Lovitt Records lov49 Denali Pinnacle
Denali never really saw their potential fulfilled ï¿½ they were still on the rise when they went their separate ways, breaking up on the cusp of their success while on tour with Brand New in 2004. After receiving pounds of glowing praise, landing huge tours with the likes of The Deftones, Thursday, and Cursive, and building a rabid fan base; the Richmond based troupe decided rather than burn out that they should simply walk away.
In a story that never suffers from its retelling, Denali formed in 2000 when an unheard of singer named Maura Davis asked her brother, Engine Down's Keeley Davis, if he wanted to start a band with her. One could only imagine his surprise. Not only had the then-19-year-old enchantress yet to write a proper song, but no one knew she had a voice in her as powerful and as compelling as the one that would easily exhale the band's first dozen songs-all of which would lead to the recruiting of fellow Richmond, VA scene vets Cam DiNunzio and Jonathan Fuller, who under the name Denali would quickly became one of the hardest sought after bands in the underground. Signing to Jade Tree a year later, the dramatic four-piece took on a chilly place in the underground by writing truly cinematic and spacious pop songs.
Now for the first time the excitement of their rise to the top of the indie-heap is captured here by Lovitt Records on a DVD, entitled ï¿½Pinnacle.ï¿½ The release contains over 85 minutes of content including: 44 minute concert, videos for "Hold your Breath" and "Relief," alternate angles for "The Instinct" and "Normal Days," over 150 pictures of the band members, 2 home movies shot by Cam and a hidden easter egg. The project took over 600 man hours to complete and was edited over a period of 6 months by Rex Teese, known best for his work as an assistant to the editor of "Hannibal," "Hearts in Atlantis" and "Black Hawk Down.