Sef Idle of the band False Idle has been releasing a collection of “cover songs” through his YouTube page and they are actually really good. Recorded in his own Simpul Studio, you can find recent covers from Jimmy Eat World (Sweetness), Green Day (Christie Road), and NOFX (Bob). I believe more are on the way so stay tuned. Check out the playlist below to check out all these fine covers and make sure to make your suggestions to him for what to cover next right here.
April 26, 2017
April 17, 2017
March 14, 2017
March 5, 2017
March 3, 2017
Married indie folk-pop duo Jenny & Tyler, have just released their brand new covers ep titled “For Freedom II”. It is available exclusively on iTunes here. All proceeds go to organizations that fight Human Trafficking. Catch the group on their cross country tour which is taking place right now. Continued →
February 18, 2017
Solo Americana/Folk artist, Orion Walsh, is currently on tour in Europe playing songs from his new full length “7” as well as all the classics from the past albums going back to 2008 “Tornado Lullabies”. Check out his bandcamp page here for the new album as well as all his past material. You can also download the rare 2002 ep “Part of Me Died” from his last band, Slow Coming Day, at this link here. Download includes 3 bonus rare songs and the whole thing was remastered by Seth at Simpul Studio. For dates and further info on where you can see Orion, click below.
January 7, 2017
December 26, 2016
Former Slow Coming Day singer/guitarist Orion Walsh will release his brand new full length titled simply, “7”, on January 7th 2017. You can pre-order the album on bandcamp right here for $7.00. Any money earned through his bandcamp will help him on his upcoming solo tour through the U.S. Continued →
November 26, 2016
November 25, 2016
Steven Combs is a new artist out on New Vine Media. He has a new Ep out titled “This is the Day Ep” (listen below) via New Vine Media. His music will please fans of Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) and John Mark McMillan. Check out the music video for “You’re With Me” below and make sure to purchase this new ep here.
November 9, 2016
November 8, 2016
I’ve got to report some sad news today that might bother a few of you, the band The Hotshot Freight Train are unfortunately calling it quits but they are going out with a BANG! That’s right, the band has recorded a 12 song final album and have released it today through all digital networks. The album is also available on a very limited edition CD which you can purchase here (limited to 100). I remember working with a few of these guys when they were in a band called Joey’s Loss. Ever since I first heard their Ep I’ve been a fan. I’ve followed their career closely over the past 10 years through all the peaks and valleys and I can say without a doubt that their last album and this new one are the band’s best material. Let this album serve as a fitting reminder of the power of independent music and the songwriting from seasoned veterans. If you’re a new fan, enjoy this album and make sure to look up their past discography. RIP THSFT, you’ll be missed. Listen to a stream of their album below. Continued →
November 4, 2016
November 2, 2016
October 23, 2016
Singer-Songwriters Jenny & Tyler will release their own collection of Christmas tunes titled “Christmas Stories” on November 4th. Continued →
October 19, 2016
October 17, 2016
I am proud to introduce our readers to the music of folk-pop trio, One Way Home. Featuring a blend of folk, americana, bluegrass, and pop in an undeniably addictive mix of music meant to get you singing along and lifting your hands in praise. I haven’t heard a group quite like these fine people so make sure you check out their new full length “Front Porch” that released back in March on spotify below. You can download the title track to that full length on Hearts Bleed Passion Vol. 6 Part 1. Continued →
May 26, 2015
Former Vigilantes of Love frontman Bill Mallonee just simply continues to make good music. His latest, ‘Land & Peoples,’ spills out lyrical pictures of the many sights and sounds of this nation’s past and present. Check out the full review here, and get to know this truly unique artist.
February 16, 2015
Continuing their union of melancholy and redemption, the album is consistent from start to finish. Blending the traditional singer-songwriter template with contemporary sensibilities, it may be a modern classic. So if you’re sick of today’s mainstream music, Medicine is the perfect remedy.
February 10, 2015
This is a transcript of a phone interview I had over digital coffee today with CCM singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb. The 30 minute conversation includes topics such as her album As Sure as the Sun, her involvement with Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, potential collaboration with Jon Foreman, touring plans, a relatively-unknown side project, and her thoughts on streaming services.
December 17, 2014
A review on the latest release from Harbor & Home.
September 11, 2014
August 25, 2014
I was lucky enough to talk with Bill Mallonee about his upcoming album Winnowing and the intersection between faith and art; much of it was off the record, but here are a few of his words to shed light on the album and his approach to songwriting.
August 7, 2014
January 24, 2014
I’m very sorry to not have heard The Tale of a Broken Compass in 2013, because I want all the more time to digest what I’ve heard, and it would have undoubtedly made it on my Best Of list.
November 4, 2013
October 30, 2013
Orion Walsh has covered an old song by his former band and a “local” band for me called Three for Flinching. Eddie Spangler the lead singer of Three for Flinching, passed away a few years ago and Orion recorded this song as tribute. I knew Eddie and spoke with him several times years ago when I was putting I’m Your Biggest Fan Vol. 2 together (which Three for Flinching was on) and booking shows around So. Cal. He was also a member of Dogwood during their “Seismic” days. I had no idea he had passed until just today after Orion emailed me. You can stream the song “Struggle to Recover” originally by the band Three for Flinching, below. RIP Eddie. (Original song posted below) Continued →