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Jon Foreman to Form ‘The Wonderlands’

Jon Foreman to Form ‘The Wonderlands’

Jon Foreman has given his next solo project a name: The Wonderlands. It will consist of 24 songs (one for every hour). He previously mentioned his intentions to release them across 4 EPs. Jon Foreman will be making at least a few tour spots to support his solo venture. Following that, he will be joining the rest of Switchfoot on the “Tour De Compadres” with NEEDTOBREATHE and many others.

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Falling Up Album Update

Falling Up Album Update

Jessy Ribordy, frontman for Falling Up, has recently posted a video in which he gives a brief rundown of Falling Up’s final album. You can watch it below.

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Dustin Kensrue to Release ‘Carry The Fire’ in April

Dustin Kensrue to Release ‘Carry The Fire’ in April

Dustin Kensrue has announced that he will release his new solo album, titled Carry The Fire, on April 21st on Staple Records / Vagrant Records. Check out the album cover & track listing below. “This record is a study in contrasts; light and darkness, flame and flood, true love and senseless hatred,” commented Kensrue. “What does it mean to ‘carry the fire’ when it so often seems like there is no light

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IVM Recommends: Jule Vera

IVM Recommends: Jule Vera

Coming straight from Alabama, here is a brand new pop alternative band called Jule Vera. They are posed for big things this year as they have just been signed to Pure Noise Records, are releasing a new EP called Friendly Enemiesand were just announced to play on Warped Tour. The icing on this cake? Stephen Christian (formerly of Anberlin) has done some co-writes for the band. You can listen to the band’s new track “One Little…

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Aaron Gillespie Reworks “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Aaron Gillespie Reworks “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Aaron Gillespie has teamed up with AltPress for a live acoustic performance of his reworked version of the classic hymn “Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing”. Pre-order Grace Through the Wandering on iTunes & be sure to check out our recent interview with Aaron.

Brooke Fraser Posts Music Video for “Magical Machine”

Brooke Fraser Posts Music Video for “Magical Machine”

Brooke Fraser has released a video for the single “Magical Machine” which you can watch below. The song appears on her new album Brutal Romantic, which release late last year via Vagrant Records.

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Playdough Posts Music Video for “Saint Dangle”

Playdough Posts Music Video for “Saint Dangle”

Playdough has released a music video for the new single “Saint Dangle”. Check it out below. Forth District originally premiered the video along with a new interview, so be sure to check that out.

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Derek Minor Releases ‘Empire’ & Plans Spring Tour

Derek Minor Releases ‘Empire’ & Plans Spring Tour

Derek Minor released his new album Empire this week, which hit #1 on the iTunes Rap/Hip Hop Charts. If you haven’t checked it out you can stream here. This Spring Minor will hit the road on the “From Now Until Forever Tour with Propaganda (Humble Beast) & KJ52. The tour is sponsored by NGEN & Spotify Music & will offer “unique advanced purchase exclusive pre-show offer to include a hip hop panel, exclusive un-released tour digital…

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Imperial Posts Music Video for “All Is Grace” ft. Joshua Luke Smith

Imperial Posts Music Video for “All Is Grace” ft. Joshua Luke Smith

Imperial has posted the music video for the single “All Is Grace” which features which features UK hip hop artist, Joshua Luke Smith. Watch the video & download the track for free below.

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My Ransomed Soul To Release ‘Trilateral’ in February

My Ransomed Soul To Release ‘Trilateral’ in February

My Ransomed Soul will release their new album, titled Trilateral, independently on February 24th. You can check out a music video for the single “Monarch” below. Pre-order bundles are available via Bandcamp.

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Heath McNease Posts Video for “WHAMMY! (The Legend of Ron Bargundy)”

Heath McNease Posts Video for “WHAMMY! (The Legend of Ron Bargundy)”

Heath McNease has released a music video for a brand new track called “WHAMMY! (The Legend of Ron Bargundy)”. He just wrapped up 2 weeks of recording new tracks & this is the first to debut. The GoPro video was filmed while they recorded the song. Watch below.

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Ocean Is Theory Starts IndieGoGo Campaign for Vinyl

Ocean Is Theory Starts IndieGoGo Campaign for Vinyl

Ocean Is Theory released their final album, titled Future Fears, very quietly in 2012. The band ended up breaking up but they want to release that album on vinyl for the first time. Since they no longer tour they need the fans to help. The IndieGoGo campaign is looking to raise $6500 to cover the costs of releasing it via Watchmaker Records.

More Dates Added to the Fuel The Passion Tour

More Dates Added to the Fuel The Passion Tour

Norma Jean will headline the Fuel The Passion Tour this March with support from For The Fallen Dreams, Sirens & Sailors, & Silent Planet. Check out the updated & finalized tour poster & dates below.

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NEEDTOBREATHE Offers Details for ‘Tour De Compadres’

NEEDTOBREATHE Offers Details for ‘Tour De Compadres’

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.

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Gideon Post Music Video for “Survive” ft Caleb Shomo (Beartooth)

Gideon Post Music Video for “Survive” ft Caleb Shomo (Beartooth)

Gideon has released the music video for “Survive” which features guest vocals from Caleb Shomo of Beartooth. Check it out below. The song appears on the band’s latest album, titled Calloused, which is available now through Facedown Records. The band also will appear on the Out Of Control Tour this Spring with The Ghost Inside, The Acacia Strain, & In Hearts Wake.

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BEC Announces Jon Micah Sumrall Solo Debut

BEC Announces Jon Micah Sumrall Solo Debut

BEC Recordings have announced that Jon Micah Sumrall (vocalist of Kutless) will release his solo debut, titled Faith & Family, on February 24th. Check out a video explaining why he is releasing an album as well as the album cover below. Pre-order the album via iTunes.

