White Collar Sideshow – The Witchunt

White Collar Sideshow recently released their debut full length album, Witchunt, through Come & Live. You can download the album for free over at the Come & Live website. If you have already listened to their 2007 self titled EP you are in for something a bit different. The music is similar but where the EP only contained samples of talking from movies, from what I remember, this album actually contains vocals. Sometimes the vocals are more spoke than sung but I think it is a step in a great direction for the band.

I used to be a big fan of industrial music Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, and Revolting………. well you get the picture. While this is not exactly the same there is no other Christian bands that I can think of, at the moment, to compare too. So if you enjoy industrial music I would give this one a listen. Or if you enjoy something that is just a bit different then it is worth a listen as well. Read the rest of this entry

Rivers & Robots – You Saved My Soul

Rivers & Robots is Jonathan Ogden from Manchester, UK. He recently released a new album titled Take Everything and is giving away a song from the album for free download. You can download You Saved My Soul at his Soundcloud or Bandcamp page, whatever you prefer.

Rivers & Robots has an experimental sound blending folk, indie rock, and worship with electronic elements. I would recommend it for anyone that also enjoys Sufjan Stevens, and I do so I am loving Rivers & Robots. If you enjoy the song I highly recommend you check out the rest of the new album Take Everything here at Take Everything - Rivers & Robots or Amazon. Read the rest of this entry

The extremely popular Christian site Jesus Freak Hideout has released it's first compilation album, and are giving it away for free. The album called, Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't) Volume One, is a compilation of mostly independent artists that they enjoy and think you need to hear. There are also some fairly well know bands on it such as Family Force 5, The O.C. Supertones, and Kids In The Way.

Most of the music is in the rock genre whether it be pop rock, hard rock, folk rock……. There is a handful of hip-hop/rap and electronic artists on it as well. If you are a metal fan there is not much for you here Fallstar's song Hunters I believe is the only song on here for you and it falls more in the hardcore category. I also noticed that the compilation is for the most part male dominated there are very few females represented on the album. Read the rest of this entry

Pas Neos – City Of The Great King

Pas Neos is a breath of fresh air for someone looking to hear something different in Christian music, or music in general. Their music for the most part is electronic with some indie rock influence throughout. All of the lyrics are based on Scripture some just being verses taken straight from the bible, placing it nicely in the worship category as well.

After sampling the rest of the album I had to get it. This is a download for the song City Of The Great King, which is one of the songs off of their latest album The Wheat And The Tares. If you like what you hear you can purchase the full album here at Amazon or iTunes. I highly recommend getting the full album, I did and I love it!! Read the rest of this entry

Heath McNease – Thrift Store Jesus

Heath McNease is an experimental hip-hop/rap artist. At the core his music is hip-hop/rap but he has many other influences throughout his music. The first song Natural Disaster Baptism on the album immediately reminded me of Beck. I used to be a huge Beck fan and this song hooked me in to listen to the rest of the album. The rest of the album there are a handful of songs that remind me of Beck at parts as well, great mix of many different genres rap, rock, folk, soul……… He has many artists contributing to the album as well, Playdough lends vocals on the song Under Her Pillow and artists such as ForBeatsSake, Courtland Urbano, Freddie Bruno, and Playdough all contribute beats for different songs. Read the rest of this entry

The Skies Revolt – Is Alive And Well

The Skies Revolt is a band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have a great experimental indie rock sound that is quite different than most of the music out there right now. The album Is Alive And Well is my favorite album that they have released and they are giving it away on their Bandcamp page and letting you name your price.

The band is currently working with Josh Cain and Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack to release a new 7" on Motion City Soundtrack's new record label The Boom Box Generation. This is part of a project that The Boom Box Generation is doing with Mad Dragon Records. The project is called Making Moves and will consist of releasing six 7" records with six different emerging artists. Read the rest of this entry