Ever since meeting each other, Asher Seevinck (Seafinch) & Dave Wilton (A Boy & His Kite) joked about starting a band together. In April of 2011 it happened... on accident.
What was supposed to be a writing weekend for Asher's band, quickly turned into a time of spontaneous worship and prayer. In that unexpected place, the songs that became their self-titled debut were born. Released on Come&Live! in June 2012, "Loud Harp" captured their honest worship in a season full of doubt and uncertainty.
Their upcoming record, "Asaph", approaches similar topics, but from a higher viewpoint. No longer songs from the bottom of the pit, these are the songs of a people ascending the hill of the Lord. A people in awe of God's greatness - a people with a new focus.
Described as "Shoe-gaze, meets Peter Gabriel, meets the Holy Spirit", the sound of Loud Harp weaves heartfelt prayers with beautiful, layered atmospheric indie rock. Within these layers, Asher & Dave hope people are able to experience the overwhelming love and peace of Jesus.
What Others Are Saying...
Asaph is a worship album, if you’re looking to keep your music organized by category, though not of the anthemic ilk that seem to have come to bear the standard. For that, I say thank you. The album is the old poems of the Psalms sung over smart post-rock. The language of struggle, praise, submission, identity and longing in the midst of thankfulness, joy, months on the run, foreign occupation, and hearts full of the tension. Landscapes and textures of focused, swaying, creative, joyful composition. Movement. The beat of hearts in chests over the beat of the feet on the ground.
- Chris Hess for Ruminate Magazine
It’s (Asaph) a certified grower, but also a certified winner. Loud Harp may be a small indie band but they’re producing music that is musically rich, Scripture-based, and an absolute delight to get your ears around.
- Sam Robinson for Reel-Gospel.com
This (Asaph) is already one of the most solid releases I’ve heard thus far for 2014, and will no doubt make its home near the top of my year-end list. It’s loaded with good vibes, good sounds, good lyrics, and good…ness. It’s just good. There’s nothing else I can say, except that Loud Harp’s hard work has definitely been made apparent through Asaph. Get your hands (and ears) on this album.
- Jessica Cooper for Indievisionmusic.com
Honest. Desperate. Humble. I’ve kept this record on costant repeat since the day it showed up in my inbox and it has become an anthem of worship for my heart. It is so rare to find connection or intimacy in the convoluted industry of ego and greed that we find ourselves…Loud Harp transcends it all. Their heart for worship is genuine and you can hear it, you can feel it, you can enter in.
- Joel Davis of Ascend The Hill
Loud Harp is not just a collection of beautiful, worshipful songs. It is an experience from start to finish. The record has a cohesive nature that allows the listener to really take in it’s simple and truthful message. That we are all deeply loved by God. Loud Harp is a response to that truth. Outside of the music the men behind Loud Harp are wonderful artists who love people. When Asher begins to sing it is reminiscent of the soul and honesty of Peter Gabriel’s voice, all the while accompanied by Dave Wilton’s sweeping rhythmic lines and wonderful counter melodies. They are both tremendously gifted and I cannot wait to hear more!
- Latifah Phillips of Page CXVI and Sola Mi
Loud Harp’s new canon of songs calls light into dark places. In a world of cynicism and deconstruction, I’m so thankful for this new foundational soundtrack! Full of big, warm, driving sounds, this record is one that will stay at the top of my playlist – no small feat in our world of short-shelf-life and rapid-consumption.
- Aaron Strumpel