Author: Eric Pettersson
March 13, 2013
With his spacey, experimental, electronic indie rock, Bigfoot Wallace expresses the ache of a broken creation longing for grace and redemption, while celebrating the moments where that grace is found.
March 4, 2013
Open Your Doors picks up right where Jenny & Tyler left off with their 2010 record, Faint Not. Their acoustic blend of love songs and praise songs continues to inspire and delight, relax and refresh.
February 8, 2013
A few weeks ago I was browsing through the used section of my local record store and was thrilled to see a whole bunch of old school Christian “punk” CDs. For $3 or $4 each, I got albums by The Insyderz, Twothirtyeight, Value-Pac, Ill Harmonics, and Pedro the Lion. Listening to each of these compelled me to pull out other records that I’ve had for years: Five Iron Frenzy, The OC Supertones, MxPx, Brave Saint Saturn, and more. Even though this music was once the only stuff I ever listened to, it had been a while since I’ve really dug into it, and one thing shocked me as I started jamming out to them again today.… Continued →
November 11, 2012
For Today headlined a night of heavy-hitting metalcore acts, full of tight riffs, spot-on vocals, rowdy audiences, and lots of preaching from stage. Read on for the details of their performance, along with Impending Doom, Sleeping Giant, and Texas in July.
October 3, 2011
A free EP for fans of The Almost, Anberlin, Dashboard Confessional, and even As Cities Burn.
With his third full-length studio release, Jason Gray speaks directly to where the American church is at right now, reviving ancient insights to guide our faith into the future.
September 5, 2011
Recently soaring to the tops of Christian rock charts, The Great Transparency carve out their own space with catchy pop punk and some arena rock sensibility, producing a really clean sound filled with serious lyrics about life and faith.
August 17, 2011
All you modern Tooth and Nail haters can finally relax, because Sainthood Reps brings the label back to the days of Frodus, Blenderhead, and 90 Pound Wuss. This is grungy post-hardcore with a Long Island twist.
August 15, 2011
Light-hearted and elaborate indie rock that is somehow reminiscent of Rusted Root, Steel Train, Bright Eyes, and Paul Simon all at the same time.
August 9, 2011
Worship songs of heartfelt hope in the vein of Chris Tomlin and Aaron Gillespie.
Serious death metal for fans of Becoming the Archetype, early Showdown, and August Burns Red. No clean vocals here!
August 2, 2011
Number One Gun's Jeff Schneeweis and Trevor Sellers are back together, adding Sarah Ann from See You Soon to create a new, catchy indie rock sound that is equally mature, fun, and emotional.
July 29, 2011
Friends of Mae (and their old drummer) come together for light indie rock with personal lyrics and melodies like a babbling brook.
Dominic Balli talks about how he crafted his "CaliRockReggae," worked with Sonny from POD, and had his life turned around by his relationship with God.
July 20, 2011
Jay Tholen is back with more chiptunes, this time darker and more often instrumental.
July 15, 2011
An email interview with Jonathan Jones, lead singer of We Shot the Moon and Waking Ashland, discussing his new solo album, Community Group.… Continued →
July 13, 2011
Dominic Balli’s unique brand of “CaliRockReggae,” as he puts it, will draw fans from many walks of life, offering heavy bass lines, feel-good melodies, and uplifting lyrics.
With his second full-length solo release, the lead singer of Waking Ashland and We Shot the Moon delivers more of those signature melodies while finally letting loose, somehow getting deeper and having more fun at the same time.
July 8, 2011
Louis DeFabrizio shares the story of how he got kicked off stage at this year's Cornerstone.
June 22, 2011
Why They Came have a lot of tricks up their sleeve this time around. From more thought-provoking lyrics to more captivating melodies, the songwriting is just all around better, smarter, and more entertaining.
June 15, 2011
Once I Was a Bird is a great collection of songs that are very chill and perfect for an early morning drive or some late night pondering.
June 8, 2011
In the aftermath of the Take Action Tour, we caught up with Texas in July for a brief email interview.
May 26, 2011
Baretta May’s experimental blend of post-hardcore, indie rock, and jam band sounds is highly impressive and well worth checking out for anyone bored with run-of-the-mill rock bands and wanting something fresh and different.
City of Snow offer smart guitar work in this modern rock EP full of songs with a positive and hopeful message.
An email interview with August Burns Red’s drummer Matt Greiner. Read on to learn more about their forthcoming Leveler.… Continued →
May 17, 2011
An impressive debut from the guitarist of Bearhug, filled with spacey atmosphere, sweet vocals and unexpected twists and turns.
May 4, 2011
Tooth & Nail's latest band offers straightforward pop-rock with openly Christian lyrics. But does Hyland live up to all the hype?
April 30, 2011
The Ones Who Wait is filled with love and longing, anxiety and hope. It is Denison Witmer at his most brooding and pensive without losing his calm and uplifting spirit.
As the name suggests, Songs in Secret are personal and intimate expressions of love towards God. Great Awakening’s “adult alternative” sound will click well with fans of anything from Coldplay to The Glorious Unseen, bringing music that is both enjoyable and uplifting.
April 20, 2011
The leader of the experimental hip hop outfit Soul Junk branches out for a "solo" worship album, producing some lo-fi indie rock that takes seriously the call the make a "joyful noise" to the Lord.