We learned two things this morning. Wind-Up Records is still around and they just lost one of their hit artists. Here is the announcement:
12 Stones announced today that the band has parted ways with Wind-Up Records after 9 years. The band stated "We felt it was time for a change. We have a vision for this band that we feel is best pursued elsewhere."
From Mandeville, LA, 12 Stones signed to Wind-Up Records in 2001 after forming 15 months earlier. In their 10 year career, 12 Stones has sold over 2 million singles and albums collectively, won a Grammy Award for Paul's contribution to the single "Bring Me To Life" from Evanescence (which went on to sell a million singles and 7 million albums in the US), and have received multiple GMA Dove Nominations for their singles "Broken" and "Lie To Me". The bands current EP "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday" debuted at #2 on the iTunes Rock Album chart and #6 overall on iTunes.
12 Stones is currently playing selective tour dates while writing and recording additional material and will begin speaking to new sources for a new home and a 2011 release.