Baltimore alternative pop band DRMCTHR are thrilled to release their debut full-length album, Hold Your Love, via Darkshore Music Group. The album contains 11-infectiously catchy tracks that were recorded at Valencia Recording and produced by DRMCTHR & Paul Leavitt. The band's dynamic sound recently caught the attention of HuffPost who teamed up with the band to premiere the official music video for the album's latest single, "Blacked Out," which was shot and directed by Joe Perri. The band also caught the attention of idobi Radio who exclusively streamed the album in full on their site yesterday as a treat to fans who have been anxiously waiting for the album's release. On Hold Your Love Chelsea Tyler states:
"Hold Your Love means everything to us and we couldn't be more grateful to work with a group of people who have embraced this record and put everything they could into it. It was a difficult record to make and we are elated to finally share it with you!" - Chelsea Tyler
DRMCTHR has been turning heads with an atmospheric sound that falters the line between indie rock and pop with light-hearted shoegaze instrumentals that create a dreamy ambience. Consisting of Chelsea Tyler (vocals), Bryan Czap (guitar), Craig Perkins (bass), and Billy Wahler (drums), the band made their debut in December 2013 with the release of their first EP, Wonderlust. Produced at Mystery Ton Studios & Valencia Recording by Kenny Eaton, Paul Leavitt, & DRMCTHR, Wonderlust has garnered over 70,000 plays on Spotify. The band soon went on to play a variety of shows, sharing the stage with bands such as Spitalfield, Post Modern, Geoff Rickly, Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties, Rookie of the Year, Modern Chemistry, Owel, and more.
Having faced several challenges since the release of Wonderlust, including member changes and at one point the near end of the band, DRMCTHR is back with a newfound confidence. A change in spelling of the band's name marks a new era for DRMCTHR as it represents the loss they have experienced, but also a bolder, stronger representation of who they have become. The band has returned with a refined style and sound as they prepare to debut their full-length LP, Hold Your Love. On the record, vocalist Chelsea Tyler states:
"We've spent every second of time, every dollar, everything on this record for the past 4 years. We struggled with keeping the band together, wrote with different musicians, went through different versions of the mixes, re-tracked some of the record - basically, everything that could go wrong while making a record did. There were days where we didn't know if the band would make it, if the record would come out, or if we'd even finish the record. Every step forward would be followed with a road block, and then a few steps back. Every song has a story about the creation of this album. During the creation of this record we lost friendships, bandmates, were in a van accident - again, everything went wrong. But, we persevered and created something that we are so proud of."
DRMCTHR emerges from the turmoil strong with the new LP, Hold Your Love, and thrilled to share their art with their fans new and old.