Graveyard Lovers are an indie rock band whose high volume anthems fall somewhere between 90's grunge and modern indie/experimental acts. The band's spirited live shows are known for a stripped down aesthetic, cutting vocals and pounding rhythms. Their unreleased sophomore full-length "Past the Forest of the Fruitless Thoughts" is a departure from the band's former sound as a duo. With massive chords and relentless drumming, the album seamlessly fuses elements of grunge, indie rock, pop, folk and alternative music.
Graveyard Lovers was formed in 2010. Members include husband and wife Zach Reynolds (vocals, guitar) and Tricia Purvis-Reynolds (drummer) along with brother, Joel Reynolds (bass/guitar).
A lifelong musician, Reynolds moved from his hometown of New Orleans to New York in 2009 pursuing a solo career. In New York, he met Purvis, who had recently developed a passion for drumming instigated by her friend Leah Shapiro of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Beyond romantic sparks, Reynolds and Purvis found they shared undeniable musical chemistry and knew they had something unique. In 2010, Zach and Tricia began co-writing music in a home studio and in a matter of months, Graveyard Lovers was born (the band's name was adapted from the 1928 blues song by Bertha Idaho "Graveyard Love"). Over 2 days in April 11, the duo hastily recorded their first EP in a studio secretly operating out of a Bronx, NY elementary school.To their surprise, this effort would land them on CMJ's homepage as a "Spotlight Artist of the Week" as well as a synch placement in a major motion picture. They released their first self-titled EP in November 2011.
After a year of touring, the two started writing again and headed to Radar Studio in Clinton, CT to record a full length. “Dreamers” was released in September 2013 to countless favorable reviews. Immediately, the album caught the attention of Round Hill Music and they signed a co-publishing deal a few months later. Their music can be heard in movies, TV shows, and ads worldwide.
After the release of "Dreamers", Graveyard Lovers welcomed Zachs’ brother Joel Reynolds (Junius, Prosthetic Records, Driftoff) as a full time member. The addition of a new writing partner allowed the band to evolve into its current incarnation. In early 2015, the band returned to Radar Studios (Clinton, CT) to record their second full length album, "Past the Forest of the Fruitless Thoughts".
Since 2011, Graveyard lovers have toured throughout the US and were two time guests on the Artie Lange Show. They've had the opportunity to share bills at clubs and festivals with some of their favorite bands including Stone Temple Pilots, Pontiak, Herra Terra, The Deftones, Bad Rabbits, The Jim Jones Revue, American Authors, Anthrax, Porches, Young the Giant, Portugal the Man, Jane's Addiction, The Felice Brothers, The Dough Rollers, and many, many more.
With a fresh sound and a new album to be released this year, Graveyard Lovers are plotting for a busy 2016, and a more extensive tour schedule...Stay tuned.
"It's as if the best parts of the Saddle Creek family spent a summer with the Pixies and burned their White Stripes records in a distancing ritual that only deepened the connection to some of the most viscerally passionate sounds of our time." -(Crave Online)