There is an old saying that claims time brings change. No one would know this better than Portland's A Hope For Home, who have seen drastic change and growth since their inception in early 2006. What began as an emotional outlet for a group of friends during a season of loss has blossomed into a dedicated project that finds them on the road supporting their newest album, 2008's "The Everlasting Man." A concept based off of G.K. Chesterton's novel of the same name, "The Everlasting Man" tells the story of mankind's fall and awaiting redemption.
It is their second album following 2007's "Here, The End," both of which were produced and mixed by bassist Dan McCall at his studio in Camas, WA. The 9 tracks from "Everlastiing" weave through warm organic textures like those on "The Covenant," then meet up with electronic beats and synthesizers on "Absolution:Of Flight and Failure," only to end up at their heaviest and darkest material yet, heard in "Babylon:The Insatiable Thirst" and "Iniquity:An Offering."
Their music is not the only place they have experienced major change. Since releasing "Here, The End," A Hope For Home have found themselves on multiple tours supporting bands of many different styles and scenes. They will continue touring through 2009 to support "The Everlasting Man."
At the end of the day, A Hope For Home strives to bridge the gap between a professional production and the individual by connecting through passionate live music. Their growth and change is evident at every performance and serves as a reminder that underground music can still be inspirational.