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“The Dream” Is A Dream Album For Sanctus Real

Review Date: 10/08/2014 Review By: Rebekah Joy Release Date: 10/14/2014 Rating: Sanctus Real is a CCM group that has roots in Toledo, Ohio. Since their debut in 1996 they have released 6 Albums More »

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Remedy Drive Shine A Light On Human Trafficking With New “Commodity” Album

Review Date: 10/10/2014 Review By: Jessica Morris Release Date: 9/23/2014 Rating: Nashville based Remedy Drive are veterans of the Christian rock scene, with the alternative outfit forming in 1998. With the release More »

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Help Sixteen Cities Release Their First Full Length Worship Record

The Dallas, TX based Sixteen Cities currently have an indiegogo campaign running to try and raise the funds required to record their first full length worship album. With 26 days left to More »

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Scarlet White Finds “The Inbetween” With Rocking New Album

Review Date: 10/02/2014 Review By: Arthur Reynolds Release Date: 10/14/2014 Rating: Hard rock band Scarlet White is back with their sophomore, and concept, album, The Inbetween. Scarlet White formed in 2008 with More »

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Remix Corner: Neon Feather vs. LZ7 And Matt Redman

Review Date: 10/08/2014 Review By: Angel Journey Release Date: 10/03/2014 Rating:  Over the past few years, electronic music has reached a high level of acceptance as a popular genre in its own More »

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We Are Leo Are Better Than Ever With New Album ‘Fightback Soundtrack’

Review Date: 10/07/2014 Review By: Jessica Morris Release Date: 10/14/2014 Rating: Back after blitzing the music scene with their 2011 release Hello, Wisconsin natives We Are Leo are back bigger and better More »

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Shadow Of Whales Wades Into The Deep End With First EP

Review Date: 10/08/2014 Review By: Angel Journey Release Date: 08/26/2014 Rating: Striking while the iron is hot, indie-pop quintet Shadow of Whales recently released their self-titled EP, further showcasing their spirited and infectious More »

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Andrea Helms Signs To Dream Gospel, Announces New Tour Dates And New Album

Dream Gospel is proud to announce the signing of Texas powerhouse, Andrea Helms to it’s growing roster.  Andrea, who was first discovered competing for the top spot on BET’s Sunday’s Best show, will More »

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Free Download: David Archuleta – Glorious

For David Archuleta fans, the wait to hear him sing again is over. David came back earlier this year from a 2 year mission in Chile. While working on a secular album More »

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The Remission Flow Say “Farewell & Thank You”

11 days ago EleventySeven officially called it a day, and just the next day the Irish alternative worship band The Remission Flow followed suit. Their farewell message to their fans can be More »

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The Classic Crime, Vocal Few Partner With BadChristian Music; New TCC album Out This Month

The Classic Crime and side project, Vocal Few, have partnered with BC Music (a division of BadChristian). Both The Classic Crime and Vocal Few have released successful independent albums over the past More »

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Jessica’s Journal: How To Help A Friend With Depression

When I was struggling with severe depression, my greatest support came from my friends and family. They were the people who stood with me through the rough days, reminded me of the More »

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Twelve24 Turn The Page On Suicide With Moving New Song

As we shared on Facebook on the day of its release, on September 18th TWELVE24 wrote, recorded, & mixed/mastered one of the most moving songs we’ve heard in a while. You can More »

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Lexi Elisha Makes Her Mark With Her ‘Rope’ EP

Review Date: 09/10/2014Review By: Jessica MorrisRelease Date: 8/5/2014Rating: 21 year-old Lexi Elisha is a fresh face in the Christian music scene. The singer/songwriter from Northwest Indiana has taken strides forward with the More »

“The Dream” Is A Dream Album For Sanctus Real

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Review Date: 10/08/2014
Review By: Rebekah Joy
Release Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: 8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

Sanctus Real is a CCM group that has roots in Toledo, Ohio. Since their debut in 1996 they have released 6 Albums including Say It Loud, Fight The Tide, The Face Of Love, We Need Each Other, Pieces Of A Real Heart, and Run. 

It would be imagined that after 6 albums a band would start to lose traction and focus, but the opposite is definitely true for Sanctus Real with their recent release The Dream.

The album definitely gets off to a strong start with the title track “The Dream.” The prevalence of drums throughout the song adds a strong level of energy, and helps to build the song up to the chorus, without taking away from the lyrics. “The Dream” talks about how God is the dream, and how everything else will fade. “Took me all these years to figure out, it’s you, God it’s you, it’s not a place, it’s not a face. It’s not a trivial pursuit, the dream is you.”

