Building 429 (l-r): Jesse Garcia, Jason Roy, Aaron Branch & Michael Anderson
Photo Credit: Lee Steffen
Dove-winning band Building 429 continues to gain attention as momentum builds at radio for the title track off its anticipated fifth studio album, Listen To The Sound, releasing May 10. This week, the song garners 4 more radio adds, totaling 78 AC and CHR stations spinning the hot track across the country and a move up Billboard’s CHR chart to No. 13. These new adds join all three K-LOVE, Air 1 and WAY-FM networks, plus top markets including Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Denver, Tampa, Washington, DC, Portland, OR, Jacksonville and St. Louis already playing the song.
Currently, radio programmer praise is flooding in, saying:
“I feel that Building 429’s ‘Listen to the Sound’ has potential to be song of the year for sure. The band has found a sound that A LOT of musicians look for their entire career. It’s a great tune with a catchy beat and hook that attracts listeners throughout the entire song, plus the message is AMAZING! This is a song with a sound that people will listen to.”
– Mike Van Vooren, Music Director, KKJM, St. Cloud, Minnesota
“Building 429’s new single, ‘Listen to the Sound,’ received great reaction immediately. You and your audience are about to fall in love with Building 429 all over again!”
– Mike Medlin, Program/Music Director, Radio Shine-KGCB, Flagstaff-Prescott, Arizona
“I love the new Building 429 song, ‘Listen To The Sound’! The band’s fresh, new sound is one we believe that K-LOVE listeners will love.”
– Scott Smith, Music Director of K-LOVE network
“This new record is everything AC needs in a band. Good songs with incredibly catchy sing-a-long moments, great guys, amazing live show, and a message that needs to be heard. One of the best of 2011.”
– Corey Mann, Music Director for WHPZ South Bend, Indiana
Also this week, a new video of lead singer/songwriter Jason Roy sharing the hope-filled message of the hitbound song has now been released.
Titled Listen To The Sound, Building 429 has crafted a record that is sonically vibrant and lyrically substantive, with songs that collectively acknowledge life’s struggles, but point to the hope, grace and love of God. The 10-song project is produced by Jason Ingram and Rusty Varenkamp (Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real) and Rob Hawkins (Fireflight). Blessed with one of the most distinctive voices in any genre of music, lead singer Jason Roy, wrote or co-wrote nine of the ten tracks on the new album.
This month, Building 429 is headlining a 20-city “Listen to the Sound Tour,” featuring guest artists, Australian rockers Revive and pop foursome Anthem Lights.
About Building 429:
Building 429 is best known for its 2004 breakout hit “Glory Defined,” which was named BMI’s Christian Song of the Year in 2005, and that same year Building 429 was named New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards. From that launching point the band has been tirelessly playing 150 live shows a year, developing their own touring brands “Winter Blast” and “SummerFest,” and growing its dedicated fan base.