Tag Archives: Independent
CJ Lukas is part of the new worship movement currently sweeping the nation by Hillsong and Jesus Culture. He wrote his first worship song in Junior High, and by the time he was in High School, CJ was already frequently performing with praise teams across eastern Michigan. He is now known for his spontaneous, free-spirited worship style, that creates a place of freedom and intimacy with the Holy Spirit.
Exiting the Fall’s vocalist Kevin William Klein has a new solo EP that came out last week entitled Current Fears. It’s very different from EtF’s Hardcore sound, more of a folk rock vibe. Give it a listen and let me know what you think.
Naturalist debuts their Self-titled EP, providing us with a thought provoking post hardcore effort, that brings a lot of emotion and musical promise. Check out the review here.
Hardcore band Let//Go have released their debut, self titled, independent EP. Released late last year, let’s take a look at what the guys from Minnesota have to offer. Check out the review here.
Folksy singer-songwriter couple Battle Victorious have announced that their new album Blanket Over Me will be released sometime next month, and they have released the title track for free download on their Reverbnation profile. You can also check out their Kickstarter campaign for extra goodies.
Oklahoma City based Alt/pop songstress Leah has released her new album Every Move today to digital outlets. The release was independently produced and published and features six new tracks.
Independent pop/worship artist Lauren Hicks has released her debut project, ‘When Everything Fades’, featuring the hit single ‘Hero’. Check out the review.
Pop-rock worship band Robbie Seay Band (helmers of the hit song “Song of Hope (Heaven Come Down)” have put out their first Psalms EP via Noisetrade. Drawing inspiration from 5 different chapters in the books of Psalms, the independent band has released the first installment for free. There are also plans for a Vol 2 and Vol 3 but they would require a Kickstarter campaign.
You can listen and download Psalms EP: Vol 1 below. If you like what you…
My hometown of Long Beach, CA is the birthplace of Sublime, Snoop Dogg (or Lion…), and the hardcore band known as Fragments. The band has released a new song entitled “Distant Sun” from their upcoming independent EP Long Lost Innocence. You can check out their previous self-titled EP on Purevolume and download it for free.
As I am sure you know, art can be expressed in many different forms. Artists can be defined as musicians, actors, painters, baristas, costume designers, carpenters, beat poets, and many more titles. In theatre, there are certain talented actors that can be identified as “Triple Threats” (possessing the skills of singing, acting and dancing). While singer-songwriters are quite common in the music industry, Gayle Skidmore can be identified as far more than that.
Gray Matters artists Jars of Clay have released their music video for their song, ‘Fall Asleep’, from their most recent album Inland. Check out the music video below, and be sure to take a look at their newest record on Spotify, or any other streaming digital outlet. What do you think of the band’s first music video since ‘Two Hands’ in 2009?
Independent artist, Norwegian worship leader Marthe De La Torre releases her debut album ‘Preludes’ on September 20th, featuring the hit singles ‘Only You Are Holy’ and ‘Hallelujah’. Check out the review.
Independent Latin American/pop artist Keila Garza has released her debut EP, even featuring a Spanish version of Kari Jobe’s ‘Steady My Heart’. Check out the review.
To help promote his 3rd (and final) Kickstarter campaign to build a studio, Jonathan Jones has released a free acoustic EP for his band We Shot The Moon.
Independent worship band The Sonflowerz release their brand new 2013 EP, ‘Love Walked In’, on September 10th, featuring the title track and other standouts like ‘Speechless’, ‘Little Lies’ and ‘My Adoration’. Check out the review.
Releasing their EP ‘Love Walked In’ on September 10th; independent worship duo The Sonflowerz were able to undertake an email interview with myself not that long ago. Here are the questions and answers, as what was discussed ranged from their successful kickstarter campaign (funding the EP, new book and fall tour), to what they wanted the EP to portray to those who listen to it.
Oklahoma City based singer/songwriter Leah has set up an IndieGoGo campaign to fund her newest EP Every Move. At $6,000, her goal is one of the most reasonable I’ve seen lately. Leah has just 31 days left as of this writing and is already beginning to work with producer Daniel Ornellas (Tree63, Brenton Brown) in Nashville. Leah will be opening for Kristene DiMarco (Jesus Culture) & Ross Turner on 2 dates of their “Break Every Chain” Tour.
As a reviewer I admit that I’ve likely given too many “4′s.” A month or two after writing up a review, I’ll look at the score with a little perspective and think “that was really more a 3″ (and even an occasional 3 that should have been a 2). Though this is certainly not common, it does happen. However, I have come to pride myself that I save the big one (a perfect 5) for only the best of the…
Abandon are taking the bold step of being an independent band for the first time in several years. The band have begun a kickstarter to fund this new independent release and hope to raise $25000 through pre-orders and special incentives. Watch the video below and click here for their kickstarter if this is something of interest to you. Wow, so in the past month I have seen John Mark McMillan, Audrey Assad, and now Abandon depart from their former label homes. Who is next?