MuteMath Post New Live Videos

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Progressive rock band MuteMath have posted two more live videos from one of their recent Japan tour shows. Like the others we have been posting, both videos are professionally shot, the audio is great…and well….its MuteMath, so you know the performances are good! Enjoy!

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Members Of Eisley/MuteMath Cover Fleetwood Mac

Below is a cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s classic song “Silver Spring” by Stacy Dupree (Eisley), Jeremy Larson, and Darren King (MuteMath). Its pretty breath-taking, enjoy!

Video Interview/Performance With MuteMath Posted

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A professionally shot interview with MuteMath has been posted online today. The video below also includes a live performance of the band’s song “Burden”. The video is awesome, ENJOY!!

New Live MuteMath Videos Posted

Last week we posted a live video of Mute Math performing “Spotlight” in Japan.  Well, today, MuteMath has posted two new videos from that same tour for the songs “Backfire” and “Nerve”.  Like “Spotlight”, both of the videos are really well shot and capture the band’s legendary live show in its fullest.  Enjoy

MuteMath Posts Live Video

Below we have MuteMath performing their song “Spotlight” live in Japan! Its a sweet video, all professionally shot and what not, and its no wonder everyone raves about this band’s live show. The show looks intense! Enjoy!

Music Videos For The End Of November

Basically there isnt a whole lot of “news stuff” going on this week (and next). However there are a whole bunch of music videos that have hit the web lately, so here they are. Enjoy:

Take Me As I Am by FM Static

Halfway Gone by Lifehouse

Backfire by MuteMath

The Warrior by Before There Was Rosalyn

The Fill by Half Handed Cloud

She Said by Everfound

Send Christian Music Artists to ACL

Austin City Limits Music Festival is one of the top rock music festivals in the world. When you stroll the fields of Austin’s Zilker Parks every fall you meet music fans who have flown in from Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Africa to experience the three days of beautiful weather, great Austin food and some of the best hip rock, indie, hip/hop, country and electronic music in the world.

Austin City Limits Music Festival has featured Al Green and Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire and Pearl Jam, Bjork and Wilco and Coldplay. However, Christian music artists are usually under-represented at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. All major music and entertainment media attend and report from the festival.  This year, Mute Math, Billy Joe Shaver and a few local gospel groups were the only Christian artists we saw on the Austin City Limits Music Festival line-up. Mute Math received rave reviews and many are predicting a headline spot for them in the near future.

We have an opportunity to change that. Austin City Limits Music Festival promoter, C3, has sent a note to ask fans to suggest bands to book at the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival. We need your help in creating a good sample of music made by Christians that would catch the eye of hip music fans local and national media.

Each of us can only suggest five bands. We ask you to go to the site below and list the following bands for Austin City Limits to book in 2010:

Austin City Limits Music Festival- Be a Booking Agent

These bands represent a broad range of styes, from mewithoutyou‘s post-hardcore neo-folk talk music, to Buddy Miller‘s Americana, to Danielson‘s experimental Indie music to, Over The Rhine‘s jazz driven folk pop to Wovenhand‘s gothic folk hard rock revival meetings.

There are many, many bands that deserve to be on the list so you can go to our Music A to Z page and find your own.  However, if you join us in this concentrated effort to promote the artists we may have chance of pushing a few through.  But, whatever you do, go quickly.  Our opportunity to book Christian music artists at Austin City Limits Music Festival ends on Tuesday, November 17, 2009.

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.
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    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

    eMusic Is The Coolest

    One of the biggest surprises since we have started One21music is the lack of interest our readers have shown in eMusic.
    Download 25 FREE songs at eMusic.com!
    This was the first ad we put on our site. We thought people would flock to get 25 free songs. No one has explored the trial subscription, so I thought I would give you a testimonial from an excited subscriber. But first let me explain eMusic.

    eMusic is the #1 site for independent music, with a library of over 4,500,000 MP3s.  eMusic sets itself apart from other well-known subscription music services (such as Napster and Rhapsody) because eMusic customers truly own the music they download.  The files available for download are in the MP3 format, making them fully compatible with all digital music players, and free from digital rights management Hippo software restrictions such as expiration dates, or copying or CD burning limitations. eMusic’s MP3′s play on any portable music player (including the iPod and Zune), can be downloaded to unlimited computers as well as burned to CD.

    Here is how it works.  You can subscribe to download  25 to 100 songs each month based on the subscription level you buy.  The base subscription is 25 songs ($11.99 per month), then grows in 25 song increments (50 songs for $14.99, 75 songs for 19.99, 100 songs for $24.99).  eMusic offers about 25 different plans bu these are the most popular.

