New Releases For October 19th,2010

abel lesser_men
Lesser Men
Abel

Come&Live!
Indie Rock
Buy NOW:
(available for free download at comeandlive.com)
Amazon MP3

the classic imperials still standing
Still Standing
The Classic Imperials

Hall of Fame Music Group
Gospel
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Amazon

jj heller when im with you
When I’m With You
JJ Heller

Stones Table Records
Pop
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Amazon

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The Transition EP
Philmont

Independent
Pop Rock
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Amazon

the rocket summer mean and angels b sides
Men And Angels B-Sides EP
The Rocket Summer

Island Records
Emo
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Amazon MP3

seabird Over The Hills And Everywhere A Christmas EP
Over The Hills And Everywhere: A Christmas EP
Seabird

Credential Records
Christmas music
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Amazon MP3

third day MOVE
MOVE
Third Day

Essential Records
Rock
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Amazon

New Releases August 25th, 2009

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Searchlights
Abandon

Forefront Records
Pop Rock
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Amazon
iTunes

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Beautiful City Revisited
Erica Lane

Cloud Ten Pictures
Pop
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Amazon
iTunes

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The Hope That Lies In You
The Glorious Unseen

BEC Recordings
Worship
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Amazon
iTunes

go2-push
Push
Go2

Psalms Group
Rap
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Amazon

javen-keeping-the-faith
Keeping The Faith
Javen

Melrose Music Group
R&B/Gospel
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Amazon
iTunes

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V3…Just James
J.Moss

Gospocentric
R&B/Gospel
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Amazon
iTunes

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Just Karima
Karima Kibble

N Seasons Records
R&B
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Amazon

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Love Is On The Move
Leeland

Reunion Records
Pop Rock
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Amazon
iTunes

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Come Alive
Mark Schultz

Word Entertainment
Contemporary Christian
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Amazon
iTunes

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Where’s Our Revolution
Matt Brouwer

Indie Extreme
Pop
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Amazon
iTunes

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We Will Not Be Shaken
Matt Redman

Sparrow Records
Worship/Contemporary
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Amazon

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The Outsiders
Needtobreathe

Atlantic Records
Atmospheric Rock
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Amazon
iTunes

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To Trust A Traitor
Of Violence & Vanity

Vitalis Artist Group
Pop/Rock
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Amazon

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Son Of The Morning
Oh, Sleeper

Solid State Records
Progressive Metalcore
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Amazon
iTunes

phil-stacey-into-the-light
Into The Light
Phil Stacey

Reunion Records
Contemporary
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Amazon
iTunes

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Attention
Philmont

Forefront Records
Pop Rock
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Amazon
iTunes

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The Covers EP
Ruth

Tooth & Nail Records
Pop Rock
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Amazon
iTunes

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You Deliver Me
Selah

Curb Records
Contemporary
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Amazon
iTunes

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Let The Light In
Shachah

Cross Movement Records
Hip-Hop/Rock
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Amazon
iTunes

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Start To Believe EP
Silverline

Vertical Shift Label
Pop Rock
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Amazon
iTunes

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Awake
Skillet

Atlantic Records
Hard Rock
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Amazon
iTunes

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Live
Smokie Norful

EMI Gospel
Gospel/R&B
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Amazon
iTunes

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The Things We Can See and The Things We Cannot
So Long Forgotten

Come&Live!
Progressive Rock

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Moving In Pairs
Stephen Petree

Universal Records
Rock

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These Simple Truths
Sidewalk Prophets

Word Records
Pop Rock
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Amazon
iTunes

Weekly Update 8/21/09

Hello to all the amazing people who read our site, we love you. Really, your participation in this website makes everything worth it.  Every time you visit, it counts as only good stuff for us as a group.  So, thank you….

If you will remember, a few months back, we announced that we were going to tone things down a little bit on the site.  At the time, we were putting up three posts a day, beginning to build our artist database, and trying to manage our emerging “ezine” persona.  In all honesty, we never intended to use The One21 as a magazine-type website. Our original idea for this blog was to simply communicate our passion and try to begin to introduce the world to a larger perspective of “Christian music”in modern culture.

