New Releases For June 11th, 2013

colossus time and eternal
Time & Eternal

Facedown Records
Mosh Metal
Buy: Amazon

Creations - Unworthy Humility

Buy: Amazon

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The Good King
Ghost Ship

BEC Recordings
Buy: Amazon

Heath Mcnease - the weight of glory second edition
The Weight Of Glory Second Edition
Heath McNease

Buy: Noisetrade

Shad and Skratch Bastid - The Spring Up EP
The Spring Up EP
Shad + Skratch Bastid

Buy: Bandcamp

Free Download: Heath McNease – The Weight Of Glory

If you are new to this website, then you may have NO idea how much of a Heath McNease fan we are. He is a gifted artist with a heart for God that defies all boxes you could put him in. Heath is two artists in one: on one side he is an indescribably talented emcee with a knack for the silly and the sacred all at the same time. Towards the beginning of the year, he put out his finest work in the genre called Thrift Store Jesus (download for free here). On the other side, he is also an awesome singer/songwriter in the vein of Iron & Wine, Dustin Kensrue, and M. Ward. Well, I guess he decided topping himself ONCE in a 12 month span wasnt enough, because Weight Of Glory is my favorite work McNease has done in this genre. Listen below and download yet another amazing release from this awesome man of God.

New Releases For August 3rd, 7th, and 14th

Wolves At The Gate

Solid State Records
Buy: Amazon, iTunes

New Releases For August 7th, 2012

Lost In Transition
Sixpence None The Richer

Buy: Amazon MP3, iTunes

New Releases For August 14th, 2012

Echo Of Love
An Epic, No Less

BEC Recordings
Buy: Amazon, iTunes

The Classic Crime

Pop Rock
Buy: Amazon, iTunes

The Weight of Glory
Heath McNease

Buy: only available through Heath’s Bandcamp page

Make Amends
Letter to the Exiles

Facedown Records
Buy: Amazon, iTunes

The Midsummer Station
Owl City

Universal Records
Buy: Amazon, iTunes

Grace Alone EP
The Modern Post

Mars Hill Music
Worship/Indie Rock
Buy: Amazon, iTunes

Out Of The Silent Nest
Steve Padin

Candy Rat Records
Folk/Progressive Rock
Buy: iTunes

Love and Fear
We Shot The Moon

Buy: Amazon, iTunes

25 Albums You Should Already Own in 2012

So we are half way done with 2012! Its crazy to think the time has gone so quickly. Cornerstone Festival is about to have its final event, Thrice has called it quits, and mewithoutYou has returned from the dead!  Around the nation we are getting ready for an election, and school is out for most of our readers. Oh yea, and we launched a new website! Here in Texas we are hitting triple digit temperatures, which means that it is time to give you guys a check list of the best stuff that has come out so far in 2012.

The Vespers- The Fourth Wall
To Speak Of WolvesFind Your Worth, Come Home
Sean Michel - Back To The Delta
Tallhart - Bloodlines EP
The RocketboysBuild Anyway
Sara WatkinsSun Midnight Sun
The Royal ApplebaumsEarth EP
mewithoutYouTen Stories
JolietTruth Cannot Be Destroyed By Burning Pages
Beautiful EulogySatellite Kite
Jenny & TylerOpen Your Doors
Impending DoomBaptized in Filth
Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls
Damien JuradoMaraqopa
Joe PugThe Great Despiser
NnekaSoul Is Heavy
Ruthie Foster - Let It Burn
Brian Courtney WilsonSo Proud
Shoot Like Dead Men – Unworthy EP
O’BrotherGarden Window
Heath McNeaseThrift Store Jesus
From The Eyes of ServantsChange The World
The Welcome WagonPrecious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices
SonsKeep Quiet
The BurialLights & Perfections

Dont fret though, because there is so much more to come before New Years 2013, with albums on their way from The ChariotProject 86PropagandaJosh GarrelstobyMacSixpence None The RicherThe Gaslight Anthem and many others! To see all the new music coming to you from your favorite artists, feel free to check out our Release Dates page. Its gonna be good!

