March 28, 2020
Ravenhill’s album Soul turned 5 this week. To celebrate the anniversary the band has announced that it will be releasing the album on vinyl in coke bottle green. You can preorder the limited edition pressing now with an expected ship date of August 2020. Additionally there will be a live stream tonight at 7:30 CST on Facebook where Ravenhill will be joined by guests Boston Profit, The Cedar Sharks, Bareheart, David Curtis (Run Kid Run), and others.… Continued →
March 12, 2019
Rawsrvnt just released a video for “Get Away,” an introspective song that focuses on being discontent with one’s immediate surroundings. The press release reads: The lyrics to “Get Away” find the singer (who is currently in the process of a divorce) speaking directly to his former spouse, his heavenly father, and himself. The words express disappointment, bewilderment, dependence, and still… hope. “It was important that my videographer Joel Davis (aka Geek formally of the group Surf Gvng) captured some smiles amidst the sadness,” Rawsrvnt said.… Continued →
November 27, 2018
Sivion has a new music video for “Darkness,” one of the singles from Dark Side of the Cocoon which released last year. Featuring vintage visuals courtesy of Dust Sieber, the song calls attention to the importance of finding oneness with Christ, instead of anything that is apart from Him.… Continued →
September 22, 2018
Heartbreak is certainly abundant in many modern songs, but rarely do songs tackle the subject with pure vulnerability. “Bang”, the first single from Moda Spira‘s (Latifah Alattas) upcoming album, Divorce, is a weighty, soulful track. The announcement that the relationship is coming to an end is described as a piercing gunshot, both sudden and devastating. Divorce is due 10/26 and you can preorder it here. Listen to “Bang” below: … Continued →
August 20, 2018
The pop-soul-rock-n-roll band The New Respects have finally released their first full-length album. The album is called Before The Sun Goes Down and is streaming now on all major music services. Watch the music videos for their two most recent singles “Before The Sun Goes Down” and “Freedom” below. … Continued →
August 14, 2018
Former Slospeak Records rock artist Ravenhill have returned with a new EP titled Midnight Gold. You can learn more about the EP by listening to my interview with vocalist Joshua Clifton. Check out the EP on Spotify below or find it on Apple Music. Also you can find the band’s recent b-sides EP, Spirit, released earlier this year on Apple Music and Spotify as well. … Continued →
July 22, 2018
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June 11, 2018
It’s time to shake off those Monday blues with an encouraging song from Sareem Poems & Ess Be. The blend of hip-hop, electronic, and soul makes “Eyedentity” a standout from an artistic standpoint, though the lyrics only accentuate this. In verse one, focusing around the image of a young black male, Sareem cleverly states: “Don’t use slang, you talk white / Hip hop ain’t the only music that you like / Metallica tees on you just don’t look right.”… Continued →
November 29, 2017
Armond WakeUp released a new single today entitled “The Hold.” This introspective song focuses on those things in life that can keep a person further from God, and it’s taken from his upcoming EP, 40 Days, which is entirely produced by Wes Pendleton. 40 Days will be released through Illect Recordings on December 8 and you can pre-order the EP for $5. … Continued →
July 29, 2017
Theory Hazit released a new song and video on Twitter earlier today. If you enjoy soulful hip-hop and creative visuals, be sure to check this one out. #NewMusicVideo “fear not” by Theory Hazit #NewMusic #SaturdayMorning pic.twitter.com/d3bWsXB84w — Thr3e Headed Emcee. (@th3oryhazit) July 29, 2017… Continued →
April 15, 2017
I first discovered Danen Kane through a mutual friend when I lived up in Green Bay. There’s a coffee shop that draws in bigger acts like Disciple and Flatfoot 56, but they also host open mics and local acts. I hadn’t heard of him before, but I was curious enough to check out his music online and liked what I heard. His solo acoustic offerings were dripping with hints of soul. His lyrics were honest-yet-artful. Needless to say, I was an instant fan.… Continued →
January 11, 2017
Just as you can’t judge a book by its cover, neither should you be expecting cowboy music from Easter Teeth on Shake Hands With Danger. You can expect something oddly brilliant and challenging. Since 2009, the Eymann brothers, Josh and Tim, have been messing with peoples ears as they mix soul into hardcore. Think what would happen if Death From Above 1979 were liberally coated with the soulfulness of James Brown, with a wild assortment of sounds thrown in from a box of unusual gadgets, and you get a hint of where Easter Teeth is heading.… Continued →
December 26, 2016
Chris Jackson is known for writing songs for Cheryl Cole, Tank, Toni Braxton, and B. Smyth. During our chat, Chris reveals his own recording talents on his just released album, No Chaser. Dave Hawkins: It’s great to have you here for a talk Chris. Chris Jackson: Great to be here man. Thank you for having me. Dave: When we were setting up this interview, you told that you were in Los Angeles and wanted to wait until you were back in New York City for our talk.… Continued →
October 21, 2016
Sho Baraka’s fourth album “The Narrative” is now available and can be downloaded for free at Humble Beast’s website. The CD can also be purchased at their web store. Those already familiar with Sho’s work will be aware that this is his first contribution to the record label, and it certainly looks like a promising release. At 14 tracks long and with features from Jackie Hill Perry, Lecrae and others, “The Narrative” looks like an apt addition to the label’s discography.… Continued →
April 23, 2015
When there is a handful of solo artists who share the name Rachel Taylor, its hard to not bring a comparison to their music. Let me introduce you to the one who isn't from He Is We...
February 7, 2015
Mike Farris brings an amazing combination of rock/blues, Gospel, R&B, New Orleans Jazz to his latest release. But, it's really his soulful voice that does the real shining on the Grammy Nominated 'Shine for All The People.' Read on for the full review.
January 2, 2014
Husband and wife duo Seth and Nirva (Nirva's from TobyMac's Diverse City Band) have released their first EP, I Need You, featuring collaborations with Shonlock, TobyMac, Bryan 'Mr Talkbox' Chambers and GabeReal. Check out the review.
September 22, 2013
Fervent Records soul-pop singer/songwriter Dara Maclean releases her second album 'Wanted' on Tuesday September 24th, featuring the title track, and other personal favourites like 'I Am Blessed', 'Blameless', 'Nobody But You' and 'Set My People Free'. Check out the review.
August 11, 2013
Check out Holly Ann's incredible song "Healer" in this performance video. Simply beautiful.
August 15, 2012
Chris August of Fervent Records releases his album, The Upside of Down, on August 21st 2012. Here is the review.
September 8, 2009
Band: Jake Hunter Band Title: The Life Project Label: N/A Release Date: 2009 Reviewer: Jess Tracklisting:
- A Project Called LIfe
- Sweetest of Things
- You Ruined It All