Hymns (band)

Hymns (band)

Infobox musical artist |
Name = Hymns

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Background = group_or_band
Origin = Brooklyn,NYC, United States
Genre = Rock, Folk rock, Indie rock, College rock, Country rock
Years_active = 2003 – present
Label = Blackland Records
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URL = [http://www.hymnsband.com Official Website]
Current_members = Brian Harding (vocals, Guitar)
Jason Roberts (Guitar)
Matt Shaw (Bass Guitar)
Tony Kent (drums)
Past_members =

The Hymns are an indie rock band based out of Brooklyn, NY. Originally consisting of North Carolina natives Brian Harding (vocals,guitar) and Jason Roberts (guitar,wurlitzer), the band picked up Texas-based rockers Tony Kent (drums) and Matt Shaw (bass guitar) upon arriving in NYC. Debuting with the "infectious" [http://yourhereblog.mtv.com/2008/01/23/hymns-deliver-southern-fried-preview-of-upcoming-lp/ You R Here: MTV News Live Music Coverage » Hymns Deliver Southern-Fried Preview Of Upcoming LP ] ] album, Brother/Sister, the Hymns have been steadily gaining in popularity, appearing with such headliners as Ben Kweller, Hot Hot Heat, Beck, and the Sam Roberts Band. Releasing their second album, "Travel in Herds," they are named by Spin Magazine as one of the artists to watch in 2008. [http://www.spin.com/articles/hymns Artist of the Day]

Background Information

The band is a result of a lifelong friendship between Brian Harding and Jason Roberts, of whom formed the band while attending Appalachian State University. Following their graduation, the power-duo temporarily disbanded with Jason joining the Ben Kweller Band while Brian relocated to NYC to continue on with their creation. During Jason's stint with Ben Kweller, the lead guitarist met and became close with band-member John Kent of whom went on to form Blackland Records located in Celeste,TX. After hearing some of the band's work, John was immediately hooked on the sound and quickly signed the band in 2005, along with Jason who quit his day job to jump back on board [ [http://www.hymnsband.com/info Hymns » info ] ] .

During recording sessions at "The Vault" (Blackland Records), the band met up with Matt Shaw and Tony Kent, two local musicans who shared the band's common background of being childhood friends. [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:hifrxqudldse~T00%0D%0A%0D%0A allmusic ((( Hymns > Overview ))) ] ] With the addition to the band, Brian and Jason's dream had finally become a reality, and the group quickly started the recording process, releasing their debut album "Brother/Sister" in the Fall of 2006. This record release generated national attention with publications such as Spin Magazine,The New Yorker, and MTV News taking notice. With their newly acquired popularity, the band appeared with popular artists including Ben Kweller, The Lemonheads, Hot Hot Heat, Beck, Sam Roberts Band, the Redwalls, and Butch Walker.

Amidst national tours, the band returned to the studio in 2007 to record their second album, "Travel in Herds" which was released in the Spring of 2008. [http://www.hymnsband.com/withmusic.html Concert Review: Travel in Herds]



*"Brother/Sister" (2006)
* Travel in Herds (2008)

External links

* [http://www.hymnsband.com Official Website] "
* [http://www.myspace.com/hymnsband Hymns Myspace]


# Norris, John. "Hymns Deliver Southern-Fried LP." MTV News Blog. January 22, 2008. [http://yourhereblog.mtv.com/2008/01/23/hymns-deliver-southern-fried-preview-of-upcoming-lp/ Hymns:MTV News Blog]

# D'Amato, Anthony. "Artist of the Day." Spin Magazine. February 28, 2008. [http://www.spin.com/articles/hymns Artist of the Day]

# Hymns. "Artist Bio." Hymnsband.com. [http://www.hymnsband.com/info Hymns: Official Bio]

# All Music "Hymns Bio." All Music.com [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:hifrxqudldse~T00%0D%0A%0D%0A Hymns Music Bio]

# Petrusich, Amanda. "Review: Travel in Herds." Spin Magazine. March 2008. [http://www.hymnsband.com/withmusic.html Concert Review: Travel in Herds]

# The New Yorker. "Pianos: Concert Review." The New Yorker. January 1, 2008. [http://www.hymnsband.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/hymnsnewyorker1-21- Pianos: Concert Review]

# Norris, John. "Hymns Deliver Southern-Fried LP." MTV News Blog. January 22, 2008. [http://yourhereblog.mtv.com/2008/01/23/hymns-deliver-southern-fried-preview-of-upcoming-lp/ Hymns:MTV News Blog]

# Broken Guitar Strings. "Review: Travel in Herds." Broken Guitar Strings. [http://brokenguitarstrings.blogspot.com/ Album Review: Travel in Herds]

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