This highly accessible pop/rock outfit has been steadily developing an enthusiastic fan base as it sells copies of its independent release.

This highly accessible pop/rock outfit has been steadily developing an enthusiastic fan base as it sells copies of its independent release. Now, the group is set to expand its vistas via a deal with Fervent Records, a new Nashville-based independent. Comprising Chuck Dennie, Kevin Rhoads, and Aaron Blanton, By the Tree boasts a rich, full sound that entertains the ears and enriches the soul. "Walk," penned by Dennie and producer Steve Hindalong, is a song of encouragement and a high point. Those who appreciate such modern worship bands as Delirious? will find much to admire here. Invade My Soul is poised to put both the band and fledgling label on the map. Contact: 615-261-6521.—DEP