Tag Archives: Relevant Magazine
Lists are a fickle thing. Some people love them, some people hate them, but everybody reads em. Relevant Magazine’s website recently made such a list about “Christian Pop-Punk’s Glory Days”. Check out this link to see their opinion on the scene’s best music from the late 90’s through the early aughts. Do you agree with their listing? What about the “peak point” of each artist?
Abandon Kansas is streaming their new album Alligator on Relevant Magazine. The album releases May 12th & you can still pre-order through Amazon (digital & CD), iTunes, or direct from the band. The iTunes pre-order is a steal at $3.99 with 2 immediate downloads.
Folk/Americana artist Sandra McCracken is streaming her new album Psalms on Relevant Magazine’s The Drop. Although she is mostly known for her folksy solo tunes, she is also part of the Nashville-based children’s supergroup known as Rain for Roots (as mentioned in my interview with Ellie Holcomb). Psalms will be available for purchase on April 14th.
As in previous years, Relevant Magazine gathered a select panel of journalists, musicians, photographers, etc. to share their opinions on where the music industry is headed. Among is them is hip-hop artist Andy Mineo. Check out the article on Relevant’s website and then discuss in the comments below!
Jon Guerra has released a music video for his new single “Nothing Better” which appears on his upcoming album Little Songs due out April 21st. Check it out below. The video originally premiered on Relevant Magazine. …continue reading
Coming off of their recent release of Medicine, folk band Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have put out a video for their single “Tightrope”. You can view the seemingly-random animated video over at Relevant Magazine.
Always dependable for great new music, Relevant Magazine has released their latest compilation of tunes. This edition mostly features IVM-covered artists (such as Brooke Fraser, Drew Holcomb, Aaron Strumpel, The Brilliance and Seyrn) but it also some closely-related artists that we don’t quite cover here because they are on the verge (From Indian Lakes and Trent Dabbs). Most notable, there is a free Sufjan Stevens song on this album that was just released today.
Worship duo The Brilliance are streaming their new album Brother one week early. Check out the new tunes over at Relevant Magazine. I am listening to it right now, and I think it is pretty, um, brilliant.
Indie singer-songwriter Aaron Strumpel is streaming his new album Bright Star over at Relevant Magazine. Additionally, he is premiering a new music video for “Coming After You” as well. Bright Star was released this past Tuesday. The 10-track album is available for purchase on iTunes.
Following up on the stream of Aaron Gillespie’s new song, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors are debuting a new song of their own on Relevant Magazine. “Ain’t Nobody Got It Easy” is the tune featured, and will find its release on Medicine when it comes out next Tuesday. Additionally, another song called “Avalanche” can be heard on Rolling Stone Magazine. If you pre-order his new album on his website, you will receive a free live EP.
A few weeks back, worship singer-songwriter Misty Edwards put out a new album of songs called Little Bird. That very same album is now ready to stream over at Relevant Magazine. I will be posting a raisin-less review of Misty’s latest effort sometime this week on IVM.
It’s no surprise Lecrae has the media’s attention this week as he will be dropping his new LP titled Anomaly on Tuesday. Relevant has an excellent interview (register to read the full article), Rapzilla has a video interview which you can watch below, & he will also be featured on next week’s BadChristian Podcast. …continue reading
We already posted about Thi’sl actively being involved in the situation in Ferguson but other organizations are beginning to comment. While not music related it’s hard to imagine any Americans being unfamiliar with this situation. Many artists we cover have discussed this on social media & have linked these articles as well. So check out articles on Relevant, two from The Gospel Coalition’s Thabiti Anyabwile here & here. Agree or disagree? Share …continue reading …
Mentioned briefly in an issue of Relevant Magazine a few months back, Michael and Lisa Gungor (and possibly others?) have quietly released a new EP from their side project, The Liturgists. The Vapor EP is quite an experience of meditation, spoken word, music, and prayer. Take a listen at their Bandcamp page, download for “name-your-price” and comment below on your thoughts. It is quite unlike anything I have heard before.
You can also check out some tour date …continue reading …
Singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan has put out the first song from his recently Kickstarted album Borderland. The single “Future/Past” is now available to purchase from iTunes but you will have to wait until March 4th to get the entire album. In addition, you can view a live video of it at Relevant Magazine’s RTV.
Relevant Magazine has listed their 10 songs from the 90’s that they think still hold up after all these years. Check it out here and comment on whether or not you agree.