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My Ancient Rebellion

by Enation

The long awaited follow up to their breakout album, 'World In Flight'. Their newest release showcases one of indies premiere rock bands at their best: creating atmospheres & anthems lyrically & sonically; this time in a cinematic, non-linear fashion.
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
E N A T I O N

About this album, ‘My Ancient Rebellion’:
“The title is taken from the first line in song three, 'Prodigal', which says, "Well my ancient rebellion has been laid, it was buried in a tomb where all my debts were paid." The way we see it, there are two kinds of rebellion, really. The first is the rebellion towards the light. The second is the rebellion toward darkness. ‘My Ancient Rebellion’ is about the choice that we get to make between what kind of rebel we want to be. We personally think that if you look at the world, what you see is, it is a lot easier to live in apathy than compassion. It is a lot easier to live in bitterness than in joy. It's a lot easier to live in hate than love. Therefore, to be the most rebellious we can be, we rebel against the darkness. To live in love and compassion is the greatest rebellion of all. That's what this album in large part is about.” ~ Lead Singer, Jonathan Jackson

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BIOGRAPHY::

Enation is an anthemic American rock band based in the Northwest with a Euro/Rock flare fronted by Jonathan Jackson. They are fast becoming known as one of the premier independent rock bands in America.


W H A T E N A T I O N H A S A C C O M P L I S H E D A S A N I N D E P E N D E N T B A N D

Enation came onto the music scene late 2004, the year they released their first album, “Identity Theft”. The band immediately had their music featured on MTV.com and the film ‘Stephen King’s Riding The Bullet’. Since that time Enation have sold over 200,000 songs, and have been featured on 'One Tree Hill', ‘General Hospital’, A&E’s ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ and a host of other soundtracks. Enation’s song ‘Feel This (feat. Enation)’ went Top 10 on the iTunes Rock Charts (#8). Their EP, ‘The Madness Of Love’ held 5 of the Top 10 songs on the National CDBaby Rock Charts––and their recent single ‘Glorious’ was the #1 song for 4 + weeks across all genres on CDBaby, the largest distributor of independent music in the world. They were nominated to the prestigious New Music Seminar’s Top 100 ‘Artists on the Verge’ list which noted, “These are the artists in America most ready to break for 2011.” Enation also won the Grand Prize four times on the MTV sponsored international song competition, OurStage, a website that boasts over 4 million registered fans.

Their new album, ‘My Ancient Rebellion’ was released October, 11th, 2011.

Enation are currently partnering with the anti-human trafficking organization NOT FOR SALE to help bring awareness to combat the growing global atrocity of modern-day slavery.

They have been compared in reviews to the likes of Coldplay, Radiohead, U2, and Snow Patrol. Enation describes their music as Indie-Euro-Alternative-Folk-Rock.

CDBaby, the largest distributor of independent music online in the world, took notice that Enation is "Fast becoming known as one of the best epic rock bands around."

T H E S T O R Y

The foundations of Enation started with brothers Jonathan and Richard Lee Jackson. Having been raised in Battle Ground, WA (just north of Portland, OR) they gave up the verdant fields and continuous rainfall of the Pacific Northwest for the concrete jungle and blazing sun of Hollywood, CA to pursue careers as actors at the ripe ages of 10 and 13. Richard had played drums since he was in elementary school and Jonathan took up playing guitar a few years after him, being the younger brother. Sibling rivalry (at a young age) turned into a synergy of complimentary gifting as the brothers began to play music together over the ensuing years. It was as if Providence had smiled on them––they discovered that drums and guitar sound rather nice together. Jonathan as the guitarist naturally began to write songs and sing, with Richard laying down the beat with splashes of backing vocals. The first inklings of Enation were in the works.

Over the next several years the brothers migrated up and down the West Coast, flying from California to Washington, with frequent stops in Portland and visits to Seattle. At the age of just 14 Jonathan was fronting at the famous Whisky A Go-Go with Richard on the drums under the name ‘Scarlet Road’. Club gigs continued, although they were both too young to enjoy the complimentary alcohol offered to them.

Their in-depth exposure to the film and television industry as actors from a young age gave the brothers a keen sense of cinematic expression, the importance of spontaneity, genuine emotion, and vulnerability as artists––an influence they carry with them in their matured music today.

