Invent, Animate Finish New Album with Jesse Cash

(from left to right: Jesse Cash, Trey Celaya, Ben English, Brian Hood, and Kevin Newland.)

(Port Neches, TX) – Texas metalcore band Invent, Animate, who have recently signed to Tragic Hero Records, just put the finishing touches on their debut full-length album. The record was engineered and produced by Brian Hood (ERRA, Being As An Ocean) at 456 Recordings. The band received some additional help from ERRA guitarist and label-mate Jesse Cash.

“It was a very fluid process between myself and the band,” says Cash. “There was an immediate chemistry, so the “work” aspect of the process was that much simpler. Those dudes write great material and progress so much with each release, so given these factors along with their young age, I see them going up and gaining a lot of stoked fans over time.”

“It’s our fourth time working with Brian, and there’s a reason for that,” says Invent, Animate vocalist Ben English. “He is so good at what he does and he brings so many awesome ideas to the table. He absolutely killed it. Also, his new tracking engineer, Kevin was so awesome to work with. Jesse came in and learned from us, what we wanted from the record, and steered it that direction. We couldn’t have asked for a better producer. He had a huge effect on the catchiness and the flow of this record, and the overall team we had made this thing exactly what we wanted. Very excited for this.”

With a summer release scheduled, the band has put up a two song mini EP to tie fans over. The songs “Native Intellect” and “Courier” are available via the Tragic Hero Records Merch Site along with an exclusive t-shirt design. The songs were also released on iTunes today with “Native Intellect” debuting at #145 on the Metal Charts.
About Invent, Animate:
“With so much metalcore out these days, the best thing to do is be fresh. Invent, Animate does this,” says music critic Mike Bohn who reviewed the band’s first EP Waves. “They do a lot more than other bands out there and they do it well.”

Creating an idea and bringing it to life is what inspired the progressive metalcore band Invent, Animate to pursue their passion for spreading positive messages through their music. The group was formed on the cloudy Christmas Eve of 2011 in a small town east of Houston called Port Neches, Texas. Ben English (vocals), Logan Forrest (guitar), Keaton Goldwire (guitar), Caleb Sherraden (bass), and Trey Celaya (drums) came together through their mutual love of bands like Deftones, Underoath, and Norma Jean. They are heavily influenced by what these bands have to say and the way they carry themselves as musicians.

Invent, Animate are a highly energetic band that puts an unsullied look on the metalcore market. Their work is multi-dimensional and shows their ability to be very dynamic. Never fearful to be chaotic and crazy one minute, but then decelerate and bring a softer, more beautiful aspect the next. “We’re not afraid to slow it down, experiment with different vocal styles, and maybe even sing in a few parts,” says vocalist Ben English. In addition to performing at the South By So What?! festival, the group has shared the stages with Oh, Sleeper, Of Mice & Men, and Architects.

Invent, Animate recently signed with Tragic Hero Records and have plans to release their debut full-length in 2014.  It’s still so surreal to me,” says English. “Growing up, some of my favorite bands were a part of Tragic Hero, and I’m super excited to be a part of the family. The record that we’ve been pouring ourselves into for months is really going to be unlike anything we’ve done before. We’re branching out and doing things that we’ve never done, and the outcome is really sounding incredible and we’re super excited for everyone to hear it.”

For fans of: Architects, ERRA, Northlane, and Reflections.

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