Well, God, as He always does, has His own plans for things, and seven months in to our existence we were doing interviews,  reporting on news, and in general acting like more of a magazine.

However, the true intention of this site, The One21 Music, was to build a tool that could fully introduce the people to the vast body of music made by believers. So, in May, we officially began to build our artists database. We started strong, found out we weren’t doing it right, started over, added a few features, went back and added those features to the existing profiles, went back and edited, and then once again began to add new artists, and here we are.

Confused? Dont worry, all of that was my long way of saying that we are now 260 artists strong in our database, and every week we are adding on average 6-10 new entries.  The profiles span over 10 genres, 3 categories, and over 120 styles (sub-genres).  We are doing our best to make sure that any fan, of any type of music will have a place on this website.  You can go see our progress by clicking on the “Artist Search” tab up at the top of this page, or you can click here.
Also, if there is particular artist you want to check out, you can get to them quickly by typing in www.one21music.com/(artist name) into the address bar on your browser (so an example would be www.one21music.com/owl city).  If you dont get anything, it most likely means we have not gotten that particular artist into the system yet, but don’t fret because we are working on it.

Alright, with so much going on, Chuck and I thought it would be a good idea to start giving you guys weekly rundowns on what is happening here on the site.  So at the end of the week, we will recap what we have been writing about on the blog, in the database, and what is happening in our company.  Our hope is that not only will you stay up to date to what is happening on the blog, and what new artists you may want to check out, but also that you would get to know us as people and as a company. So, here we go, this our first real update so I hope you enjoy:

General Site Updates:

-First of all, you may notice that we have a new banner. The old one was cool and everything, but as we turn the corner on this website, we wanted to go with something a bit “cleaner” looking. Plus, I (Ian) was really tired of looking at myself every time I looked at the site (yes, if you remember the guy in the banner, that was a big ‘ol profile of me, myself, and I).

-We launched our “Album Release” page this week. this page contains dates, titles, and album artwork(when available) for all the upcoming CDs from Christian artists. It will be updated often, and in future “update” posts I will keep you up to date on what we have added to the page. Go check out all the upcoming releases here.

-We got rid of our “Music Artists” and “Christian Labels” tabs. With the database, we don’t need the “Artist” tab, although you may see a newer, more accessible version of it pop up in the near future. All the information from the “Christian Labels” can now be found in our “Links” page. You can click on the “Links” tab at the top of the page or just click here

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Blog/Article Updates:

-New Releases-The big release this week came from MuteMath, but Manic Drive and Take It Back! also released somke new stuff this week.
-Music News- new videos from John Reuben, Paramore, and Philmont, along with new album info for Abandon Kansas, and a lot of bands leaving their labels and others getting signed.
-Free Download- a new little DJ album from hip-hop artist Playdough. Very strange, but hard to pass up for free.
-Voices Of The Underground2 Pt.1- Begin a new “season” of our round table interview series by asking Thousand Foot Krutch, White Collar Sideshow, Gileah Taylor, and many others what they love about music.

Artist Database Updates:

-Chuck has moved around some genre definitions to best suite our Praise & Worship, and Gospel fans.

Profiles added:
Moby
Owl City
Mindy Smith
Adrienne Young
Iris Dement
MuteMath
Son Lux
Buddy Miller
Bodies Of Water
The Welcome Wagon
Sufjan Stevens
Danielson
Josh Garrels
Listener
Preson Phillips
Gileah Taylor (Gileah & The Ghost Train)
Wonder
Love Begotten
Bradley Hathaway

Also, this weekend we will be holding a meeting to try and figure out a possible One21 Fest here in Austin, Texas. If you are reading this and have some ideas, please speak up. Until next week, God bless, and have a great weekend.

Christian Music Is Not A Genre, It Is A Movement

Christian Music News August 18th 2009

Below is the new, self produced music video from pop rock band Philmont for their song “Back Down”

Below is the new-er artwork for Thrice‘s physical release of their new album Beggars, which will hit stores September 15th, 2009.
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Copeland recently appeared in a live session for Daytrotter.com. Listen to Copeland on Daytrotter.

