"I've known these guys for almost two years now and believe 100% in their ministry and sincere hearts for the Lord, says Susan Riley, owner and founder of Fervent Records. They are the real deal and we're excited to have them as part of the Fervent family.
Each band member is passionate about impacting culture while creatively and consciously changing Christian music. Not that Exit East wants to challenge the fibers of Christian music, but rather they want to use it as an avenue to creatively tell the true-life stories of a Christian- not backing away from real life moments. With their candid themes, Exit East is poised to have a great impact on listeners in the Christian market, as well as those outside it.
In a press release, lead singer Jason Foust said, "We always want to expand our limits as musicians and push ourselves to be better at our craft, working with more interesting ideas, huge hooks, and poignant themes; but overall, our music will always remain the story of our lives in Christ - we want to tell that story better with every song."
The studio time with Otto Price has given the band members the opportunity to sharpen their skills and track 12 songs that demonstrate a defining pop/rock sound, drawing comparisons to mainstream artists like Matchbox 20 and Train.
In preparation for the projects release, Exit East band members are still keeping their heads and hearts in the game. According to Foust, Our passions are simply making great, intelligent music that is well-crafted and approachable, while carrying the truth of the grace of God in every minute of our lives in good or bad.
Exit East will make their national debut in July on Fervent Records Absolute Smash Hits with the bonus cut With You. They have also recorded a new rendition of O Come, O Come Emmanuel for Absolute Favorite Christmas, which hits stores September 28, 2004. Their debut project is scheduled for release in the spring of 2005.