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Donahue and Rocketown Records/RKT founder and chairman Michael W. Smith are thrilled to be working with Consuming Fire Productions on this release. Donahue said, ?From our beginning when we were all at Reunion to touring partnerships to the Exodus album, Michael and I have enjoyed a decade of friendship with and admiration for the guys in Third Day. To now be working together on a band with as much potential as Hyper Static Union is truly exciting.?

Producer Mac Powell (Third Day/Consuming Fire Productions) said, "Hyper Static Union is unlike any other band out there. Shawn Lewis is hands down the most talented guy I know. And still, it's not just one of those bands with a main guy surrounded by whoever just to fill in the holes. Each guy brings such a vital part that adds to an exciting sound and live performance. People can expect to be rocked by the music and challenged as well by a lyric that is not compromised or stale. This is something totally original."

Hailing from the Northwest, Hyper Static Union formed in 1998, and its members have spent the past eight years honing their craft and creating a style of music that?s one of a kind. Band members Shawn Lewis (guitar/vocals), Ray Burnham (drums), Bryan Albrechtson (guitar) and Mike Jackson (bass) first met in high school, and the four indicate a variety of musical influences, everything from Seal to Sting to Sade to Steely Dan. But their extensive musical backgrounds in jazz, modern rock and funk meld into a unique style all their own, a sound that defies any one description. Excellence?both musically and lyrically?is the common thread that holds everything together for Hyper Static Union.

Hyper Static Union frontman Shawn Lewis said, ?Ultimately we are about the craft of songwriting, and occasionally we are able to incorporate all things funk and rock into a sensible, three-and-a-half minute package laced with a passionate melody. We feel inclined to produce music that requires people to ?tune-in? mentally and spiritually. We want the audience to consider certain things about their salvation, the state of the world, their hearts and their relationships.??

Brad Avery (Third Day/Consuming Fire Productions) added, ?Lifegiver is a really exciting record.?The?songs and sounds are fresh. The melodies are catchy, and this record rocks. These guys are great at weaving so many?cool elements together, blending heavy rock guitars, soulful vocals, and infectious grooves to create something original and refreshing.?Not only can these guys deliver in the studio, but they also have an incredible live show.?

The first radio single from Hyper Static Union?s Lifegiver debut, ?Overhead,? went for adds at CHR/Rock stations last week and is already making a significant impact. Signed to Overflow Management and Creative Artist Agency for booking, HSU plans to announce Spring 2006 tour dates and summer festival appearances soon. For more information, visit www.hyperstaticunion.com and www.rktmusic.com.

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