Author: Michael Mayer III
April 20, 2010
Need an album for the upcoming summer season? Write This Down have released their self-titled debut today on Tooth & Nail Records and it's a great place to start in that regard. Read on to find out why!
April 15, 2010
Sent by Ravens release their debut album this coming Tuesday, the 20th. It's well worth check out for fans of The Classic Crime and other Tooth & Nail acts. Read on inside to find out why.
April 1, 2010
The pivotal third album from The Classic Crime comes out on Tuesday. Verdict? You should pick it up if you haven't already. You still have time to pre-order it and all profit has gone to the Haiti relief fund.
March 25, 2010
You see below that A Hope for Home will be streaming their third album, Realis, tonight. For now here's a review for the soon-to-be fantastic release by an underrated band in their genre.
March 19, 2010
Sanctus Real released their fifth full album just over a week ago. Depending on what you are looking for in the band depends on how you'll receive the album.
March 16, 2010
I've returned from my brief 'moving' absence with a review of Day of Fire's third album. This is a must-own for any fan of hard rock, especially the last song. In coming weeks I'll also be reviewing Sanctus Real's latest along with A Hope for Home and The Classic Crime. Stay tuned!
February 12, 2010
Darkroom is a true indie band, releasing their sophomore album on their own once again. Stay Here With Me... is an album worth owning if you enjoy your music laced with beautiful sounds from trumpets, strings, pianos, and a xylophone behind a powerful vocal effort. Need something to brighten your day? Darkoom is the answer.
February 4, 2010
Finally, after many delays, Sons of God are ready to release their debut EP off of Come&Live!. On February 8th, 3 fantastic songs will be open to download and donate (ya better do it, it's worth it) in the form of The Genesis Prologue EP. Fans of Thrice, So Long Forgotten, and As Cities Burn can't miss this.
January 19, 2010
Shapes Stars Make are a three piece band that some may call indie rock and others may say it's post-rock. No matter the label, the music is what's important. Just pop in their second album and right away you'll find it's impossible not to be moved on some level.
January 12, 2010
Onward to Olympas will be releasing their debut album on Facedown Records next Tuesday, the 19th. Is it worth picking up? Read on to find out if it's your cup of tea.
December 23, 2009
As my final review for the end of a decade I'll revisit a missed worship album that deserves attention. The Access released their debut in 2008 and they are worth checking out if you are a fan of other worship bands like Casting Crowns and Leeland. The Access do their part in making music that stands out from their contemporaries.
December 18, 2009
Take It Back! are back for their second release on Facedown Records! Atrocities was released on November 10th if you haven't already picked it up and are a fan of punk/hardcore.
December 16, 2009
Do you enjoy pop music? Do you like pianos? If the answer is 'yes' you probably already have Seabird's debut and now they've come back at the end of a decade for their sophomore release, Rocks Into Rivers. Some of the best material they've written is here so be sure to check it out.
December 8, 2009
Seabird will be releasing their sophomore album, Rocks Into Rivers, next week so this week we revisit their catchy debut. Don't miss this piano based pop/rock band who create a solid blend of hooks and beats easy to dance to.
November 6, 2009
In light of the end of a decade and the fact the end of this year is going to be REALLY slow on new releases I'm going to be reviewing some old gems from this past decade as well as some duds. It's to fill out our database of albums as well as prepare for the Best of 2000's lists the staff is working on. Here's a beauty by Cool Hand Luke that shouldn't be missed!
November 3, 2009
Here we are at last, one week away from the much anticipated release from the veteran band, Switchfoot. Hello Hurricane is the start of something new for the band and you can read on to see how they used their new-found creative freedom.
October 29, 2009
Hello Hurricane is only a week and a half away but here's an interview with Jerome and Drew of Switchfoot to tide you over until then. Read on and enjoy!
October 28, 2009
Gwen Stacy released their Solid State debut last week and after spending some time with it a verdict has been reached. A Dialogue is worth owning for any fan of the genre. Read on to see why that may be.
October 27, 2009
One week until the Hello Hurricane review and two weeks until its release but here's a review of the 2006 gem Oh! Gravity. Switchfoot seem to get better with age as they fine tune their talent.
October 20, 2009
It's week 5 of our 7 Weeks of Switchfoot and that means the 2005 release, Nothing Is Sound, is up to bat. You likely won't find many albums that flow better than this one from one track to the next and if you've missed out you can get it for $2 new at Amazon! Just be sure to give it time to grow on you.
October 13, 2009
We are now less than a month away until Switchfoot's seventh album drops but this week it's time to revisit their major label debut. Infectious hooks, memorable riffs, and passionate lyrics abound in The Beautiful Letdown.
October 6, 2009
Week 3 of our Switchfoot marathon (of sorts) is here and this time we visit Switchfoot's transitional album that bridged the gap between two different eras of their career. Some of the best songs they've written are found here so you can't miss it!
September 30, 2009
Inhale Exhale are releasing their third album with Solid State Records on October 6th. Read on to see if it's worth picking up and how it stands with other releases in the genre from this year.
September 29, 2009
Welcome to the second week of '7 Weeks of Switchfoot'! Today we explore their sophomore album, New Way to Be Human which was released in 1999. You know, back when everyone was still freaking out about Y2K. Looks silly in hindsight no? This album sure doesn't as they capitalized on their debut in every way.
September 22, 2009
Welcome to 7 weeks of Switchfoot! Every Tuesday I'll be putting a review of the next album in the discography all the way until November 3rd, in which I'll be reviewing their new album, Hello Hurricane. If you haven't had a chance to check out their back catalogue now's the time!
September 8, 2009
Of Violence & Vanity is a project of the touring guitarist of Falling Up, Daniel Huddleston, but don't expect the same sound. Read on to see how he created a unique sounding debut with progressive rock tendencies.
September 2, 2009
The Color Morale hail from Rockford, Illinois and have just released their debut album on Rise Records. The only question that remains is do they stand out from their peers in the metalcore genre?
September 1, 2009
So Long Forgotten is a band very deserving of your time. They've crafted a very intelligent and artistic release sure to appeal to fans of As Cities Burn and mewithoutYou.
August 28, 2009
The Glorious Unseen continue their brand of ambient worship music with their second release. Who needs carbon copy radio music anyhow?
Oh, Sleeper released their sophomore album on August 25th and it's beyond worth checking out. You NEED to own it, live it, breathe it, and let it empower you. Read on to find what all the fuss is about.