AUSTRALIAN DUO FOR KING & COUNTRY RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, CRAVE, TODAY ON FERVENT RECORDS


“BUSTED HEART (HOLD ON TO ME)” FASTEST-RISING DEBUT SINGLE FOR 2011; SINGLE REACHED NO. 1 ON CAC CHART

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Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY release their debut album Crave today, February 28th, on Fervent Records. Comprised of brothers Joel and Luke, American Songwriter observed, “Crave showcases [for King & Country’s] songwriting chops and lyrical honesty.” The 11-track debut features the duo’s first single, “Busted Heart (Hold On To Me),” which reached No. 1 on the CAC Chart for 3 weeks and was named the fastest rising debut single across all Christian formats. The video for the single recently made its’ world premiere on Entertainment Tonight’s TheInsider.com.
Crave also features “People Change” and “Love’s To Blame,” both of which were spotlighted on The CW’s hit TV show, “Vampire Diaries.” In addition, Last.fm will stream an exclusive live performance and interview with for KING  & COUNTRY.  Click http://lastfmpresents.radio.com/ to watch performances of “Fine Fine Life,” “Light It Up,” and “Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)” this week.

Here’s what the critics are saying about for KING & COUNTRY:

Entertainment Tonight’s The Insider.com

World premiere for the video Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)!

“for KING & COUNTRY — a pair of Australian brothers who make music that speaks directly to the heart — have been slowly gaining popularity in the alt-rock community thanks to an aggressive series of concert dates that have introduced their infectious sound to American ears.”

American Songwriter

“Crave showcases [for KING & COUNTRY’s] songwriting chops and lyrical honesty.”

New Release Tuesday Online

5 out of 5 stars

“Crave is hands-down one of the best debut projects in years. Creative, poignant and moving, it comes from a very raw place of heartache and hope, never backing down from the honest truth, yet never shying away from the restoration found in Christ. Musically, it’s unlike anything in the genre right now. Haunting, playful and deep all at once, it could quite easily beat out many of its mainstream counterparts. Joel and Luke have completely won me over, and when you hear this album for yourself, you‘ll understand why. This is an extremely bright start for one best new acts in CCM and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”

The Comet

“Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY, featuring brothers Joel and Luke, are the hottest debut to watch this year.”

Jays Music Blog

Breakout Christian group of the year

“It’s clear that For King & Country deserves the recognition they’ve received, and that Crave is poised to be a top album of 2012 for the listeners.”

JesusFreakHideout

4 out of 5 Stars

Crave, as a whole is nothing short of brilliant. With sounds ranging from U2 to Kings of Leon to The Fray and even The Killers…This is the can’t-miss album of the year.”

Gospel Innovations Online

“Enveloping their insightful lyrics in a sea of ear grabbing melodies, brothers Joel and Luke have forged a distinctive sound that has earned them an enthusiastic fan base as well as the respect of industry professionals who keep tapping their music for use in high profile TV shows. Together Joel and Luke form a unique, distinctive voice that blends into simmering harmony, unrivaled by any other collaborative group to date.”

CRAVE TRACK LISTING:

1. Light It Up
2. The Proof of Your Love

3. Missing

4. Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)

5. People Change

6. Middle of Your Heart

7. Love’s To Blame

8. Fine Fine Life

9. Sane

10. Pushing On a Pull Door

11. Crave

For more information and upcoming tour dates on for KING & COUNTRY, please visit: www.forKINGandCOUNTRY.com / www.facebook.com/forKINGandCOUNTRY

Follow: @4kingandcountry

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