Author: Graham Wall

July 16, 2020

June 30, 2020

J. Crum & Jarry Manna - Lost & Found

Veteran emcee J. Crum has just released his brand new, self-produced single entitled “Lost & Found” featuring indietribe. member Jarry Manna. “Lost & Found” is about understanding our identity isn’t in the things of this world. Though at times we feel lost, there is a place that we belong. J. Crum shares, “I spent a lot of wasted time trying to fit in spaces that I had no business being in.… Continued →

June 17, 2020

Kevi Morse - Black Boy

Kevi Morse is a hip-hop artist, DJ, and entrepreneur. When describing his latest single, he shares: I wrote “Black Boy” from a place of encouragement. The song shines light on all the injustices and what it’s like to be a person of color (POC). I hope this song helps the masses find hope and peace, while understanding we’re all equal.… Continued →

June 5, 2020

May 23, 2020

DIE-REK - Praises of Men

On his third single from The Dying Ones, DIE-REK carefully analyses the supposed importance of the “praises of men”, the value it adds to our lives or the lack thereof. Even though the primate-like thump of the self-produced beat will make you do the Klingon Face™ immediately, the lyrical content is still intensely personal.… Continued →

April 2, 2020

March 27, 2020

Introducing: Nömlonger

Nömlonger is the product of Matthew Hildebrandt, an indie electronic artist from Saskatoon, SK. Over the last couple of years he’s released the occasional track, but think on these things // okay, i will is the artist’s first proper release. The two tracks sample Bible readings of Philippians 4 and Psalm 16, creating an ambivalent environment of electronic-meets-acoustic sounds that evoke trusting God.… Continued →

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CHH veterans Flame & Da' T.R.U.T.H. team up for Complicated-ish Podcast

Remember as kids, when we were taught something was either good or bad, right or wrong, etc.? Then later, you realize everything doesn’t quite fit as neatly in those categories. It’s more complicated. Grammy nominated artists, Da’ T.R.U.T.H. and Flame delve into candid discussions on society, the arts, religion, humanity and more while exploring meaningful topics relevant to their shared faith and the culture that shapes it all.… Continued →

January 24, 2020

REVIEW : Chase Tremaine - Unfall

To brush my bangs to the side, or not to, that is the question. For some, emo means The Jazz June, but for others, it means Hawthorne Heights … ad infinitum. While emo is a genre that is difficult to define, I would say that Chase Tremaine combines emo, indie, and pop—think Mae or Number One Gun.… Continued →

January 13, 2020

Song of the Day: Extol - Inferno

I listen to metal rather sparingly, but I love this song. When 1:10 kicks in, I feel like I’ve been transported to medieval times, and it makes me feel freaking epic. The drums sound like horses trotting while they pull their chariots, and the guitars bring to mind knights battling under a glow of flames.… Continued →

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December 23, 2019

Best of 2019: Graham Wall

1. The Drowned God – I’ll Always Be the Same I experienced a week-long bout of the flu this January—probably my punishment for not getting a shot. This was prior to the release of I’ll Always Be the Same, but the single “Less Than an Exit” was stuck in my head during those days.… Continued →

November 4, 2019

Song of the Day: Mineral - Gloria

You might say that Mineral was “almost a Christian band.” Vocalist/guitarist Chris Simpson stated in an interview with NPR last year: “I have no qualms about being a seeker, as it were. But as I have grown into myself, I’ve realized that I’m definitely not a Christian, which is where I felt like I was in the Mineral era.”… Continued →

November 1, 2019

REVIEW : Kanye West - Jesus Is King

“Damn” is the only curse word you’ll hear on Kanye West’s latest album.* Jesus Is King is gospel rap, and not only in the usual sense. With the help of the Sunday Service Choir and Fred Hammond, the gospel influence is potent; although rhymes and beats are present, the latter are especially minimal.… Continued →

October 28, 2019

Song of the Day: Corey Crowder - Learning to Let Go

Last week, over at the IVM discussion group on Facebook, a conversation ensued about indie labels within the Christian music scene. Mono vs. Stereo was mentioned, and I commented about their impressive 2005 compilation, The Revolution Will Begin in the Blink of an Eye Vol. 2. One of the artists I enjoyed most on this CD was A Farewell to Arms, who later went by his personal name, Corey Crowder.… Continued →

October 26, 2019

October 21, 2019

Song of the Day: Mars ILL - Inside Out

Mars ILL’s “Inside Out” is one of the most convicting songs I’ve ever heard. Backbreakanomics (2003) is a classic album as a whole, but Dust’s production on this song is what really sets it apart, with its haunting samples and DJ scratches. Manchild uses the occasion to tell a story which focuses on social inequality, spiritual transformation, and justice.… Continued →

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