Author: Ian Zandi
June 29, 2015
June 26, 2015
Check out Ian Zandi's final review for IVM and find out if you should put "Long Drive" on your hard drive.
June 20, 2015
Dustin Kensrue has revealed the new music video for his song "Gallows". He released that song on his record Carry the Fire earlier this year.
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 29, 2015
The Jay Sekulow Band has released their new single "Undemocratic". The band does not seem to have a permanent official lineup, but consistently includes John Elefante (Kansas), John Schlitt (Petra), and Jay Sekulow (Jay Sekulow Live!). The song is based off of Sekulow's new book of the same name that was released earlier this month.
May 26, 2015
"My name is Blurryface and I care what you think". Okay, here is what I think.
May 21, 2015
Josh Garrels' falsettos. That should warrant a listen itself.
May 19, 2015
Check out this review and I will tip my metaphorical hat to you.
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.… Continued →
May 6, 2015
May 5, 2015
Warped Tour band Jule Vera has just released the music video for their new song "Light the Night". In addition, pre-order options are now ready for their upcoming album Friendly Enemies. The iTunes pre-order is only $5.99 while various bundles on the band's website start at $6 (including a poster). The release date is set for June 30, 2015 via Purenoise Records.
April 30, 2015
Alt pop artist Plumb has released a lyric video for her song "Smoke". The song is featured among 6 others that you can download instantly when you pre-order Exhale on iTunes. The album will be available in full on May 4th.
Pop band Hawk Nelson has released a brand new lyric music video for their song "Sold Out". The song comes from their recent album Diamonds. Listen to the song in the video below. Or don't. I'm not the boss of you.
April 24, 2015
April 23, 2015
There's no shade being thrown at Sufjan Steven's latest album. Charlie Brown got it right when he said "good grief".
Here is Mat Kearney's brand new animated music video for his single "One Black Sheep". The song is featured on his recent album Just Kids. It is now available and you can read my review of the album here.
April 20, 2015
This is an excerpt of my review of We Are The City's latest album. You should read the full review instead of the excerpt. It's much better.
April 11, 2015
April 6, 2015
March 27, 2015
March 20, 2015
My review of Copperlily's first full-length album #PutABirdOnIt
March 13, 2015
Colony House premiered their new music video for “Second Guessing Games” yesterday from their relatively underrated album When I Was Younger. The band will be playing their final show of the tour with KONGOS and Sir Sly at the Wiltern in Los Angeles tonight (sponsored by KROQ). This summer, you can catch Colony House on the Tour De Compadres.… Continued →
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.
March 10, 2015
Here is an e-mail interview between Dawn Michele, vocalist of Grammy-nominated rock band Fireflight, and Ian Zandi. However, most of these questions are actually adapted from our very own Brandon Jones. Be sure to check out their new independent album INNOVA when it drops on 5/5/15. The current single "Resuscitate" is Fireflight's eighth #1 hit.
March 9, 2015
NEEDTOBREATHE premiered their new music video for "Brother feat. Gavin DeGraw" over the weekend on VH1. View the video below. NEEDTOBREATHE has been the subject of a lot of the news here lately including the announcement of a new live album and the mega-sized Tour De Compadres.
March 5, 2015
Christian pop star Britt Nicole has released a lyric video for the Neon Feather remix of her song "Set the World on Fire". She is releasing The Remixes on March 17th.