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Aaron Strumpel, the extremely unique and gifted artist responsible for psalm based masterpieces Elephants and Birds, has announced his new project, Bright Star. It will be his first specifically worship album since he released his two Enter the Worship Circle albums.
In an effort to fund his new album (due for release next year), Josh Garrels has put the soundtrack for his documentary The Sea In Between on Noisetrade for free. However, you can donate to your heart’s desire in exchange for the incredible tunes. If you liked the soundtrack, you can also purchase/rent the film here.
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.
Oklahoma City’s own New Westerns are starting to make some noise. The band, formed in 2013, consists of lead singer Jon Gorham, drummer Clint Kirby, bassist Josh Marshall, and keys/guitarist Austin Cannon. With influences like The Killers, Keane, and Ellie Goulding, the four set out to take the Pop/Synth genre by storm.
Be sure and check out their website for a sample of their debut EP and more.
Brooks Paschal the lead singer of Sullivan has posted on his personal Facebook page about an upcoming project coming from the band called Undressed coming out November 24th. Its not clear as to if Undressed is just a single or something more. Be sure to check back as it gets closer to the date to learn more about Undressed. You can view the artwork below.
Sullivan disbanded back in 2007 after releasing Cover Your Eyes on Tooth & Nail Records and now 6 years later Sullivan is back with a brand new album called Heavy Is The Head coming out in 2014. You can listen to a new song called Profile below.
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.
Talking Trees is a new band fronted by Brandon James Ellis of Rocky Loves Emily. Brandon has been working hard on this project since Rocky Loves Emily parting ways with Tooth and Nail and the band taking some down time to catch up with their personal lives and write their 2nd full length album. Talking Trees plans on releasing a full length untitled album by the end of the year. You can buy the first single Weary Eyes here and listen to the track below.
I was fortunate enough to be able to have a lengthy interview with Andy Zipf over email. We discuss everything from why he has changed his name to The Cowards Choir and his song writing process to whether or not Deckard from Blade Runner is a replicant. We had a great conversation, I hope you enjoy it.
Andy Zipf, now going by The Cowards Choir, has made something beautiful with Reunion. This is an album to be cherished, don’t pass it up.
Surprise, surprise, Josh Garrels is astounding to witness in concert. Check out my experience in Vancouver with his 2013 Northwest Tour.
Great Forest have a nice alternative rock sound that isn’t a carbon copy of anything else in the market right now, but this EP isn’t entirely memorable.
Indie/Alternative/Rock band Analog Apostles just recently released their debut EP titled “The Other Side Of The Sea”. You can purchase the EP from their webstore or iTunes. You can check our their song “Fortress” below. Fans of Hundred Year Storm, Edison Glass, Thicker Than Water, and The Lighthouse And The Whaler should like this.
There is the distinct possibility that I am the only person with some small ties to the music industry that was, up to this moment, unaware of the history of NoiseTrade. However, I refuse to believe that I am alone. Today Christianity Today has released a new article that outlines the history of the popular free music site. It is a great read and one that has our site’s focus on “indie” at heart. Check out the article to see…
Folk/pop artist John Tibbs just released the title track “Anchors” off his upcoming Anchors EP. You may stream the track below. Recommended if you like Mumford & Sons, Gungor, Judah & The Lion, Daniel Bashta.
You can download a free album by Jared Evers on Noisetrade titled “Let Go And Forget”. He plays an indie folk mixed with pop and americana. Recommended if you like needtoBreathe, Switchfoot, Ruth, The Hotshot Freight Train, The Oh Hellos.
Primarily written in Southern California, you’ll notice a lot of references and tonalities that take you to the Golden State. Each song is written out of a real experience, and much heartache and love. A wide variety i…
Audrey Assad is back with a new album, ‘Fortunate Fall’, this time recorded and produced independently via Kickstarter, featuring hit single ‘Good to Me’ and other standouts like ‘Spirit of the Living God’, ‘Help My Unbelief’ and ‘Lead Me On’. Check out the review.
Preson Phillips has finished recording his new album which is due out later in the year. It was produced by Tim McTague (Underoath) who is also the guitarist for the new record. Chris Dudley (Underoath) has come on board for keys. The album is being mixed by Ray Jeffery (worked with Taking Back Sunday, Dropkick Murphys, Anberlin). This sounds like it is going to be the highlight of releases this year for me IMO.
Indie Worship band Loud Harp started a Kickstarter to fund their sophomore album that they hope to release this fall. Their debut self-titled album was an amazing album released through Come&Live that you should check out here for free.
So I’m restarting this thread since it was deleted almost a week ago when it was decided to delete all threads older than 2012. I believe I originally started this thread in Aug 2011 and I know recently a lot of you were going back to it again. Once again it’s saddest songs by Christians or Christian Artists in lyrics and or vibe. One of you recently posted this video for Anathallo and it made me buy there Anathallogy 2000-2003…
Manchester, UK based indie worship band Rivers & Robots is offering up a free download of songs from their previous 2 albums on Noisetrade. Their style falls along the lines of experimental, dreamy, electronic, shoegaze, and folk/pop all blended together. I highly recommend checking this out especially for fans of The Welcome Wagon, Sufjan Stevens, Healing Power, Starflyer 59, The Lighthouse & The Whaler.
Indie Folk Rockers, Green River Ordinance, is offering their “Under Fire” album for free on Noisetrade for a limited time. It leads up to the release of their new EP “Chasing Down The Wind” due June 18th. Read more about the band below.
Green River Ordinance is Josh Jenkins, Geoff Ice, Jamey Ice, Joshua Wilkerson, and Denton Hunker. With roots in Fort Worth Texas, forming the band at the young age…