June 14, 2024

Song of the Day: E.D.L. (Every Day Life) - Endurance

Every Day Life, commonly known as E.D.L., was an early innovator in the rap-core scene, fusing hip-hop and hardcore into something new, several years before it morphed into nu metal and became ubiquitous on rock radio. The band came from Southern California, and while musically innovative (our featured track also has a slight nod to industrial), they were also not afraid to touch controversial subjects in their lyrics, especially those related to racial relations in the United States, and other social topics and justice-related issues. Their debut album cover featured a scene from the L.A.… Continued →

June 13, 2024

My Epic - Make Believe (New Song + Music Video)

We are getting so close to the release of the new My Epic album and this is the 3rd song from that new album, “Loriella”, due out June 28th on Tooth & Nail Records. Check out this new song titled “Make Believe” below this post. The song takes on a decidedly more chill, electronic infused vibe not all that far in sound from say The Postal Service, Unwed Sailor, even some Band of Horses. You can find the lyrics to the song over on this YouTube page that the song appears on.… Continued →

Hopeful. Rise Up From the Sun Swept Beaches of Southern California With Their Own Unique Blend of Indie Rock

A new band has emerged from sandy coastline of Southern California with a mission to share their own unique blend of positive, hope filled rock n’ roll that’ll chase away the despair and fill one with passion. That band is called Hopeful. I stumbled upon this band from an ad on Instagram and lately that’s how I’ve been discovering some great indie talent. These guys are fantastic and I encourage you to check out their songs below. Look up Hopeful. “When The Turbulence Hits” EP on digital networks and give them a solid listen.… Continued →

June 9, 2024

Max McNown - Macbeth (Live Performance Video)

A really great up and coming young alt-folk-country artist by the name of Max McNown just dropped his debut full length “Wandering” a month ago and has just put out a new song “Macbeth”. The song is available through all digital networks and you can now watch a killer live performance video of the song below, right here on our website. For more info on Max McNown, click here.… Continued →

June 7, 2024

Song of the Day: Johnny Q. Public - Body Be

Welcome to the 1990s, the decade of alternative rock, grunge, flannel, and a time when MTV still played music videos. While the Christian music scene had tons of alternative rock bands, few were as effective as Springfield, Missouri’s Johnny Q. Public. The band found the right combination of distortion, melody, noise, and big rock hooks (but not too big) to make a huge impact on the music scene. They released two albums, 1995’s Extra-Ordinary (for Gotee Records) and 2000’s Welcome to Earth, which was also on Gotee but licensed to the mainstream Roadrunner Records.… Continued →

June 2, 2024

New Releases: May 31, 2024

Rock & Metal
  • Classic Disaster – Too Blind To See [EP]
  • Luxury – Like Unto Lambs
  • Remedy Drive – Steady [Single]
Pop & Alternative
  • Fulton Lee – Sunny Side [Single]
  • Joseph O’Brien – WON’T LET TOMORROW [Single]
  • SOFYKA – Waterfall [Single]
  • Samuel Day – Living Lovely [Single]
Electronic & EDM
  • Chris Howland, Audicid – Novus Lux [Single]
  • JOSHUA LAZER – Be with You [Single]
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
  • Ivan Theva – Waiting Here For You [Single]
  • Jon Foreman – In Bloom 
  • Jonathan Allen Wright – The Sea [Single]
  • Marie Miller – The Way of Love [Single]
  • Our Atlantic Roots – Memories Live On [EP]
  • Skye Peterson – Sound and Silence [Single]
  • Zambroa – Oxford Candles [Single]
Worship & CCM
  • Collington – In The Fire [Single]
  • Colorvault – 24/2 [EP]
  • The Corner Room – Romans 3:23-24 (English Standard Version) [Single]
  • Crowder – The EXLIE
  • Josh Wilson – Mental Help
  • Mission House – Day for Singing [Single]
  • Rachael Thomas – Stayed [Single]
  • Renew Creative – You Alone [Single]
  • Vivid Era – Anxious Mind [Single]
  • The Young Escape – Drives [Single]
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May 31, 2024

