Kyle Yorlets was murdered outside of his west Nashville home earlier this month. Monday, the remaining members of Yorlets’ band, Carverton released the group’s debut album.
They did so, one member short.
“He was a prankster, that’s kind of what I miss the most,” says Carverton guitarist, Michael Curry.
Three friends, missing their fourth, the guy who completed their friendship and was the leader of their band.
“It’s just a ridiculous reality that everyone was thrown into,” says Carverton drummer, Christian Ferguson. “Not just us as a band, everybody was thrown into it.”
Initially, Carverton planned to release their debut album ‘Chasing Sounds’ in late March. The remaining trio moved up that date, motivated to share the band’s work and Yorlets’ message.
“We really wanted to get this out to the people,” bassist Michael Wiebell says.
There’s joy in this accomplishment, but it’s a bittersweet experience without their lead singer.
“I remember leaving practice, said our goodbyes, but there wasn’t a doubt I was going to see him in a couple days,” Wiebell says, recalling the last time he spoke to Yorlets.
The bandmates call the album a 13-song labor of love, Yorlets the primary songwriter.
“He was really magnetic, a day like today, album coming out, it’s super exciting, he’d be excited,” says Curry.
The guys are excited. They want the world to hear what they created with Kyle.
“We’re just thankful we were able to finish everything,” Curry says. “We realize we do have something special we are able to continue.”
The record is free to download, just click here.
Those wishing to make a contribution can do so, and 50 percent of proceeds will be donated to a scholarship fund in Yorlet’s memory.