Remedy Drive Shine A Light On Human Trafficking With New “Commodity” Album

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Review Date: 10/10/2014
Review By: Jessica Morris
Release Date: 9/23/2014
Rating: 9.5 Stars (9.5 / 10)

Nashville based Remedy Drive are veterans of the Christian rock scene, with the alternative outfit forming in 1998. With the release of their eighth studio album Commodity, the band held a Kickstarter exceeding their initial goal and eventually raising over $27k to create and produce the album. Inspired by lead singer David Zach’s work with the Exodus Road, this album was well worth the wait.

Help Sixteen Cities Release Their First Full Length Worship Record

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The Dallas, TX based Sixteen Cities currently have an indiegogo campaign running to try and raise the funds required to record their first full length worship album. With 26 days left to run they still need to raise $18,000+ to reach their $40,000 goal so if you want to help them raise the rest of the necessary funds, please head on over to the campaign page embedded below and back & pre-order their new record. As well as backing the project, or if you can’t help financially, be sure to spread the word about this campaign to all of your friends by sharing this article/campaign through all of your social networks.

To find out more about the campaign, to view the exclusive backer rewards, and watch the campaign video, head on over to the campaign page embedded below.

Scarlet White Finds “The Inbetween” With Rocking New Album

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Review Date: 10/02/2014
Review By: Arthur Reynolds
Release Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: 8.0 Stars (8.0 / 10)

Hard rock band Scarlet White is back with their sophomore, and concept, album, The Inbetween. Scarlet White formed in 2008 with a focus on spreading the name of Christ and being men of integrity. Their name, based on Isaiah 1:18, is meant to remind their fans that though we are sinners, His grace forgives all who believe. Their first full-length album, Scarlet White, featured the hit song, “Running Through the Storm,” and the new album, The Inbetween features the already hit single “Wake of the King.” Let’s see what’s “in between” the covers of this album!

Remix Corner: Neon Feather vs. LZ7 And Matt Redman

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Review Date: 10/08/2014
Review By: Angel Journey
Release Date: 10/03/2014
Rating: 9 Stars (9 / 10)

Over the past few years, electronic music has reached a high level of acceptance as a popular genre in its own right, as well as influencing other musical styles. Due to the increasing amount of artists who lend their tracks to DJs, I’m excited to bring you Remix Corner, where I will be highlighting remix singles, remix EPs, and the ever so frequent deluxe edition albums that carry a few remixes. Up first: Neon Feather vs. LZ7 and Matt Redman.

We Are Leo Are Better Than Ever With New Album ‘Fightback Soundtrack’

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Review Date: 10/07/2014
Review By: Jessica Morris
Release Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: 8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

Back after blitzing the music scene with their 2011 release Hello, Wisconsin natives We Are Leo are back bigger and better with their new album Fightback Soundtrack. Featuring 14 tracks of pure pop and dance tunes, the album was funded by a Kickstarter campaign in late 2013. And true to their debut, the band will have listeners up and dancing as they communicate the love of God in a simple and relatable way.

The album’s opener, “Yours4Sure,” is insatiable pop. Filled with catchy guitar riffs and a consistent back beat, the message of the opener is clear: we dance because we belong to God. A radio friendly hit that makes you feel good inside, the simplicity of the message is mixed with evocative lyrics like, “My heart beats hope under the sapphire blue, and I have it all because I have you.” Featuring an on point guitar solo heading towards the end of the song, this will have you up and dancing. Following on with “Captivated,” this is a stand out track on the record. The use of synth and the pure tones of lead singer David Duffield’s vocals is reminiscent of Owl City’s Adam Young. A love song to the Creator, it talks about the moment Christ saved us. With some core truths about the nature of God, the implementation of a rap adds another dynamic to this track.

Shadow Of Whales Wades Into The Deep End With First EP

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Review Date: 10/08/2014
Review By: Angel Journey
Release Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: 9 Stars (9 / 10)

Striking while the iron is hot, indie-pop quintet Shadow of Whales recently released their self-titled EP, further showcasing their spirited and infectious sound. The band calls Austin, TX home and is made up of frontman Joshua Flores, his brother Caleb on drums, Chris Fraga on lead guitar, Jeremy Boyum on bass guitar, and JD Vazquez on keys/glockenspiel.

The EP opens with “Dream,” a lively track full of youthful vocals, fun guitar riffs, and spritely melodies. With hopeful lyrics and a catchy chorus, it’s an inspiring piece as it encourages having a steadfast and enduring outlook on life. “I know where I wanna be, I’ll live like I know what I mean. Won’t let anybody tell me any different, because I need to follow my dream.”

Andrea Helms Signs To Dream Gospel, Announces New Tour Dates And New Album

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Dream Gospel is proud to announce the signing of Texas powerhouse, Andrea Helms to it’s growing roster.  Andrea, who was first discovered competing for the top spot on BET’s Sunday’s Best show, will be releasing her debut album with Dream Gospel, Clap Your Hands, on October 27th with pre-orders starting on iTunes on October 14th.  This powerful, upbeat and anointed album, is 14 songs sure to excite her fans and attract new ones.

