Free MP3 Download:The Lilies & Sparrows-Busy Bees EP

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This week we have a little folk/bluegrass/worship music from Lilies & Sparrows. Never heard of them? That’s okey, because they dont tour or play a lot due to the fact that most of the member are in the Blood & Ink Records southern metalcore band Divide The Sea. Lilies & Sparrows bears little rsemblance to the members more aggressive project, indulging their folk and country influences to bring a very interesting sound that is somewhat familiar and at the same time interesting.

One of the things I really loved about Divide The Sea was their ability to make every song they record “special” in some way. The Busy Bee EP is full of very intersting moments that give it a life of it’s own. The songs themselves are a slightly more southern versions on folk based worship. They drive aggressively but lyrically they are songs for the broken and seeking.

This is a good one for sure, check it out!

For fans of: Preson Phillips, David Crowder Band, Bradley Hathaway

Download The Lilies & Sparrows- The Bus Bees EP

Essential Songs: You Won’t Relent by Misty Edwards

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Misty Edwards is a worship leader and pastor of sorts for The International House Of Prayer in Kansas City.  She has been writing and recording music for almost 10 years now, and in most circles is considered one of the best worship leaders of our generation (along side names like Jason Upton and David Crowder).  She remains humble in the midst of her success, and still manages to fly some where under the radar so she can focus more on her ministry duties for IHOPKC.

Misty Edwards has this to say about her life:
“I have a great desire to see the knowledge of God flood this generation. I mean the real knowledge of God, not the distant Sunday School version but the true encounter with the Uncreated. I have devoted my life to searching Him out through His Word, prayer and fasting, and to ask Him to reveal Himself in my day and time. There’s no other point for my existence but to touch the Transcendent. I believe that this is the generation who will usher in the Son of Man as we intercede from our highest identity as a Bride crying out, ” Come!” unsatisfied with anything less than Him. As Eternity breaks in we will awaken the Dawn with a song and the Morning Star will rise to have His inheritance on this planet! This is all I care about.”

The song “You Won’t Relent” is perfect example of her writing style. It is a crushing worship song with tons build and emotion, and is a simple acknowledgment of God’s desire to have all of us in our worship and in our lives.

The video below is taken from the opening session of the OneThing Conference in Kansas City, and there is a small bit of another one of Misty‘s songs called “All Consuming Fire” at the end of the video.

Buy this song on iTunes and Amazon MP3

Check Out Misty Edward’s One21 Artist Profile

You won’t relent
Until You have it all
My heart is Yours

I’ll set You as a seal upon my heart
As a seal upon my arm
For there is love that is as strong as death
Jealousy demanding as the grave
And many waters cannot quench this love

Come be the fire inside of me
Come be the flame upon my heart
Come be the fire inside of me
Until You and I are one

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Christian Music News August 4th, 2009

  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Advent‘s second Solid State Records releases, entitled Naked and Cold, which will be out September8th, 2009.
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    1. Nothing
    2. Overcome
    3. Naked and Cold
    4. Fatherless
    5. Pack of Fools
    6. Revival
    7. Crown of Thorns
    8. Golgotha
    9. Pierced With Grief
    10. With Anger
    11. Out of Line
    12. Blackness of Day

  • An interview with Paul Meany of Mutemath made its way online this week over at offbeat.com. Read Mutemath interview.
  • Brady Murphy, former guitarist/singer for the now inactive metalcore band Nodes Of Ranvier, suffered a near fatal acciedent that cost him both of his arms recently. Read article on Brad Murphy of Nodes Of Ranvier.
  • Below is the cover art and tracklisting for Hawk Nelson‘s upcoming CD, entitled Live Life Loud, which become available September 22nd, 2009.
  • hawk-nelson-live-life-loud
    1. Live Life Loud
    2. Never Enough
    3. Eggshells
    4. Meaning Of Life
    5. Alive
    6. Ode To Lord Stanley
    7. Long Ago
    8. The Job
    9. Shaken
    10. Lest We Forget
    11. Tis So Sweet
    12. The Final Toast

