Tenth Avenue North will release its fourth studio album on Reunion Records (a division of Sony Music) on November 10 titled Cathedrals, with a deluxe version also available, containing four additional bonus tracks. Tenth Avenue North’s first Christian radio single from the album, titled “No Man Is An Island,” debuted in the Top 20 on the National Audience Chart and is currently in rotation in key markets and networks including K-LOVE/Air1, The Fish, SiriusXM, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Seattle, among others.
In anticipation of the full-length project debut, Provident Label Group surprised fans with a special Islands EP featuring four bonus tracks, including the single “No Man Is An Island” which was released digitally in July. Coinciding with the EP, an exclusive music video for “No Man Is An Island” also debuted on K-LOVE. Throughout the year, the band has also offered fans exclusives and insider content every tenth day of the month (#Tenthonthe10th), culminating with the month of October. Aptly renamed ‘Tenthtober,’ Tenth Avenue North will be sharing fan-focused content every day of the month.
The Dove Award-winning band’s fourth studio album is a collection of well-crafted songs that inspire community, encourage accountability and celebrate the fact we are not alone.
“So many of us live in isolation and we really don’t have to,” says lead vocalist Mike Donehey. “So the idea is: ‘Hey get in the boat with us, sail by the stars of God’s promises and reach the shore of community.’ We realize that when we start to live together, we become the cathedrals on earth. We are the place where the sprit resides. It no longer dwells in buildings but in each of us.”
Produced by John Fields, known for his work with the Switchfoot, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and Pink, Cathedrals was written while the band was out on the Winter Jam Tour, setting up make-shift recording spaces in locker rooms and green rooms around the country.
The group made its national debut in 2008 on Reunion Records with Over and Underneath, which spawned the hits “Love is Here,” “By Your Side” and “Hold My Heart.” Tenth Avenue North won the Gospel Music Association Dove Award in 2009 for New Artist of the Year and in 2010 “By Your Side” was named Song of the Year. The band gained further momentum with 2010’s The Light Meets the Dark and The Struggle in 2012, which continued to populate radio and the church with such memorable songs as “Healing Begins,” “You Are More,” “Losing” and “Worn.”
Donehey, drummer Jason Jamison, bassist Ruben Juarez, keyboardist Brendon Shirley and guitarist Jeff Owen have forged a unique sound that has made them one of the Christian music’s most successful young bands. In the spring of 2014, Tenth Avenue North crossed the one million mark for records sold and continues to build its strong fan base by achieving more than one million likes on Facebook.