The latest single from The Afters
, “Light Up the Sky,” will be used in the popular MTV show “The Hills” tonight. The show, in its final season, airs on MTV on Tuesday evenings at 10/9 central.
No stranger to television exposure, The Afters
music has also received placement in NBC’s “Secrets of the Mountain” soundtrack, “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “8th & Ocean” (MTV), “Dr. Phil,” “Army Wives” (Lifetime) and “Rachael Ray.”
A digital EP from the band will release on July 13 and feature new songs “Light Up the Sky,” “We Won’t Give Up” and “Runaway.” The band’s third full-length album titled Light Up the Sky will street on Sept. 14.
The first single off of the anticipated album is already being well-received at radio. “Light Up the Sky” was No. 2 most added at AC/CHR last week.
Texas-based band The Afters
were propelled into the national spotlight with their INO/Sony Music Label Group debut I Wish We All Could Win. The project spawned the swirling, melodic hit “Beautiful Love,” earning the band an enthusiastic following when the song was selected as the theme track for MTV’s “8th and Ocean”. “Beautiful Love” was also the most downloaded track of 2006 on the iTunes ® Inspirational charts and garnered the band an mtvU award as well. With their debut exceeding the expectation, status quo simply would not do for their second album. It is this powerful transformation that lies at the core of The Afters’ sophomore release Never Going Back To OK (INO/Columbia Records). Among a street week hit with placement in the Top 50 on the Billboard Top 200, Never Going Back to Ok proved to be sensation on the silver screen with “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “ Dr. Phil,” “Army Wives” (Lifetime) and “Rachael Ray” using music from The Afters’ sophomore project in promotion for their programming. A slew of media including Rolling Stone, Seventeen.com, E! News Live, TV Guide, Premiere Radio and more also picked up on covering The Afters’ latest releases as well.