Song of the Day: Famous Names - Talk it Out

Not so much a new band, as a continuation of a previous one, Famous Names was essentially the same line-up as Writz. The core of the band is husband-wife duo Steve and Bev Fairnie. They had begun earlier in the 1970s as Fish Co. doing folk-pop not too dissimilar to a lot of Jesus Music of the day, before heading into a distinct punk/new wave direction in the late 70s as Writz. However, they had to change their name due to an American pop group of the same name.… Continued →

May 29, 2024

New Releases: May 24, 2024

Rock & Metal
  • Brotality – Cryptic Worship [Single]
  • Earth Groans – Chasm [Single]
  • Fight The Fade – Gangrene [Single]
  • Ignescent – Goodbye [Single]
Pop & Alternative
  • Grace Graber – No Regrets [Single]
  • Henrik, Nic D – All to myself [Single]
  • Matthew Mole – Okay [Single]
  • The New Respects – YBA [Single]
Electronic & EDM
  • JOSHUA LAZER – Just Believe [Single]
  • Pembers – Nani Kama Yesu Wetu [Single]
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
  • Allie Crummy – Caving In [Single]
  • Benjamin Daniel – Fear Hymn [Single]
  • Callan Brown, Yaz Williams – Air of Summer [Single]
  • Former Ruins – Western Edge of Eastern Time [Single]
  • Jason Wade – All of My Life [Single]
Worship & CCM
  • Andrew Ripp – Loves Got a Way [Single]
  • Aryn Michelle – Evil Kings [Single]
  • Austin Koukal – Redemption [Single]
  • Christian Singleton – I Just Want To [Single]
  • Civilized Creature – Spirit Move [Single]
  • Dâmares Gomes – Even Better [Single]
  • Josh Garrels – Rock My Soul [Single]
  • Josiah Queen – The Prodigal
  • Kadin Whitney – ALIVE [Single]
  • LZ7 – Be Forever [Single]
  • Redemption Arc – The Purple Song [Single]
  • Marie Miller – The Way of Love [Single]
  • Project of Love – Lamentations 1/3 – Your Faithful Love Never Ends [Single]
  • Saintz – Hope Future Destiny [Single]
  • Steven Malcolm, Sanctus Real – Feels To Be Free [Single]
  • Taylor Armstrong – When It Rains [Single]
  • Verses – Acts 2:17 [Single]
  • Zion Goins – 100 BRIAR GROVE [Single]
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May 28, 2024

Demon Hunter "Summer of Darkness" 20th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Demon Hunter’s sophomore album “Summer Of Darkness” which is heralded as a classic among fans and peers alike, is getting the vinyl re-release treatment. Not only are there 4 different color variants but you also get this: “IT’S HERE. Summer Of Darkness on 2xLP vinyl. 20-page large format booklet w/ extensive liner notes by Ryan Clark, 24×24 foldout poster, silver metallic ink throughout. 4 color variants, each limited to 500.” So pick up your copy from either the… Continued →

Names Without Numbers Join the Fair Vaux Family

Names Without Numbers are proud to announce their signing to new label home – Fair Vaux. The band will release their brand new single “Box Fort Kingdom” on July 5th via the label. Stay tuned for further news and updates on both the band and label. I am proud to say I once worked with this killer band back when they were on the IVM label and going back 2 decades ago when I put them on my first compilation experience with Tooth & Nail Records called “I’m Your Biggest Fan Vol.Continued →

May 27, 2024

May 24, 2024

Song of the Day: Eyes of the Defiled - Buried as Saints

Eyes of the Defiled was a deathcore band (death metal + metalcore) from Maryland. Information about the band is scarce, but it appears that they formed in the early 2010s, putting out their debut EP in 2012 before signing with Vision of God Records, for 2016’s Distant Tellings album. They were also involved in almost every installment of the Christian Deathcore compilations on Bandcamp. The band’s sound focused on traditional deathcore–heavy riffs, often in a breakdown style, the occasional melodic lead guitar, and lots of pig squeal-type vocals that are associated with the genre.… Continued →

