Honoring the lead singer of Carverton with early album release

Posted at 4:35 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 21:16:14-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The band Carverton released their first full album "Chasing Sounds" on Monday, a month earlier than expected. It was all in an effort to honor one of their own.

"It is all the things he really wanted and was dear to his heart," said Michael Curry, lead guitarist.

The album title, which is also the name of one of their songs on the 13 track album, was the mantra of lead singer and songwriter, Kyle Yorlets. Yorlets was shot almost two weeks ago when police say he refused to give his car keys to five minors. The five minors have since been arrested.

As the bandmates work to move forward, lead guitarist Michael Curry, bassist Michael Wiebell, and drummer Christian Ferguson are also using this time to forever immortalize Yorlets' music. They say he's been writing songs for this album for a few years now, and they started putting the album together about a year ago.

Yorlets often wrote songs about things that mattered to him, like his struggles.

"He was really big into mental health and if you listen to the song 'Paranoid' you can hear some struggles he went through," said Michael Wiebell.

You can download the album for free through Bandcamp. Carverton is using a pay-as-much-as-you-want model. Half of the proceeds will go to a scholarship in Yorlets' name. Carverton will donate it to a music student at Carlisle High School in Pennsylvania, Yorlets' hometown.

"Some things will happen to you that you can't do anything about but there are things I can do and I want to do them right," said drummer Christian Ferguson.