Adrenaline-doused rockers Thousand Foot Krutch are back to the aggressive side of the dial with EXHALE set to release independently worldwide tomorrow (June 17) on TFK Music and with marketing, sales and distribution through Fuel Music. Available to pre-order now with five instant downloads from iTunes along with special order options from Amazon.com, Best Buy and other digital and physical retailers internationally, the acclaimed new album is meant to shake stereo speakers and earbuds, all the while being crafted to be fully experienced live.
Taking the fan favorites and new arena-shaking anthems with some of the boldest lyrics in the group’s history on the road, TFK will travel coast-to-coast on their “Exhale” headline tour. Joined by fellow rockers Adelitas Way, Smashing Satellites and 3 Pill Morning, the tour launches July 15 in Lancaster, OH and will run through mid-August. (See www.thousandfootkrutch.com/shows/ for all the latest tour updates.)
Rather than over-producing EXHALE in a manner that would be impossible to duplicate live, TFK’s singer, guitarist, songwriter Trevor McNevan, bassist Joel Bruyere and drummer Steve Augustine specifically recorded the new songs to translate seamlessly between the album and live environments.
“Lately my wife and I have been looking at houses and we’ve seen photos of places online that look amazing, but then when you actually go see them for yourselves, they look nothing like the photos,” McNevan observes. “It’s basically a great photographer and not a great house, which is exactly what we don’t want to have happen when people come see us live. During the making of EXHALE, we spent more time on certain elements to make sure we can capture that accurately since live shows are such a big part of who we are.”
One instant point of connection from the studio to the stage is the album’s lead single and Top 23 and climbing Active Rock hit, “Running With Giants,” which has been the fastest radio chart riser in TFK’s history. The unapologetic, gate-charger with an assertive message to empower even the most unlikely underdog, premiered on SiriusXM Octane and launched TFK into the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame along with Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch and others.
The song has also been played by Slacker Radio, AOL Radio and Radio.com, while becoming the band’s first music video since “War Of Change” debuted more than three years ago. The video is being featured now on Loudwire’s “Battle Royale” as well as being played internationally through outlets like Promo Only, Music Choice, Much Music and many more.