May 20, 2024

May 19, 2024

New Releases: May 17, 2024

Rock & Metal
  • Asfirefalls – Know You [Single]
  • Collision of Innocence – Silence [Single]
  • My Epic – Heavy Heart [Single]
  • UnWorthy – This Present Darkness
Pop & Alternative
  • almost a.m. – Where Are You [Single]
  • Bien – chill [Single]
  • CHPTRS – Lost and Found [Single]
  • Colton Dixon – Up + Up [Single]
  • Fulton Lee – Plans [Single]
  • John Jin Han – Better [Single]
  • Kylie Odetta – Ache [Single]
  • Mat Kearney – Mat Kearney
  • SVRCINA, Nightcore Reality – Loyal (Nightcore) [Single]
Electronic & EDM
  • Chris Howland, Audicid – Set Me Free [Single]
  • DJ Kirk – In My Rhythm [Single]
  • God’s Warrior – Rock It [Single]
  • JOSHUA LAZER – Taste And See [Single]
  • MAINCREED, YUILA – Honest with You [Single]
  • Pembers – righteousness [Single]
  • Roberto Rosso, Bassanova, Aisling Fuller – Yeshua [Single]
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
  • Caroline Cobb – Why They Call This Stuff Good News [Single]
  • Embleton – Is Your Arm Too Short To Save [Single]
  • Swingin Hammers – No Fool [Single]
Worship & Gospel
  • A New Heaven and A New Earth, Phil Joel, Don Chaffer – Our Common Home [Single]
  • alli ward – how sweet / what You gave [Single]
  • Future Divine – Future Divine [EP]
  • Hannah Kerr – Church Hurt [Single]
  • Jeremy Camp – Deeper Waters
  • Project of Love – Luke 3 & John 17 – Pride of My Life [Single]
  • Rhett Walker – Somebody Say Amen [Single]
  • Sam Wilson – Honey [Single]
  • Sarah Kroger – A New Reality 
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May 17, 2024

My Epic Continue to Forge New Paths and Make Fans of the Masses with New Song "Heavy Heart"

I have nothing but absolute good things to say about My Epic and the beauty of the music they create. This new song really hits me deep in the chest and is a beautiful testament to not only talent, singing, songwriting, and all that but also to the power of words and swaying of notes. This new song “Heavy Heart” by My Epic is quite possibly the best thing the band has ever done up until this point which is an enormous mouthful to proclaim considering expectations were always high to overcome the heights of past accomplishments.… Continued →

Convictions Release Emotional New Track About Loss, "Hurts Like Hell"

The heavy music band (you call it whatever genre you’d like because they do it best) – Convictions, just dropped a new song a week ago titled “Hurts Like Hell” and coming from personal experience dealing with the grief of loss, I know exactly how that feels. Listen to the emotionally charged and feelings triggering new song in lyric video format below and make sure to give these guys a follow on your socials.… Continued →

Five Iron Frenzy Announce Two So Cal Shows in August with Craig's Brother and The Ruffolos

Five Iron Frenzy are adding some exciting “Old School Set” shows around the country celebrating the band’s rich past and fun, sometimes goofy, nature. The band just announced 2 more shows for the old school sets and they are happening right here in Southern California this August. First show is on August 9th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. and the 2nd show is at House Of Blues in San Diego. Both shows will feature Craig’s Brother and The Ruffolos. I’ve got insider news that a few members of Too Bad Eugene will also be playing in the lineup for Craig’s Brother that evening, similar to the CB lineup that played a series of shows in Canada around Red Bridge Fest last year (look it up on YouTube).… Continued →

Song of the Day: Lugnut - Q & A

Lugnut was a hardcore punk band from Northern Florida, only active for a few short years in the late 90s/early 00s. Their sound was somewhat melodic, but they were way too intense and too fast to be pop-punk. Some have called this sound skate punk or new school punk. They only released one full-length album entitled . . . Like the Dickens and a split release with fellow JCHC punk Officer Negative. Both releases were on Screaming Giant Records. In the band’s ashes, members went on to play in a number of other acts.… Continued →

May 16, 2024

What's Your Damage and Captive Portal "Exit"

This incredible new 80’s synthwave version of What’s Your Damage song “Exit” has been beautifully assembled in part by Captive Portal and just released to all digital networks. Make sure you head to your favorite and give this song a listen. For us 80’s music fans and those who grew up as little ones in that decade, this song is the perfect tribute and flows oh so well. Really, check it out. Follow: captiveportal and whatsyourdamage_chicago .… Continued →

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