  • Below is the new video from hip-hop artist Humble Tip for the song “Body Of Death”.
  • Thrice will be opening up for Brand New on the dates below. Tickets are already on sale for many of the shows. This is going to be awesome:
  • October 25th Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheater
    October 27th Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
    October 29th Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
    October 30th Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
    October 31st Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
    November 04th Lake Buena Vista, FL -House of Blues
    November 05th Tampa, FL – The Ritz
    November 07th North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
    November 09th Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
    November 10th Richmond, VA – The National
    November 11th Baltimore, MD – Sonar
    November 13th Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
    November 14th Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

  • Norma Jean are back home and are already working on new material to follow up 2008′s The Anti Mother.
  • Pennsylvania hardcore band Debtor has signed with Blood & Ink Records. Congrats to all involved…
  • Below is the cover art and tracklisting for Ruth‘s upcoming The Covers EP, which will be available August 25, 2009.
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    1. Everyday (Buddy Holly)
    2. Dream (Everly Brothers)
    3. I’m The One Who Wants To Be With You (Mr. Big)
    4. Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)
    5. Fix You (Coldplay)

  • Switchfoot‘s upcoming album Hello Hurricane‘s release date has been pushed back in to “some time in November”. Just a little longer….
  • An interview with Chris of Tooth & Nail indie rock band Surrogate was posted over at Indie Vision Music this week.  Read Surrogate interview.
  • Experimental art-core band Life On Repeat has signed with Equal Vision Records. Sweet…..
  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Bethany Dillon‘s upcoming album, Stop & Listen, which will hit stores September 8th, 2009.
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    1. Everyone To Know
    2. Get Up And Walk
    3. Stop & Listen
    4. I Am Yours
    5. Deliver Me
    6. Say Your Name
    7. So Close
    8. In The Beginning
    9. Reach Out
    10. The Way I Come To You
    11. Everyone To Know [Acoustic]

  • Sara Watkins (ex Nickle Creek) recently recorded a live performance with Woodsongs Old Time Radio, which has been made available for your listening pleasure by clicking on the link to the right. Listen to Sara Watkins.
  • Producer/electronic duo Shiloh gave an interview to 365Mag International last week concerning rumors of their demise. Read Shiloh interview.
  • Below is the new video for Jonzetta‘s latest single, “Busy Body”.  I hope you dig it because apparently this might be one of their last videos as there are rumors of a break-up in the near future.
  • Progressive rock band Leone was named “Blarer Of The Month” by Blaremagazine.com.  View Leone profile on Blaremagazine.com.
  • Metal band Before Their Eyes are now writing/recording tracks for a new album, due out some time in late 2009.
  • Below is the album art work and track listing for Silverline‘s upcoming EP, entitled Start To Believe, which will be available August 25th, 2009.
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    1. Get It Right
    2. Start Yo Believe
    3. Wake The Nations
    4. Stop Me Now
    5. All Consuming Love
    6. One Step Back
    7. Wake The Nations [Acoustic]

  • Singer/songwriter Orion Walsh was featured in an article in The Lincoln Journal Star. Read Orion Walsh article.
  • Veronica from our friends in White Collar Sideshow posted a massive up date on their recent and future travels, including Cornerstone, IchThus, and filming for Daystar TV (which was yesterday, T said things went well).  If their was ever a band you might consider donating a few bucks to, maybe think about these guys, they are truely some sold out people for Christ. Read White Collar Sideshow update.
  • Below is a video interview with hip-hop artist Lecrae in which he talks about his latest release, his latest tour and much more…
  • MXPX will be featured in September’s issue of AP Magazine, and a screen shot of the article was posted on the band’s website.  View MXPX in AP Magazine.
  • The Appleyard now has a new vocalist and is working on new material, so get ready.
  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for The Letter Black‘s upcoming EP, entitled Breaking The Silence, which will hit the market  on September 22nd, 2009.
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    1. Moving On
    2. Hanging On By A Thread
    3. Best Of Me
    4. Collapse
    5. Away From Me
    6. Perfect
    7. Best Of Me [Acoustic]