Coinciding with these inspirations came U2’s ‘Zoo TV’ tour. With its radical, outrageous, mind-blowingly anthemic songs and charades, Jonathan and Richard’s imagination took flight to a whole new level. That concert and tour was a pivotal moment for their creative canvas––for the first time they saw what limitless possibilities in music looked like. Add to the mix Peter Gabriel’s ‘Secret World Live’ and ‘Growing Up’ tours and the bar for musical, emotional, and spiritual expression through music had officially been raised for the aspiring musicians. A new vision was beginning to form, one that set its sights on music as calling, as much as vocation.

T H E M E M B E R S

Enation formed through friendship and playing gigs together over the course of a couple years. Jonathan, as the songwriter, guitar player, and lead vocalist, has been influenced by a number of artists; most prevalently, Bono and the Edge from U2, Bob Dylan, Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins, and Leonard Cohen. An odd blend, some might say. But the restlessness and searching in each of his mentors, give insight into Jonathan’s own hunger for purpose and a Higher Calling. Jonathan brings a rare combination to Enation––the ability to convey an array of emotions vocally that could make Bono proud, while at the same time play guitar riffs that reach for the heights of The Edge. Lyricists the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Leonard Cohen round out the influences that give singer/songwriter Jackson, and consequently Enation, the cocktail that seamlessly blends sonic anthems with insightful, lyrically driven emotional anthems.

Drummer Richard Lee’s influences began when he was young with the love-drenched, insanely reverb laden snare back beats of Chicago. As he grew older, his musical tastes developed into a love for the heart-pounding war-like pulsing of Larry Mullen, Jr. of U2, the anthemic inspirations of Stewart Smith from the British band, Delirious?, as well as the formidable passion of Marcus Dahlstrøm from the Swedish-Metal band Blindside. The combination gives Enation a fresh energy and anthemic backbeat that holds the songs together.

In the earliest formation, bassist Daniel Sweatt played guitar, while Amber Sweeney (now of Everly fame) played bass. After about a year Amber decided to pursue her own music career (Enation and Everly still play concerts together). With the band in need of a bass player, Daniel Sweatt moved from rhythm guitar to bass. Daniel’s instincts as a guitar player were a benefit for the band; he brings a musical quality to his bass playing that is as much based on melody as it is low end punches.

Keyboardist Michael Galeotti was asked to join the band not long after their debut album release near the end of 2004. With a range of musical influences from modern rockers Switchfoot to R&B, his playing brings an energy that is sometimes rhythmic and conversely ethereal, adding textures and layers to their anthemic sound.

Enation was finally completed when Michael’s younger brother, rhythm guitarist Luke Galeotti, joined as the final member of the band a few years later. Luke brings a passion for his instrument that goes beyond playing. He learned how to build his own custom guitars, even giving an acoustic guitar––that took over a year of meticulous building––as a Christmas present in 2009 to lead singer Jonathan as a gift.

T H E M U S I C A L R O O T S

The roots of Enation’s musical influences stem from each band member’s own history and preferences; Jonathan and Richard gravitated early to the anthemic, emotional, and spiritual qualities heard in the likes of U2, Peter Gabriel, and Radiohead. Both the Jackson brothers and Daniel Sweatt formed much of their musical skeleton from the largely alternative rock landscape of the early-to-late 90’s as well, from such bands as Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam. Michael and Luke Galeotti grew up listening to bands ranging from anthem-rockers Switchfoot to metal icons POD. Currently, Enation lists a handful of other key influences, citing many European bands such as Coldplay, The Frames, and Snow Patrol.

With a beautifully complex and emotional catalogue of music that has earned them the reputation as one of the premier independent rock bands in America, Enation continues to stake new ground in a world that holds endless possibilities for them.

For more details visit:
www.EnationMusic.com

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The Songs of a Nation:
Enation’s desire is to impact culture by creating artistic expressions that are good, true, and beautiful. The best art challenges us. It digs for the deeper questions of the heart. Enation view their songs much in those terms––to challenge themselves, and their listeners as well. Enation have also wanted to show that, more than words, ‘Love is an Action’. In that Spirit they have partnered with amazing charitable organizations such as Water For Life, Compassion, OxFam America, Just Yell Fire, and Not For Sale. As stated ages ago, Plato wrote: “Give me the songs of a nation, and it does not matter who writes its laws.” If that is true, then Enation, as one of the leading independent rock bands in America, is part of that tapestry in the US and abroad.

