Dove Award-nominated, progressive rock band, Leeland’s Opposite Way, which released this Tuesday (Feb. 26), has arrived hot out of the gates, currently sitting atop iTunes Christian album sales chart. Named one of RELEVANT Magazine’s “2008 Most Anticipated Releases,” Opposite Way was produced by Matt Bronleewe (Michael W. Smith, Natalie Imbruglia), mixed by Ben Grosse (Ben Folds, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and was recorded in Nashville, Tenn. at Smoak Stack Studios and Pentavarit Studios. The GRAMMY-nominated band is in the middle of Casting Crowns’ “The Altar and The Door Tour,” serving as the direct opener. “Count Me In,” the current single from Leeland is climbing at CHR Radio, currently No. 12.
The Baytown, Texas-based band has had its hands full since the 2006 release of its debut album (Sound of Melodies), including collecting a 2007 GRAMMY Award nomination in the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category; non-stop touring across North America and even Japan, including a series of major festival appearances, headlining shows and opening for Casting Crowns on the entire Fall 2007 through Spring 2008 “The Altar and The Door” arena tour; five band Dove Award nominations (38th and 39th Annual) in categories as diverse as New Artist of the Year, Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year (“Sound of Melodies”), Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year (Sound of Melodies) and Praise and Worship Album of the Year (Sound of Melodies). Leeland Mooring currently has five Dove Award nominations as a songwriter, while brother Jack Mooring has four.
The eleven-track album comprises the following tracks: “Opposite Way,” “Count Me In,” “Let It Out Now,” “Enter This Temple,” “Wake Up,” “Beginning and the End,” “Brighter Days,” “Falling for You,” “Don’t Go Away,” “Thief in the Night” and “May Our Praise.”
Leeland is: Leeland Mooring (lead vocals, guitar); Jack Mooring (keyboard, background vocals); Jake Holtz (bass); Mike Smith (drums); and Matt Campbell (lead guitar).
For all upcoming tour dates and additional information on Leeland, visit www.leelandonline.com or www.myspace.com/leelandmusic
Date: 04 March 2008