Alternative rock-band HURT recently signed to CARVED RECORDS. “We are very excited to add HURT to our roster of great artists,” states Tim Porter, label owner. “The depth of HURT’S music was what caught our attention. After one listen to their new material we knew they were a perfect addition to Carved. We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”
Front man J. Loren goes on to say, “We made the decision for Carved Records to be our new home because they truly are one of the few companies that continues to believe in rock oriented artists and their music. With their solid commitment to growing and working bands in an uncertain musical climate, we felt this was the right fit for HURT.”
HURT was formed in 2000 and first released the independent albums Hurt in 2000 and The Consumation in 2003. Some of the songs from those early albums found their way onto their first two major label releases, and subsequently The Consumation was re-mastered as The Re-Consumation in 2008. The band received critical success with their major label debut album, Vol. 1, released on March 21, 2006. Their singles “Rapture” and “Falls Apart” gained significant radio airplay on rock stations throughout United States. Their second album was the critically acclaimed Vol. II, released on September 25, 2007, and which garnered them their largest radio rock hit yet with the single “Ten Ton Brick.” HURT released their fifth studio album on April 7, 2009, titled Goodbye to the Machine. The group consists of lead singer J. Loren, guitarist Michael Roberts, bassist Rek Mohr, and drummer Victor Ribas.
The Carved Records family is a mix of tenured music and label professionals, artistic-minded entrepreneurs and musicians skilled in the aspects of sales, distribution, marketing, radio/TV formatting, PR and artist repertoire. This family of individuals share the passion needed to compete in a saturated and aggressive industry. Carved Records has a stylistic focus while seeking high quality artists.
Catch HURT on their upcoming acoustic tour kicking off in St. Louis, MO on October 29th.
October 29 – St Louis, MO The Duck Room
October 30 – Louisville, KY Uncle Slayton’s
November 1 – Chicago, IL Schubas
November 2 – Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
November 3 – Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
November 7 – Nashville, TN 12th & Porter
November 8 – Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar
November 9 – Knoxville, TN Relix
November 10 – Charlotte, NC Visulite
November 12 – Washington, DC Sixth and I
November 13 – West Chester, PA The Note
November 14 – New York, NY The Mercury Lounge
November 15 – Cambridge, MA T.T. the Bear’s Place