Time For The Show
Time For The Show
Enoch Magazine posted a fun little video interview with Hawk Nelson this week. They cover life on the road, recording Live Life Loud, working with the homeless, and even who Jesus is to the band. Cool interview, check it out!
A few weeks ago we announced that folk rock icon Jennifer Knapp has resurfaced after three years of seemingly self imposed exile. This week, Knapp herself addressed her return to music and explained her absence in a letter addressed to her fans posted on her website. Read letter from Jennifer Knapp.
Paramore‘s first album, All We Know Is Falling, was certified Gold this last week with over 50,000 units sold. Congrats kids!
Apparently, pop rock band Kids In The Way are getting back together. Don’t believe me? Read the blog Run Kid Run just posted.
Dance rock band Queen’s Club has signed on with Tooth & Nail Records. Interesting
selection for sure…
Following the Insyderz‘s footsteps, both Five Iron Frenzy and The OC Supertones have eluded through various contacts that reunions and DVDs in the near future…
Long time Yours For Mine member Jonathan has decided to leave the band.
New Zealand moshcore band Saving Grace has signed with Strike First Records. Congrats to all involved….
An interview with Micah from Oh, Sleeper was posted over at Lambgoat.com. Take my advice though, read the interview with Oh, Sleeper, but do NOT read the comments anywhere on that website. Lambgoat has got some borderline sociopaths for readers.
The Day Of has signed with Southpawl Records.
Below is the new video from John Reuben with the song “Confident”
Below is the latest from Hawk Nelson called “Live Life Loud”
Below is the video from progressive band The Contact for their song “The Divine”.
Below is the new video from Jeremy Enigk for his song “Mind Idea”
Below is the music video for The Crimson Armada‘s new song “The Serpent’s Tongue”
Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for The Almost‘s upcoming release, entitled Monster Monster, which will hit stores November 3rd, 2009.
1. Monster Monster
2. Lonely Wheel
3. No I Don’t
5. Young Again
6. Summer Summer
7. Hand Grenade
8. Books & Books
9. Souls On Ten
10. Want To
11. Get Through
In addition to the album above, The Almost will release a exclusive EP through Hot Topic on October 6th, 2009 called The Monster EP. It will contain three songs from Monster Monster, along with two B-sides. In addition, there will be a special addition which will contain not only the EP, but all the packaging for Monster Monster and a blank CD to burn a free copy of the full-length when it becomes available through Shockhound.com. Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for The Monster EP.
1. Lonely Wheel
Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for John Reuben ‘s upcoming December 22nd, 2009 release, Sex, Drugs, and Self Control
2. No Be Nah
3. Burn It Down
4. In The Air
5. Paranoid Schizophrenic Apocalyptic Whisper Kitten
6. Town Folk
9. Radio Makes You Lonely
10. So Sexy For All The Right Reasons
11. Wooden Whistle Man
12. Joyful Noise
Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for We Came As Roman‘s new album, entitled To Plant A Seed, which will hit stores November 3rd, 2009.
1. To Plant A Seed
2. Broken Statues
3. Intentions (ft. Tyler “Telle” Smith of The Word Alive)
4. Roads That Don’t End And Views That Never Cease
6. We Are The Reasons
8. I Will Not Reap Destruction
9. Searching, Seeking, Reaching, Always
10. An Ever-Growing Wonder
Below is the album artwork and tracklisting from Plumb‘s upcoming compilation entitled Beautiful History: A Hits Collection . It will be available November 3rd, 2009.
1. Stranded (2010 version)
2. Here With Me (2010 version)
3. Damaged (Redemption Extended Version)
4. God Shaped Hole (2010 version)
6. I Can’t Do This
10. In My Arms (Radio Edit)
11. Hang On
12. Beautiful History
1. In My Arms (Bimbo Jones Radio Edit)
2. Cut (Bronleewe & Bose Radio Edit)
3. Hang On (Digital Dog Radio Edit)
4. Always (jRyann Radio Edit)
5. In My Arms (Bronleewee & Bose Extended Mix)
6. Cut (Digital Dog Extended Mix)
7. Hang On (Dave Audé Extended Mix)
8. Always (Bimbo Jones Extended Mix)
Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Gwen Stacy‘s upcoming October 20th, 2009 release, entitled A Dialogue.
