Tag: Tooth and Nail Records
October 15, 2021
Among the plethora of pop-punk bands in the Christian scene, Slick Shoes were one of the best, probably top 5 out of hundreds. Formed in 1994 in Southern California (like most Christian pop-punk bands), they released their debut EP for Tooth & Nail in 1997, then proceeded to release 6 full-lengths, a split with mainstream band Autopilot Off (FKA Cooter) and a live album. The band won a lot of points with me by taking their name from one of my favorite movies of all time, The Goonies.… Continued →
October 6, 2021
Hangnail is a pop punk band hailing from Wisconsin. I did have a chance to see them at Carowinds which is a theme park in the Carolinas along with several other artists such as KJ-52 & Beanbag. Forming in the early 90s, it appears they rebanded in 2020 & working on new material. This SOTD has always been my favorite due to its lyrical content & catchy sound. I have indeed felt the way that this song talks about. It does not make sense to us broken humans how God will forgive us they way He does & will.… Continued →
October 1, 2021
Havalina Rail Co. was a delightfully quirky, eccentric, genre-fusing and genre-bending experimental band from California. Across their 10-year career (give or take), the band dabbled in folk, ska, jazz, ragtime, blues, Americana, surf, and multiple internationally-themed genres. No two albums in their canon treads the same ground, and yet each successive opus is clearly recognizable as Havalina. The band stopped recording as HRC somewhere in the early 00s, but members have turned up elsewhere. Most notably are Matt Wignall who is a renowned photographer and is perhaps now best known as the producer for several Cold War Kids albums.… Continued →
September 11, 2021
So a new friend or acquaintance finds out you’re into music. The inevitable question follows: “what kind of music do you like?” How honest are you? Do you simply say, “I like a little bit of everything?” You know that’s not true. You can’t stand Matchbox 20. Do you try something a little more honest, but still generic, like, “mostly rock stuff.” No, that won’t work either–they might think you mean Lynyrd Skynyrd. Or are you blatantly honest with them, knowing they are unlikely to have a clue what you mean: “my favorite genre is probably shoegaze.”… Continued →
August 26, 2021
Jason Martin is back at it, never ceasing to create and release new music. The new single is called “Sunrise” and is decidedly more upbeat than the recent “Life in Bed.” Perhaps the two work as companion pieces? The 80s post-punk and new wave influences are here again, but filtered through Jason’s shoegaze and indie rock background. Check out the song on your streaming platform of choice. Be sure to download and support the artist where possible. https://starflyer59.bandcamp.com/album/sunrise https://soundcloud.com/velvetblue/starflyer-59-sunrise https://open.spotify.com/track/4o5hLF6WnULrPXFCMzmLH5?si=5ee0b792c04143d1… Continued →
July 30, 2021
I’m a sucker for all things shoegaze, including music that often falls under the wider umbrella of dream pop, madchester/baggy, indie pop and some forms of Britpop and space rock. While shoegaze had a limited representation amongst Christian artists, there were a few who really excelled in the genre. Ypsilanti, Michigan’s Velour 100 was one such artist. Led by Trey Many (who had honed his skills in the mainstream His Name is Alive and Liquorice; also a member of indie rock supergroup Lo-Tom), and rounded out by vocalist Amon Krist (daughter of renowned folk artist Jan Krist) on the debut, the band employed a trio of lead vocalists for their more accessible and also edgier sophomore effort Of Color Bright.… Continued →
July 10, 2021
California’s Number One Gun started as a full band, but over the years became a solo project for vocalist Jeff Schneeweis. I remember their songs On & On & You Fail Sometimes back in the day & knew this was good music. Bands like Anberlin & Project 86 ruled the Christian “radio” waves back then. Jeff also does some catchy solo stuff so check him out. This song is so darn catchy & reminds me of a yearning to get back right. Also added a live version.… Continued →
June 28, 2021
FM Static was a pop punk side project of Canadian Thousand Foot Krutch. The SOTD has made a lasting impact on me & falls within a category of songs that I am planning a writeup on. Its fun music contains lyrics that entail a very depressing subject of a guy who does not practice monogamy. … Continued →
March 15, 2021