Metalcore giants Gwen Stacy have signed with Solid State Records.

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Abandon Kansas‘ upcoming release, entitled We’re All Going Somewhere EP, which will see a September 8th, 2009 release date.
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1. The Harder They Fall
2. I Wonder If It’s Me
3. Make Believe
4. We’re All Going Somewhere
5. Months and Years
6. Close Your Eyes

Continuing the artist shuffle they are doing over at Tooth & Nail Records, screamo rock band Write This Down has signed with the label. Congrats to all involved.

Matt Morginsky ( also known as Mojo of The OC Supertones) has partnered up with Croatian ska band October Light to form ……Mojo & October Light. They will be releasing an album in the very near future.

Don Clark (guitar) and Ethan Luck (drums) of Demon Hunter have both announced their departure from the band. Ethan will now be the full time drummer for Relient K.

Progressive metal band The Beneath has decided to call it a day. Bummer, they were really good…

Below is the new music video from John Reuben with his song “Jamboree”.

The Becoming is now holding auditions for a new drummer before they start hitting the road hard come this Fall. Eyeliner required….

Brooke Waggoner dropped a little update, including some details concerning a new album coming out within the year.  Read Brooke Waggoner update.

Below is the album artwork and tracklisting for Fee‘s October 6th, 2009 release, Hope Rising.
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1. Rise And Sing
2. Greatly To Be Praised
3. Glory To God Forever
4. Everything Falls
5. God Is Alive
6. Hands Of The Healer
7. Arms That Hold The Universe
8. Promised Land
9. We Crown You
10. Your Love
11. Send Me Out

Below is the new music video from recent Tooth & Nail singee Sent By Ravens, with their song “Trailer Vs. Tornado”.

A little video interview with Bradley Hathaway was conducted and posted over at Relevant Magazine. Watch Bradley Hathaway interview.

Flyleaf‘s first new album in close to five years, entitled Memento Mori, will hit the general market on October 27th, 2009.

Below is the artwork and tracklisting for David Bazan‘s (Pedro The Lion) new album, entitled Curse These Branches, which will become available September 1rst, 2009.
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01 Hard To Be
02 Bless This Mess
03 Please, Baby, Please
04 Curse Your Branches
05 Harmless Sparks
06 When We Fell
07 Lost My Shape
08 Bearing Witness
09 Heavy Breath
10 In Stitches

Below is the new music video from Paramore, with their song “Ignorance”:

Free MP3 Day!-Its TOO Hot July Edition..

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I know you guys in the North are all good, but its 103 in Austin right now with 100% humidity.  Im melting, so I will make this quick. These are all the free MP3s from Christian artists we have gathered this month for you. There are a lot of names you may know, most likely a few you don’t. I say take um all, sort it our later..

*I want to assure all of our readers that the tracks below have been posted for free on a variety of places as a means of promotion for the artists. If you download something off of our site, and enjoy it, please go and buy the rest of the music. If you are an artist and you don’t think we should have your song on these MP3 posts, please hit us up on the “Contact Us” tab up there, and we will be more than happy to delete the file. No questions asked.*
(mediafire downloads)
Abandon- Providence
Amy Courts- Shiver
Ayiesha Woods- Refine Me
Bobby Bishop-All In
Brad & Rebekah Bichsel- Let Praise Arise
Christy Nockels- Life Light Up
Da T.R.U.T.H.- U Ready
Danyew- Beautiful King
Hillsong United- Desert Song ACTE
Josh Wilson- Savior Please
Misty Edwards- Light Up Your Face
Philmont- I Can’t Stand To Fall
Pro- I’m Sorry
Ruth- Back To The Five
Sheri Carr- Flicker
Tal & Acacia- Clear View
Tal & Acacia- Merry Go Round
Tal & Acacia- Yaweh
Thi’sl- I’m A Rider
Tony Stone- Something Better
Travis Cotrell- To The King
Underoath- Emergency Broadcast: The End I
Vota- I’ll Go