1. The First Words
2. Profit Motive
3. A Dialogue
4. Creation and How I See It
5. Words of the New Prophet
6. Devil Devil
9. A Middle Ground
10. The Making Of
11. The Sound of Letting Go
Below is the album artwork and tracklisting from the long awaited sophomore release from hard rock band Flyleaf, entitled Memento Mori, which will hit stores October 27th, 2009.
2. Beautiful Bride
5. Break Your Knees
8. Have We Lost
10. Set Apart This Dream
Introducing Brenton Brown EP
Contemporary/Praise & Worship
Friends Enemies Apples Apples
Everything Is Different Now
3. Naked and Cold
5. Pack of Fools
7. Crown of Thorns
9. Pierced With Grief
10. With Anger
11. Out of Line
12. Blackness of Day
1. Live Life Loud
2. Never Enough
4. Meaning Of Life
6. Ode To Lord Stanley
7. Long Ago
8. The Job
10. Lest We Forget
11. Tis So Sweet
12. The Final Toast
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
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)
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]
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]
1. Moving On
2. Hanging On By A Thread
3. Best Of Me
5. Away From Me
7. Best Of Me [Acoustic]
1. Phos Hilaron [Hail Gladdening Light!]
2. Alleluia, Sing
3. The Nearness
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!]
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)
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
2.What’s Left Of Me
3.To Hell And Back
4.God Wears Gucci
5.Hey Baby, Here’s That Song You Wanted
7.Last Ones Left
9.We’ll Sleep When We’re Dead
11.You Deserve Nothing and I Hope You Get Less
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
12. A PLACE IN THE SUN
Its that time of year again, Tooth & Nail along with FUEL Magazine are giving a MASSIVE free sampler of some the best stuff from their 3 imprints (BEC, Tooth&Nail, and Solid State). This time around, there are a ton of unreleased tracks, including brand new songs from August Burns Red, Living Sacrifice, Oh Sleeper, and Showbread. Dont believe me, check out the track listing
And Then There Were None – Reinventing Robert Cohn
As Cities Burn – 84′ Sheepdog
August Burns Red – Thirty and Seven
Becoming The Archetype – Dichotomy
Children 18:3 – All My Balloons
Copeland – The Grey Man
Corey Crowder – Look How Far We’ve Come
Emery – Cuthroat Collapse
Family Force 5 – Fever
FM Static – Boy Moves To A New Town With Optimistic Outlook
Haste The Day – 68
Hawk Nelson – Let’s Dance [Dojo Dominating Remix]
Ivoryline – Days End
Jonezetta – Sick In The Teeth
Living Sacrifice – Overkill Exposure (Rough Mix)
mewithoutYou – Every Thought A Thought Of You
MxPx – Punk Rock Girl
Mychildren Mybride – On The Wings Of Integrity
Neon Horse – Strange Town
Oh, Sleeper – Son of the Morning
Secret & Whisper – Anchors (Acoustic)
Showbread – Nothing Matters Anymore
Since October – Guilty
Surrogate – Exercise Machines
The Ascendicate – Scottish
The Chariot – Daggers
The Crucified – The Pit
The Showdown – [Achilles] The Backbreaker
Thousand Foot Krutch – Bring Me To Life
Trenches – Sacrament
Underoath – Desperate Times Desperate Measures
Were you counting? Thats over 30 tracks, and most of them are from up coming albums. Yea, I know, you need to download this right now. Click on the link below and save the .ZIP file to your computer, EXTRACT ALL FILES, then tear into some great new music!
