A new addition has been announced to the Tooth & Nail roster - Hyland, melodic rockers hailing from Minneapolis, MN. Grabbing the label’s attention with their EP “Quotients,” which was produced by Ben Kasica of Skillet and Nick Rad of Acceptance, Hyland will release their T&N label debut in Spring 2011.
The forthcoming full-length release will be produced by Aaron Sprinkle in Seattle and mixed by JR McNeely. A debut radio single will be serviced in February. More information and a title for the debut will be announced soon.
Singer Jon Lewis describes how the signing happened:
"Here we were, in the process of getting songs ready for our next independent recording... Aaron Sprinkle called, asking if he could personally pitch us to Tooth & Nail. We've always been huge supporters of T&N and their artists, it's an honor to now be one of them. The opportunity, the songs, the vision... it's all coming together. Our first single heads to radio in February... And for the first time ever, I'm excited for a Minnesota Winter!"
With a strong local following and independent EP, Hyland blew away Tooth & Nail with their live performance and strong original songs. The band also won the Club Three Degree’s music tournament, and have performed at many major festivals across the nation: Creation West, Sonshine, Lifelight, Lifest, Hills Alive, Alive Fest, Purple Door, Big Ticket, and SXSW. Hyland is composed of Ben Early, Jon Lewis, Mitchell Hansen, Steve Weigel.
For more information on Hyland, visit: http://www.toothandnail.com/artists/293/Hyland/ or http://www.myspace.com/hylandrock and follow the band on Twitter @ HylandRock