Grand Rapids’ Anita Ranae has unleashed a lyrical powerhouse in the form of Watercolor Sidewalks.
January 8, 2017
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 21, 2016
December 17, 2016
December 16, 2016
November 26, 2016
I’ll admit I’m far from a fan of Christmas. Radios begin playing these tunes right after Halloween, depicting a winter so far from the reality of the slushy midwest Decembers and the hysteria of holiday shoppers.
Thankfully, Vocal Few’s Snowdrift EP is a refreshingly honest take on the season. Continued →
November 25, 2016
November 22, 2016
November 16, 2016
Last summer, Bad Christian released a compilation album focused on electronic artists. Like most compilations, it proved to be a mixed bag – however, it was specifically aimed at getting exposure to a number of lesser-known artists.
Summer Sleep happened to be Black Pages’ submission to the compilation and is also the first track off his 2015 EP Where It Gets You. Continued →
November 14, 2016
While The Peace of Wild Things was a fan favorite, Paper Route’s ambitious sixteen-track return certainly holds its ground.
November 13, 2016
Tiger Drive, a Nashville progressive indie band featuring members of OceanSpeak, recently posted a video on Facebook from one of the group’s rehearsals. While the sound is definitely a departure from the groovy, post-hardcore elements that OceanSpeak showcased at times, there’s definitely plenty for old and new fans to enjoy. Continued →
November 10, 2016
An interview with Canadian musician Lauren Mann about her new album Dearestly.
Future of Forestry has delivered some of his best music yet in the form of new album “Awakened to the Sound” which is now available on all digital networks and from FOF right here. The album is available on HD Audio which is a unique listening experience. Check out a stream via spotify, below. Continued →
November 8, 2016
Check out Strategic, a pop-punk project from the cold north!
November 6, 2016
Indie worship band Rivers & Robots returns with a new chillwave-influenced album.
November 1, 2016
Denton TX post-rock outfit Across Waters released their newest album, A House Not Built With Hands, as a follow-up to their 2011 release, More Light is Never Ending. The album was inspired by the band’s bassist Levi who has had a heart transplant, as well as the spiritual implications of being a new creation. Continued →
October 17, 2016
April 20, 2015
This is an excerpt of my review of We Are The City’s latest album. You should read the full review instead of the excerpt. It’s much better.
March 11, 2015
I like vanilla ice cream. I really do. It’s simple, sweet, and to the point. No quirks, nuts, or slime to get in the way of what really matters. On the other hand, vanilla ice cream can get old really fast. Who would want to eat the same-ol same-ol “normal” vanilla ice cream 24/7? Nobody, that’s who. CCM worship music is exactly like ice cream (in fact, I sometimes confuse them and put sonicflood albums in my freezer). Vanilla ice cream/CCM is great for pleasing large amounts of people in gatherings such as churches or ice cream socials (or ice cream socials at church). However, in my own time, I like to have a little bit of cookie dough in my ice cream to chew on. David Gungor and John Arndt are my cookie dough ice cream.
March 4, 2015
Read my review of Mat Kearney’s latest (but not greatest) album yet.
February 27, 2015
A review of Kids’ debut LP, Rich Coast.
February 19, 2015
Check out this performance video of “Cave of Clouds” from Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery.
February 13, 2015
Aaron Strumpel continues to push against the limits of Christian music, and although Bright Star may not be his most experimental, it’s a fine showcase for the care, creativity, and simple beauty of his music.
February 3, 2015
Meridian is a musical onslaught, an aural tempest which drowns out all else until The Soil & The Sun is all that you know.
February 1, 2015
The Collection’s latest album, Ars Moriendi, is a set of poignant, beautiful reflections of death, doubt, and faith set against a lush, orchestral folk backdrop.
January 25, 2015
‘Skeleton Key’ is the passion product of a man named Dave. The name “Dave” might sound ordinary and not that interesting. Dave is one of the most common names out there. What could he possibly bring to the table that any other Dave can’t provide to us already? Dave Swanson is actually quite the contrary to that.
December 28, 2014
Levi the Poet is like Edgar Allen Poe minus the mustache, raven, and overall grimness. Basically, they both write poems. Here is a review of Levi’s latest spoken word/music mashup.
December 18, 2014
Spoiler alert: This album is good.
Like, really really good.