Bulletboy music, the label that brought Dear Ephesus, and Luxury releases to the market last year does it again with a band that neatly segues from the thickness of emo-rock to the counter-melody and harmony of progressive rock -- Kerith Ravine. Hailing from the small town of Alliance, Ohio, this foursome exudes a genuine passion for innovation and emotion through their music and patiently crafts each of their songs to its best.
The result lands musically somewhere between Radiohead and Chopin -- with touches of Jeremy Enigk and Smashing Pumpkins surfacing from time to time. While far from oblique or dodgy, the band's lyrics stand well on their own as poetry and serve to inspire both contemplation and devotion among believers.
The name Kerith Ravine references I Kings 17, in which God told Elijah to go and rest himself in the ravine of Kerith. It was there that ravens brought Elijah food and he was at peace.
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Dear Ephesus, Prayer Chain, Innocence Mission; Failure, the Flaming Lips, Menthol, Slowdrive