Twenty One Letters
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Twenty One Letters

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock

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Currently Recording Debut EP "Southern Lights"

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In January of 2011 a group of three friends decided to take their God given musical talents and put them to good use. The result was Twenty One Letters—an alternative rock band with Southern rock influences coming directly out of Minneapolis. TOL consists Nathan Ybarra on Lead vocals and guitar, Jonathan Maley on Lead electric, keys, banjo, and background vocals, as well as Neal Cameron on bass and background vocals.

When the band was formed, work began immediately on their first body of work. Even before a name had been fully established the ball was rolling on their first record, Southern Lights. Southern Lights is a five-track EP filled with original music by the trio. It was recorded at The Relic Room of Minneapolis with Izaac Burkhart at the engineering and producing helm. Izaac’s work consists of artists such as Weaver at the Loom and Breanne Düren. The record was mixed and mastered by Luke Fredrickson, having such bands as Mainstay, River Valley Church, Dan Rodriguez, Jonathan Thulin, and Hyland on his résumé.
Twenty One Letters has spent the last year touring all over the Midwest, being on the road constantly. In merely the last six months of being on the road they’ve already been blessed with the opportunity to play with such nationally touring bands as: Aaron Shust, Jason Gray, Downhere, House of Heroes, Hyland, Wavorly, Abandon Kansas, and Spoken.

"This year has been a really unique year in developing who we are and developing our sound. I feel like now we're finally at the beginning of something new,” said Maley. It’s safe to say their sound is developing in the right direction. Their first single, “Without You”, led to a licensing offer from a record company in Southern California. The offer was declined in order to pursue the completion of the Southern Lights EP prior to accepting distribution.

Most important of all, as cliché as it may sound, is the heart behind what these guys are doing. “One of our biggest goals is to bring hope wherever we play,” said Cameron. This is extremely evident when viewing their tour schedule, packed with school assemblies with Seven Project and churches all across this region. Their goal is to light up the world with the bulb of rock.

When referring to the sound of TOL, NEEDTOBREATHE bassist, Seth Bolt, remarked, "you guys have got something special." Nonetheless, don’t just take his word for it. To find out for yourself, go to www.twentyoneletters.net.