About this album, ‘My Ancient Rebellion’:
“The title is taken from the first line in song three, 'Prodigal', which says, "Well my ancient rebellion has been laid, it was buried in a tomb where all my debts were paid." The way we see it, there are two kinds of rebellion, really. The first is the rebellion towards the light. The second is the rebellion toward darkness. ‘My Ancient Rebellion’ is about the choice that we get to make between what kind of rebel we want to be. We personally think that if you look at the world, what you see is, it is a lot easier to live in apathy than compassion. It is a lot easier to live in bitterness than in joy. It's a lot easier to live in hate than love. Therefore, to be the most rebellious we can be, we rebel against the darkness. To live in love and compassion is the greatest rebellion of all. That's what this album in large part is about.” ~ Lead Singer, Jonathan Jackson

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LYRICS TO THE SONG ‘PRODIGAL’

My ancient rebellion has been laid
It was buried in the tomb where all my debts were paid
For to me your love and mercy were shown

I am a prodigal who’s living at home

Well my Father he calls me by my name
Though I was lost I was filthy and ashamed
He gave me all the riches that he owns

I am a prodigal who’s living at home

O my brother, are we both not the same?
Have we both not wasted the days?
But our names are still written on His throne

I am a prodigal who’s living at home

There are mornings when I feel it, I feel it so deep
In these moments your goodness is all that I can see
But then sometimes inside my heart feels like a stone

I am a prodigal who’s living at home

I was clothed and given this golden ring
Sometimes it burns my flesh and I cannot feel a thing
Inside the walls I wander and I roam

I am a prodigal who’s living at home

And it’s hard to think of all those wasted years
One day I was dead and the next day I was here
I drink the finest wine from the grapes that you have grown

I am a prodigal who’s living at home

Yeah some days, some days I still feel the cold
I wake up in the night thinking I must still be alone
But then I hear, you say your love is not on loan

I am a prodigal who’s living at home

Hallelujah….

© Fire & Plague Publishing (ASCAP)
Lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

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REVIEWS::

"Fast becoming recognized as ONE OF THE BEST EPIC ROCK BANDS AROUND, the group combines expensive jams with honest, soulful lyricism."
~ CD BABY / Notable Artist, Newsletter

"These are the artists in America most ready to break for 2011. The New Music Seminar recognizes these 100 Artists On the Verge as the strongest among the hundreds of thousands of artists in the field."
~ New Music Seminar / Top 100 "Artists On The Verge" 2011

“Emotional Rock, enveloped by a sensible and captivating voice... could be a mix between Radiohead and U2. Contagious and fascinating, able to touch anyone… Enation is becoming one of the most elegant formations of American Rock, with European-style...”
~ ROCKTOTAL.com

“Much of (the album) is driven by echo-laden guitars... splashes of piano... and an arena-rock backbeat that holds it all together. The heartthrob’s rock star skills borrow from the book of Bono, with vocals that range from breathy whispers to an overdriven falsetto that hits with all the impact of a raw nerve. The group’s lyrics suggest a tantalizing spirituality, hinting at a deeper faith that’s never made explicit. Much like U2, there’s a scriptural tone to many of Enation’s lyrics—but it never gets heavy enough to turn off secular fans.”
~ SCOPEMAG.com

“…compare to Coldplay, Snow Patrol… gentle waves of reverberated guitar and crisp piano lines that suggest a quiet, ponderous spirituality… vivid lyrics…”
~ CHRISTIANITYTODAY.com

“Enation… have burst on the scene... The vocals sound like a cross between David Gray and Augustana which is a perfect soothing blend... The songs are rich in symbolism... I highly recommend this album to anyone who enjoys Augustana... or Snow Patrol.”
~ ROCK&REVIEW.com

"Soul & Story: Volume One"... contains masterfully written songs just begging the listener to feel the heartbeat of each note. Frontman Jonathan has an exceptional quality in his soft vocals... whispering Fatherly advice like a lullaby. Beautiful piano accompaniment...”
~ RADIOINDY / (Enation won a GrIndie Award for their album "Soul & Story: Volume One"––an indie artist awards coinciding with the Grammy’s)