    I have been a subscriber for over a year and my co-founder has been a subscriber for about nine months.  We love, l-o-v-e, eMusic.  Ian maintains a list of over 100 CDs and uses up his subscription on the first day it is available.  I like to save my downloads to use over the month.  Today is May 8th and I have already downloaded 65 of my 100 songs, so I am not such a good saver.

    These downloads are just like buying the CD’s or downloading songs from iTunes, except they are cheaper and you own them.  If you really like music, or if your CD store is the electronics section at WalMart or if you are just cheap; eMusic is for you.  I downloaded , on their release date, the highly acclaimed new CD from Beirut for @$2.75, the EP from Bon Iver for $1.00 and M.Ward’snew one for $3.50.  Beat those prices WalMart and iTunes.

    But more than convienence and thrift, eMusic has great services to help you find music you will love.  You can browse by genre, editors’ picks, new music, free tracks, advance releases, members ratings and any combination of those categories.  eMusic has music journalists writing artist and genre features and reviews.

    Finally, eMusic has an extensive collection of songs and CDs from artists we have profiled on One21music. See the list below.

    I encourage you to at least give eMusic a try.
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    One21Christian Music Artists on eMusic

    Jason Upton
    Danielson
    August Burns
    Iris Dement
    The Ambassador
    Josh Garrels
    Thrice
    Cold War Kids
    Fiction Family
    Enter The Worship Circle
    Anathallo
    Bodies of Water
    Cool Hand Luke
    Kirk Franklin
    Brooke Waggoner
    Wovenhand
    Buddy Miller
    Underoath
    Nicole C Mullen
    Pigeon John
    Bosque Brown
    Paper Route
    The Welcome Wagon
    Kate Miner
    Bradley Hathaway
    Jeremy Egnik
    Mute Math
    Bill Mallonee/Vigilantes of Love
    Brooke Fraser
    Kaboose
    Lecrae
    Rootbeer

    Voices Of The Underground Pt.8

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    Several weeks ago One21 Music posed fifteen questions to a number of music artists in the Christian music scene, ranging from the light-hearted to the deeply spiritual. We received many responses, some very helpful, and some…. not so much. Some of the answers were short and sweet, some were extensive and eloquent. Many expressed frustrations with the current landscape of the music industry, while others were hopeful for a future of uncertainty. We heard from guys who had been performing for years, and bands that are just now starting to get their names heard. From indie rock to hip-hop, from hardcore to worship, the Christian music scene spoke back to us. Realize that these answers are by the people making the music that you are listening to, and these are un-edited and real. The opinions expressed don’t always reflect ours, but we aren’t perfect, right?

    Need to catch up?

    Read Pt.1: What Do You Love About Music?
    Read Pt.2: What Are Some Of Your Favorite Albums/CDs?
    Read Pt.3: What Is The Best Thing About Making Music?
    Read Pt.4: What Is Your Opinion Of The Music Industry?
    Read Pt.5: What Impact Has The Digital Age Of Music Had On The Industry?
    Read Pt.6: Who Is Jesus Christ To You?
    Read Pt.7: What Is Christian Music?

    This week we asked our artists what their opinion of the Christian music industry was. Before you read them, let me emphasize again that these are their opinions, and not always ours.  There are a lot of artists that are happy with the way the industry has grown over the last ten years, but their are many that aren’t. You may read some things in this installment that seem very negative, but let me assure you that these guys know what they are talking about, and this is their inside view on what is happening. I also want to take a minute and say that when many of our artists were talking about this subject, they were not talking about Christian music, but the industry that drives the majority of what you see in Christian book stores and what is on the radio.  There is a difference. I have done my best to display a balanced and fair depiction of the industry from the artist’s view, but sometimes maybe a cry for change just needs to be heard.

    What is your opinion of the Christian music industry?

    mahoganyjones Mahogany Jones (independent hip-hop artist)                           Mahogany Jones
    I think that there is good and bad. There are people with pure motives to minister the gospel to people who need to understand the importance of a relationship with Christ, and there are people who use their gift as a means not to promote the gospel but themselves, and I feel that if we aren’t careful to ask God to keep us humble that we may be in for a rude awakening.

    dewey Dewey Lybecker( independent solo singer/songwriter)                           Dewey Lybecker
    I feel like the Christian music industry is beginning to come into a place that’s its needed to be in for a while. I think that a lot of Christian music was kind of cheap. It was a bunch of people that just regurgitated everyone else’s songs but added a different hook or something that made it “cool/ hip” again. It wasn’t very original, and because of this it wasn’t very respected by other
    musicians. I think where it’s headed is the opposite of that, with bands like Switchfoot, MuteMath, Underoath, P.O.D., The Fray, One Republic… they’re showing the world that Christian music isn’t as lame as a lot of people think it is.

