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The Tenant


Bandleader Brad Register had already endured the crucible of being in a near-breakout act with Summerbirds in the Cellar. With major league accolades and heavyweight supporters, he got closer to the promised land than most ever will, but legal problems and band discord became Register’s emotional prison. But from those stormy clouds, one of the Southeast’s most notable songwriters now re-emerges with a svelte new musical vehicle beaming with clarity and lightness. Register’s distinctive melodic signatures are drawn in crisper, more flowing profiles along with the distinctive sound of recent member, drummer Jeff Ilgenfritz. Recently The Tenants went into the studio with Kid Rock Bassist Aaron Julison and came out with a sound that can only be described as dream pop, creating a unique album with no boundaries. At the end of last year, the Tenant released there first track off of their ‘Hustlers of The World; album, titled Mystery Mountain. Following this, every week after, they have and are still continuing to release other singles from the album.

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