Hi T&N world! My name is Zach. Je chante dans Sent By Ravens (if you don't know what this means, Google it! it's good for you <3). We thought we'd get started on our part of this album release by saying hello and explaining our hearts a little. Our first full length "Our Graceful Words" is coming out April 20th. We're one of the newer bands but it's really a blessing to be a part of the Tooth & Nail family. Everyone we met in Seattle were the most down to earth people in the world and really seem to believe in the record. That means a lot to us in these cut-throat times in music. We're still babies, figuratively speaking, but we believe honesty and grace will take us in the right direction. Following God's peace is our daily goal. Don't get me wrong, we're not perfect people, but we learn...and enjoy our walk.
We recorded last summer with Aaron Sprinkle and Matt Carter in Seattle at The Compound. Those two made us feel at home and really pushed us to put great songs on this record (being in beautiful Seattle didn't hurt either). The eleven tracks on "Our Graceful Words" come from some of the most personal and honest places in our hearts so far. I hope you guys enjoy and we look forward to coming to a town near you. We'll be touring all of May and June, ending at Cornerstone festival July 2nd. Come say hello!
For “Mean What You Say,” the band’s second album they partnered with Producer Rob Hawkins (Fireflight, Disciple), and made a record that, frankly, few bands could even conceive of making. 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. Yet for Riner and company, Mean What You Say is not simply an exercise in flexing their sonic might, but a vital response to a spiritual crisis in our culture.
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Zach Riner - Vocals
JJ Leonard - Guitar
Andy O'Neal - Guitar
Jon Arena - Bass
Dane Anderson - Drums