New Inpop Records band Julian Drive readies for the release of its national label debut, My Coming Day. The album will be among Inpop Records first releases of the year, dropping January 27, 2009.
Originally intended as an independent project, producer Lynn Nichols (Switchfoot, Phil Keaggy) encouraged the band to think big for My Coming Day. â€œJulian Driveâ€™s music represents the heartland of America in style, and the heart of God in spirit,â€ says Nichols. â€œIt deserves a national platform, and I am excited to see the band, in partnership with Inpop Records, take their music and ministry to the masses.â€
A band with Georgia roots, Julian Drive seeks relationships with people over sales. â€œWeâ€™re not interested in the rock star mentality,â€ says Shane Bowers (vocals/guitars). â€œWe are much more interested in how we connect with the audience. If you come to one of our shows youâ€™ll likely find us hanging out with the kids. Thatâ€™s where our heart is.â€
The albumâ€™s debut single, â€œFrom Your Hands,â€ is currently New & Active on the Radio & Records AC Monitored and AC Indicator charts. For more information on Julian Drive and My Coming Day, visit www.juliandrive.com or www.myspace.com/juliandrive.
Bowers and Shaun Bennett (keyboard) formed the nucleus of Julian Drive while leading youth worship at church in rural Clarke County, Ga. Jesse Triplett joined the band, elevating its level of intensity to a full-fledged, ministry-oriented Southern alt-rock band. Julian Drive won the 2004 â€œExalting Himâ€ talent search and began playing shows coast-to-coast with bands like Rush of Fools, Big Daddy Weave, David Crowder Band, Day of Fire, Disciple, Israel Houghton, Building 429, David Phelps, NewSong, and Superchick. The band added bassist James Nitz to its line-up along the way.
Founded in 1999, Inpop Records is home to a variety of artists including newsboys, Superchick, Shane & Shane and Mat Kearney, among others. For more information, visit www.inpop.com.