Worship music has always held a troubled place in my heart and my music collection. Looking at the genre from a spiritual level, I know that I, as a believer, should have an affinity to music created to glorify God. The reality is that I find the majority worship music to be contrived, repetitive, and failing to deliver any degree of originality. Continued →
November 21, 2016
November 17, 2016
November 9, 2016
A fellow reader alerted me to this talented independent post-rock band called The Eagle and Child. I checked out their 2016 album and just had to introduce them to all of you. Make sure you give this new release titled “All Moments” a listen, below. It is available for purchase here or on all digital networks. Fans of My Epic, Citizens & Saints, Brand New, Watashi Wa/Eager Seas, Anathallo, and Attalus will find something to enjoy here. Continued →
Rewards range from standard items like CDs and shirts to having Aaron play trumpet on a song for you and a copy of a Christmas duo project, Heck Ya the Halls. Continued →
November 7, 2016
November 6, 2016
Indie worship band Rivers & Robots returns with a new chillwave-influenced album.
November 4, 2016
October 31, 2016
June 29, 2015
June 17, 2015
Husband and wife John Mark and Sarah McMilan have released a joint-track together ahead of their upcoming worship EP. “Heart Won’t Stop” is available as an instant download when You Are The Avalanche is pre-ordered. Their EP will be available for purchase on 6/23/15 via Lionhawk Records. Continued →
May 7, 2015
Here is another Los Angeles local singer-songwriter to check out. Isaiah Barker is a worship artist from Redemption Hill Church in Whittier, CA. He released his album Righteous King earlier this year. You can view the title track’s music video below and download the song + chord charts for free here. The album is now available for purchase on iTunes.
March 31, 2015
Sarah Brusco is an amazing female artist who demonstrates to us what raw, genuine and heartfelt worship truly is.
March 27, 2015
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.
January 27, 2015
A phone interview of Aaron Gillespie conducted by Ian Zandi for IVM on 1.27.15. Topics include his new worship album, touring plans, his time with Paramore, Breaking Bad, streaming music, and vinyl purchases.
January 19, 2015
Misty Edwards has been going to IHOP in Kansas City, KS for over 15 years now. No, not the pancake restaurant (though maybe she has, I don’t follow worship leader’s eating habits). This is the review for Misty’s latest album, ‘Little Bird’
January 14, 2015
Chris Tomlin’s latest praise album Love Ran Red reaches a level of self-parody. Read on for the full review
December 31, 2014
December 18, 2014
Spoiler alert: This album is good.
Like, really really good.
November 29, 2014
The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.
November 17, 2014
Bellarive’s latest album, “Before There Was,” is an intriguing blend of innovation and mainstream worship, which ultimately disappoints.