biography

Dens have found a perfect niche in the space between energetic rock and contemplative ambience. They create an experience that drowns the listener in guitar-driven post-rock and vocal hooks while leaving plenty of room for lyrical exploration. From a wide view Dens are a rock band, although the nuances in their sound send tendrils out into shoegaze, ambient, post-rock, and indie rock concepts. These subtleties put them right at home with Facedown labelmates My Epic, Everything In Slow Motion, and Comrades.

Dens find their mission in using music as a platform to creatively and honestly explore the themes of faith, hope, redemption and grace. The band self-released their debut album “From Small Seeds Come Giant Trees” in 2016, and the single “Hopebringer” with Come&Live in 2017. Now Facedown Records is proud to announce “No Small Tempest,” Dens’ highly anticipated four-song follow up to “Small Seeds” releasing this summer.

 

Press

Everyone needs to drop what they are doing and follow/listen to @DENSnoise New album crushes!
— Brandon Jones, Indie Vision Music
Foxes have dens, birds have nests and these indie rockers from Richmond, VA have some pretty sweet beats.
— Trish Koutrodimos, Independent Interviewer
The album combines the distorted guitar walls of the shoegaze movement with the melodic sensibilities of the mid-2000’s emo movement, and then uses those tools to enhance DENS’s thoughtful, worship-focused lyrics.
— Taylor Hohulin, Jesus Wired
Nice guitar work - good, contemplative stuff.
— Ben Crist, The Glorious Unseen
Their debut full-length record, From Small Seeds Come Giant Trees, takes the reverent nature of modern worship bands and injects it with the thoughtful brand of indie rock pioneered by bands like Thrice and As Cities Burn. And spoiler alert: it’s a success.
— Benji Kunz, Indie Vision Music
 

Audio

Releases

 “No Small Tempest” EP (2018, Facedown Records)

“No Small Tempest” EP (2018, Facedown Records)

 “Will You Keep Out All the Sadness?” Single (2018, Self-released)

“Will You Keep Out All the Sadness?” Single (2018, Self-released)

 “From Small Seeds Come Giant Trees” LP (2016, Self-released)

“From Small Seeds Come Giant Trees” LP (2016, Self-released)

 

promotional materials

photographs

video

 

Equipment

  • Reverend, Gretsch, Gibson, and Fender guitars
  • Bad Cat, Friedman, and Ampeg amps
  • Anchor Drums custom kit
  • DW hardware & Meinl cymbals
  • 64 Audio/Shure in-ear monitor rigs

Accolades

  • 2018 release with Facedown Records
  • Winner of the Creation Festival Music Tournament 2016
  • Performed with Silverstein (Rise Records), Silent Planet (Solid State Records), Like Moths to Flames (Rise Records), Wage War (Fearless), Gideon (Equal Vision), Conditions (Good Fight Music), Switchfoot (Vanguard Records), Family Force 5 (Word Records), We Are Messengers (Word Records)

Events

  • International Tour, Lithuania
  • Audiofeed Festival, Urbana, IL
  • Creation Festival, Mt. Union, PA
  • Unity Music Festival, Muskegon, MI
  • Shaka’s Live, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Canal Club & Strange Matter, Richmond, VA
  • The Ante Room, Charlottesville, VA