This City Awaits is a simple, straightforward three-piece rock band. Guitar, Drums, and Bass—exactly everything you need to make rock and roll. This City Awaits was formed in 2010 because of a desire to be an influence and have a voice in the local music scene. Hard work led to multiple gigs as a supporting act for Hawthorne Heights, Disciple, and Seventh Day Slumber. Determined to move forward in 2011, they recorded their debut album, Code Red: Urgency right here in their hometown of Dallas, Texas. The success of two singles from the album Come Back To Me and The Addiction led to 600+ copies being sold—great results for an independent band.
Every year the band will sit down and write down goals for the upcoming year, and in 2012 one of their goals was to do something that no band their size had dared to do before: tour and tour a lot. In 2012, they posted 90+ dates on the road with dates reaching out as far as Norfolk, VA and Jackson, WY. As if the response from the fans wasn’t successful enough, they ended up getting recognized by the independent label Red Cord Records and ultimately signing to their artist management group, BridgeWay Entertainment.
In the fall of 2012, and with 2013 just around the corner, This City Awaits quietly went into studio to record a new album, working closely with Chris Galvez as producer. Their second album, Said the Liar can be simply described as 10 songs that are more mature and stronger for This City Awaits.
1) Nathan [Listen Here]
2) This Darkness
3) Hold Still
4) Yet There Is Life
5) Dead and Gone
6) White Ambulance
8) Cardiac Arrest
9) Farther Away
Phillip Ivey – Lead Vocals/Guitars
Darah Hubbard – Drums
Kyle Ross – Bass/Backing vocals
‘This City Awaits’ To Release Debut Album On ‘Bridgeway’/’Red Cord Records’ [March 2013]