Announcing their independence from label life altogether last year, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH takes over the reigns and releases its seventh studio album, The End Is Where We Begin, to not only wide critical acclaim, but also its biggest sales debut ever. Since its release last week, the album reached #6 on the iTunes® Top 10 Albums chart, climbed to #2 on the iTunes Rock chart (No. 1 in Canada) and earned the #8 spot on the Rock Singles Chart while capping the week with it highest ever chart position on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 14 with 23,659 albums sold, marking a 72% sales jump over the band’s previous best-selling album, Welcome to the Masquerade. The album also landed at No. 1 on the Hard Rock and Christian/Gospel-Mainstream Retail Billboard charts.
Building a new marketing and radio team around them through its management, The Fuel Music Management Co. based in Nashville, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH gathered full support for The End Is Where We Begin from all the major retailers, significant radio airplay across multiple formats with its adrenaline-infused Active Rock hit “Let The Sparks Fly” and CHR single “Be Somebody,” and song placements on ESPN (NASCAR, NCAA basketball), WWE and EA Sports NHL 2013 releasing this fall.
“THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH has delivered a remarkable album that is creating a stir in the market and resonating with music fans,” says Tony Patoto, The Fuel Music Management Co. “Fuel Music is glad to have been given the opportunity to partner with the band to help them facilitate their wish to be independent, and their dream for this album.”
As the industry buzzes, The End Is Where We Begin has also caused fans to cheer, gathering over 1,200, 5-star average reviews on iTunes alone.
“Since day one we’ve actually been uncomfortable with the term ‘fans’ because these people mean so much more to us,” says THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH front man Trevor McNevan. “They’re the friends and family of the band, so to speak, and I think they’ve grown to trust us over the years, which is something that’s been built between us and not manufactured.”
The new album is a testament to the bond the band has with its fans. Thanks to the TFK armies across the globe, who helped fund the album through Kickstarter and allowed the band to self-release, THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH has achieved their greatest successes to date.
The band has found that sometimes the best way to move forward is to go back to the basics, taking all of the raw energy and emotion of the past and channeling it into the present. Marinating its unique blend of towering choruses, razor-sharp rhythms, epic arrangements and stadium shaking rumbles into the aptly titled The End Is Where We Begin, Canada’s favorite modern rockers will take the new music and fan favorites on tour with main stage headline appearances across the nation this summer. All the latest tour dates and additional band information can be found at www.thousandfootkrutch.com, http://twitter.com/officialtfk and www.facebook.com/thousandfootkrutch, where the band has over 547,000 fans.
For those who’ve been following the Ontario-bred players since their formation in 1997, it’s been a continuously escalating highlight reel that includes best-selling albums, four top 25 Active Rock hits (including the top 20 smash hits “Fire It Up” and “Move”), plus a slew of soundtrack slots. In fact, the group has literally infiltrated every facet of pop culture, from ongoing ESPN appearances, to various NASCAR, MLB, NHL and NFL airings (including the 2010 Super Bowl), along with the “GI Joe” movie trailer, WGN-TV’s “Smallville” and EA Sports’ NHL 2010 video game.