the Project 86 tour in April as well as can be seen this summer at Ichthus, Creation East and West, Kingsfest and SpiritSong.
Mean What You Say has been generating a buzz among the media outlets this week as it releases. The album and band are featured in outlets such as Alternative Press, Seattle Weekly, Audiopinions and more. Check out what the media are saying about Mean What You Say:
"From the circle-pit-inciting, double-timed 'Prudence' to the creepy electric tinges that pepper the title track, Sent By Ravens are able to showcase some originality in a genre that generally lacks any true innovation."
- Alternative Press
"Sent By Ravens whip up the perfect post-hardcore recipe using energy and hope"
- Seattle Weekly Blog
"Mean What You Say is a fabulous foray in the rock circle, as it does improve upon the precedent set by Our Graceful Words, heavy hitting from start to finish."
"Sent by Ravens sophomore LP Mean What You Say is implicitly potent."
“Front to back, it is a triumph in production quality, unforgettable songwriting, and uncanny passion. It is dark and disquieting, yet uplifting. It is contemporary without being derivative.”
– Migrate Music News
“Sent By Ravens truly mean what they say and will surely appeal to any listener who is looking for authenticity while listening to music.”
“The stylistic choices made throughout the album quickly skyrockets the album into a solid release by themselves. Incorporate the sharp and talented musicianship of the band and you have a release that is worth its price tag.”
About Sent By Ravens and Mean What You Say:
With their sophomore effort Mean What You Say, Sent By Ravens have taken their driving modern rock sound and rounded it out, expanded its diversity while staying true to a base of powerful vocals and soaring guitar tones. The new album was produced in Nashville with Rob Hawkins (Fireflight, Disciple) and mixed by Ainslie Grosser, is a polished collection of songs that contain moments that are sometimes delicate and sometimes raw.
If you know nothing about Sent By Ravens, you must know their story is one of aligning stars, divine appointments, and most of all, diversity. On little more than a prayer, Riner moved his life hundreds of miles from Georgia to tiny Hartsville, South Carolina to connect with guitarist Andy O’Neal and explore their mutual rick n’ roll fantasies. Then, after combing the earth via online sources such as Youtube, three band mates followed their lead--each relocating to the same town (two of which moved all the way from Maui, Hawaii) with nothing but their faith and their talents to guide them. The result was extraordinary, as the clash of different backgrounds produced a tangible individuality. Sent By Ravens is: Zach Riner: Vocals, Andy O'neal: Guitar, JJ Leonard: Guitar, Jon Arena: Bass and Dane Andersen: Drums.
1/25/2012 - Tooth and Nail's Sent By Ravens Will Release Sophomore Album Feb 28
Tooth & Nail Records’ Sent By Ravens is ready to release their sophomore label album, Mean What You Say, on February 28. This album is a follow-up to their 2010 breakout hit, Our Graceful Words, which debuted at No. 34 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart. In anticipation of their release, the band has posted a new song, “We’re All Liars,” up now on their Facebook and YouTube.
With their sophomore effort Mean What You Say, Sent By Ravens have taken their driving modern rock sound and rounded it out, expanded its diversity while staying true to a base of powerful vocals and soaring guitar tones. The new album was produced in Nashville with Rob Hawkins (Fireflight, Disciple) and mixed by Ainslie Grosser. Mean What You Say is a polished collection of songs that contain moments that are sometimes delicate and sometimes raw.
Frontman Zach Riner’s lyrics and their meaning’s are the heart behind Mean What You Say. He does not mince words as he speaks to the hunger for spiritual authenticity in each of us. On the song “Listen” he addresses the idea that transparency, rather than preaching, produces lasting impact. And on the debut Rock radio single, “Learn From the Night,” he reminds the listener that we must let go of pride and admit our own mistakes if we want to find healing in relationships.
“I want to be true to what I believe,” adds Riner. “I’m fine if someone is offended or disagrees with me, but not if it was because I lacked passion. I am no preacher, I only feel qualified to write songs and speak about what I believe and talk sincerely with people - that’s what I’ll stick with.”
Stay tuned for more information on this release and the band’s touring schedule. Sent By Ravens hails from South Carolina and is composed of Zach Riner, Vocals, Andy O'neal, Guitar, JJ Leonard, Guitar, Jon Arena, Bass and Dane Andersen, Drums.
Mean What You Say Track Listing:
3. Rebuild, Release
4. Learn From The Night
5. Mean What You Say
6. However Long It Takes
7. Need It Today
8. Never Be Enough
9. We're All Liars
10. Best In Me
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