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NEEDTOBREATHE is beginning to release information on the upcoming ‘Tour De Compadres’. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors & Colony House will join them for the entire tour, while Ben Rector appears on Leg 1 & Switchfoot on Leg 2. Dates & locations will be announced on February 2nd. ‘Join’ the Event Page on Facebook in order to receive the pre-sale password on Feb. 3rd before tickets go on sale on the 4th.
BEC Recordings have announced that Jon Micah Sumrall (vocalist of Kutless) will release his solo debut, titled Faith & Family, on February 24th. Check out the album cover below & pre-order the album via iTunes.
Arson’s Harbor, an alternative rock band out of Lynchburg, Virginia, released their EP titled Grow last October. Stream that album below via Spotify or at least check out the title track! Recently the band signed a management deal with Fortsatte Music Company so look for the band to expand their presence & touring in 2015. RIYL: Manchester Orchestra, Brand New
It appears that Pacific Gold, who just finished the final mixes of their new album, might be working with BC Music for the release. The group, who appeared on BC’s recent compilation titled The Lineup, are also now listed on the band page on Bad Christian’s website along with The Classic Crime, Emery, Abandon Kansas, & more.
Sandra McCracken has released the first track from her upcoming album titled Psalms. Check out the song “Almighty God”, co-written with All Sons & Daughters, below.
The Vespers continue to post live performance videos leading up to the February 10th release of their new album titled Sisters and Brothers. Check out performances from the Soundcheck Series, the Smoakstack Sessions, & episode 1 of the Reason and Rhyme Show (band podcast). Pre-order on iTunes & get 3 bonus tracks including a cover of Coldplay’s “Another’s Arms”.
’68 have released their new music video for “Track 9” & you can watch below. The song appears on the band’s latest album, titled In Humor And Sadness, which is available everywhere now. The footage was taken by Micah Bearden at a live show in Atlanta. [h/t synn’r sainte jeb’beau]
Pioneer are finally ready to release their new EP, titled Passive Aggression Part 1, on March 31st via Slospeak Records. This is the first album featuring Chad Shirrell on lead vocals & after pushing back the release a few times, “the band is ready to reveal their new sound”. This is the first part of a 2-part EP.
Sweet & Lynch have posted the music video for “The Wish” which you can watch below. The song appears on band’s new album, titled Only To Rise, which is available everywhere today. The band is a side project from Michael Sweet (Stryper) & George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob).
Rhett Walker Band have posted a live acoustic performance of their single “Here’s To The Ones”. Watch that below. The song appears on the band’s latest album also titled Here’s To The Ones which is available everywhere now.
Gage West, formerly of To Speak Of Wolves, has started a new band & is running an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $6,500 for the Tradesmen EP. They will also be donating 10% of the money raised to Given Ministries, which “exists to rescue people from sex trafficking and the modern slave trade.” Watch the promo video below.
Derek Minor is set to release his new album tomorrow but you can stream all 16 tracks from Empire right now over on HipHopDX (or listen below). Minor has set the bar for 2015 & we’re not even out of January!
Jason Hamacher of Frodus is the guest on this week’s Bad Christian Podcast (Episode #55). Listen here. Jason was the drummer for the band who released albums on several labels and was part of Tooth and Nail’s early hardcore roster. Prior to the recent civil war, Jason also recently spent time in Syria recording ancient Christian chants & doing photography. You can read more on that from NPR. He was also interviewed on the…
Ctzn Collective (which is Kareem Manuel & Decipha) are releasing a new album on April 1st. If you pre-order the currently untitled album on Bandcamp you get the new single “Walk With Me” instantly. Listen to that track below.
Hillsong Young & Free have released the music video for the single “This Is Living”, a new track featuring Lecrae. Watch below. The song appears on the group’s new EP, also titled This Is Living, which is available now. The group also streamed a live concert from Powerhouse Summerfest on Saturday which you can also check out below.
Hip hop collective ACElife has released a new project, titled Cops and MOBBers, via Noisetrade. Listen & download below. “ACElife is group of outsiders that elevate Jesus in a world that promotes conformity. The ACElife collective includes: Applejaxx, Disciple(D.I.), Trini, M.A.K., Mr. Coldstone, Bobby Bishop, Chris Theodat, Sovocab, Spit Jones, Granger and Odetta.”
Audrey Assad released a short film last year titled O Happy Fault & you can now watch it on Vimeo below. The project is described as “visual meditation- story and song woven together into one beautiful short film. Live concert footage and narratives alternate in a prayerful rhythm.” The film was written and directed by William Price III.
Ben Rector has posted a video (see below) of his invitation from NEEDTOBREATHE to join the ‘Tour De Compadres’. Check out the previous post which highlights the announcement videos from Colony House as well as Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. There is one more to be announced. Any guesses?
Abandon Kansas have announced the two guest vocalists for their upcoming fan-funded new album. Shane Ochsner from Everything In Slow Motion (& Hands) is featured in a track called “Mirror” & Brianna Gaither will appear in “Anniversary”. The band is hoping to release the album in the May/June timeframe. Who else is looking forward to this record?
Indefinite Hiatus have released a brand new album called ‘S/T/E/P/’. You can listen & download for free below via Bandcamp. The duo combines a range of influences featuring glimpses of dance, punk, spoken word, electro, & more into a unique overall sound.
Copeland announced that they will be supporting Paramore on this Spring. Paramore isn’t calling it a “tour” & it will be smaller shows. Check out the poster, dates, & ticket info below.
For those who missed the earlier post, “We Will Stand”: Celebrating 40 Years of Contemporary Christian Music, was streamed live last night, but if you missed it you can check out the stream of the event here [email required] through midnight on Sunday. It featured “more than 30 of the greatest artists in the history of Contemporary Christian Music” including Michael W. Smith, Mercy Me, Petra, Newsboys, The Imperials, 4Him, Amy Grant, Steve Green, Sandi Patty, Russ Taff,…