All the articles published by Josh Hamm

About the author Josh Hamm

Josh is a student from Vancouver, and when he’s not listening to music you can find him with a book in hand, watching a movie, or putting pen to paper. He tries to find God’s joy in everything around him. Sometimes he can, and sometimes he’s just not looking hard enough.

Another New Single From Seryn

Another New Single From Seryn

Indie folk group Seryn release “Disappear”, from their forthcoming sophomore album

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The Remission Flow – Rhythms Of Grace

Review : The Remission Flow – Rhythms Of Grace

Remission Flow leaves me conflicted: Rhythm Of Grace still has vestiges of the cliché riddled CCM that drove me away from most mainstream worship acts, but they have a spark of creativity and a refreshing purpose behind their music that sets them far from the madding crowd.

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Bradley Hathaway: Everything On Sale!

Bradley Hathaway: Everything On Sale!

Bradley Hathaway has put everything in his store on sale for this week in order to raise money for his next venture. If you’re a fan of his music, enjoyed his last album, How Long, or just like nice merch, consider heading over there and supporting him

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Penny and Sparrow – Rattle

Music Video : Penny and Sparrow – Rattle

Check out “Rattle”, the first song released from Penny and Sparrow’s upcoming album Struggle Pretty.

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The Gray Havens – The Stone

Lyric Video : The Gray Havens – The Stone

The lyric video for “The Stone”, the first single from The Gray Havens’ upcoming album, Fire and Stone.

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The Gray Havens Release New Single

The Gray Havens Release New Single

The Gray Havens are putting the finishing touches on their first full length album, Fire and Stone. The first single, “The Stone”, is the third track on the album, and is now available for purchase.

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King’s Kaleidoscope – Live in Color

Review : King’s Kaleidoscope – Live in Color

King’s Kaleidoscope delivers passionate worship with artistic integrity in this latest release,and though they have an occasional misstep, I think Live in Color is going to resonate with quite a few people.

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Kings Kaleidoscope’s Live In Color Available for Free!

Kings Kaleidoscope’s Live In Color Available for Free!

Bad Christian’s latest signing, Kings Kaleidoscope, has released their first album Live In Color, and it’s available for free for the week. Don’t miss out!

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Free Future of Forestry Instrumental Album

Free Future of Forestry Instrumental Album

You can also download the entire album’s instrumentals for free on Noisetrade.

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Check Out: Wisdom & Folly

Check Out: Wisdom & Folly

They’re not just another husband & wife duo. Wisdom & Folly have got something special. Go check them out.

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Check Out: Run River North

Check Out: Run River North

Run River North is an orchestral folk-pop outfit for fans of: Of Monsters and Men, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Head and the Heart, and Band of Horses.

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John Mark McMillan – Borderland

Review : John Mark McMillan – Borderland

This may just be John Mark McMillan’s best album yet, check out the review.

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Penny and Sparrow on Noisetrade

Penny and Sparrow on Noisetrade

Luckily for you, in anticipation of their sophomore release on April 22, 2014, Penny and Sparrow have released their two previous albums on Noisetrade: 2011 EP Creatures and 2013 full length Tenboom.

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Mike Mains & The Branches on Noistrade

Mike Mains & The Branches on Noistrade

You can also download the Everything EP on Noisetrade, which includes three songs from the album: “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” “In The Night,” and “Noises.”

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Jacob Montague – All Creatures Volume One

Review : Jacob Montague – All Creatures Volume One

There’s something beautiful in Jacob Montague’s music: he’s left me awestruck with All Creatures – Volume One. It’s simply incredible.

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Beautiful Eulogy – Symbols and Signs

Music Video : Beautiful Eulogy – Symbols and Signs

Check out Beautiful Eulogy’s music video for Symbols and Signs.

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New Album from Future of Forestry

New Album from Future of Forestry

Future of Forestry is releasing their new album, Piano and Strings Sessions, on March 18, 2014

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Check Out: Jacob Montague

Check Out: Jacob Montague

Jacob Montague’s “All Creatures – Volume One” is a masterpiece; a beautiful blend of Sufjan Stevens and Son Lux wrought into worshipful Psalms.

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Orion Walsh – The Tale of a Broken Compass

Review : Orion Walsh – The Tale of a Broken Compass

I’m very sorry to not have heard The Tale of a Broken Compass in 2013, because I want all the more time to digest what I’ve heard, and it would have undoubtedly made it on my Best Of list.

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Check Out Charlie Peacock’s jazz album, Lemonade

Check Out Charlie Peacock’s jazz album, Lemonade

Don’t miss out on one of the best musicians currently in the scene, Charlie Peacock worth your undivided attention.

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Josh White – Absolution

Review : Josh White – Absolution

It’s deceptively simple, both musically and lyrically, but the closer you listen, you hear more layers underscoring it, until you finally decide to surrender and let yourself be caught up in it, caught off guard by the beauty of simplicity.

