SPIRIT 105.9 is excited to welcome The Afters to the SPIRIT Fest 2016 lineup!
The Afters are currently promoted through INO Records and Columbia Records. In an update posted on their official website, the band went into the studio in August 2006 to start recording their second album, Never Going Back to OK. It was originally scheduled to be released on December 26, 2007 as per a post on their MySpace blog, but was ultimately delayed and released on February 26, 2008.
The first single from the album, the title track ‘Never Going Back to OK’ premiered on October 16, 2007 on Total Axxess. It was also released as a streaming file on The Afters’ MySpace page on November 10, 2007. The song hit the R&R magazine charts in December 2007. It reached No. 1 on the R&R CHR chart in March 2008 and R&R magazine ranked it as the most played song on U.S. Christian CHR radio in 2008.
In spring of 2008, the band began their own headlining tour along with Falling Up, Ruth, and Everyday Sunday.
The Afters stated in their Twitter account that they started recording their next album on October 27, 2009. The album, called Light Up the Sky, was released on September 14, 2010. The album’s first single, the title track, has reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian CHR radio, and also received an appearance on MTV’s The Hills. In January 2011 The Afters joined the Rock And Worship Roadshow national tour headlined by MercyMe. Light Up the Sky was produced by Dan Muckala.
The Afters has announced they are creating a new album and on April 17, 2012 they released a new single entitled ‘Life is Beautiful’ on iTunes, in which the song was part of the soundtrack for the movie October Baby. On February 19, 2013, a new single, ‘Every Good Thing’, became available on iTunes.The new album’s title was Life is Beautiful.
On August 28, 2015, the band released Live On Forever, the lead single from their untitled fifth studio album set for release in late 2016.