“Enation work magic… that lets all the raw-nerve intensity of frontman Jonathan Jackson's songwriting bleed out… he'll make you a believer.”
~ SOAPCASTS.com

“Earnest, U2-inspired rock…”
~ THE COLUMBIAN NEWSPAPER

“Compared to the likes of Radiohead and U2…”
~ CBS affiliate station / KATU BROADCAST

“Enation is quickly becoming known as one of the best independent bands on the music scene today.”
~ Jitzul.com

"Enation is a rock band with a bright future... (Listen to the) strong vocals and thoughtful lyrics... and you’ll understand why it’s always at the top of the charts."
~ OurStage.com / (Enation is a three-time Grand Prize Winner [Rock Category] on this MTV Sponsored Indie Song Competition Website)

"Jonathan creates a glimmer of positivity that bursts through the darkest days and elegantly screams, ‘You’re not alone. You can do anything to which you set your mind. You will not only survive your struggles, you’re going to emerge a better person.’ Legions of fans have latched onto and propelled Jonathan and his Enation bandmates to the forefront of the independent rock world."
~ PLANETVERGE.com

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Enation:
Jonathan Jackson – Vocals, Guitars, Piano
Richard Lee Jackson – Drums & Percussion
Daniel Sweatt – Bass Guitar
Michael Galeotti – Keys & Piano
Luke Galeotti – Rhythm Guitar

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Ashley_MindfulOfMusic

My Ancient Rebellion represents everything I love about the band
My Ancient Rebellion represents everything I love about the band: it's calm, soulful, cryptic and artistic.
Jonathan Jackson's voice is captivating and so full of emotion in these poetic tunes. Between the passionate "Tears of Hope" ballad, the meaningful
groove of "The Salvation of One" and the upbeat anthem "The Rushing Wind", those are only a few examples of the contrast and the glimpses of inspiration this album holds. Each song takes you on a journey of soul searching and makes you look at things in a different perspective.

Angie

Good CD...Need more upbeat songs.....
Sounds like a good CD so far, although on the flipside, I like kind of upbeat songs sometimes too, and Jonathan only has like one or two songs that are like that on his new album. The rest are slow songs. I like slow songs too, but maybe putting in more upbeat songs that are alittle faster in tempo might be a better idea for his new album he would make after this one. I think a good variety would be best instead of all slow songs and one or two upbeat songs on an album. I think a listener might be too bored with listening to all slow songs after awhile. Need a little pep to keep us awake, excited, and more in tuned with listening to it. Otherwise I've always liked JJ's music otherwise too. Keep up the good work and maybe get more upbeat songs next time.

Teresa

Teresa
I love listen almost all the songs on enation cd and I love the band and they r greatest band! :)

Christina

Love this band even more
This album is soulful, powerful, and lyrically driven. Enation has proven once again they are an amazing band with an incredible passion for what they do. This is the perfect album to listen to at any moment with songs like Tears of Hope that tug at the heart and instrumental tracks like Forgiveness. This is surly an album that won't disappoint any who listen.

Andy

Sound track for my life
I've been listening to this album since I bought it yesterday. It's fantastic. I've been a big fan of their previous work but it's good to see a band that continues to top themselves when so many struggle to measure up to their previous success. Enation has really paid their dues to earn their acclaim and it shows in the deep emotional sound they bring to this album. Of course I still favor some songs over others, but this is a great album to just play--there's no temptation to hack it up into play lists with other stuff. Enation is band for audiophiles and this album does not disappoint.

nancy

Full Of Awesomeness
Enation has done a fantastic job with the new CD, "My Ancient Rebellion." From the catchy Rushing Wind and Salvation Of One to the heartfelt lyrics on Tears Of Hope, people of any age would enjoy this . A refreshing sound that has come with time from this up and coming Indie Rock band. Try it, you'll like it.

AlisonLouisebell

beyond awesome band
Can not recommend this awesome band highly enough. Are one of my all time favourites. They combine meaningful, relateable, beautiful lyrics and subjects, with haunting or heart thumping melody. I own All of their music, a total must have for music lovers of all genres. Tell all your friends! Alison bell God bless