Author: Ian Zandi

Ian Zandi is a 21 year old human man-child that resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife. In his spare time, enjoys long woks on the beach as well as in the kitchen. Ian is a cook, comedian (comedy-Ian), Eagle Scout (no relation to Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird), writer, and a night-owl. Ian also likes referring to himself in the third person much like his alter-ego Elmo.

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May 29, 2015

The Jay Sekulow Band - "Undemocratic"

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.

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May 5, 2015

Light the Night - Jule Vera

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

Smoke - Plumb

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.

Woman (Oh Mama) - Joy Williams

Alternative artist Joy Williams (formerly, The Civil Wars) posted a new music video on her Facebook this morning with the tagline: “I am a universe wrapped in skin. Maybe too much skin. But I felt I needed to show who I was from the inside out. Who we all are. I’m excited (and a little nervous) to share the video for “Woman (Oh Mama)” with you… Watch it it now!” “Woman (Oh Mama)” comes from Joy’s upcoming album Venus. There is currently no release date but it will be out this Summer.… Continued →

Sold Out - Hawk Nelson

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

Mat Kearney - One Black Sheep

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.

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REVIEW : The Brilliance - Brother

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

INTERVIEW : Fireflight

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 - "Brother feat. Gavin DeGraw"

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