Photo credit: Pooneh Ghana.
FLYLEAF, the five-piece, multi-platinum alternative band from Texas, has officially signed with Loud & Proud Records.
Currently in the studio in Los Angeles with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine, Avril Lavigne), the group–KRISTEN MAY (vocals), SAMEER BHATACHARYA (guitars), JARED HARTMANN (guitars), PAT SEALS (bass), JAMES CULPEPPER (drums)–will release their fourth full length studio album in September.
“We are inspired by Flyleaf’s new music and equally inspired by the band members’ character and conviction,” says Tom Lipsky, Owner and President of Loud & Proud Records. “We have confidence in their future and are excited that they have placed their trust in Loud & Proud to be their global label partner.”
“Flyleaf is privileged and thankful to be joining forces with Loud & Proud,” explains guitarist SAMEER BHATACHARYA. “There is something very special in this new Flyleaf album that resonates in our hearts. We’re excited for the new release and our upcoming tours starting this fall.”
“Flyleaf has been blessed to have crossed paths with Loud & Proud,” adds bassist PAT SEALS. “We are thrilled to be releasing our new record with such a progressive label that seeks to serve the music.”
“I’m so happy to be partners with Loud and Proud, this will be a good team for us,” adds vocalist KRISTEN MAY. Loud and Proud gives us the freedom creatively to grow and stay true to who we are while having the support of an inspired team, we can’t wait for the journey ahead.”
In early 2014 the group began a Pledge Music.com campaign for their new album with producer Don Gilmore; by February 2, 2014 the album was fully funded. Fans can visit www.pledgemusic.com/projects/flyleaf to pre-order the new album and find VIP packages for the forthcoming fall tour. The band will release their first single in July and look to tour in early fall to support the release of the new album.
Early song titles include:
“Set Me On Fire”
“Well of Lies”
Watch the “City Kids” live video here:
FLYLEAF has consistently dominated the Active, Alternative and Mainstream rock charts throughout their career. They released the eponymous debut album, Flyleaf, in 2005 which went platinum and spawned the singles “I’m So Sick,” “Fully Alive,” and the smash “All Around Me,” which sold over one million digital downloads, was a Top 20 hit at Top 40 radio and won the BMI Pop Award. Their second album Memento Mori was released in late 2009 and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard charts, featuring the singles “Again” and “Missing.” Their third album New Horizons was released in late 2012 and marked the addition of lead vocalist KRISTEN MAY and the departure of Lacey Sturm. After months of touring the world with the new line-up, FLYLEAF released a new EP Who We Are in 2013 which featured the song “Something Better” with P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval on vocals. They’ve shared the stage with Korn, Deftones, Stone Sour, Evanescence and many more. Conscious of constantly giving back, they played special shows for American troops stationed in Afghanistan as well as Okinawa, Japan.
About Loud & Proud Records
Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label. Labels under Lipsky’s direction in the past, including CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group and a joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, were responsible for new releases by Neil Young, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Morrissey, Lenny Kravitz, Iron Maiden, The Allman Brothers Band and more. Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, multi-platinum alternative band Flyleaf, supergroup rock band The Winery Dogs, renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident, multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk, Seattle’s alternative Walking Papers, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile and powerhouse rockers KIX. Loud & Proud Records is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG. Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC.
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