“We feel like we’ve definitely been overlooked when it comes to airplay on mainstream radio. We’re out to change that with Anthem for the Underdog,” says 12 Stones front man Paul McCoy. With a stable of radio-worthy cuts Anthem could very well prove that the third time around is indeed the charm.
With more of a stripped-down vibe than earlier projects, Paper Skin retains the intense passion and reflective power we’ve always appreciated in Kendall Payne. She thoughtfully examines issues of trust, relationships, and pain, always with a deep honesty overlooking none of life’s complexities.
For those waiting for a big Christian hip-hop “crossover” artist, the wait may well be over. With a fervor that’s undeniable, Red Cloud digs into his past as a former gang member to deliver the message of hope found on his third full-length album, Hawthorne’s Most Wanted.
- September 21, 2007 |
You may not realize you’ve heard Becki Ryan before, as she’s sung backup for Amy Grant, Clay Aiken and Hilary Duff, and even sings the theme song for NBC’s The Today Show. Yet Becki feels strongly that her true calling is to lead Christ followers in worship.
- September 20, 2007 |
While his name may not instantly ring a bell for pop and rock music fans, the mainstream R&B world is becoming more acquainted with J Moss all the time. After “We Must Praise” landed airplay on Urban AC radio, “I’m Not Perfect” from his recent release, V2, soon followed, making its way into the Top 20.
- September 18, 2007 |
The punk pop genre has been known, let’s face it, to lend itself to sophomoric behavior, repetitive beats, and a notable lack of imagination. But Eleventyseven’s sophomore release, Galactic Conquest, is decidedly un-sophomoric.
- September 17, 2007 |
After a 10-year recording hiatus, industry vet Rick Cua is back with a stellar, 12-song collection of rock worship anthems that capture the freshness of modern expressions of worship while staying true to his rock & roll roots.
- September 14, 2007 |
The Robbie Seay Band leads worship for several weekly gatherings at Houston’s Ecclesia Church, a ministry respected for its artful presentation of biblical truth. If this leads you to expect intelligent, innovative worship on their second disc, you’d be correct in your assumption.
- September 13, 2007 |
When Underoath's second vocalist/drummer spends his down time making a solo pop/rock record, then forms another band to play live, he ends up with two extremely successful acts on his hands.
- September 11, 2007 |
I’ve always appreciated the acoustic wonders of Shane & Shane, but I have to say I enjoyed the sonic enhancement and texture added by the additional players on their latest, Pages.
- September 10, 2007 |
On Storyside:B’s We Are Not Alone, the production is a cut above with crisp sounds, strings and vocal arrangements that help them move to the front of the ever-growing pack of pop/rock acts in today’s scene.
- September 07, 2007 |
Fauxliage, featuring Leigh Nash with the Canadian electronic-pop duo behind Delerium (Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber), is a dream collaboration. Leigh’s exquisite vocals ride lush synth-heavy soundscapes like some otherworldy mythical figure.
- September 06, 2007 |
- September 05, 2007 |
His multi-format smash "My Savior, My God" topped numerous Christian radio charts making it the No. 1 song of 2006. He won this year's GMA Dove Awards for "New Artist of the Year," "Songwriter of the Year" and "Song of the Year." Yet, as popular as he is, do you really know Aaron Shust's story?
- September 04, 2007 |