Friday, March 26, 2010

New Music Friday - NeedToBreathe

NeedToBreathe first began in 1999 by playing songs in front of mostly coffee house audiences at Furman University, where Bear was a standout wide receiver for the Furman Paladins football team. After graduation, Bear and Bo Rinehart and Joe Stillwell joined with Seth Bolt in 2002, releasing independent albums that were recorded in bassist Seth Bolt's Plantation Studios.

NeedToBreathe built an impressive regional following, playing throughout the Southeast. Along the way, they sold more than 15,000 copies of their self-released EP's, recorded by Seth, who had earned a degree in record engineering. 2006 saw the release of the band's major label debut, Daylight. They returned the following year with The Heat, which spawned the hit single "More Time," a top 10 success at Triple-A radio (sitting alongside established artists like Coldplay and Jack Johnson).

On their latest album, The Outsiders, NeedToBreathe has truly come into their own, seamlessly blending ambient, arena-ready soundscapes with a decidedly Southern sensibility.

Air 1 - NEEDTOBREATHE "Washed By The Water" LIVE from Air 1 Radio on Vimeo.

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