Ivoryline playing at the 2009 Creation Festival
|Also known as||Dead End Driveway|
|Origin||Tyler, Texas, United States|
|Genres||Pop punk, alternative rock, Christian rock, post-hardcore|
|Labels||Tooth & Nail|
Ivoryline formed in 2003 under the name Dead End Driveway, releasing an EP and an album under this name before changing the name to Ivoryline in 2005. Soon after the name change, the band was selected to play at the 2006 Vans Warped Tour. While on the tour, they were scouted by Tooth & Nail Records, who signed them in 2007 and released their debut full-length, There Came a Lion, in February 2008. The album hit No. 25 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and No. 15 on the Top Heatseekers Chart.
The group toured with Automatic Loveletter in July 2008. In the fall of that year, Ivoryline toured with Family Force 5 and The Maine, before they embarked on their first headlining tour (called "There Came a Tour") with There For Tomorrow, In:Aviate, and The Lives of Famous Men. The band is currently a four-piece and working on new material.
In February 2009, they premiered their music video for "Days End" on AbsolutePunk.net—the video, filmed in mid-2008, includes their former guitarist and then was featured on the Summer Bailout tour with Emery, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Closure in Moscow and Secret & Whisper, then finished out the year on the Vans Warped Tour.They also filmed their music video Instincts and was picked up by Outerloop management under the care of Anthony "Yogi" Allgood.
During July & August of this year they toured alongside Dance Gavin Dance, Silverstein, and Emery on the Scream it Like You Mean It Tour that is actually owned by said manager. Ivoryline was a part of Creation Fest the Tour 2010 with Thousand Foot Krutch and Disciple.
The band's latest album, titled Vessels and was released July 27, 2010.
The band has currently been dropped from the Tooth and Nail label.
Very little has been heard from the band on social media in the last couple of years. The most recent indication that there may be new Ivoryline material in the works was on June 30, 2014 when Wes Hart posted on Facebook that he had started working at a studio and wanted to make plans to record a new Ivoryline album. No update has been given since then.
- Jeremy Gray – lead vocals
- Dusty Kittle – guitar
- Wes Hart – drums
- Shane Rivette - bass
- Brandon Crabtree - touring guitar
- Robert Woodward – bass guitar
- Scott Socia – guitar
- Michael Bethancourt – guitar, synthesizer
- Eric Meeks – drums
As Dead End Driveway
- 2003: Better Luck Next Year
- 2004: The Illusion Is Fading
|Title||Release Date||Label||Chart Positions|
|Top 200||US Christ.||US Heat.|
|The Life You Have||2006||self-released||—||—||—|
|There Came a Lion||2008||Tooth & Nail Records||—||25||15|
|Vessels||July 27, 2010||Tooth & Nail Records||—||25||13|
|Year||Title||Peak Chart Position||Album|
|Christian Rock||Christian CHR|
|2007||"Be Still And Breathe"||1||—||There Came a Lion|
|"Hearts and Minds"||3||—|
|2008||"Remind Me I'm Alive"||1||—|
- Ivoryline at Jesus Freak Hideout
- Review of There Came a Lion. HM Magazine No. 130 (March/April 2008).
- Review of There Came a Lion. Christianity Today.
- Billboard Charts, Allmusic.com
- Ivoryline at Allmusic
- Tyler Band Gets Ready to Head to Seattle to Record Album. KLTV, April 7, 2007.
- Video Premiere: Ivoryline, AbsolutePunk.net
- About "Vessels", Tooth & Nail Records
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