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Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Stream ‘Medicine’

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Stream ‘Medicine’

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors are streaming the new album Medicine on Billboard. Check it out before it releases next Tuesday January 27th.

Everything In Slow Motion Writing New Material

Everything In Slow Motion Writing New Material

Speaking of Shane Ochsner, he announced on January 1st that he is “writing new jams” for his project Everything In Slow Motion. Hopefully we will see a new album this year!

Abandon Kansas Announce Guest Vocalists

Abandon Kansas Announce Guest Vocalists

Abandon Kansas have announced the two guest vocalists for their upcoming fan-funded new album. Shane Ochsner from Everything In Slow Motion (& Hands) is featured in a track called “Mirror” & Brianna Gaither will appear in “Anniversary”. The band is hoping to release the album in the May/June timeframe. Who else is looking forward to this record?

Copeland To Support Paramore This Spring

Copeland To Support Paramore This Spring

Copeland announced that they will be supporting Paramore on this Spring. Paramore isn’t calling it a “tour” & it will be smaller shows. Check out the poster, dates, & ticket info below.

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The New Divide Provides Early Download of New Album ‘Destroyer & King’

The New Divide Provides Early Download of New Album ‘Destroyer & King’

Coming up on their official Feb 17th release of Destroyer & King, worship rock band The New Divide is offering an early download. If you donate $10 minimum to A Jesus Mission, you will receive all of the tracks for download immediately. A Jesus Mission is an organization that sends musicians and artists on mission trips around the world. I’ve been listening to this album today and its definitely a win-win purchase. There is a Destroyer & King snippet in…

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CCM United “We Will Stand” Available To Stream

CCM United “We Will Stand” Available To Stream

For those who missed the earlier post, “We Will Stand”: Celebrating 40 Years of Contemporary Christian Music, was streamed live last night, but if you missed it you can check out the stream of the event here [email required] through midnight on Sunday. It featured “more than 30 of the greatest artists in the history of Contemporary Christian Music” including Michael W. Smith, Mercy Me, Petra, Newsboys, The Imperials, 4Him, Amy Grant, Steve Green, Sandi Patty, Russ Taff,…

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Stryper Readies New Album

Stryper Readies New Album

Michael Sweet has announced that the new Stryper album has been written & features 12 new songs & one cover. The band now heads to pre-preduction for a week & begin recording on February 1st. The album will release later this year via Frontiers Records.

Tooth & Nail Signs We Are The City

Tooth & Nail Signs We Are The City

Tooth & Nail have signed We Are The City out of Vancouver, BC & will re-release the band’s latest album titled Violent on March 24th. Watch the video for “Baptism” below. Our own staff member Josh Hamm talked with the band via Converge Magazine last October, about a film which served as a companion of sorts to this album.

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Slospeak Records Artists Tapped as In Flight Entertainment

Slospeak Records Artists Tapped as In Flight Entertainment

Slospeak Records have been tapped as in-flight entertainment for American Airlines over the next month. For those that wont be flying, Slospeak has put the all acoustic tracks on Noisetrade & you can listen/download below.
Slospeak In The Sky With Diamonds Vol 1 features acoustic sessions from Fever Fever, Talkie, Golden Youth, and Ravenhill. The songs were recorded live at Global Eagle Entertainment.

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Newsboys Co-Founder Calls Out Former Bandmates

Newsboys Co-Founder Calls Out Former Bandmates

Newsboys co-founder George Perdikis has posted a guest blog on Patheos. The majority of the article focuses on the early years of the Newboys (he left in 1990) & then how he ended up renouncing Christianity long after. What I found most interesting is the final three paragraphs where he turns to calling out many people in the Christian music industry, the film God’s Not Dead, & specifically his former bandmates saying, “The truth is —

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Doug Jutras Releases ‘Miss That Walk’ EP

Doug Jutras Releases ‘Miss That Walk’ EP

Orange County punker Doug Jutras has released an acoustic his solo debut EP titled Miss That Walk through Thumper Punk Records. The three tracks are a mix of rock and blues over a musical foundation rooted in a lifetime of punk rock. Check out the EP below via Bandcamp or pick it up on one of the major digital music outlets.

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Little Hurricane Releases Behind the Scenes Video

Little Hurricane Releases Behind the Scenes Video

Yesterday, alt-blues rock band little hurricane released a music video of sorts. The song is “Upside of Down” and is set to a handful of behind the scenes clips of the band’s tour life. They are currently taking suggestions for their next touring locations. “Upside of Down” was featured on the band’s sophomore album Gold Fever which was released last Spring.

