On the heels of a recent Dove Award for “Modern Rock Album Of The Year” with their highly-acclaimed Two Lefts Don’t Make A Right… But Three Do, Relient K is gearing up for their fourth Gotee album release.
At last week’s 35th Annual Gospel Music Awards, Relient K beat out contenders in the “Modern Rock Album Of The Year” category. Singer/guitarist Matt Thiessen commented on their win.
“This past week a really nice lady gave us a Dove Award,” said Thiessen. “We want to thank everybody in the positions of power that helped make that happen (I forgot to thank them on stage). Also, we’re going to start chiseling away at a new record this week. We’re really excited. It’s going to sound a lot like if Tom Arnold and Nichole Kidman had a baby and then gave it up for adoption. But not really.”
The band, currently writing new material, goes in the studio next week to record their latest album slated to hit streets later this year.
Relient K’s debut self-titled album released in 2000 and since then the band’s three albums, including last year’s Two Lefts Don’t Make A Right… But Three Do, have sold a combined total of over one million albums to date. Two Lefts Don’t Make A Right… But Three Do also debuted on the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #38, and was nominated for a GRAMMY award.
The band, who is on the road an average of 150-200 dates a year, just wrapped up a tour with openers The Rocket Summer, Yellow Second and Mae. Relient K has also toured with acts including Switchfoot, The O.C. Supertones, and Five Iron Frenzy among others.
Relient K, is comprised of singer/guitarist Matt Thiessen, bassist Brian Pittman, guitarist Matt Hoopes, and drummer Dave Douglas. For more information on Relient K, check out www.gotee.com or www.relientk.com