This is a good week for Pop fans. A few good additions are being released this week, but unfortunately, two of our four CDs are NOT available on Amazon, so you will have to wait till tomorrow for a place to buy them. I will have the iTunes links as soon as they are available. Now get out there and support this scene.
The Best Night Of Our Lives
Lines, Vines, And Trying Times
Summer EP (iTunes only)
Son Of A King
Viktorious Music Group
Well, I started to write this post at about Midnight last night (Saturday), but I was watching my team fall asleep as they were editing the pictures from the fest so we decided to call it a night and get up in the morning to have this for you.
Day two of Red Letter Rock Fest 2009 was a full day of music. We had a lot more to do, and a lot of stuff to cover in a very short amount of time. Like I mentioned before, we had all access passes, so we were able to walk around where ever we liked, and it made the experience very rich. Everybody needs to understand that putting the festivals on is not easy work, there are hundreds of people that make it happen minute to minute. If you are reading this and you know Reid or Cody, give them a hug next time you see them, because they need it after this weekend..
Anyway, on to the music. The day started off with new comers Stars Go Dim. Well, I say new comers, but the band features members of both Pillar and rapcore band Justified. They don’t really recreate the sound of their former bands though, and instead go for the alternative/emotional sound captured by band like Matchbox 20 and Third Eye Blind. If you are into those bands, then you may really dig Stars Go Dim, and they seemed to get a pretty good response despite being brand new to the fest.
The White Collar Sideshow took the stage next, and oh man, I dont think anybody knew what to expect. The White Collar Sideshow isnt a band as much as a production, a show that is meant to express the visions of ring leader T Benten. They play saw blades, wear masks, and in general really push the boundaries of any audiences imagination. We did an interview with these guys, so Im not going to say much more about them (the pictures speak for themselves), but I do want to say that this crew are some of the nicest, coolest, most sold out for God people that I have met in a long time. You will be reading a lot about these guys in days to come.
Next up was Tooth & Nail pop/goth punks Children 18:3 These guys were awesome! These guys were one hundred percent the entire time they were on stage, they never stopped moving! Their music was fast and loud, but still very happy and carefree. The crowd loved them, and they made a new fan out of me.
Stage two lit up as the guitars rang out from Children 18:3, and revealed the festivals mystery performer, who ended up being hip-hop main man KJ-52. I love KJ, and I have been listening to him for a long time. The crowd really loved him, but I was a little frustrated that this extremely talent emcee didn’t seem to really play a song, but instead played beat after beat to get the crowd moving. Im not hatin’, just wanted to hear “The Hard Way”, call me sentimental.
Decyfer Down destroyed the speakers with their high octane hard rock for the next thirty minutes. I have never seen these guys before, but I understand why I hear about their show so often. Eve though this style of heavy music isn’t my cup of tea, I tip my hat to the band for knowing their audience, and keeping the energy high from moment one.
The show I was looking forward to the most was Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, and they did not disappoint. Heavy, southern, and a whole lot of fun! One of the funnier moments was when virtually every member of the band would walk down into the crowd and just casually walk around, still playing their instrument. Their bassist was down on the floor for almost two songs!
Haste The Day brought the mosh, as they were the most hardcore band on the line-up. Their real talent lies in their ability to blend soaring ,melodies with brutal breakdowns, and that dichotomy was not lost on their live show. The down-to-the-floor back bends from one of their guitarists was defiantly a sight to see as well (luckily we got pictures right).
Next up was Superchick. They have been around for ever, and they worked the stage like pros. I haven’t seen these guys in about 6 years, and they haven’t lost a step. I was also surprised that this younger crowd seemed to know almost ever word of this band’s songs. But then again, that is the power of Superchick!
