on 12/23/2012 at 3:47 am | Best of 2012
David Crowder Band – Give Us Rest
Beautiful Eulogy – Satellite Kite
The Welcome Wagon – Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices
House of Heroes – Cold Hard Want
Sucré – A Minor Bird
The Chariot – One Wing
Ascend the Hill – O Ransomed Son
Project 86 – Wait For The Siren
O. C. Supertones – For The Glory
mewithoutYou – Ten Stories
The Skies Revolt – Some Kind of Cosmonaut
Propaganda – Excellent
Lecrae – Gravity
Kevin Schlereth – Don’t Die! Please Stop Dying!
Flatfoot 56 – TOIL
Aradhna – Sapna
SONS – Keep…
on 10/20/2012 at 9:36 am | Reviews
Kevin Schlereth displays his songwriting talents with his latest album!
New solo side project from Deas Vail frontman Wes Blaylock.
A side project from members of MuteMath and Eisley. Charming indie melancholy meets crazy percussive rhythms.
The latest album from dance band Press Play…
on 02/29/2012 at 4:40 am | News
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Huge Leap Year sale for Cornerstone tickets today only!
on 01/28/2012 at 1:36 pm | Reviews
What adjective am I so tempted to use to describe this final double-disc opus from the David Crowder Band?
on 12/21/2011 at 5:32 am | Best of 2011
Top 30 Albums
Josh Garrels – Love & War & The Sea In Between
Various – Seven Swans Reimagined
Matisyahu – Live At Stubb’s Vol. II
Thrice – Major/Minor
Gungor – Ghosts Upon the Earth
Dominic Balli – American Dream
Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Deas Vail – Deas Vail
Switchfoot – Vice Verses
The Ember Days – Emergency
Timbre – Silent Night
HANDS – Give Me Rest
Seryn – This Is Where We Are
Danielson – The Best of Gloucester County
Hillsong United – Aftermath
Becoming The Archetype -…
on 12/02/2011 at 5:01 am | Reviews
Review of Timbre the harpist’s excellent new (and free!) Christmas album.
on 11/21/2011 at 4:16 am | Reviews
Smalltown Poets makes a surprising return to the music world with a very nice Christmas album.
Check out a non-profit worship album from Pennsylvania worship leaders Dan and Lauren Smith.
on 09/26/2011 at 4:54 am | Reviews
Switchfoot ushers us into the next decade with their matured rock and roll sound..
The Ember Days reveals their much-anticipated full-length, and it’s a great worship session!
on 08/02/2011 at 3:53 pm | Reviews
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, not afraid not alone
New EP from rock act I Anthem, for fans of The Classic Crime and The Wedding.
on 07/24/2011 at 2:40 pm | Reviews
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, brooke waggoner
, gabriel kelley
, Josh Garrels
, Norma Jean
, Photoside Cafe
, Sleeping Giant
, The Chariot
Saturday and Sunday of Cornerstone Festival 2011.
on 07/13/2011 at 3:43 am | Interviews
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Wes from Deas Vail talks about the new drummer, new album, and how the band continues to exceed his expectations!
on 07/09/2011 at 10:46 am | Reviews
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, Flatfoot 56
, insomniac folklore
, khadag blue
, Kye Kye
, Men as Trees Walking
, the ember days
, the hollands
, the skies revolt
, These Hearts
A brief description of the events of Tuesday and Wednesday at Cornerstone Festival 2011
Portland folk musician Josh Garrels has released a long, beautiful poetic album. Oh, yeah, and it’s free!
Hillsong United goes back to the studio for a new worship album full of deep layers and intensity.
My interview with the electronically creative Andy Hunter.
on 03/10/2011 at 4:35 am | Reviews
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Check out this couple’s acoustic folk jams and jigs falling somewhere in between The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, and Flatfoot 56!
Don’t miss out on this new EP from the leader of Christian dance parties.
Tobin and Brandon of Flatfoot 56 sat down with me before a recent show in St. Louis to discuss the joys and challenges of band life.
on 01/07/2011 at 9:04 pm | Reviews
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The Hillsong United worshipper releases her third solo album, a full-fledged indie pop release in the vein of A Fine Frenzy, Feist, or Imogen Heap.
on 01/05/2011 at 8:12 am | Best of 2010
1. Timbre – Little Flowers
2. Flatfoot 56 – Black Thorn
3. Children 18:3 – Rain’s A’ Comin’
4. The Skies Revolt – Plastic Revolution
5. The Chariot - Long Live
6. As I Lay Dying – The Powerless Rise
7. Lecrae – Rehab
8. Underoath – Disambiguation
9. Showbread – Who Can Know It?
10. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
11. House Of Heroes – Suburba
12. Flobots – Survival Story
13. Living Sacrifice – The Infinite Order
14. Jars Of Clay – The Shelter
Our favorite rugged Thrice frontman re-releases his Christmas record with two new songs. Grab some hot cocoa and experience some acoustic-indie-post-rock-folky-blues-holiday fun!
It’s been a few months now since Lecrae checked us all into Rehab with possibly the best ever opening sales for a Christian rap album, so what are the results?
Complicated musings on the Raw Rock Ballad. I think it’s better than I think it is, but you’ll have to decide for yourself if you like this one.
Do you know how cool Euro-synth-pop lounge worship can be? Neither did I.
Back with his first full-length in five years, Sufjan gives us his brilliantly mad offering of indie folk attacked by a layer of electronics.
Jars of Clay adds to their 15-year career by collaborating with friends to give us some worshipful, community-focused pop anthems.
Lakes keeps things fresh and interesting from beginning to end with both quiet calm and driving energy. The variety of instrumentation and strong songwriting make it even better.
Until My Ankle’s Better features this couple’s latest quirky acoustic jams of passion, vulnerability, and joy, with mostly short tracks that are trying to become the grown-up version of your favorite childhood sing-alongs.
On this latest release these New Zealand worshippers sound like Explosions In The Sky infused with a bit of Jesus, complete with those constant, dripping, echoing guitar riffs and those soothing build-ups fueled by those rat-a-tat snare rhythms and lazy cymbal rolls.