A member of the mighty Scribbling Idiots crew, Theory Hazit has an impressive discography to his name. He’s the artist behind underground classics like Extra Credit, Thr3e (produced by DertBeats), and Fall of the Light Bearer. If you’re familiar with his work, you already know he’s an incredible emcee. Continued →
February 22, 2017
February 20, 2017
Prior to 2015’s stunning Into the Sea, Attalus was a fairly unknown. Fronted by Seth Davey, vocalist, pianist, and lyricist, this Facedown debut made plenty best-of-the-year lists. Though Davey has since amicably parted with the band, he has nonetheless kept up with musical endeavors which come to fruition in his debut solo album, Till You’re All I See. Continued →
February 19, 2017
How many live EPs do you have? Cause you’ll want this one. Undead Metal (for those who don’t know what that means, it’s my play on Christian death metal) band, Taking the Head of Goliath has released a great live recording of their first show; the first show of one band and one of the last for the band For Today. Continued →
You don’t need to know how to pronounce Bjéar to enjoy their atmospheric folk debut. For fans of Bon Iver and The National.
February 4, 2017
It’s a descriptor that makes avid music listeners groan more often than not, even in Christian circles. While there are many people out there who are happy turning on their local Christian radio station–and more power to them!–the more picky among us are a little weary of hearing the same style of U2-influenced radio rock that Chris Tomlin and Casting Crowns have used and reused again and again. Continued →
February 3, 2017
Read this review of Hands new EP!
February 1, 2017
Read this review about Becoming Saints’ debut!
January 28, 2017
Denver’s Medic brings a blend of ambient, funk, pop, and acoustic on their 2016 LP.
January 22, 2017
Foreverlin proves some risks are meant to be taken with an EP showcasing their renditions of some of the biggest songs in worship.
January 21, 2017
January 19, 2017
“State of Mind” by Those Who Fear will be the soundtrack to my Hulk-like transformation of 2017.
January 16, 2017
The Danger of Falling channels European melodic hardcore influences on this succinct-yet-power EP.
January 15, 2017
January 11, 2017
Just as you can’t judge a book by its cover, neither should you be expecting cowboy music from Easter Teeth on Shake Hands With Danger. You can expect something oddly brilliant and challenging.
Since 2009, the Eymann brothers, Josh and Tim, have been messing with peoples ears as they mix soul into hardcore. Continued →
January 8, 2017
Grand Rapids’ Anita Ranae has unleashed a lyrical powerhouse in the form of Watercolor Sidewalks.
Airy guitars, soothing piano, and a strong knack for minimalist composition make for a great listening experience on Jon Carolino’s On New Horizons EP.
K. Gautier’s first album shows promise and skill but falls victim to feeling dichotomous and simply too long.
January 5, 2017
Anyone who’s close to me knows that I’m the unofficial president of the Andrew Peterson fan club (or a prominent cabinet member at least). In recent years, I’ve fallen in love with his extensive discography. He released his first full-length Carried Along back in 2000 and has consistently released music ever since. Continued →
January 4, 2017
Devin Shelton returns with a new eclectic album, but will he be able to detach himself from the expectations set forth from him time with Emery?
December 25, 2016
Let’s talk about perfection executed through a concept album that never loses its flavor or mysteriousness. After announcing their break up years ago, Falling Up thankfully returned though transitioning into a studio band for the most part – rarely playing shows. Continued →
December 21, 2016
“The Waiting Room” is Trip Lee’s sixth project. As mentioned in this article from Fuse, this is not a proper album per se, hence it being deemed a ‘mixtape.’ Such a term is one of ambiguity, as it can refer to an album with blending and scratching, where the songs flow together, while it can also refer to an album with non-cleared samples and stolen beats from bourgeois producers or beat makers. Continued →
December 17, 2016
The first release from this midwest slowcore project has much to offer for fans of Julien Baker and Sun Kil Moon.
December 16, 2016
Solid State Records has enjoyed quite the stellar year with releases from Silent Planet, Forevermore, Norma Jean, and Fit For A King. Now Wolves At The Gate are closing out the year with Types & Shadows, and it’s a fitting record to finish such a monumental year for the the label. Continued →
Read this split review of Death Requisite’s Revisitation with Matthew Michel
December 15, 2016
“Incredible, unstoppable, He is our God” – “Incredible” by A Festal Shout
I’ve often heard that a listener will determine within a span of 7 seconds, whether they enjoy a song or not. Fortunately I hung around longer than that with my first listen to the opening track, “Power In The Blood” from A Festal Shout. Continued →
December 9, 2016
Read this review of Zao’s The Well-Intentioned Virus
Read this review of Destroy the Runner’s Void
December 8, 2016
Ospreyshire, the moniker of Illinoisan artist Curtis M., is a project that involves spoken word vocals, abstract soundscapes, and postminimalist aesthetics. His debut EP Verses Vs. Anhedonia is a brief seven poem journey. The urgency and brevity in these tracks lend itself to our attention deficit and sound byte culture. Continued →