Iron Sharpens Iron to release “Your Blood” January 27th

Iron Sharpens Iron to release “Your Blood” January 27th

Iron Sharpens Iron continue to work on new material. Check out their official website at isitheband.com

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Watch the 2015 K-Love Fan Awards Press Conference

Watch the 2015 K-Love Fan Awards Press Conference

The 2015 K-Love Fan Awards Press Conference at the historic Franklin Theatre is going on live now via Youtube. You can stream the event below. Along with the nominee announcements there will be special music performances from Colton Dixon, Plumb, Matt Maher, Francesca Battistelli, Matthew West and Steven Curtis Chapman (hosting the event).

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Bandit Stream New Album ‘Of Life’

Bandit Stream New Album ‘Of Life’

Bandit are streaming their new album, titled Of Life, over on Stereogum. The album is out today so you can purchase physical copies through Broken Circles or the digital album via Bandcamp below.

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David Tosti of Pax 217 Gets Interviewed About Band Breakup and Future

David Tosti of Pax 217 Gets Interviewed About Band Breakup and Future

David Tosti of Pax217 fame has been interviewed by BreatheCast about his band, why they broke up, and his current work as a wedding photographer. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.

Devin Shelton on the Latest Bad Christian Podcast

Devin Shelton on the Latest Bad Christian Podcast

Devin Shelton is the guest on this week’s Bad Christian Podcast (Episode #55). Listen here. The episodes focuses on him “quitting Emery as well as coming back for the new album. He’s got lots of thoughts on what is wrong and right with Christianity, plus stories from Emery days and college.”

IVM Recommends: Verlaine

IVM Recommends: Verlaine

I’m not sure how we missed out on these guys but do yourself a favor & check out the ambient alt-rock of Seattle’s Verlaine. The band features several familiar faces including Dan Cole (Forever Changed), Jonathan Young (The Myriad), Kevin Woerner (twothirtyeight), and Jonathan Wood (Drypoint). The band released The Open Sea last April & are currently in the studio working on new music.

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Spoken Begin Work on New Album

Spoken Begin Work on New Album

Spoken have begun work on their next album, a followup to “Illusion”. It appears as though Matt has assembled a slightly new lineup for this record. Watch their video below. Also, Matt Baird has finished his solo worship record. News on release to follow shortly.

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The Hotshot Freight Train Begin Work on New Album

The Hotshot Freight Train Begin Work on New Album

The Hotshot Freight Train have begun work on followup to the 2012 breakthrough release, “Get Low”. As expected, I am sure this “new” album will already hold down a spot on my 2015 end of year list ;) If you’ve never heard this band before or are curious as to what the critically acclaimed “Get Low” sounds like, click below.

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Relient K Albums Getting Vinyl Treatment

Relient K Albums Getting Vinyl Treatment

As you may have heard most all Relient K albums are getting the vinyl treatment including now Collapsible Lung, Forget and Not Slow Down, 5 Score and Seven Years Ago, Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right But Three Do, and Anatomy of Tongue in Cheek. This is in addition to the fabulous pressing of Mmhmm late last year (yes I own it). Get your vinyl on right here.

Rapture Ruckus Premiere Video for “Boomerang”

Rapture Ruckus Premiere Video for “Boomerang”

Rapture Ruckus will release a new EP, titled Invader Vol. II, on January 27th & have premiered the music video for the lead single “Boomerang”. Check out the wild video below.

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Lacey Sturm Performs New Song Live

Lacey Sturm Performs New Song Live

Lacey Sturm did an acoustic performance of a new song called “Faith” for Breathecast. Check out the video below. The track will appear on her upcoming solo debut which should release this year. If you didn’t see it when it published check out our recent review of her book “The Reason: How I Discovered A Life Worth Living”.

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Marc Martel Posts Lyric Video for “Stalemate”

Marc Martel Posts Lyric Video for “Stalemate”

Marc Martel has posted a lyric video for the track “Stalemate” which you can watch below. The song appears on his latest release titled Impersonator. Pick it up on iTunes.

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Ravenhill Sign to Slospeak Records

Ravenhill Sign to Slospeak Records

Ravenhill have signed with Slospeak Records & will release their label debut in 2015. You can listen to the band’s previous single “Witches” via Bandcamp below.

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Pre-Order Talkie’s Self-Titled EP

Pre-Order Talkie’s Self-Titled EP

Digital pre-orders for Talkie’s self-titled EP are available now on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. The album releases on January 27th through Slospeak Records. For those unfamilar the band is made up of Christopher Isaacs (Blood & Water), Brad Hagmann (Blood & Water), Matt Hagmann (Blood & Water), & Eric Martin (I Am Empire).

