After working on their debut record for nearly a year, the Christian alternative rock band Eleventhour is about to hear the fruits of their labors.
The Columbia County band is holding a release party and concert for their six-track EP Saturday inside the multi-purpose center at West Acres Baptist Church at 555 Gibbs Road in Evans. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m.
"This album that we've made I think is radio quality," said Caleb Johnson, lead singer and guitarist. "We just hope it can go as far as it can possibly go (and) see what we can do with it."
To compile the self-titled record, the group traveled to Atlanta for at least 10 weekends since July, he said.
The band consists of four members from Evans and Martinez: Johnson, lead guitarist H.B. Chavous, drummer Luke Johnson and bass guitarist Zac Allsup. The group first started playing as a praise band at Bible Cathedral on Furys Ferry Road. The band members have been playing together for six years, but Eleventhour was formed about three years ago.
The concert is expected to last about two hours, said Luke Johnson, Caleb Johnson's brother. Guests also will receive a copy of the record.
Through their music, the band strives to emphasize the power of faith, but rarely mention God specifically in their songs, said Caleb Johnson, who described the band's songs as "positive, uplifting music."
"A lot of (our) songs are geared toward the younger crowd, but there's other music that I would think that older people would enjoy, too," Luke Johnson said.
The record currently is available for $5.99 at www.digstation.com. For more information about Eleventhour, visit www.myspace.com/eleventhhour3.
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