    hylandjon Jon (lead singer/guitarist for independent pop/rock band Hyland)       Hyland
    I think the Christian music industry is doing a terrible job of staying current. They are banking on bands that offer travel cards with no annual fee, and that are tried and true (Newsboys, Third Day) and aren’t taking chances on new original talent, only on what has already worked in the secular scene. Where are the Audio Adrenalines and the DC Talks of THIS generation???!!! Everyone in the industry is worried about their bottom dollar instead of realizing taking a chance on originality will pay off ten-fold.

    bryanblondstreakabandon Bryan (bass player for Forefront Records pop/rock band Abandon) Abandon
    Honestly, it stinks that it has come down to a business plan, labels, and it stinks that it actually is an “industry”. I feel like Christians should be at the head of the line creating the best art the world has ever seen. It should just be known that we are Christians based on what we stand for and how we live. It’s weird to me that it has become it’s own separate industry.

    brookewaggner Brooke Waggoner(solo indie/pop artist on SlowMoon Music)          Brooke Waggoner
    It’s a shame that it’s so divided and set apart from other genres and in other ways, it’s not set apart at all.. it’s really like any other industry – they tapped into a market, create products to fit that demographic, and package it accordingly. It’s difficult to find genuine amongst alot of this, but it does exist!

    brandonsayyouwill Brandon (bass player for independent pop/rock band Say You Will)
    Since we’re all trying to survive in a broken industry people are starting to fight against their morals to stay afloat. As a band we’ve been ripped off, lied to, and stepped on a lot. Unfortunately, the Christian music industry has been the worst about that to us. I hate to say it, but the snakes are in the Christian music industry. That said there are also a lot of awesome people in the Christian music industry that have done wonders for us. It’s no different than the secular side I guess. They’re just selling to Christians.

    echocastbandwb8David (singer for independent nu-metal band Echocast)               Echocast
    I think that a lot of artists are jaded towards the Christian music industry because they might have felt slighted at some point in the business end… But, a lot of people forget that that the music business is still a “business”…

    amycourts Amy Courts (independent pop/folk artist)
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    Honestly? Having come and gone from a number of major Christian label opportunities and seen the ins and outs of their operations, I see the Christian Music Industry much like Jesus saw the sale of goods in the temple: an exploitation of righteousness and holiness for the sake of making money, and a tyrannical dictatorship regarding what defines “Christianity” in melodic terms.

    christopherthegoodnighthorizenChristopher(vocalist for Harvest Earth Records metal band The Goodnight Horizon)
    The Goodnight Horizon
    They spend to much time catering to those who already know Jesus. Open the door, plant the seeds. Stop hiding.

    sethinfrontendervence Seth (singer for independent hard rock band Endeverance)
    Endeverance
    I think the “Christian Music” industry sometimes is worse than the Mainstream industry because there is no grace in “Christian Music” I mean if your sin gets out and you’re in the “Christian Music” industry sometimes you get ex-communicated…I mean we are all humans we all sin and fail…Why does it mean when you’re a so called “Christian Artist” you can’t fail…And I think that’s horrible if anything you would think they would be more understanding. But I mean it does have good things like promoting music that has a meaning behind it…

    curtisblackhighvally Curtis(mandolist/singer for Centricity Records country band High Valley) High Valley
    I think it’s sad that Christian music has to be so “commercial” and surface in order to have success. I like deep songs that may possibly offend someone or really challenge them rather than telling someone that God loves them and knows there name over and over again. These are good messages but hearing it over and over again won’t change anyone’s life if they have heard that message a thousand times before. I think that Christian music good have deeper and more powerful messages. A band that I believe does an awesome job is Downhere. Lyrically the best Christian band I have ever heard.

    divulgencecamCameron(guitarist/vocalist for Bombworks Records metal band Divulgence)
    Its almost as though Christians have the mindset that since they are playing for God they get to slack off on their song writing. I can turn on the local Christian radio station and hear 5 songs that sound the same in about an hour. It shouldn’t be that way. If you are writing for the King of kings you should give it all you got and don’t take the easy way out by doing some overused chord progression.

    corpuschristijarrodinfront Jarrod(guitarist/singer from Victory Records metal band Corpus Christi) Corpus Christi
    Sadly, I find the name is often one of the only differences between it (Christin music industry) and the secular music industry.

    domicballi Dominic Balli (independent Reggae/hip-hop artist)                              Dominic Balli
    It’s the same as the mainstream one. At the top, there’s still a dude that is just really all about one thing. Money. That’s the industry, not the artists. There’s some artist with wonderfully pure hearts out there. A bunch of them. And there’s some labels that are the same. But as far as most of the “big” Christian labels. It’s all the same.

    I think Dominic best summed it up, “it’s all the same”. That seems to be the pervailing theme throughout all the answers this week. Christ called us to be different, so why is it not?

    Next week we are talking about the importance of the Christian music scene, so check back with us next week!