When your CEO tells you to pray on it, this has got to be the best fit for me”, says Andrea Helms.  “I’m excited for this new chapter in my life and I can’t wait to have you all hear it.”

Free Download: David Archuleta – Glorious

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For David Archuleta fans, the wait to hear him sing again is over. David came back earlier this year from a 2 year mission in Chile. While working on a secular album for 2015, he took a break to record “Glorious” for the forthcoming film Meet the Mormons. You can download “Glorius” for free here, and the music video for the song can also be seen below.

The Remission Flow Say “Farewell & Thank You”

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11 days ago EleventySeven officially called it a day, and just the next day the Irish alternative worship band The Remission Flow followed suit. Their farewell message to their fans can be seen below:

 

 

The Classic Crime, Vocal Few Partner With BadChristian Music; New TCC album Out This Month

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The Classic Crime and side project, Vocal Few, have partnered with BC Music (a division of BadChristian). Both The Classic Crime and Vocal Few have released successful independent albums over the past few years, and are now excited to join BC Music’s new-model partnership, which has created a new space for hard-working artists to succeed.

To commence this partnership, The Classic Crime will be releasing its first album with BC Music this fall on October 27 (digital release, October 28). What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited is an anniversary album that will highlight the first 10 years of music from The Classic Crime, featuring a mix of both acoustic and rearranged versions of fan and band favorites. The Classic Crime’s signature sound, which was born in Seattle and raised on the Interstate Highway System, is well suited for the acoustic treatment, and fans have responded in force, crowd-funding over 336% of WWDV1’s initial budget goal.

WWDV1 can be pre-ordered now through the BadChristian web-store here.

Jessica’s Journal: How To Help A Friend With Depression

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When I was struggling with severe depression, my greatest support came from my friends and family. They were the people who stood with me through the rough days, reminded me of the good ones, and supported me as I entered recovery. In the years since, I have been on the other side of the spectrum: I have seen friends and family walk through depression and have felt the helplessness of being unable to save them. Over time though, I have learned that while I cannot save my friends, I can support them. Here are 5 steps you can take to help a friend who may be struggling with depression.

Twelve24 Turn The Page On Suicide With Moving New Song

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As we shared on Facebook on the day of its release, on September 18th TWELVE24 wrote, recorded, & mixed/mastered one of the most moving songs we’ve heard in a while. You can listen to it below, where you can also read the story behind the song…

“Today we spent the whole day in the studio; writing, recording, producing, mixing and mastering this song. We wrote this in memory of a special girl called Lizzie Lowe from Parrswood High School, a school that we visited in 2013. Lizzie committed suicide. It deeply grieved us that this happened and our prayers are with her family and friends. We wrote this song in her memory in the hope that anyone who is going through similar stuff and thinking of giving up on life would know that God wants to bring freedom and love to them. Like Reggie Dabbs said our hope is that that you would turn the page and start a new chapter of life. This will eventually feature on our new album…as we just did it today its a rough mix but we wanted you to hear it!”

Lexi Elisha Makes Her Mark With Her ‘Rope’ EP

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Review Date: 09/10/2014
Review By: Jessica Morris
Release Date: 8/5/2014
Rating: 8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

21 year-old Lexi Elisha is a fresh face in the Christian music scene. The singer/songwriter from Northwest Indiana has taken strides forward with the success of  her Eventully EP last year, and now presents her new EP Rope. With elements of country mixed with pop and synth, Rope sets Lexi apart as an artist determined to leave her own distinctive mark on the world.

The acoustic driven “Lucky Girl” will immediately draw you into her unique and distinctive voice. The pop sensibilities of this song are reminiscent of the early days of Demi Lovato,  highlighting the control and quality of her voice. There is an elegance and purity within the opening track that will endear you; and Lexi establishes her belief in something bigger than herself when she says,  “Fortune, favor, make me a lucky girl.”

Free Download: Drummaboy – I Give It All To You

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Earlier this week, on Tuesday, 3hp recording artist Drummaboy released his new project entitled Side B “The Ep.” He also released the track “I Give It All To You” off the EP for free download on Noisetrade, and that track can be downloaded for free below…

Free Download: Rhett Walker Band – Love Like Jesus

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Rhett Walker Band released their brand new album Here’s To The Ones earlier this week. Alongside the album release, they also released “Love Like Jesus” off the record for free download on Noisetrade. The song can be downloaded and listened to below, and more details on the album itself can be found here.

Manic Drive Releases New Album VIP

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For fans of the Toronto-based MANIC DRIVE, it has been a long three-year wait since their acclaimed studio project, EPIC.  Since its inception, this award-winning trio has built a loyal international following, fostered by their infectious brand of power-pop and a genuine commitment to a relationship with their audience. As of earlier this week, Tuesday October 14, a new season begins.  Manic Drive made a conscious decision to step away from the label system and release their fifth studio album, VIP, as indie artists.

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