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Copperlily Release Debut EP

Copperlily Release Debut EP

Copperlily, the husband and wife duo of Tim Skipper (House of Heroes) and Stephanie Smith, have finally released their debut EP. Love is a Legend is now available for people to enjoy.

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Check Out: Naida Lynn

Check Out: Naida Lynn

Naida Lynn, a singer songwriter of Haitian descent from Florida, has just released her debut EP Ready To Fly. It’s a diverse group of songs with a pop sound, but instilled with soul and a decidedly Caribbean influence at times.

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Falling Up – Hours

Review : Falling Up – Hours

Falling Up’s 2nd half of the Machine de Ella Project – Hours is a fantastic album.

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Check out: Liz Vice

Check out: Liz Vice

Liz Vice’s debut album, There’s A Light, released through Deeper Well yesterday, and it’s absolutely fantastic. You might recognize her voice from The Followers’ album Wounded Healer – and this album has the same neo-gospel 70s feel to it as that album, which makes sense, seeing as it’s also written by Josh White and produced by Eric Earley of Blitzen Trapper.

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Best of 2013 by Josh Hamm

Best of 2013 by Josh Hamm

Preface
For the most part, 2013 has been a quiet year compared to 2012. A lot less big name releases (at least in the particular niche of Christian music I listen to), but still a fantastic year for a couple big names and a lot of amazing small independent releases. The list is not trying to be a comprehensive “Year in Review” list (I haven’t heard everything, after all) nor the objectively best albums – every pick on here was chosen…

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Aaron Sprinkle – Water & Guns

Review : Aaron Sprinkle – Water & Guns

Aaron Sprinkle has turned his impressive talents to a new genre: pop. Is it a good direction for him? Yes and no. He brings a high level of production quality and songwriting to the genre which I find refreshing, but while it’s musically superb and unique in his discography, the lyrics do suffer a drop in depth – or maybe I’m just not on the right wavelength.

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Aaron Strumpel Announces New Worship Album

Aaron Strumpel Announces New Worship Album

Aaron Strumpel, the extremely unique and gifted artist responsible for psalm based masterpieces Elephants and Birds, has announced his new project, Bright Star. It will be his first specifically worship album since he released his two Enter the Worship Circle albums.

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Christmas Album from The Oh Hellos

Christmas Album from The Oh Hellos

It’s my immense pleasure to let you know about their freshly released album: The Oh Hellos’ Family Christmas Album. It’s a large group effort, not just Maggie and Tyler Heath, and they all bring together large, soaring vocal harmonies, a folk rock sensibility, and effervescent cheer.

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Christmas EP from The Western Den

Christmas EP from The Western Den

The Western Den bring us Christmas with a folk ambient sensibility in the Midwinter EP. It may be short, clocking in at just three songs, but it’s such beautiful music you’ll forget its length because you’ll be putting it on repeat.

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New Album from Josh White

New Album from Josh White

Singer songwriter Josh White has just released Absolution, a compilation of songs from his days with Telecast. It’s released for free from Deeper Well Records.

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Cally Delorme – Song of the Sparrow

Review : Cally Delorme – Song of the Sparrow

Check out Song of the Sparrow, these are songs for the soul, to cozy up to on a cold winter’s day.

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Beautiful Eulogy – Release Me From This Snare

Music Video : Beautiful Eulogy – Release Me From This Snare

Beautiful Eulogy debuts their second music video from Instruments of Mercy, check it out.

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Free EP from Come Wind

Free EP from Come Wind

Progressive indie rockers Come Wind have put up their 2012 Gold EP for a “Name Your Price” model on their Bandcamp page. It’s a collection of acoustic versions of songs from their 2012 release Grow My Roots, as well as two unreleased demos of new songs, and a remix

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Future of Forestry’s Advent Christmas EP Vol. 3 Now Available

Future of Forestry’s Advent Christmas EP Vol. 3 Now Available

Future of Forestry’s third offering in their Advent Christmas EP series is now available on iTunes.

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Bradley Hathaway – How Long

Music Video : Bradley Hathaway – How Long

Check out the new music video by Bradley Hathaway for the titular track “How Long” from the 2013 album of the same name.

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Bradley Hathaway – How Long

Review : Bradley Hathaway – How Long

One of those rare beasts where it’s more than beats and more than clever wordplay; you listen to it like an old radio play, sitting quietly in the dark, waiting for the next lines of the story to come.

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Free Christmas Single from Future of Forestry

Free Christmas Single from Future of Forestry

Future of Forestry’s first single, “O Come All Ye Faithful,” is available for free on Noisetrade.

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Future of Forestry to Release Advent Christmas EP Volume 3

Future of Forestry to Release Advent Christmas EP Volume 3

Ambient rockers Future of Forestry have just announced that they are releasing the third volume of their popular Advent Christmas EP series, coming November 12, 2013.

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Gungor Release Three Song EP

Gungor Release Three Song EP

A free sampler from their latest release I Am Mountain, all the proceeds of Gungor’s EP will go to Colorado relief funds.

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