Downtown is excited to announce that we've signed Grammy-nominated and current chart-topping rock band, NEEDTOBREATHE. The rocker's recently released 6th studio album H A R D L O V E debuted the Billboard 200 at No. 2, and has soared to No. 1 on several charts including, Billboard’s Top Album Sales, Rock, Alternative, and Digital Albums charts. The album’s success follows the band’s highest charting single to date -- “Brother (feat. Gavin DeGraw)” – which was recently certified RIAA Gold.

"We're really excited to be teaming up with Downtown as we release this new album. They've built a great, forward-thinking company and we're proud to join their roster."
-Bear, NEEDTOBREATHE’s lead vocalist

The band, based out of South Carolina, consists of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals) and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals). Their latest album, H A R D L O V E, is a 12-song impassioned, anthemic alt-rock album features several highlights including the lead single “HAPPINESS,” which has enjoyed a steady climb at multiple radio formats and was recently featured in Microsoft’s new ad campaign.

“I’ve long-admired the team at Downtown and the work they do on behalf of their writers. I couldn’t be happier to be in business with such a talented group of people.”
-Steve Bursky at Foundations Artist Management, Band manager

The group’s 2011 album The Reckoning landed them a #1 spot on the Rock Album charts 5th album Rivers in the Wasteland landed them at #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart and #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts. The band has previously featured song “Oohs and Ahhs” in a commercial promoting J.J. Abram’s TV show Alcatraz and “More Time” in the movie P.S. I Love You.

“We're thrilled to partner with such a creative and hard-working band and their impressive team. With each release, they take their music to new heights and we feel fortunate to join them as they share this great album with the world.”
-Jedd Katrancha, Downtown’s Executive Vice President

On the heels of their successful launch of H A R D L O V E, the group is gearing up for TOUR DE COMPADRES, their 2016 tour across 50+ cities, which will bring them to renowned music venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and Beacon Theatre in New York City.