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Devotion, Anberlin


October 19th, 2013

2002 in Winter Haven, FL


Years Active:
'00s, '10s



Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Anberlin formed from the ashes of various other area projects. Led by the soaring vocals of Stephen Christian, the positive-thinking Anberlin also included Joseph Milligan (guitar), Nathan Young (drums), Joey Bruce (guitar), and Deon Rexroat (bass), and presented an alternative pop/rock sound that, while inflected with the earnestness of emo, was closer to the mature stylings of Third Eye Blind. A five-song demo garnered Anberlin the attention of Seattle-based indie label Tooth & Nail, which signed the group in 2002. Blueprints for the Black Market marked the band's debut in May 2003, and Anberlin supported the album with shows alongside groups like Fall Out Boy and Story of the Year. Second guitarist Nathan Strayer later joined the lineup, and Anberlin returned in February 2005 with Never Take Friendship Personal. Their third record, Cities, appeared two years later and debuted at number 19 on the Billboard charts; soon after its release, however, Strayer made his exit and was replaced by former Acceptance guitarist Christian McAlhaney. Released in 2008, New Surrender saw the retooled band joining the roster of Universal Republic Records and enlisting the help of Neal Avron, who had formerly produced records for Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, and New Found Glory. In early 2010, Anberlin went into the studio with Grammy-winning producer Brendan O'Brien, and later that year released their fifth studio album, Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place. The compilation Dancing Between the Fibers of Time: The Best of Anberlin's Tooth & Nail Years appeared two years later. In late 2012, Anberlin released their sixth studio album, Vital, which featured a heavier rock and metal sound colored by some electronic flourishes.

Top Albums

Devotion, Anberlin
1. Devotion
New Surrender, Anberlin
2. New Surrende..
Vital, Anberlin
3. Vital
Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place, Anberlin
4. Dark Is the ..
Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place, Anberlin
5. Dark Is the ..
Cities, Anberlin
6. Cities
Never Take Friendship Personal, Anberlin
7. Never Take F..
New Surrender, Anberlin
8. New Surrende..
Vital the Remixes, Anberlin
9. Vital the Re..
Lost Songs, Anberlin
10. Lost Songs
Blueprints For The Black Market, Anberlin
11. Blueprints F..
Blueprints for City Friendships: The Anberlin Anthology, Anberlin
12. Blueprints f..
Dancing Between the Fibers of Time, Anberlin
13. Dancing Betw..
Sony Connect Set: Anberlin (Live) - EP, Anberlin
14. Sony Connect..
City Electric - Single, Anberlin
15. City Electri..
Self-Starter - Single, Anberlin
16. Self-Starter..
Someone Anyone - Single, Anberlin
17. Someone Anyo..
Impossible - Single, Anberlin
18. Impossible -..
True Faith - Single, Anberlin
19. True Faith -..
Feel Good Drag (Acoustic) - Single, Anberlin
20. Feel Good Dr..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Dead American Devotion 3:10 $1.29

Feel Good Drag New Surrender 3:07 $1.29

City Electric Devotion 4:28 $1.29

IJSW Devotion 5:26 $1.29

Safe Here Devotion 3:41 $1.29

Said Too Much Devotion 3:32 $1.29

No Love to Speak Devotion 4:09 $1.29

Paper Thin Hymn Never Take Friendship Perso.. 3:17 $1.29

Someone Anyone Devotion 3:30 $1.29

Impossible Dark Is the Way, Light Is a.. 4:03 $1.29

Unstable Vital 3:34 $1.29

Unwinding Cable Car Cities 4:17 $1.29

Resistance New Surrender 3:16 $0.99

Breaking New Surrender 3:26 $1.29

Godspeed Cities 3:02 $1.29

Unstable Devotion 3:35 $1.29

Inevitable Cities 3:47 $1.29

Feel Good Drag Never Take Friendship Perso.. 3:27 $1.29

I'd Like to Die (Live) Devotion 4:36 $1.29

Dismantle.Repair. (Live) Devotion 5:16 $1.29

Little Tyrants Devotion 3:21 $1.29

Self-Starter Devotion 3:17 $1.29

Breaking (Live) Devotion 5:08 $1.29

Other Side Devotion 4:06 $1.29

Feel Good Drag New Surrender 3:07 $1.29

Top Music Videos

Feel Good Drag, Anberlin
1. Feel Good Drag
Feel Good Drag, Anberlin
2. Feel Good Drag
Impossible, Anberlin
3. Impossible
Impossible, Anberlin
4. Impossible
Paperthing Hymn, Anberlin
5. Paperthing Hym..
The Unwinding Cable Car, Anberlin
6. The Unwinding ..
Godspeed, Anberlin
7. Godspeed
Unstable, Anberlin
8. Unstable
Ready Fuels, Anberlin
9. Ready Fuels
We Owe This to Ourselves (Live from Pittsburgh, PA 2010), Anberlin
10. We Owe This to..
Impossible (Behind the Scenes), Anberlin
11. Impossible (Be..
Anberlin (Australia 09), Anberlin
12. Anberlin (Aust..
Breaking (Soundwave Festival), Anberlin
13. Breaking (Soun..


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