Rock, Alternative, Post-Grunge , ProgRock
Location Klamath Falls, Oregon
Comparison Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Evanescence, Apocalyptica, Red
Bold, new rock with string accents. Recorded with producer and studio engineers for TOOL, System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.
RELEVANT DISCORD is a modern rock act whose roots find ground in the raw angst and energy of the post-grunge movement yet whose branches of sound find distinction with the beauty and tension of string work and occasional dissonant elements. Lyrically, RELEVANT DISCORD’s work captures a depth, intensity, and honesty often found absent in many mainstream releases. All the while, RELEVANT DISCORD offers listeners a finished product possessing both independent and commercial appeal.
Initially founded in 2002, RELEVANT DISCORD is fronted by Nicholas Andrew Depew (published author of: “Character in Transition – A Guide to Not Burning the Bridge”). Nicholas is the only official member of RELEVANT DISCORD. However, a skilled cast of musicians rotate in and out of the band as support for live events and studio work.
Between 2005 and 2007, RELEVANT DISCORD began writing and compiling songs for what would become their debut release, December of 2009’s “The Pathways of Brokenness – Volume 01” EP. “The Pathways of Brokenness – Volume 01” EP was recorded and mixed with father/son duo, Eddie and Jai Callahan (respectively) between 2008 and 2009. Eddie, both a musician and producer, has played with and/or opened for a virtual who’s who of rock music’s elite from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Some of these artists include: The Doors, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Heart, and Eddie Money. Eddie’s son Jai lent his drumming talents to four of the EP’s five tracks. Jai is presently in high demand as a touring musician among a number of independent and small label bands located in the Pacific Northwest and West Coast regions of the United States.
“The Pathways of Brokenness – Volume 01” EP released on December 8, 2009. It featured the songs: “The Refrain,” “Today We Remember,” “Law of Constants,” “The End of Silence,” and “We’re in this Together” (a cover of the 1999 alternative/industrial hit).
In March of 2011, RELEVANT DISCORD re-entered the studio in northern California. However, this time enlisting the co-production assistance of industry veterans Sylvia Massy and Rich Veltrop. Sylvia was the producer/engineer behind notable projects, including: TOOL’s “Opiate” and “Undertow,” System Of A Down’s self-titled release, Powerman 5000’s “Tonight the Stars Revolt,” the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s remix of “One Hot Minute”, and songs from Johnny Cash’s “The Legend Of.” Rich has engineered/mixed projects for artists including: Rage Against the Machine, Tom Petty, Slayer, Spinal Tap, 311, Buddy Guy, and David Coverdale. Rich has also worked alongside several award winning producers/engineers, including: Rick Rubin and Butch Vig.
The result of the Massy/Veltrop collaboration is RELEVANT DISCORD’s radio-ready singles: “The Days of Deferment” and “The Refrain” (a revision of the band’s earlier effort). Both songs reenlist the talents of drummer Jai Callahan, and feature string work by Scott Fegette (cello) and Stephanie Lee (Violin). Both songs were mastered by Tom Baker (mastering engineer behind mainstream releases for Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, Avenged Sevenfold, 30 Seconds to Mars, Seether, Red, and countless more).
“The Days of Deferment” and “The Refrain” appear on RELEVANT DISCORD’s “Dual Singles EP”. The EP and both singles released on June 21, 2011 on both digital and physical platforms. Both tracks are being met with rave reviews and are quickly being added to radio station playlists across the globe.
“Professionally but independently produced, the new album from Relevant Discord is a well-balanced marriage of indie-rock ideals, and big studio quality. Use of classical instruments really fills in the background, giving the driving guitar riffs some good company.”MeagDub @ HubPages
“Wonderful start to the track. The vocalist has great voice and he sings powerfully. The band play is awesome. Great rock track with nice tempo and creativity. A well constructed track that impresses me!”Panel reviewer with SoundOut (track – “The Days of Deferment”)
“Amazing song with cool instrumental mix and performance. I think the artist sings with confidence and the band has good performance ability. The music was well delivered and the beat provided great energy for the song, also the lyrics are well thought out and go well with the melody.”Panel reviewer with SoundOut (track – “The Days of Deferment”)
“This track is an intriguing alternative rock song. It has churning guitars and reflective lyrics. It would fit right in on alternative radio next to Disturbed and Hurt.”Panel reviewer with SoundOut (track – “The Days of Deferment”)