April Fools Day 2007, the band that would come to be known as Harlend was officially off and running. The band was formed out of Lima, OH by founding members Justin Mackey, Zach Harmon and former guitarist, Matt Sawmiller. Harlend released a self-titled EP in January 2008 and began touring steadily for the next several years. Just before its release, close friend and drummer, Brandon Suever, joined the band to complete their line-up.
In the Spring of 2011, the rock quartet from Northwest Ohio released their first full length project, Keep You, after facing several years of hardships and adversity. Keep You embodies the struggle the group endured, and asks honest questions that followed their experience. Keep You goes against the status quo of today's typical Indie music. Not only does it offer the desired catchy melodies and strong hooks you can find in other popular music, but more importantly it presents a challenge to its listeners. It is a call to action, a call to love, and cry for revival.
Harlend is known for there explosive high energy shows, as well as being a welcome addition to any iTunes playlist.