There are so many songs I could have chosen from this Californian band that are top notch such as Struck By The Chord, Step Away, Who Loves You More, The Meaning Of It All, etc… I remember being at Central Bible College) in Springfield, MO during a college days back circa 1995 when I first heard the Spill album. I was amazed point blank. I dug their raw sound especially Open House & Free Me. The band split into 2 different bands by the time this song was released.… Continued →
February 10, 2021
Cowpunk (punk music w/ acoustic guitars instead of electric) is such a thing & Calibretto 13 did it well if I might say so. Green Day was probably the most popular band that dabbled in the genre, but MxPx & Officer Negative’s side project Zippy Josh & the Ragtag Band also played it in the quasi-Christian arena. Tooth & Nail Records’ Calibretto has some great songs with their most famous being High Five which featured quirky lyrics about being friends even if people do not agree.… Continued →
December 31, 2020
I was going to write a little intro to this list of mine, but in the end I figured I’d just let it speak for itself. Alot of great music dropped despite all the year brought us and these are my top 20. Let me know what you think! 20. Everything In Slow Motion – “Influence”. (Rock/Hard Rock) Released 10/16/20 on Facedown Records. Influence was the band’s first release since the 2016 ep, Laid Low. While it didn’t feel like a whole lot of new ground was covered, that is a good thing, especially considering their sound.… Continued →
September 27, 2020
The punks in Slick Shoes made their triumphant return this past week with a new release on Tooth & Nail Records called “Rotation & Frequency”. Listening to this album, it’s clear the guys are still in prime shape, 17 years after their last studio release. If you liked these guys before, you’re in for a real treat. You can grab this album at any digital retailer or right HERE. If you’ve already given a listen, tell us what you think!… Continued →
September 18, 2020
Disciple has released the third and final bonus track off of the deluxe edition of “Love Letter Kill Shot” which dropped today. Of the three bonus tracks, this one certainly seems to have the most kick to it. You can pick up the deluxe edition HERE and check out the new song below. Don’t forget to share your thoughts on this one.… Continued →
July 20, 2020
February 14, 2020
Anchor & Braille dropped a new video today for the song “Hymn for Her”. And there is new music to come from the band later in the year. Check out the new video below.… Continued →
February 11, 2020
Mae will be performing their release, “The Everglow” in its entirety coming up at a few shows with the Juliana Theory. If you’re in either the Brooklyn, NY or Los Angeles, CA areas, these look to be some pretty good show to check out. Tickets on sale this Friday!… Continued →
Juliana Theory has announced that coming this June, we can expect to see a few shows by the full band reunited! The guys are already booked for Furnace Fest in September, but will also be playing shows in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA. Whether more will be added, we can only guess. The band will be performing “Emotion Is Dead” in its entirety and will be joined at the NY and CA shows by MAE, who will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of “The Everglow”, performing it in its entirety as well!… Continued →
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April 6, 2015
IVM catches up with Chris "Manafest" Greenwood about his new album, battle rapping against Michael Jackson, how "Diamonds" was influenced by Brian "Head" Welch, working with Invisible Creature, and much more.
February 3, 2014
Nine Lashes recently released "From Water to War." Has the band evolved from a mash of RED and TFK with this new release? Here are our official thoughts.
November 15, 2013
Female fronted hard rock act The Letter Black are back with their second Tooth and Nail release featuring all new material. Is "Rebuild" up to par? Find out here.
August 12, 2013
Check out the new video for "Meltdown" from Love and Death.
The Almost debut their new music video featuring UFC alum Vitor Belfort
January 14, 2013
Love and Death release their much anticipated debut album. Is it worthy of the hype and legacy this album brings with it? Read on to find out.
January 11, 2013
Brian "Head" Welch discusses his band (Love and Death)'s upcoming album, working with Andrew Schwab and Mattie Montgomery, the Whosoevers, the possibility of a full KoRn reunion, and so much more.
September 21, 2012
May 27, 2012
The Letter Black recently released a remix project of their debut album for Tooth and Nail, but is it worth your time? Read here to find out.
January 27, 2011
Check out I Am Empire's debut album Kings off of Tooth & Nail Records.
November 15, 2010
Check out what new direction Underoath heads into in Disambiguation.