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Gideon To Appear on the Out Of The Control Tour with The Ghost Inside

Gideon To Appear on the Out Of The Control Tour with The Ghost Inside

Gideon has announced that they will be on the Out Of Control Tour touring alongside The Ghost Inside, The Acacia Strain, & In Hearts Wake. The band is also playing a handful of dates in Japan just before that. Check out the poster & dates for both tours below.

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Sufjan Stevens to Tour in Support of New Album

Sufjan Stevens to Tour in Support of New Album

Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens has announced a variety of tour dates in support of his highly-anticipated album Carrie & Lowell. I am linking the tour dates from The A.V. Club because they have an article title that I am extremely jealous that I did not come up with myself.  Carrie & Lowell will release through his own Asthmatic Kitty Records on March 31st.

Switchfoot Receives Final ‘Tour De Compadres’ Invite From NEEDTOBREATHE

Switchfoot Receives Final ‘Tour De Compadres’ Invite From NEEDTOBREATHE

Surf rock band Switchfoot is the fourth and final band to receive a tour invite from NEEDTOBREATHE. Switchfoot will join Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Colony House, and NEEDTOBREATHE on the “Tour De Compadres”. This is shaping up to be one of the greatest tour lineups in recent memory (and better than certain summer festival lineups, in my opinion). Keep an eye out for tour dates soon!

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Arson’s Harbor Release ‘Grow’

Arson’s Harbor Release ‘Grow’

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

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Kevin Max Reveals New Song “That Was Then and This Is Now”

Kevin Max Reveals New Song “That Was Then and This Is Now”

With only 1% of his Pledgemusic drive to go, Kevin Max (formerly of DC Talk and Audio Adrenaline) has released a new song/video of his track “That Was Then and This Is Now”. According to Jesus Freak HideoutBroken Temples will release on March 10th. The album can still be pre-ordered on Pledgemusic for a few more days.

Lifehouse Releases Everything: Free Single, Album Title, Music Video, Tracklisting, Release Date

Lifehouse Releases Everything: Free Single, Album Title, Music Video, Tracklisting, Release Date

Looks like Lifehouse has decided unleash a fury of updates this morning. First of all, you can download their new single “Hurricane” for free on iTunes this week. A music video of that single can be viewed over at Billboard alongside the tracklisting. Billboard is claiming that the album will now be called Out of the Wasteland instead of the previous title Seven. The release date has also been set for May 19th, 2015.

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Social Club To Release ‘US’ in March

Social Club To Release ‘US’ in March

Social Club have announced that their new album, titled US, will release on March 24th. Check out the album cover below.

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Pacific Gold To BC Music?

Pacific Gold To BC Music?

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 To Release ‘Psalms’

Sandra McCracken To Release ‘Psalms’

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.

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The Vespers Post Live Videos

The Vespers Post Live Videos

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”.

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’68 Post Music Video for “Track 9″

’68 Post Music Video for “Track 9″

’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]

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Demon Hunter Post Music Video for “Death”

Demon Hunter Post Music Video for “Death”

Demon Hunter have unveiled the music video for the track “Death”. Check it out below. The song appears on the band’s latest album, Extremist, which is available everywhere now.

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Heart Like War Sign With…..

Heart Like War Sign With…..

Energetic Southern California based Pop-Punk band, Heart Like War, have signed with MMLJ Records. Look for their new full length and acoustic ep later this year. The band last released their independent full length “Party Propaganda Machine” in 2012.

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Music Out This Week: 1.25.15 – 1.31.15

Music Out This Week: 1.25.15 – 1.31.15

Check below for a list of albums that release this week. Are there any that you will be picking up? Did we miss any? Make sure to check out the Album Release List for all upcoming releases.

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Pioneer To Release ‘Passive Aggression Part 1′ in March

Pioneer To Release ‘Passive Aggression Part 1′ in March

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 Post “The Wish” Music Video

Sweet & Lynch Post “The Wish” Music Video

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).

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Rhett Walker Band Perform Acoustic Version of “Here’s to the Ones”

Rhett Walker Band Perform Acoustic Version of “Here’s to the Ones”

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.

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Ravenhill To Release ‘Soul’ On February 24th

Ravenhill To Release ‘Soul’ On February 24th

As previously mentioned Ravenhill have signed with Slospeak Records, but it was just announced that their debut, titled Soul, will release on February 24th.

Elenowen Release ‘For The Taking’

Elenowen Release ‘For The Taking’

Elenowen released their new album, titled For The Taking, last week via Ready Set Records. Pick it up on major digital outlets including iTunes or stream below via Spotify.

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Gage West To Record New EP

Gage West To Record New EP

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.

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Stream Derek Minor’s New Album ‘Empire’

Stream Derek Minor’s New Album ‘Empire’

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!

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Memphis May Fire to Headline the Take Action Tour

Memphis May Fire to Headline the Take Action Tour

Memphis May Fire have announced that they will be headlining this year’s Take Action Tour with support from Crown The Empire, Dance Gavin Dance, & Palisades. Check out the video announcement, poster & dates below. Purchase tickets here. The “tour will be donating proceeds from each ticket to the Living The Dream Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides hope and inspiration to children and young adults afflicted with life threatening diseases.”

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Jason Hamacher from Frodus on the Latest Bad Christian Podcast

Jason Hamacher from Frodus on the Latest Bad Christian Podcast

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…

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Project 86 Offer 40% Off Coupon Code

Project 86 Offer 40% Off Coupon Code

Project 86 have offered up a 40% coupon code for use in their online store where you can pick up shirts, hoodies, & their latest album. See the code below.

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