Hard rock band RED hit the stage like a freight train. They were flawless, the vocalist’s voice was out of this world. In all reality, this band has had the most cross over success out of all the bands on the show, and after seeing a few songs, I understand why they are able to hit the road with bands like Staind and Seether, and hold their own. RED will be around for a long time…
At the end of RED, we snuck out to do one of our interviews, which ran pretty long, so I am sad to say that we missed the majority of The Glorious Unseen‘s progressive take on Praise & Worship. They blend a lot of more modern elements into their worship music, and it was really refreshing, even if it was just for a few minutes, to close my eyes and hear 800 kids sings praises at the top of their lungs.
Directly after, Kevin Kirkland spoke to the crowd and shared God’s word. Giving a nice break in the music, and reminding us why we were all there to begin with.
Fan favorite Hawk Nelson hit the stage around around 7:30 with their fun blend of pop-rock. Despite their size (they are kind of little dudes, and after seeing the six man team of Maylene, four guys just didnt seem to fill up the stage), Hawk Nelson had the crowd’s heart from note one. massive sing-alongs, big guitars, and lots of fun ensued. Good job guys.
Headliner Skillet wore their experience on their sleeves, and rolled in with pyrotechnics, hydrological lifts, and a amazing girl drummer. They mixed up the song list well, playing songs from virtually every record, along with a brand new song called “Monster”. Great light show, great stage performance, and Skillet left the crowd exhausted but happy.
If you are reading us for the first time because you either met us at the festival or took a sticker, you will agree that Red Letter Rock Fest was a lot of fun. As far as I am aware, nobody got hurt, and every performance was something that people will remeber all year. I say all because, of course, everybody read this should go to Red Letter Rock Fest next year. You wont regret it, in fact it may spoil you. All the other summer festivals may just not seem the same….
We As Human are in the studio right now, and they (like most bands nowadays) have been keeping up with their progress with video blogs. Here is the latest:
Never to be outdone, Gwen Stacy also has a new studio video, get out the popcorn:
Deathcore band Earth From Above have parted ways with a few of their key members. Read Earth From Above announcement.
Goth/Industrial mainstays Coriolis have signed with Youngside Records. Read Coriolis announcement (via IVM).
A brief update from Hawk Nelson made its way onto Indie Vision Music yesterday. If you are a fan, read it. Read Hawk Nelson update.
PM Today have signed with Rise Records. Read/watch PM Today announcement.
Jesusfreakhideout.com has a new interview with Project 86. Andrew always has some interesting stuff to say…Read Project 86 interview.
Exit The Ordinary will have a bunch of their songs on various MTV, VH1, and many other network’s shows. Congrats guys.
Hip-hop group Scribbling Idiots have a new video for their song “Almost Famous”. Watch it now:
Apparently Derek Webb is going underground for a while due to some controversy over his latest album. He issued a letter to his fan email list this last weekend, saying:
i haven’t sent many personal emails to this email list but we’re in a situation that has gotten a little out of control and it’s time to fill you in. as some of you may know, i’ve been working for months on my new record, ’stockholm syndrome’, which i’ve recently finished and turned in to the record label. they’ve been very supportive over the years, but this time we didn’t get the response we expected. it seems i’ve finally found the line beyond which my label can support me, and apparently i’ve crossed it.
i consider this my most important record and am adamant about all of you hearing it. we had originally hoped to have ’stockholm syndrome’ out this month (next week even), but at this point we’re not sure when the record will come out and in what form. the majority of the controversy is surrounding one song, which i consider to be among the most important songs on the record. so we’ve decided it’s an appropriate time to break the rules.
but because of various legal/publishing issues we’re having to be rather careful with how we do what we’re going to do next. that’s really all i can say for now and i’ve probably said too much.
we have a plan and we’re moving ahead, but we’re not sure what kind of trouble we might be getting into. we’ll let you know as soon as we know our next move-
Jonathan Steingard is better known as the guitarist for rock band Hawk Nelson. He is hard at work on his new solo album right now, and decided to put a 3-song EP togeather to hold people over until then. Its kick back mellow stuff with a lot of substance. Click the link below, save the ZIP file, extract the files, and you have a new CD… for free!!!
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