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Carver

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE
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Oct
20
Carver @ Headhunters

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Oct
15
Carver @ Fitzgerald's

Houston, Texas, USA

Houston, Texas, USA

Oct
14
Carver @ Hole in the Wall

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

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Carver self-titled LP - Released August 1, 2011

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Eli Nichols, lead singer/songwriter from the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas, has carried Carver through the years with the help of college roommate, drummer, and Austin native Bryce Vernon. After finding two other bandmates, Daniel Smiley and Zack Parham, Carver was finally able to create the honest and simplistic music that made their new album (to be released August 1, 2011) and its story come to life. Rooted in the sincerity of folk with an unfiltered rock feel, Carver's album tells a story of restriction and release, from beginning to middle to end. The sound reflects the journey – a clear and impassioned declaration of release that contains the elements of Springsteen’s style and subtly evolves into a more experienced response to the harsh realities of life. The songs become melancholy, introspective and unsure, and the unconsidered confidence of the earlier tracks are lost in their midst. Ultimately, the songs rediscover freedom, albeit in a mature and more realistic fashion with bigger and more unified connections between rhythm and melody. The sequencing of the album’s “story” recalls William Blake’s perspective of the human journey moving from innocence, to experience, and returning to renewed innocence.

Originally stationed in central Arkansas, the band has relocated to Bryce’s hometown of Austin, Texas to increase their audience. Daniel and Zack decided to stay behind to continue their studies, leaving Eli and Bryce as the two remaining members of Carver; however, with their excitement and conviction coupled with their recently finished album, the two are well-equipped to gather steam in the Austin community. Carver has played numerous shows in Austin and is continuing to play in the area. It has been a long road, and now that Eli and Bryce have college degrees, it has become their full-time goal to engage in conversation with listeners that Carver’s debut self-titled album issues them to have.