If you think we have missed anything, feel free to comment and tell us what you love in 2012

New Releases For February 28th, 2012

Echo Your Song EP
Aaron Gillespie

Tooth & Nail
Buy: Amazon MP3

All You Gotta Do Is Love EP
Carson Parks

Vertical Shift Label
Buy: Amazon MP3

Thrift Store Jesus
Heath McNease

Available through his band camp page


Fervent Records
Buy: Amazon

Under Fire
Green River Ordinance

Buy now: Amazon

Truth and Purpose
I The Breather

Sumerian Records
Buy: Amazon


BEC Recordings
Pop Rock
Buy: Amazon

Hell Is Coming to Breakfast
Liberty N Justice

Roxx Records

samestate the alignment
The Alignment

Sparrow Records
Pop Rock
Buy: Amazon

Mean What You Say
Sent By Ravens

Tooth & Nail Records
Hard Rock
Buy: Ama

Free Download:Playdough & Heath McNease-Wed White and Wu Mixtape

Wed White and Wu cover

So what happens when two of our favorite emcees (Heath McNease and Playdough, both with albums on our essential Hip-Hop 2010 list) team up and put together a mixtape with Wu-Tang Clan beats?

Awesomeness is what happens.

Heath and Playdough not enough for you, dont worry because Sev Statik, ManChild, Sintax The Terrific and Freddie Bruno (of the Deepspace5 fame) along with Propaganda, Ohmega Watts and many others tear it up on Wed White & Wu. Listen below and enjoy!

New Releases For November 8th and 11th, 2011


CI Records
Buy: Amazon MP3

The Life And Death Of A Plea For Purging
The Life And Death Of A Plea For Purging
A Plea For Purging

Facedown Records
Buy: Amazon

As I Lay Dying-Decas
As I Lay Dying

Metal Blade
Buy: Amazon

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The Color Of Red
Brock Human

Dance rock/worship
Buy: Amazon MP3

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The Sound Of Victory
Maurette Brown Clark

Atlanta International Record Co.
Buy: Amazon

Wed White and Wu cover
Wed White And Wu Mixtape
Playdough & Heath McNease

available for free or pay-what-you-feel through Bandcamp

righteous vendetta lawless
Righteous Vendetta

Red Chord Records
Buy: Amazon

New Releases For November 11th, 2011

big nick-all or nothing
All Or Nothing
Big Nick

Crenelja Entertainment

robbie seay band rich and poor
Rich & Poor
Robbie Seay Band

available through

tru 2 da name your struly
Yours Truly
Tru 2 Da Name

available for free…….somewhere

wavorly ep
The EP


Free Download:Heath McNease-The Nintendo Thumb Mixtape

heath mcnease-straight outta console the nitendo thumb mixtape

Our boy Heath McNease is back with his nerdiest music yet! And that is saying alot!

A freakin ridiculous mixtape using Nintendo samples, pop culture references, a shoestring budget, anabolic steroids from, and a lot of love

Its an entire album of Heath McNease rapping over beats with Nintendo video game samples, featuring ForBeatsSake, Davey Rockit, Playdough, Manchild (of Mars Ill/Deepspace5), Red Cloud, Okwerdz, Cas Metah, KJ 52, Sivion, and Fab Da Eclectic. Its all tongue and cheek and so much fun!

My real question is why you are still reading this and you haven’t already started downloading this yet? Enjoy!

Download Straight Outta Console: The Nintendo Thumb Mixtape by Heath McNease

A Week In Music Videos: Feb 19th-25th

Alert-”All I See Is Red”

Heath McNease-”The House Always Wins”

Free Download: Heath McNease-The Gun Show


Wow, how awesome is this for you guys! Our boy Heath McNease is offering up his last album, The Gun Show for free over at Sphere Of Hip-Hop! If you will remember, this album made our best of the year lists, including our Top 25 Recordings Of 2010!

Knowing all that I dont think I need to explain that we LOVE this album. The Gun Show is an amazing mix of intellegent, quirky hip-hop, earnest sunshine pop, and humorous hyphy. Thats alot to say you would be silly to not download this album right NOW!


Download Heath McNease-The Gun Show