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

Music Video: Jenny & Tyler – Little Balloon

This heart warming little video for “Little Balloon” is serves as the first single from Jenny & Tyler‘s fabulous new album, Open Your Doors. Enjoy

New Releases For April 3rd, 2012


Into The Glorious
Christy Nockels

sixsteps Records
Pop/Contemporary
Buy:Amazon


Open Your Doors
Jenny & Tyler

Independent
Folk
Buy: Amazon MP3


Dangerous
KJ-52

BEC Recordings
Hip-Hop
Buy: Amazon


Plans Within Plans
MXPX

Red General
Punk
Buy: Amazon


The Fourth Wall
The Vespers

Black Suit Records
Indie-Pop/Bluegrass
Buy: Amazon MP3


Love On The Outside E.P.
Willet

Independent
Pop Rock
Buy: Amazon MP3

Free Download: Jenny & Tyler-Faint Not

Simply put, you guys should have known about this album when it came out two years ago. For some reason Chuck and I missed it in 2009, and its a shame because Faint Not would have been at the very top of our 2009 lists. Faint Not is just so good, both in song writing and execution. Jenny’s voice is haunting and unique, while the music runs the scale of happy surfer folk to Adele-esque soul at times.

I am begging you to download this, thats how good it is.

“Faint Not”

“Song For You”

“This is Just So Beautiful”

Music Video:Jenny + Tyler-Song For You

From the album Faint Not comes Jenny + Tyler‘s latest video for the track “Song For You”.

At its core, Song for You is a love story. Our goal was to paint a picture of the Lord’s persistent and steadfast love for us and his pursuit of us. The song follows the story of an individual who is either running from God or does not recognize the Lord’s love. We hear the Lord calling out to him or her, “I have done for you everything my love. Hear my song for you. I will not hold my tongue.” The Lord has done everything he needs to do in order to bring us to himself through his son Jesus. All we have to do is respond. The bridge speaks of the gentle and merciful love of God, “I will never harm you, so come.” At the end of the song, the individual opens his or herself up to the Lord and finds a home in His love.

Essential Songs: Jenny & Tyler-Faint Not

jenny and tyler

the problem’s not a gun, not a color, not a hundred dollar bill
we think the struggle can be won with simple thoughts like ‘come together be good willed’
the gap between the rich and poor is spreading out all the more or so they say
we ignore the claims

o my soul, faint not, no
faint not | o my soul, keep up, up
in love

it’s not that we don’t know or we’re not shown the proof of poverty
it’s not that we don’t have the tools to go to break this yoke of slavery
we quit because it’s not an easy fix and then forget that they are even there
we forget to care

o my soul, faint not, no
faint not | o my soul, keep up, up
in love

where there is hatred, let me sow love
where there is injury, let me pardon
where there is darkness, let the Light come, come

o my soul, faint not, no
faint not | o my soul, keep up, up
in love

o my soul, faint not, no
faint not | o my soul, keep up, up
in love

faint not
faint not