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Oct
20
Sent By Ravens @ 5th st. clubhouse

Hartsville, South Carolina, USA

Hartsville, South Carolina, USA

Sep
06
Sent By Ravens @ Headliners

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Mar
09
Sent By Ravens @ New Brookland Tavern

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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Stripped down, it’s the basis of what pulls us to music…it’s energy…aggression…sustenance. It grabs us and rips us open…forcing us to reconcile every difference we ever tried to convince ourselves to forget. It is purposeful and evokes an imperative vulnerability that can’t be faked or taken half-heartedly. It probably knows us better than we know ourselves.
The “it”… is passion.
It controls our thirst for music. Music, on it’s many wonderful and at the same time painful levels. It supplies our need and love for sound. Strength like that can’t organized or contracted from others, it can only be summoned from our selves. Love for music won’t be taken or given freely. It can’t be obscured and if taken for granted, could possibly leave you more broken and lost than before you met.
All that being said, all the reflection and breakdown is what I feel hearing Sent By Ravens. All of it, is what makes me blessed to know the effects music can have on you, if you only let it. My personal love affair began years ago and continues today, stronger and more potent than possibly in any other point in my life. It’s in that security, Sent By Ravens takes the reigns and provides not just sonance, but audible nourishment. And, frankly, I don’t care what the hell brought them, as long as they stay.
I picture a circumference, not only of sound, but of touch and sight. A presence of cognitive understanding that while everything may not go as you hoped, it is the journey that gives us power. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Sent By Ravens touches on this in a way I may never had know had they not joined. They not only envelope you in sound, but purge loneliness and desperation. They will lift you up and not only show you the light, but it’s actual source.
To describe SBR is tricky. I have never been good at explaining a certain type of music to someone. (Ironic, I know, considering I write for a music magazine.) But, what may be “heavy” to me, may not be to others. I don’t like comparing bands to other bands, either. I feel it takes away from the bands’ originality. I will say, Sent By Ravens is a perfect mixture of everything emotional in music. They will take you through many doors. Some that get slammed with a ferocity of conviction, but others that open to a ambient and very calming chamber. Don’t mistake, you won’t hear them in the spa or at your next shrink session. But, you may hear them in your thoughts and possibly even your dreams. They revert rock and roll back to when it was more than idiots jumping around on stage because their acid just kicked in. They play music that shouldn’t even be titled. They will move you…touch you…take you places never assumed.
I view them as outlets, vessels to something bigger than my PC and I could ever translate. They are a part of something that we, as witnesses, may never know. Jealousy overtakes me because I know only the members of SBR could ever experience that feeling of giving something so precious to perfect strangers. It must be euphoric.
In their own words, “what makes you come alive?” What drives you? What opens your eyes everyday, makes you breathe in and out? SBR won’t demand you follow them. They won’t try to change you or misrepresent who they are. They aren’t asking you to follow their political group or spiritual leaders. Joined piece by piece, all they want you to do is listen.
- Scene A Zine


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2006 Capital City Recordings EP

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SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE IN COINCIDENCE, SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE IN CHANCE, BUT ITS A THING CALLED FATE. SENT BY RAVENS (FORMALLY KNOWN AS SCRATCH THE SURFACE) CAME TOGETHER AS A BAND IN JANUARY 2006. ANDY(GUITAR), ZACH(VOCALS), JAMIE(BASS), AND Aaron (DRUMS) LEFT OTHER PROJECTS TO UNITE AND BECOME ONE BAND WITH ONE ORIGINAL SOUND. THEIR MUSIC CONTAINS A SERIES OF ELEMENTS THAT IS VERY RARE TO BANDS THESE DAYS: UNIQUE WRITING STYLE, CATCHY CHORUSES, CHAOTIC, INTRICATE BREAKDOWNS, A VERY DISTINCT SOUND, ACTION PACKED LIVE SHOWS, AND CREATIVE LYRICS THAT NEVER THE LESS SEEM TO LEAVE A TRAIL OF EHCOS FROM LISTENERS; SENT BY RAVENS IS OUT TO INSPIRE PEOPLE AND POSSIBLY THROUGH THEIR MUSIC GIVE PEOPLE A SENSE OF HOPE AND A REASON TO MOVE OUT LOUD!