Teen rock band, REBELMANN®, continues to chart new territories with the coming release of their new single, Indian Land. Clayton Mann, the 14-year-old lead vocalist for the young rock band of brothers, channels his booming vocals into this song to deliver a mature and powerful sound, which sets him apart from his peers. Sixteen year old brother, Johnathon Mann, developed the piercing guitar riff that is said to be "both bone-chilling and haunting." His twin, Bryce Mann, composed a drum beat resounding the march of the Trail of Tears, a herd of bison on the move, or an intense chase for life and freedom on the Great Plains. Timmy Dwayne contributed bass on Indian Land, as he does on all 10 REBELMANN® originals, 3 of which were prior released this year.
According to a spokesperson for the group, "Indian Land sings of a way of life for America's first nations - Navajo, Apache, Blackfeet and more. It tells the story their struggle against 'Manifest Destiny.' The single bucks the norm with a provocative 6.23 minutes of playing time. REBELMANN® also has a planned shortened version for release; the longer version recognizing the Massacre at Wounded Knee not once, but twice. The first massacre in 1890 left as many as 300 men, women, and children of Spotted Elk's band buried in a mass grave on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. The second being the 1973 standoff and uprising, which brought intense media attention to the injustice of the Native American, and tragically left a U.S. Marshall, amongst others, dead."
REBELMANN's intent is to tell the full story of the harsh living conditions that many Native Americans are still subjected to on reservations. There are people freezing to death on the Great Plains. Indian Land focuses attention on these conditions with the desire to "make you think and feel something very real."