Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch

BandAlternativeRock

Thousand Foot Krutch is back with their new release "The Art of Breaking." Right on the heals of their highly successful debut album, "Phenomenon," Thousand Foot Krutch went into the studio to deliver a straight-forward, aggressive, melodic rock album. TFK will be on the road all summer long.

Biography

Thousand Foot Krutch is not limiting itself with boundaries. Instead they’re pushing genre lines to mere obscurity in their musical creativity. And though their diverse style has evolved over six years to generate a sound incapable of being categorized to one genre specifically, one thing, past and present, has remained invariable: the future is looking bright for these Toronto-born three.

Begun in 1997, when its members were still in high school, Thousand Foot Krutch proved their passion for the band early on, appearing for nearly anyone who would listen.

“We just wanted to play but weren’t a very experienced band.” vocalist Trevor McNevan recalls. “We were playing everything from people’s back porches to corn-roast parties. We even played a few high school proms, which was weird!”

From high school proms to the impending release of their second album, TFK has forged to a tremendous amount of progress. And with this development has brought change. One such alteration was naming Tooth & Nail Records their new home.

“The last two years we’ve talked to many different labels, but we were looking for a label that loved music and would work hard,” McNevan explains. “We prayed about things for quite a while and it really felt like Tooth & Nail is where we belonged.”

Soon after the decision was complete, the band found itself in Seattle working with veteran producer Aaron Sprinkle (MxPx, Anberlin) on their second full-length record entitled, “Phenomenon.” Its 14 tracks of intense rock magnitude are a welcome evolution from the previous more hip-hop influenced release of “Set It Off.”

“This record is more defining and focused,” says McNevan. “It’s a rock record, all the way through, with heavy grooves that aren’t traditional rock. The element of hip-hop can be felt in the vibe of the record, but as far as rhyming and scratching goes, you won’t find much of that this time around.”

Still, with a fresh, innovative sound along with a new staff of support, one very vital aspect of TFK has remained the same, their focus as a band. Continuing to name God as the most prominent influence in their songwriting, the band has realized that through adversity, God can take something very frustrating and create a positive motivation for success. The faith they have gained is not only the theme of their lives, but also the genuine heartfelt sentiment of the record as a whole.

“‘Phenomenon’ is about the power of the unseen,” McNevan concludes. “We hope people will catch a glimpse of that and be able to relate to the story of this record. It takes faith to believe in something you can’t see.”

Discography

Set It Off
09/07/2004

Phenomenon
09/18/2003