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Here it is! Falling Up’s Christmas album ”Silver City,” featuring well-known songs like Carol of the Bells, Silent Night, and O Holy Night, as well as original songs! Listen/Download below ($7.00 on Bandcamp). [Thanks Daniel]
Burgeoning Seattle, WA based indie label Spartan Records (Schematic, Daisyhead, Shy, Low) has released a free download sampler titled The Sound We’re Making, featuring tracks from their roster. Label founder John Frazier says, “We’re so thankful for your support, so as a sign of thanks, we’re pleased to offer you the first ever free Spartan Records sampler, The Sound We’re Making. It includes 10 tracks – one from each Spartan release to date, including songs from Schematic, Over the Ocean, Daisyhead, Shy, Low, Waypoint, and more. Download it here.
My Epic are set to release their awe inspiring new album, “Behold” on December 10th through Facedown Records and we think you’ll love it. Deeply spiritual, creative music held to the highest regard. This band has consistently improved upon their sound with each subsequent release and “Behold” further proves their dominance in both their genre (whatever that may be) and the music scene at large. Don’t miss out on “Behold” and the best My Epic album by far.…
Not only is there a new My Epic album out next week but there is also a documentary in the works. View the trailer for this documentary, below. Also, if any of you readers still own the “This Is Rescue” ep from My Epic (their first official release as a band), the band is interested in buying a copy of it to give away in an auction. Please contact me (or My Epic) here if you are willing to part with that Ep. I have a copy as well that I will be selling in an upcoming Ebay auction (to raise money for IVM).
Los Angeles, CA (December, 2013) KINGDOM, the worship team from Rocklin, CA is proud to announce their sophomore release with DREAM titled, “REDEEMER”. The group put together a mixture of worship, rock and pop and features guest vocal performances by Esterlyn’s, Luke Caldwell and Run Kid Run’s, David Curtis and a special rendition of “God Of Fire” by David Thulin. Their new album is available on iTunes today.
Alternative rockers Emery have announced west coast dates for their The Weak’s End 10 Year Anniversary Tour which is being described as an “interactive experience” which will also include a live Q&,A, storytelling and more. The band (including original drummer Devin Shelton) will be playing their first record front to back, as well as other classic Emery tunes. Special VIP tickets/ packages are now available right here. Lending support on this run is The Classic Crime, This Wild Life and Peace Mercutio.
Apparently Flyleaf have launched a PledgeMusic Campaign for their new album. Check it out here. Also the band is giving away a song “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” to backers if you pledge by December 31st. [Thanks Daniel]
After releasing their unique take on Lorde’s “Royals“, alt-rock band Paper Route announced that they planned on recording several more cover songs over the next few months. In a seemingly random choice of songs, the band has decided to cover “Say My Name” (Originally by Destiny’s Child). What do you think of the choice? Did it pay off?
Steve Taylor has started a Kickstarter Campaign to fund the making of a brand new studio album, his first in 20 years. Steve Taylor will be joined by a new backing band called “The Perfect Foil”. Check out the video below and contribute to the campaign here.
The new Five Iron Frenzy album “Engine of a Million Plots” is officially out today and available through both iTunes and Amazon. The album is currently sitting at #5 on the “Rock” iTunes Charts (right above Pearl Jam and Nickelback). What did you pick up today and what did you think of the new FIF?
Easterfest 2014 is coming to Toowoomba, Australia April 18-20th 2014. A lot of great artists are playing it including The OC Supertones, Aaron Gillespie, Jars of Clay, Hawk Nelson, Saving Grace, The Almost, Shonlock, Young and Free, Jimmy Needham, and Whiteheart, among others. Any of you readers going to this festival next year?
Check out another great commentary from the new My Epic album, “Behold”, below. The commentary is for the song “Zion”. “Behold” will release on December 10th through Facedown Records.
Mayfly have released a teaser for their new ep “Vereor Deus, Non Dogma” which is scheduled to release on February 11th through Voluminous Records. Check out the teaser below.
Sample every song on the new Everything in Slow Motion album, “Phoenix”, below. The album is out December 10th on Facedown Records.
Five Iron Frenzy returns after ten years “in the grave,” but is this the comeback album fans are hoping for? Read on to find out.
Five Iron Frenzy will release their new (comeback) album “Engine of a Million Plots” on November 26th 2013. This release is the first new music from the band in over 10 years! Album is available on CD and Vinyl right here from the band’s webstore. You can also pre-order via iTunes here.
Press Release: Mars Hill Music announces the November 25 release, “Repeat the Sounding Joy” from their band CITIZENS. This Christmas EP will feature five songs including: “Joy to the World,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Come and Stand Amazed,” “O Come O Come Emmanuel” and “Silent Night.” This special release is preceded by CITIZENS full-length self-titled debut album that reached No. 1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart as well as debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers and Worship Albums charts. Full press release, below.
Five Iron Frenzy have teamed up with Alt Press to unveil their first new music video in over 10 years. The video is for the song “Zen and the Art of Xenophobia”. View the video below or right here at Alt Press. Their new album “Engine of a Million Plots” is out November 26th and available for pre-order here.
Future of Forestry’s third offering in their Advent Christmas EP series is now available on iTunes.
Oceans and Vessels have wrapped the writing process on their new album. The band will start revealing details about this release when they reach 3K likes on Facebook.
Jess Penner is releasing her new solo album “Building Heaven” in January and you can watch a teaser video with clips of the new songs, below.
Check out the new release from Hilltops and Coffeeshops titled “Maps & Compass” for free on NoiseTrade. You can stream/listen/download below. It follows a protagonist on a journey from having everything he wants, to losing it all, to seeking, to questioning God, and ultimately finding peace in submission. Stylistically, it’s introspective acoustic mixed with edgier moments of heaviness. For fans of: City and Colour, Chris Carrabba, Jon Foreman, Thrice (acoustic).
Sleep For Sleepers will be releasing a new album, titled New American, early next year. The band will be giving updates every Tuesday this month on their social media. In the meantime check out a 3 song teaser below.
Farewell Flight have released a lyric video for their new single “The Places We’ll Go”. The band will be releasing their new Kickstarter funded album early in 2014. Check it out below.
Check out Kye Kye’s brand new music video for the track “Honest Affection”. This is the first song released from the band’s upcoming full length, titled Fantasize, due out early next year. The band have also announced that they will be touring with Gungor in January & February.
Seeker & Servant have just posted pre-orders for their new album “Into Your Love, I Go”. The band have also released a video detailing the making of their new album and some behind the scenes info. The album is available on CD, Vinyl. Check out the bundle packages here.
It has just been announced that alt rock band, Number One Gun, will release their new group effort in January on Tooth & Nail Records. Kickstarter backers will get their digital copies in November sometime and all other “rewards” will be shipped between November and January. Read the message below from the band.
You can now officially pre-order the new Five Iron Frenzy album “Engine of a Million Plots” right here. We hear that there is a free song download for those of you that pre-order the album. Check out a special video from the band, below.