SEATTLE, WA...May 13, 2008...In anticipation of the forthcoming June 24th studio project, To Know That You're Alive, BEC Recordings' rockers, Kutless, are currently giving away their first single of the album for free. The debut rock single "The Feeling" is available for download at the exclusive Kutless studio website that features blogs, updates and photos throughout the recording process. Downloads of the song began on Friday at 3 pm Pacific and an hour later more than 1,000 downloads had been given away. Currently the band has given away an astonishing 12,500+ downloads of their single.
"We are very excited to give away our first single," shares lead singer Jon Micah Sumrall. "We have been working on these songs for months and have been anxiously awaiting our new album's release. It is very rare that we are able to share the songs that we have been working on, before the release date and this has been a great opportunity for us to share with our fans, some of our enthusiasm for this new record. Giving this song away has allowed many of our fans to be a part of this excitement and anticipation by giving them a brief glimpse into what June 24th may hold when the full-length record is released. We hope that this song simply gets people excited and from the looks of it so far, that seems to be exactly what's happening!"
To Know That You're Alive is the band's fifth full-length album following the hit records that have sold more than 1.5 million copies. The band partnered for the first time with producer Pete Kipley (The Afters, MercyMe, Phil Wickham) for this project. In addition, the album features strings recorded in London at Abbey Road Studios for several songs including the title track. Kutless also recently finished their 30+ acoustic tour this spring. After a summer of key music festivals, Kutless will headline the first ever Creation Tour, which will be a rock replica on wheels of the 30-year-old summer festival.
The Portland, Oregon-based Kutless has emerged as one of Christian and rock music's hottest acts. Kutless has played before nearly two million fans in the past four years, has had eight radio hits from the band's first three CDs, Kutless, Sea of Faces and Strong Tower, and been nominated for multiple Dove Awards, earning its first last year for the band's participation on the Special Event Album of the Year, the soundtrack to "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." Kutless' music also has been featured in television and film. On the NBC hit TV show "Scrubs," in an episode this season titled "My Bright Idea," the Kutless song "All of the Words" played for almost two minutes during a pivotal scene of the popular comedy.
Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000, influenced by Christian rock predecessors such as the Supertones as well as mainstream modern rockers like Staind, Foo Fighters, and Incubus. Kutless signed to Tooth & Nail/BEC in late 2001 and released its self-titled debut the following year, which went on to become the fastest-selling debut in the label's history. Hearts of the Innocent marked the recording debut of the band's new members, drummer Jeffrey Gilbert and bass player Dave Leutkenhoelter, both formerly of alt-rock band Seven Places. In 2007, Nick De Partee joined the band as the new guitarist after being with the band for over a year as their guitar tech. For more information and tour dates, go to www.kutless.com or the studio site www.exclusivekutless.com
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