I have been privileged enough that I get to give the new Young Oceans record a listen. The album titled “Suddenly (Or The Nuclear Sunburst of the Truth Revealed)”, is a haunting trip through new wave instrumentation and worship centered musical adventure. The songs which remind me somewhat of a melting of styles, imagine The Killers meets The Decemberists and Death Cab For Cutie meets Cool Hand Luke at an intersection with the passing of Rend Collective. The weirdest comparison I can make is that I even hear a sliver of Chris Isaac. They have a unique take on a tired genre that people have created called “Indie Worship”. The group effectively breathe new life into the purpose and mission so many “Christian” artists try to create which is an atmosphere that causes people to contemplate and reflect on issues of Faith. Young Oceans aren’t afraid to explore new territory with their songs. It’ll be interesting to see if this album sticks and has that staying power so many albums lack. It has a commercial appeal in a non traditional sense. In “Christian” circles this kind of music isn’t fully embraced by radio but in terms of the general marketplace, this kind of music instantly draws people in. The grand scale and epic nature of these songs as a whole make it difficult for me to just pick and choose which ones are “favorites”. I encourage you all to seek out this project when it is released and listen in your special quiet place. Prepare to be captivated. Young Oceans “Suddenly (Or The Nuclear Sunburst of The Truth Revealed” releasing October 20th. Continued →
October 6, 2017
September 23, 2017
South of Royal debuts a hazy and bright worship EP saturated in synth-rock and 80s influences.
September 11, 2017
Check out this special song stream from the new group, Evergreen. The song is titled “Faithful” and appears on the band’s debut self titled ep, available now. This independent worship group features an ex-member of Attalus (John Mark Amos) on bass. Their deeply spiritual and on fire lyrics will inspire all those that have open ears to hear. Check out the song Faithful, below. The ep will be available on all digital networks in a few weeks but for now you can purchase on CDBaby here. Continued →
August 21, 2017
August 4, 2017
July 30, 2017
Check out the new Stephen Christian solo album titled “Wildfires” now wherever fine music is sold/streamed. The 10 track album on BEC Recordings is full of haunting and beautiful worship anthems with cutting edge production to make a highly enjoyable listening experience. Stephen has been making music as part of the independent music scene since the mid-90s (Sagoh) all the way through Anberlin, and Anchor & Braille. This man has come a long way over the past two decades. This album is a perfect representation of someone redefining who he is and what he believes in. Give this album a chance and support Stephen’s latest endeavor. More to come soon.
July 17, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 3, 2017
Former Anberlin singer, Stephen Christian, has released his 2nd brand new song titled “Atmosphere” off his upcoming solo worship album, “Wildfires”. The song features singer Sarah Reeves. You can pre-order “Wildfires” on iTunes and you get instant download of the two new songs. Listen to the new song below in lyric video format. Stephen and Joey recently reunited on stage and played a few old Anberlin hits at a gig in New Mexico the other day, you can view a video of it below.
June 20, 2017
As we’ve known for a while now, Stephen Christian (ex-Anberlin, Anchor & Braille) has been at work recording a solo album. Today, we got our first taste of what we can expect to hear on his upcoming release, “Wildfires”, set to release on July 28th. Continued →
May 23, 2017
This is a dark time for our world and we need Jesus now more than ever. I pray for the families and those affected by this horrible tragedy in Manchester, UK last night. Our hearts are with you. If you’re looking for inspiration and are seeking answers, look to Jesus and the word of God. Continued →
May 3, 2017
April 21, 2017
April 11, 2017
April 5, 2017
One of my favorite new bands DENS, have joined the ministry Come & Live. The band have released their brand new music video for “Hopebringer” which you can view below. You an purchase their debut release “From Small Seeds Come Giant Trees” wherever fine digital music is sold (or from the band direct here).
April 3, 2017
This past September, David Curtis (ex Run Kid Run) released his most recent album, One Voice. I’m only about halfway through it right now, but it is one great worship album, and David has rather generously made it a free download for a limited time on his bandcamp page, where you can also find his other releases as well. Continued →
March 23, 2017
The really great indie worship band Seeker & Servant are indeed about to record their brand new full length. Watch the video below and contribute to their campaign here. This is one of the greatest independent worship bands I’ve ever heard and my expectations are high for whatever they create next.
March 20, 2017
January 22, 2017
Foreverlin proves some risks are meant to be taken with an EP showcasing their renditions of some of the biggest songs in worship.
November 21, 2016
Worship music has always held a troubled place in my heart and my music collection. Looking at the genre from a spiritual level, I know that I, as a believer, should have an affinity to music created to glorify God. The reality is that I find the majority worship music to be contrived, repetitive, and failing to deliver any degree of originality. Continued →
November 17, 2016
November 9, 2016
A fellow reader alerted me to this talented independent post-rock band called The Eagle and Child. I checked out their 2016 album and just had to introduce them to all of you. Make sure you give this new release titled “All Moments” a listen, below. It is available for purchase here or on all digital networks. Fans of My Epic, Citizens & Saints, Brand New, Watashi Wa/Eager Seas, Anathallo, and Attalus will find something to enjoy here. Continued →
Rewards range from standard items like CDs and shirts to having Aaron play trumpet on a song for you and a copy of a Christmas duo project, Heck Ya the Halls. Continued →
November 7, 2016
November 6, 2016
Indie worship band Rivers & Robots returns with a new chillwave-influenced album.