In a press release announcing the signing, Blaine Barcus, VP of A&R for Provident Label Group, said, "I heard seeds of greatness on the band's indie EP, along with an honesty and passion in Josh's voice that immediately got my attention. I felt that same honesty and passion upon seeing their show. Nevertheless is a band of guys who are determined to make great music, but equally determined to communicate hope in a culture spinning out of control."
Flicker couldnt be happier about working with Nevertheless, said Troy Vest, VP Marketing and Artist Development for Flicker. They fit in exactly with what we as a label strive for, and that is to provide amazing art from individuals that have something solid and meaningful to say to todays world. These guys are passionate, talented and ready to work, and so are we!
Their music may sound like Cartel, Further Seems Forever and Jimmy Eat World, but that doesn't make them "just another indie pop/rock band," because their songs are definitely Christian.
"These arent just songs to soothe breakup sores or to feed the fires of crushes; they are also songs to mend deeper wounds," explained Josh Pearson - lead singer and one of the bands primary songwriters. We chose to explore the entire spectrum of emotions on this record, not just teenage heartache.
Pearson said, Our producer, James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Dashboard Confessional) really took the songs to a higher place. It was also great to co-write with Kevin Kadish (Stacy Orrico, Rob Thomas, Jason Mraz) on several tracks. Recording the album was a process that really stretched us to our limits, but we came out sharpened on the other side. We have never worked so hard on anything in our whole lives. I feel like the process reaffirmed our reasons for doing this, because we had to give our all or go home.
Nevertheless' first radio single, The Real, hit radio this week. The video will follow in early August. Having performed at several summer festivals already, the band will continue to hit the road on Shoutfest dates and the Accelerate Tour this fall with two other new bands, Decyfer Down and Red. They will also spend a few weeks on the road with Maverick Records band The Finalist.