In the same city where Bob Dylan, Prince and even those scrappy garage rockers The Replacements all got their start, another standout rock ’n’ roll act, Hyland, has been quickly making a name for itself in Minneapolis and beyond.
Armed with a veritable arsenal of inventive hooks and inspired melodies, a relatable, everyman take on everything from God to girls and the tireless work ethic Midwesterners are known for, Hyland is about to make its mark on an even grander scale.
Comprised of frontman Jon Lewis, guitarist Mitch Hansen, keyboardist Ben Early and drummer Steve Weigel, Hyland serves up eclectic anthems reminiscent of Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World and Anberlin. But instead of the same tired sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll routine, Hyland’s songs were born out of the real-life joys and struggles on the journey of faith.
“I’ve been a Christian for almost all my life, and I still can’t wrap my head around God’s unchanging grace,” Jon shares. “So to make up for my lack of understanding, I write songs to help basically explain it to myself.”
Exploring faith, hope and love through the lens of their art, there’s ultimately something for everyone when listening to Weight & Measures. And whether you’re someone who’s entranced with innovative melodies and chord progressions or prefer clever turns of phrase in the lyrics, there’s plenty to love about Hyland.
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|Polyphonic Telegraph No. 1 EP||2008||Independent|
|Weights & Measures||2011||Tooth & Nail Records|
|Finding Our Way||2012||Tooth & Nail Records|