Free Download: Wayfarer – The River

So lately (and when I say lately I mean the last 3 years) there has been a growing movement in the worship music scene; and that movement is back to the spiritual. Many artists have been taking old hymns and breathing new life into for a whole new generation to experience, The latest to this movement is Wayfarer (featuring former members of Sherwood), who exclusively play “repurposed hymns and spiritual songs. Modern music, classic words”. What sets this one apart, for me at least, is that Wayfarer dont just play old songs in a praise & worship format, but instead incorporate an almost Minus The Bear sense of indie rock into songs that many of us sang in Sunday school as children.

Listen below and decide yourself

Interview And Music Video From Sherwood Posted

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Late last week, Campus Circle posted their interview with indie pop rock band Sherwood concerning the folding of their label home, Myspace Records. In the interview, the band discusses their next step after losing the label, and their reactions to the situation when they gt the news last month. Check it out:

Read Sherwood interview

The next day the band posted the music video for their latest single “You Are”. Enjoy!

Christian Music News November 3rd, 2009

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Emo mainstay Copeland has decided to disband after almost ten years in the scene. Its a bummer, they have been a part of my regular music rotation for a long time now…They are going to do one last tour, and hinted and one more CD, so we will see what goes down.

After almost 5 months on hiatus, Oceana has decided to give it another go with a slightly re-tooled lineup.

It seems that Norma Jean has signed on with Razor & Tie Records and will release their next full length through the label in early 2010.  This is the first album that the band will release outside of Solid State Records since signing with the label back in 2001 when they were known as Luti-Kriss.

The Fray and OneRepublic will both appear on Timbaland‘s upcoming Shock Value 2 CD as guests.

A Hope For Hope has signed with Facedown Records and will be releasing their next full length through the label in early 2010.

An interview with I Am Alpha & Omega was posted on HM’s website this week. Read I Am Alpha & Omega interview.

Legendary spirit-filled hardcore band Unashamed has reformed and will begin play shows again in 2010. No word on new music.

Strike First Records has signed Letter The Exiles to their ranks. Hoping for some good stuff from this band…

Jason Gray was interviewed over at Jesusfreakhideout last week. Read Jason Gray interview.

Close Your Eyes (from Texas no less) has signed on with Victory Records. Congrats guys!

Videos

Below is the freakin awesome video from Worshipcore monsters Sleeping Giant. The video was directed by our good friend T.D. Benton, who is one of our Voices Of The Underground and is the leader of White Collar Sideshow. The video is for the song “The Army Of The Chosen One”

Below is the video for Sara Groves latest single called “It’s Me”

And this one is called “Maybe This Time” by Sherwood

Here is a sweet new song from Cas Metah called “This Can’t Be True”

Here we go, the first video from Switchfoot off their latest album called “Mess of Me”

New Releases For October 13th, 2009

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The Death of Me
Ahmad

We C.L.A.P.
Hip-Hop

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Christmas In The Heart
Bob Dylan

Sony Records
Folk/Christmas
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Fire Kites EP
Eisley

Sire/Reprise Records
Indie Progressive Rock
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Inner Sanctum
Grave Robber
Retroactive Records
Horror Punk
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Coat of Color
Lions and Tygers

Independent
Pop Rock
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QU
Sherwood

Myspace Records
Pop Rock
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Autumn Heart
SONSOFDAY

1964 Records
Pop Rock

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A Silver Lining (digital release)
We Shot The Moon

Afternoon Records
Pop Rock
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