VOL IV: BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE FROM FLAW
FLAW’s story began with the independent release of home-grown albums American Arrogance (1996), Flaw (1998) and Drama(2000). It was the songs on these recordings that garnered the attention of Universal Republic Records, who signed the band and released the break-through Through the Eyes in 2001. The album topped the Billboard Heatseekers chart, largely fueled by the singles “Payback” and “Whole.”
The band then followed-up with an album entitled Endangered Species via Republic in 2004, but soon thereafter the band went through personnel changes and ended their relationship with the label. Volz stayed creative, releasing a critically acclaimed solo record, and also touring aggressively with the band Five.Bolt.Main. The band’s tumultuous relationship with themselves, and their label, were reflected in their songs.
Bend the time tape forward to 2019, flaw gears up to release vol iv: Because Of The Brave via pavement entertainment. vol iv is powerful from the first track entitled “Persistence” and doesn’t stop throughout the rest of the album. flaw‘s vocalist chris volz has an unmistakable tone that is recognizable and deliciously familiar and of course takes us back to those first couple of album days . However, don’t bank on this record settling you into the grooves of “Payback” and “Whole”.
You’ll have to wait for my full review of VOL IV: BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE TO RUN SOON TO FIND OUT THE ENTIRE SCOOP ON FLAW AND WHERE THIS RECORD WILL TAKE THEM. bECAUSE, TRUST ME, THIS FLAW IS READY FOR A REVOLUTION!
VOL IV: BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE TRACK LISTING:
Persistence | Walk The Line | Because Of The Brave | Conquer This Climb | Wake Up | Sign Of The Times | Everything | Prayer For The Lost | On Your Feet | Lest We Forget
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It was the life and energy captured in these songs that propelled the band forward. It was always FLAW fans’ connection to their songs that carried the band on. “We would not be where we are today without our hardcore fans,” says Volz. “The Flaw Family is the backbone of everything we do.”
FLAW signed with Pavement Entertainment in 2015. With a new label and fresh outlook, they were ready to make music again. The following year, they released their next full-length studio album, Divided We Fall, and the EP, United We Stand, in 2017. After actively touring the US and making an apperance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with their single “Conquer This Climb,” FLAW is ready for the world to hear VOL IV: Because of the Brave.
Chris Volz – Vocals
Tommy Gibbons AKA Noodles – Guitar
Rob Buttorff – Guitar
Georges Octobous – Drums