Bebo Norman has the rare gift of being able to articulate emotions and wonderings that most people don't even realize they possess until they hear one of his songs and are struck by the raw beauty of his lyrics. His latest release, Ocean, is a stunning collection of songs that does just this.
- September 28, 2010 |
As their name suggests, Rend Collective Experiment is a fun yet deep group of twenty or so twentysomethings that is up to something different—presenting itself as a fluid community of musicians held together by a few steady, albeit intentionally anonymous members.
- September 23, 2010 |
The cover art might be a clue—a horse captured in free-fall, limbs flailing. Fitting, perhaps, since Anberlin's latest is an album about suspension, being on the way to somewhere, but not there yet, dealing with the obstacles along the path.
- September 21, 2010 |
In the spirit of the Bible's greatest commandment reflected in its title, Israel Houghton's new album is both simple and epic—a clearly ambitious mix of R&B, gospel, pop, worship, and rock packed with big moments that all boil down to loving God and loving your neighbor.
- September 16, 2010 |
On Light Up the Sky, The Afters has shed the grunge rock sounds of its former days and crafted 10 songs that fall in line with modern-day Top 40. Longtime fans, however, will not be disappointed, because the accessibility of these songs makes every melody infectious.
- September 14, 2010 |
Steven Curtis Chapman and his family are embarking on a 34-city tour, billed as "A Night with the Chapmans." Steven will play some of his most memorable music from the last two decades, his wife Mary Beth will share from the pages of her new book, and his sons' band Caleb will rock the house with their unique blend of alt-rock.
- September 10, 2010 |
Already making a name for herself on Christian radio, thanks to her uber catchy lead single "No Matter What," Kerrie Roberts has one of those instantly memorable voices a la Natalie Grant that's definitely put to good use on her self-titled debut.
- September 07, 2010 |
After twenty-five years and little commercial success, alternative Christian rock band The Choir gracefully continues on its own terms, still making the art of thoughtful lyrics, fine melodies, and interesting music sound easy on this twelfth album, Burning Like the Midnight Sun.
- September 02, 2010 |
When any band delivers an album that fans and critics both love, expectations can't help but run sky high for the inevitable follow-up. And while Suburba doesn't quite surpass last year's breakout release, it's certainly House of Heroes' most fun album, hands down.
- August 31, 2010 |
Though Natalie Grant has amassed an impressive and highly lauded body of work over the last 11 years, August 24 marks the release of her eighth album, Love Revolution—a project, she says, that is a result of her compelling desire to call people to action, specifically to a radical love.
- August 24, 2010 |
A soulful collection of 15 songs, Chris McClarney's Defender rings true to its name. The album sets the mood for listeners with a pervasive sense of longing to be in God's presence, trusting that his promises are true, and painting a picture of who God really is.
- August 20, 2010 |
While her preoccupation with violence, sexual promiscuity and exhibitionism may be her path to fame, they are also a symptom of a hungry, sad and unsatisfied soul.
For many churches, the biggest requirement for a “worship set” is novelty. We’re aiming for an experience. So we put together a worship service that is more influenced by the latest hits on Christian radio than by theology or history. It’s like eating steak on a paper plate.
Stephen Sanders from TheFish.com hangs out with House of Heroes at The Canal Club in Richmond, Va to talk about their new album, Suburba!
No Far Away, the debut release from singer/songwriter Chris August under the Fervent record label, is an honest collection. The majority of songs tell a part of his story from brokenness to restoration with a glossy pop/rock sound and clean R&B influenced vocals.
- August 17, 2010 |