Remedy Drive

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Remedy Drive
Also known as Remedy
Origin Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Genres Christian rock, pop rock, indie rock
Years active 1995 (1995)–present (present)
Labels Word Records
Centricity Music
Associated acts The Silver Pages, Arrows and Sound, A Thousand Fires
Website www.remedydrive.com
Members David Zach
Dave Mohr
Corey Horn
Tim Buell
Past members Daniel Zach
Philip Zach
Paul Zach
Timmy Jones

Remedy Drive is an Alternative rock band founded in 1998 in Lincoln, Nebraska. They are currently located out of Nashville, Tennessee. The band is currently composed of lead vocalist David Zach, guitarist Dave Mohr, bassist Corey Horn, and drummer Tim Buell. They have recorded eight studio albums (five of them independent), one independent live album, two EPs, and will release their ninth studio album, Commodity, on September 23, 2014.[1] The band was originally founded as a quartet consisting of the four Zach brothers. Three of the four brothers left the band in early 2010.

History[edit]

Remedy Drive were originally called The Aslan Band when they formed in 1995 as a three-piece all-brother group, before a fourth brother, Paul, joined in 1998.[2] They released their first album, Remedy, in 1998 under their original name. After changing their name to Remedy, they released four more independent albums: Remedy (The Blue One) (1999), Remedy (The Red One) (2001), Remedy: A Live Album (2003), and Magnify (2004),[1] before once again changing their name, this time to Remedy Drive. Their last independent album, Rip Open the Skies, was released on April 25, 2006[3] and has sold over 20,000 copies to date.[4]

Before signing for Word Records, the band played over 200 concerts a year in the Midwest and West Coast of the United States.[2][5]

Daylight Is Coming[edit]

The band signed on with Word Records in early 2008 after being an independent band for nearly ten years. Their first non-independent studio album, Daylight Is Coming, was released on August 26, 2008 on Word Records.[6] The album was produced by Ian Eskelin.[6] Remedy Drive's first official single "Daylight" was released to Christian CHR radio stations on May 23, 2008.[6] Lead singer David Zach said about the song: "In Lord of the Rings, Gandalf said, ‘At dawn, look to the East’, and that’s the message we’re offering here: even in the most desperate times, each new day provides a glimmer of hope."[6]

The Remedy Drive song, "Hope", was used for the Vancouver Olympic Games commercial in 2009 - 2010. In early 2010, Remedy Drive's official website said that the band were creating new songs for an upcoming project, possibly a second album for Word Records. In 2010, Remedy Drive toured with the Rock and Worship Roadshow, with artists such as David Crowder Band, MercyMe, Family Force 5, Fee, and Sidewalk Prophets.

On April 6, 2011, the band's website announced that all of the Zach brothers except David (Daniel, Philip and Paul Zach) would be leaving the band, to be replaced by Dave Mohr, Timmy Jones, and Corey Horn. Timmy Jones left in 2013 to join For King and Country, and Tim Buell stepped in. The departure of the three brothers was heavily driven by feuding between the brothers, primarily between Philip and David, as well as Philip's declining singing ability following vocal scaring and surgery.[2] The departure also marked the band's relocation to Nashville, Tennessee. Philip would go on to start his own recording studio in Lincoln, Nebraska, named The Grid Studio, as well as start his own solo act (Arrows and Sound), collaborate with Paul Zach and local Lincoln musicians (The Silver Pages), and start a two-man project with musician Coury Palermo (A Thousand Fires). It would also be the start of a long, self-imposed silence between brothers, specifically Philip and David.[2]

Resuscitate[edit]

Remedy Drive signed with their current label, Centricity and began working on their seventh studio album, entitled "Resuscitate," which was released on September 18, 2012. On June 19, 2012, the band released their first single off the album, "Better Than Life," along with a lyric music video. The album has had good reviews so far. The title song "Resuscitate" spent significant time at the top of Christian rock charts.[7]

Commodity[edit]

In 2014, David Zach stated that Commodity will be a Counter-Trafficking Album to fight for freedom. The album was inspired by David Zach's work with the Exodus Road and his undercover work in Southeast Asia to deliver impoverished youth from child slavery.[2] The album also marked the first time David Zach had spoken to his brother Philip Zach in almost 3 years, who would also act as the producer and collaborator for the new album.[2] This new album saw the band moving towards an independent path.[8] Kickstarter was utilized to raise funding for the new album to reach listeners. Donations started on May 1 and the end of the donation period was May 31. The Commodity Kickstarter page was seeking $20,000 and the goal was surpassed and concluded having made $27,710.[9] The first single was Commodity released on April 9 and it spent 16 weeks at number 1 on Christian rock radio.[10] The album is set to be released on September 23, 2014.

Band Members[edit]

Former Members[edit]

  • Paul Zach – lead guitar, backing vocals (1998–2010)
  • Philip Zach – bass guitar, backing vocals (1995–2010)
  • Daniel Zach – drums, backing vocals (1995–2010)
  • Timmy Jones - drums, backing vocals (2011–2013)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Remedy Drive Discography". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "An incredible journey: Brothers reunite to change the world at 110 decibels". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Remedy Drive, "Rip Open The Skies" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Congrats to Remedy Drive". About.com. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  5. ^ "Remedy Drive biography". YourMusicZone.com. Retrieved 2008-07-02. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b c d "Remedy Drive Takes Journey Toward Daylight". BREATHEcast.com. 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  7. ^ "The Official "Better Than Life" Music Video by Remedy Drive". YouTube.com. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  8. ^ "Remedy Drive - Bio". Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  9. ^ "Commodity - A Counter Trafficking Album". 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  10. ^ "CHRISTIAN ROCK NATIONAL AIRPLAY". 2014-09-06. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  11. ^ "Christian CHR National Airplay". R&R. 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 

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