Author: Eric Pettersson
April 20, 2011
The Somewhat play an edgy, alternative rock similar to As Cities Burn, while singing openly of sin and grace.
April 18, 2011
Fans of edgy, artsy indie rock will want to give Milano a listen. Hailing from Chicago, this six-piece plays a mix of Modest Mouse, Gogol Bordello, and Calibretto 13.
April 15, 2011
This Patch of Sky play a heavier brand of instrumental post-rock than most groups these days, bringing in elements of Thrice, Beloved, and mewithoutYou.
April 14, 2011
With very tight music and well-crafted songs, The Running Back bring worship that will appeal to fans of alternative and indie rock without sounding like the same old songs over and over.
April 13, 2011
You may not know Tim Hughes by name, but you have probably sung his songs before. Songs like “Here I Am to Worship,” or “Beautiful One.” Produced by Delirious’ lead singer Martin Smith, this British worship leader’s new record is clearly passionate about God, pushing the listener to pour out love and adoration for our Saviour.
Modern rock for fans of The Killers, U2, and DC Talk.
April 11, 2011
An email interview with Josh Engler, lead singer of Abandon, talking about the new record Control, playing last year’s Acquire the Fire, and writing songs with Aaron Gillespie.… Continued →
April 7, 2011
Electronic folk music with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.
April 4, 2011
If all you hardcore kids have one guilty pleasure this year, make it the super catchy pop punk of Eleventyseven.
March 30, 2011
Formerly known as Hand Drawn Mountains, Bare Branches offer slow and somber indie rock with elements of 80s alternative and modern shoegaze.
For their seventh studio release, Danielson put together their most accessible and most rock and roll record to date.
March 28, 2011
Dramatic and super heavy (yet melodic) hardcore for fans of He Is Legend, Oh Sleeper, Underoath, and Emery.
For his second full length, Josh Wilson is back with more great pop-rock tunes are packed with catchy choruses and thoughtful insight.
We Do What We Want is full of a raw intensity that makes this record not only Emery’s heaviest but also their least polished, cracking at the seams with power and energy.
March 25, 2011
An email interview with guitarist Brad Foster who explains the thoughts and actions that went into making Abandon Kansas's latest record, Ad Astra Per Aspera.
March 18, 2011
Jenny & Tyler play songs that are relaxing, yet full of passion. They use these folk rock tunes to sing of the need for our lives to be centered in a relationship with God, and they do so with depth of experience and wisdom. Recommended for fans of The Civil Wars, Caedmon’s Call, and Mumford & Sons.
Heavy-hitting, Spirit-filled hardcore from Gettysburg, PA.
March 10, 2011
God-centered worship music from the frontman of The Almost.
March 9, 2011
Leaning more on guitars than the piano this time around, Eisley’s latest is an open window to the hurt of broken relationships and the nervous joy of a potentially brighter future.
If Abandon Kansas began to find their niche with 2009’s We’re All Going Somewhere, then Ad Astra Per Aspera is the band fully coming into its own unique style.
March 8, 2011
It's Manchester Orchestra meets husband&wife with a heavy dose of Pedro the Lion, full of clever hooks, personal lyrics, and honest conversations with God.
This album is terrifying. It is heart-breaking and spirit-crushing. Yeah, it's that good.
March 2, 2011
Emery is headlining a new tour with support from To Speak of Wolves and Hawkboy. Read on for a show recap and photos.
I met up with Emery’s lead vocalist, Toby Morrell, on the first night of their We Do What We Want Tour in Towson, MD. We discussed the loss of the band’s other lead vocalist, Devin Shelton, hypocrisy in the Church, plans for an acoustic album, and Toby’s love of old hymns and Mexican food.… Continued →
February 28, 2011
This Canadian three-piece brings more straight-up pop punk for fans of Relient K, Cartel, or MxPx. Their new album is free, so give it a listen and let us know what you think!
February 25, 2011
Beautiful and intimate acoustic worship from New Zealand.
Heavy-hitting alternative rock in the vein of Stavesacre, Crash Rickshaw or Head Automatica.
February 24, 2011
An email interview that goes very in-depth on the band's faith journey and current aspirations as musicians.
February 23, 2011
The second solo album from Slow Coming Day's former lead singer brings more country-folk tunes, jammed full of messages of social criticism and political protest.
An email interview with Oceana, covering their new sound as heard on the Clean Head EP and what to expect from their next full-length.… Continued →