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Disciple – Attack

Review : Disciple – Attack

Veteran hard rockers Disciple return with their newest album, “Attack.” Functionally their first independent album since “Back Again,” and bringing a sound that combines that album with their later works, “Attack” is an assault from start to finish. But, does this album live up to its massively successful kickstarter campaign? Read on to find out.

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Check Out: CJ Lukas

Check Out: CJ Lukas

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.

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Kevin William – Current Fears

Kevin William – Current Fears

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.

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Naturalist – Naturalist EP

Review : Naturalist – Naturalist EP

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.

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Let//Go – Let//Go EP

Review : Let//Go – Let//Go EP

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.

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Eyes of Eli – Ignite EP

Review : Eyes of Eli – Ignite EP

Eyes of Eli are set to release one of the best heavy albums of 2014. Though it is just five tracks “Ignite EP” packs enough punch to outshine similar albums that are twice as long. Read on to find out why.

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Battle Victorious Announce New Album, Release Free Song

Battle Victorious Announce New Album, Release Free Song

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.

Leah Releases “Every Move”

Leah Releases “Every Move”

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.

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Solamors – Depravity’s Demise

Review : Solamors – Depravity’s Demise

Jason Wisdom and Alex Kinas (formerly) of Becoming the Archetype team up with Travis Turner (Aletheian) to bring a new album that blends the combined member’s past work with a hopeful new future. But, can “Depravity’s Demise” get out from the shadow of the often similar “Celestial Completion”? Read on to find out.

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Lauren Hicks – When Everything Fades

Review : Lauren Hicks – When Everything Fades

Independent pop/worship artist Lauren Hicks has released her debut project, ‘When Everything Fades’, featuring the hit single ‘Hero’. Check out the review.

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Joy Lippard – Carry You

Joy Lippard – Carry You

Independent artist Joy Lippard has released her single, ‘Carry You’ via iTunes, Amazon and soundcloud. Check out the song below.

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Free Robbie Seay Band Psalms EP

Free Robbie Seay Band Psalms EP

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…

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Kilo- Kilo EP

Review : Kilo- Kilo EP

The Rocket Summer meets Paper Route meets Mod Sun. A review of the latest release from Kilo.

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New Fragments Song

New Fragments Song

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.

Gayle Skidmore – Sleeping Bear

Review : Gayle Skidmore – Sleeping Bear

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.

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Samestate Bids Farewell

Samestate Bids Farewell

Pop-rock band Samestate has decided to call it quits after being a band for 5 years. They released this statement on Facebook a few days ago…

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Gayle Skidmore – Little Bird

Music Video : Gayle Skidmore – Little Bird

The latest music video from the San Diego native…

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Jars of Clay – Fall Asleep

Music Video : Jars of Clay – Fall Asleep

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?

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Marthe De La Torre – Preludes

Review : Marthe De La Torre – Preludes

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.

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Keila Garza – Keila Garza EP

Review : Keila Garza – Keila Garza EP

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.

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Free We Shot the Moon Acoustic EP

Free We Shot the Moon Acoustic EP

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.

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The Gray Havens Launch A New Kickstarter

The Gray Havens Launch A New Kickstarter

The husband/wife folk duo to begin work on their 2nd album.

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The Sonflowerz – Love Walked In EP

Review : The Sonflowerz – Love Walked In EP

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.

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The Sonflowerz

Interview : The Sonflowerz

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.

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Help Leah Record Her New EP

Help Leah Record Her New EP

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.

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Rethinking “Wait For the Siren”

Rethinking “Wait For the Siren”

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…

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Abandon Embark Out On Their Own With New Album

Abandon Embark Out On Their Own With New Album

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?

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Come & Rest Love Their Fans

Come & Rest Love Their Fans

Come and Rest go above and beyond to reach out to hurting fans.

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Come & Rest – Royal Blood

Review : Come & Rest – Royal Blood

Come & Rest bring an energizing post hardcore journey into expressive territory.

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Damon Golden – Good Morning

Music Video : Damon Golden – Good Morning

Indianapolis Hip-Hop artist Damon Golden brings a diverse and transparent sound.

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Declaration AD – Voices

Review : Declaration AD – Voices

New Zealand punk infused metal makes its way to the world stage with Declaration AD’s newest EP “Voices.”

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I Built The Cross – Banish The Disconnect
Seeker – The Antagonist

Review : Seeker – The Antagonist

It’s breakdowns—FOR BREAKFAST! Check out the review of Seeker’s new EP.

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An Epic, No Less – We Are the Echo of Love

Review : An Epic, No Less – We Are the Echo of Love

Promising electronic worship music in the vein of Paper Route, Postal Service, or Owl City.

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