Initially formed in Joplin, Missouri, in 2007, the indie rock band, Never Shout Never, recently returned after a brief musical hiatus with an impressive concert appearance at the 2013 Warped Tour. Although the Warped Tour performance was mostly marked by an effort at promoting both peace and patriotism, it also featured the classic heavy percussion and impressive guitar sequences that have so successfully sold tickets during past tours. The members of Never Shout Never were eager to get back on the road, but the main purpose of their Warped Tour appearance was to promote "Sunflower," a recent full-length album released in July 2013.
Never Shout Never may currently attract vast audiences, but the band's beginnings were fairly humble in nature. Lead singer Christofer Drew Ingle first adopted the moniker as a teenager in Joplin. He first received public recognition for his music through MySpace, with virtual fans eventually convincing him to release "The Yippee" EP in 2008. He was quickly joined by his touring band members, Hayden Kaiser and Taylor McFee, both of whom remain a part of Never Shout Never to this day. The group has released several significant EPs and albums, although their most significant achievement may be aiding in the post-tornado Joplin relief effort through the release of their single, "Time Travel." More recently, the band released the full-length album, "Indigo," in 2012, followed by "Sunflower" in 2013. The band has also made a point of getting in on the holiday music frenzy, releasing a snazzy music video for "Under The Mistletoe," as well as a popular Christmas EP.