  • Winston Audio will be featured on the cover of Southeast Performer Magazine this month. View Winston Audio magazine cover.
  • Pop rock band Sent By Ravens have signed on with Tooth & Nail Records. The band has been working with Aaron Sprinkle on new material, and a release date will be made public soon.
  • Below is the new video from power-pop band Eleventyseven with their song “Evil Genius”.
  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for David Crowder Band‘s September 22nd, 2009 release, Church Music.
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    1. Phos Hilaron [Hail Gladdening Light!]
    2. Alleluia, Sing
    3. The Nearness
    4. Shadows
    5. Eastern Hymn
    6. SMS (Shine)
    7. The Veil
    8. We Are Loved
    9. All Around Me
    10. How He Loves
    11. Can I Lie Here
    12. Birmingham (We Are Safe)
    13. Church Music – Dance[!]
    14. What A Miracle
    15. Oh, Happiness
    16. God Almighty, None Compares
    17. In The End [O Resplendent Light!]

  • It seems that despite reporting the opposite earlier in the year, Michael Tait will actually be laying down some vocal parts with his touring band, newsboys. Specifically, the band will re-record the song “Glorious” with Tait‘s voice instead of long time front man Peter Furler.
  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for KJ-52‘s upcoming CD, Five-Two Television, which will drop September 22nd, 2009.
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    1. Five-Two Television
    2. Adventures of Tweezyman
    3. End of My Rope
    4. The Chris Carlino Story: Day One [Interlude]
    5. Headline News at 5 (co-starring Theory Hazit)
    6. He Did That
    7. Let’s Go (co-starring Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch)
    8. The Chris Carlino Story: Week Two [Interlude]
    9. Are You Online?
    10. Calling You (co-starring J.R.)
    11. Headline News at 11 (co-starring Braille)
    12. Picture
    13. Shake It Off
    14. Gonna Be Alright
    15. Help Me Change (co-starring Rob Beckley of Pillar)
    16. Swagged Out With Tags Out (co-starring Da’ T.R.U.T.H.)
    17. The Chris Carlino Story: Week Four [Interlude]
    18. Fuego (co-starring Funky)
    19. Tweezy Dance
    20. Let it Go
    21. Firestarter (co-starring Manwell & Bianca Reyes of Group 1 Crew)
    22. Broken People
    23. The Chris Carlino Story: Week Five [Interlude]
    24. Dear God

  • Below is the artwork for the first of many single song releases from metal outfit Becoming The Archetype, entitled Necrotizing Fasciitis. Guitarist Seth also did a baseball themed interview with Noisecreep. Read Becoming The Archetype interview.
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  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for blessthefall‘s new album, entitled Witness, which will be available October 8th, 2009.
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    1.2.0
    2.What’s Left Of Me
    3.To Hell And Back
    4.God Wears Gucci
    5.Hey Baby, Here’s That Song You Wanted
    6.Witness
    7.Last Ones Left
    8.Five Ninety
    9.We’ll Sleep When We’re Dead
    10.Skinwalkers
    11.You Deserve Nothing and I Hope You Get Less
    12.Stay Still

  • Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for The Elms upcoming Sepetember 15th, 2009 release, entitled The Great American Midrange.
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    1. STRUT
    2. UNLESS GOD APPEARS FIRST
    3. COUNTY FAIR
    4. THE WILDEST HEART
    5. LONG GONE
    6. THE SHAKE
    7. THE GOOD GUYS
    8. THE LITTLE WAYS
    9. BACK TO INDIANA
    10. THIS IS HOW THE WORLD WILL END
    11. THUNDERHEAD
    12. A PLACE IN THE SUN