Emery is an American four-piece alternative rock band from Rock Hill, South Carolina, currently working under their own indie label, Bad Christian Music. Emery moved to Seattle, Washington in order to reach a more music centered scene. The band resists being labeled a “Christian band”. Before signing with Tooth & Nail, Emery recorded 2 EP’s, The Columbus EEP Thee and The Weak’s End demo that they used to attract attention from labels. With Tooth & Nail, they have recorded 4 studio albums, and 2 EPs. The Weak’s End, their debut album, was released in 2004, followed by The Question in 2005 and I’m Only A Man in 2007. The latter fulfilled Emery’s contract with Tooth & Nail. However, the band re-signed with the label and released In Shallow Seas We Sail on June 2, 2009. The band’s most recent album, We Do What We Want, was released on March 29, 2011.
Soon after touring, Emery went back into the studio to record their next record with production done by Aaron Sprinkle this time around. The band took five weeks in recording sessions. The Question was released on August 2, 2005. “Studying Politics” was released as the album’s first single with a video emerging on June 29, 2005. On November 21, 2006, Emery re-released The Question, adding a DVD, five acoustic versions of previously recorded songs and two new demo tracks, which were produced by Matt Carter. The DVD included a documentary film of Emery, live songs and bonus footage.
While touring with Underoath in Australia, Emery announced that they were releasing a new album. The album, I’m Only A Man, leaked onto the internet before its official release on October 2, 2007. The album was produced by Ryan Boesch and Matt Carter and recorded at Dark Horse Studio in Tennessee. It received mixed reviews. Emery released a deluxe edition of the album as well, which featured four acoustic songs that were recorded while on the Take Action Tour with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and DVD with a live footage and a documentary. The iTunes version of the deluxe edition also added a bonus track called “Whoa! Man”.
While Broken Hearts Prevail and …In Shallow Seas We Sail (2008 – 2010)
Emery announced in an interview on TVU that they finished a new 8-track EP entitled While Broken Hearts Prevail, which was released on October 28, 2008. They began premiering some of the new material while on tour opening for The Almost, including a song entitled “Edge Of The World”.
In an interview with Toby Morrell, Emery announced that would be releasing a new album called …In Shallow Seas We Sail. Up until the announcement of Emery resigning to Tooth & Nail Records, it was unsure if the band would seek a new label, since their contract had expired. They re-signed with Tooth & Nail and soon gave out information on their new release.
In 2014, the band released two books, Bad Christian, Great Savior, and The M Word. On May 19th, 2015 Emery released their sixth full length album, their first album via Bad Christian Music, You Were Never Alone. The album peaked at No. 69 on the Billboard 200, No. 1 on Top Christian Albums, No. 6 on Independent Albums, No. 8 on Alternative Music No. 10 on Top Rock Albums and No. 31 on Top Album Sales. Bands such as Abandon Kansas and The Classic Crime have also joined the artist roster of Bad Christian Music.
Emery is available for corporate events, private shows, milestone celebrations (birthday, anniversary), fundraisers, festivals, and more.