All the articles published by Josh Hamm
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful Eulogy debuts their second music video from Instruments of Mercy, check it out.
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
Future of Forestry’s third offering in their Advent Christmas EP series is now available on iTunes.
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.
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.
The Gray Havens have only until midnight tonight to fully fundraise their new album. So far they have $22,375 raised with a goal of $25,000. If you want some more great folk-pop music, you should consider donating. You can also check out their kick off concert where they debuted some of the new songs from the album.
The longstanding alternative rock band The Choir want to release another new album (their fifteenth!), as well as a live album, and they want your help to do it.
Eshon Burgundy, part of record label Humble Beast ( Beautiful Eulogy, Propaganda ) has just released a new mix tape: For God’s Sake. Check it out.
Listen to one of America’s greatest songwriters as Bill Mallonee releases another album, Future Hymns for the New Idolatry.
I was fortunate enough to be able to have a lengthy interview with Andy Zipf over email. We discuss everything from why he has changed his name to The Cowards Choir and his song writing process to whether or not Deckard from Blade Runner is a replicant. We had a great conversation, I hope you enjoy it.
Andy Zipf, now going by The Cowards Choir, has made something beautiful with Reunion. This is an album to be cherished, don’t pass it up.
Post-rock band Over the Ocean has premiered a new b-side off of their stellar album Be Given To The Soil called “Mountain,” available for purchase only on their vinyl album, but you can stream it first off soundcloud.
Surprise, surprise, Josh Garrels is astounding to witness in concert. Check out my experience in Vancouver with his 2013 Northwest Tour.
Great Forest have a nice alternative rock sound that isn’t a carbon copy of anything else in the market right now, but this EP isn’t entirely memorable.
Alternative band Luxury has finally announced that they are writing and recording a new record, their first since 2005, but they need your help to do so through Kickstarter. Go help them. Now.
Canadian rockers Zerbin have a new music video for “Take Your Heart,” from their upcoming album Touch. It’s a great blend of indie rock, folk, and pop that your ears are sure to love.
Folk rockers Judah & The Lion delivered a great album with this year’s Sweet Tennessee, and now they’re releasing it on Noisetrade for the next two weeks. For fans of Mumford and Sons, The Last Bison, and The Avett Brothers.
Ghost Ship’s first full length album The Good King is full of passionate worship and interesting lyrics, check out the review.
Lee Bozeman, lead singer of Luxury and part of solo projects Orient Is His Name and All Things Bright and Beautiful, has recorded and released a set of unused songs, titled “Lark”, for free on his bandcamp.
Heath McNease, equal parts rapper and indie folk singer, has a new music video from his Losing Daylight EP. You can watch his simple but brilliant video for “Calls That Never Come” below.