Unable to keep this medicine secret, he self-released the album under the name Spells and Curses
. Overwhelmingly positive reaction allowed him to form a band and tour the album regionally. Keeping busy, they produced music videos both live and otherwise, in addition to receiving critical praise. All this while maintaining a strong presence in NYC, playing to 10,000 people at Queens Night Market's opening day.
Shortly after, a chance visit to Las Vegas (and a wild 6 days later) inspired theRave with a new album. Sinful Things
represented a new direction by featuring more layers, and yet more space. With lyrics reflecting on the intertwining nature of sin and willfulness to morality in today’s tech-heavy world, the album gained unanimous critical praise, while further cementing Spells and Curses as the next sound to watch out for.
Believing every song is a spell to enhance the moment or a curse to damn it, their mission remains; create "below the belt rock n’ roll" to not only think outside the box, but expand it.