Local Band Behold The Brave Releases New Album

Monday, November 19, 2012

Behold the Brave just released the Great American Challenge. The record, produced by Matt Goldman (Underoath, The Chariot, As Cities Burn), is the band’s full length debut on Regenerate Music Company. The four-piece from Chattanooga showcases their rock-and-roll sound, similar to The Alabama Shakes, in each of the nine tracks.

Review for Behold the Brave and the Great American Challenge:

Their first single, “Band Meeting,” focuses on vocalist Clayton Davis’ soulful capabilities and the group’s outstanding harmonies. It’s overwhelmingly catchy and an excellent introduction to their style and the emotions they strive to evoke.  

The guys spent the last few years solidifying their lineup and sound and building a strong local following. Their show attendance continued growing, as did their writing and performance skills. 

“The first time I heard Behold the Brave, their live show and song writing blew my mind," says Regenerate's Christopher Garmon.  "I knew immediately that they had what it takes to make it.  I then noticed their influence when people began approaching me to show me the ‘best band in Chattanooga.’”

They recorded most of the album live to truly capture the raw passion fans connect with and appreciate during their concerts. “Some shows seem like a judging panel," says bassist Joel Parks.  "We want to break down that panel. And through this record, we want to meet people. We want to instigate people to be less uptight. We have a great time sharing our music and we want everyone else to as well.”  

The band is currently routing a CD release tour to promote the record.

Behold The Brave formed in 2008, when three friends at Lee University started playing music together. They began writing, playing shows and realizing they had something marketable. That’s when Behold the Brave began gaining ground in the local eastern Tennessee music scene.  

They began working with Regenerate Music Co. in 2011 and recorded their debut full length with renowned producer Matt Goldman. Behold the Brave is Clayton Davis (guitar, keys, vocals), Zack Randolph (guitar), Joel Parks (bass) and Jeremiah Thompson (drums).


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