In their three year tenure together, Tallhart (formally Marksmen) has already built up a solid local fan base and has quickly been gaining more widespread recognition, including praise and support from notable bands such as Anberlin, Underoath, Eisley and of course Say Anything. Max Bemis, whose band Say Anything is also signed to Equal Vision Records, worked closely with Tallhart.
“They are Tallhart. A brilliant young band from Tampa who can write a stadium rock-level anthem like nobody's business but don't shy away from lovely, dense songwriting. They also put on a sickeningly great live show,” Bemis expounds. “To me, they combine the best elements of early U2, Manchester Orchestra and sort of a young Pearl Jam (that last one is a pretty weird call, but I stand by it): basically, smart and brave music, rich with a swelling, unfiltered feeling."
Guitarist Chris Brickman, drummer Reed Murray and bassist Glenn Espinoza collectively create a perfectly balanced musical framework that showcases vocalist Matt Segallos’ potent mix of lyrical musings on the light and dark sides of life, love, and spirituality – all delivered through his distinctly soulful, and subtly southern, croons. Through rich guitar tones and pure lyrical eloquence, one can simply feel the sincerity and depth of the band’s emotionally charged music.
In discussing their future goals as a band, Tallhart specifically makes note of the influence and legacy they hope to build over their career. Brickman shares, “I want young musicians to hear us and think, ‘I want to sound like them one day’ or ‘I can tell that's his guitar work.’ We want to be respected by peers in the business and want to inspire. There's a lot we want to accomplish.”
“I never want to stop writing music, whether it be with Tallhart or any other project,” Murray adds. “At the end of the day, as long as I can do well enough to support myself, and one day my family, that's all I need. I never want to feel "I've made it." because that would be the moment I might become lazy and complacent. There's always room to grow and improve in music and in life.”
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|Sister of Mine (as Marksmen)||2011||Independent|
|Bloodlines EP||2012||Rory Records|
|We Are the Same||2013||Equal Vision Records|