Revolver Interviews Kristen May of Flyleaf

Revolver Interviews Kristen May of Flyleaf

Revolver Magazine recently caught up with Kristen May of Flyleaf and talked about some criticism she has received about whether she is “Christian enough” when compared with prior vocalist Lacey Sturm. Check out the interview here. What do you think? In other news the band released a lyric video for the single “Thread” which you can watch below.

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John Tibbs To Release New Album in April

John Tibbs To Release New Album in April

John Tibbs will release his new album in April but in the meantime check out the Anchor EP via Bandcamp below. You can catch him on tour with the Newsboys on the We Believe God’s Not Dead 2015 Spring Tour along with Audio Adrenaline & Finding Favour. Check out the promo video for that tour below. RIYL: Gungor, Mumford and Son

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Check Out The Eagle And Child

Check Out The Eagle And Child

Do yourself a favor & check out The Eagle And Child if you prefer your worship with a bit more alternative rock flair. The band is made up of Brad Davis (Reeve Oliver), Nick Maybury (Future Of Forestry & Something Like Silas) and Luke Floeter (formerly of Future of Forestry), & Spencer Kim. The band released their self titled debut in 2013. Watch a video about the band & a live performance below.

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The Ongoing Concept on the Rest/Resume Tour

The Ongoing Concept on the Rest/Resume Tour

The Ongoing Concept will take part in the Rest/Resume Tour, with headliners Hail The Sun & Brent Walsh (I the Mighty). Check out the poster & dates below. The band has also started a new series through Digital Tour Bus called “Video Games On Tour” where the band will invite other bands to play old school video games. Watch the first episode featuring Mario Kart 64 below.

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Clemency Releases Free EP in Anticipation of Next EP

Clemency Releases Free EP in Anticipation of Next EP

Building up to their You’ve Got the Fire EP, Indie rock duo Clemency is giving away their previous EP My Heart is the Eastern Horizon for free (or any given price) on Noisetrade. Additionally, a remix track and a brand new track are attached to the download. You’ve Got the Fire EP will release on Feb 10, 2015.

MxPx Releases New Music Video

MxPx Releases New Music Video

Punk rawk band MxPx released a new music/lyric video last week for their song “Stay On Your Feet”. The song was featured on the band’s ninth studio album Plans Within Plans which was released nearly 3 years ago.

Fever Fever Posts “Hypnotized” Music Video

Fever Fever Posts “Hypnotized” Music Video

Fever Fever have released the music video for the single “Hypnotized”. Check it out below. The song appears on the band’s latest album, titled Aftermath, which is available now via Slospeak Records.

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Audio Adrenaline Teases S.O.S.

Audio Adrenaline Teases S.O.S.

After losing most of the members (Kevin, Dave, and Jason)  that took part in the re-imagining of Audio Adrenaline two years ago, AA’s Facebook is teasing a new project. The picture simply teases the band’s name, Spring 2015, and S.O.S. written in morse code. This will be the first new music with vocalist Josh Engler (formerly, Abandon). Do you think the band will return to their rock roots or continue down the path of CCM worship?

My Double, My Brother To Release ‘Shelves’ in February

My Double, My Brother To Release ‘Shelves’ in February

My Double, My Brother will release their new album, titled Shelves, on February 10th. Check out the first single “Let’s Go Through” below. RIYL: Colony House

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All Things New Begin Tracking New Record

All Things New Begin Tracking New Record

All Things New have begun tracking their second record for BEC Recordings. Keep up to date by following the band’s various social media accounts.

Icon For Hire on Warped Tour 2015

Icon For Hire on Warped Tour 2015

Icon For Hire have been announced for this summer’s Van’s Warped Tour. They will be on the entire run.

Abandon Kansas Successfully Funds IndieGoGo Campaign

Abandon Kansas Successfully Funds IndieGoGo Campaign

Abandon Kansas have successfully funded their IndieGoGo fundraiser for the band’s 3rd full length album. As previously announced the album will be released in partnership with Bad Christian. The band has been posting short clips of demos for the new songs on their Facebook.

Come Wind Successfully Fund Kickstarter Campaign

Come Wind Successfully Fund Kickstarter Campaign

Come Wind have surpassed the $15,000 goal for their Kickstarter campaign. They still have a few days left if you want to get any of the special perks.

Decyfer Down Add New Perks to Kickstarter

Decyfer Down Add New Perks to Kickstarter

Decyfer Down have added a bunch of new perks to their Kickstarter campaign as it enters the last 10 days. The group have a long way to go as they have only raised $10,000 of the $40k goal.

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