Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Free Music for Tuesday Jan. 26th

From now till February 1st dPulse is giving away Kevin Max's "Traveler Mora Brothers Remixes" for free!
Note: Registartion is required.

And Tenth Avenue North is offering fans a free download of "Beloved (Acoustic Version.)" Click HERE to download it.

To the Secrets and Knowledge - Number One Gun (Album Preview)

This week ONLY Aol Music. is streaming To the Secrets and Knowledge by Number One Gun.

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Title: To the Secrets and Knowledge
Artist: Number One Gun
Release Date: January 26th 2010
Album Rating: 3 Stars

Track Listing:
1. The Victory
2. Big Machines
3 Forest
4. Noises
5. Hey Stranger
6. The People
7. White Lies
8. Look to Pass
9. Try It
10. Don't Stop Believing

Excuses - Deas Vail (Music Video)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Disappearing World - Fair (Preview & Quick Thoughts)

This week ONLY is streaming Disappearing World by Fair two weeks before it releases!

You do need to be a member in order to preview the album. Membership is free, click HERE to join and earn 25 bonus points for signing up!

Title: Disappearing World
Artist: Fair
Release Date: February 9th 2010
Album Rating: 4 Stars

Track Listing:
1. Disappearing World
2. Wayside
3. Walking In My Sleep
4. One Last Time
5. Take Some Risks
6. The Escape Artist
7. It's Doubtful
8. The Worst Of Your Wear
9. Great Divide
10. Anymore

Quick Thoughts...

It's been four years since Fair's debut album "The Best Worst-Case Scenario" was released. Four years is a long time to wait for a sophomore album. But I think any Fair fan would agree it was well worth the wait! Even if you weren't a fan of their debut album you should definitely give this album a listen.

Disappearing World is definitely my favorite Fair song, hands down. I love it lyrically and musically. It just fits so perfectly with Aaron Sprinkles vocals. Songs like One Last Time, Take Some Risks, and It's Doubtful have a refreshing retro feel to them. I really liked every song, they're all just... SO GOOD. The only disappointment is how the title track starts the album off so nicely but Anymore just didn't end the album quite as well, the song is only okay.

Over all Disappearing World is not amazing but it is a GOOD album. I'd definitely buy it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Born Again EP - Newsboys (Preview & Quick Thoughts)

Newboys is streaming their new EP "Born Again EP" (only available at shows) on Facebook RIGHT NOW!
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Title:Born Again EP
Artist: Newsboys
Album Rating: 4 Stars

Track Listing:
1. Born Again
2. Light Up
3. I'll Be
4. One Shot
5. On Your Knees

Quick Thoughts...

Back in March of 2009 when Peter Furler announced he was leaving Newsboys, and Michael Tait would be replacing him, I really flipped! I can't believe it's been almost a year since Peter left. I LOVE Michael's voice, and he's a wonderful artist! But Peter Furler is and will ALWAYS be, one of my favorite male vocalists and songwriters. I miss him. Newsboys will never be the same without him. I hadn't been able to get use to the idea of Michael Tait taking over as lead vocalist, till now... Born Again is GREAT! It's no Newsboys. This is definitely different, in EVERY WAY. It's more like a fresh new Tait with the band members of Newsboys.

Born Again, Light Up, and One Shot are fun and upbeat. I'll Be and On Your Knees are nice, slower tunes with great messages! Born Again's chorus is really catchy, I've had it stuck in my head for days! One Shot is about speaking out and speaking up about God's love no matter what people think or say. I love the Twitter and Facebook references. I'll Be is a reminder that when everything in your life has fallen apart and everyone is gone, the Lord will ALWAYS be there. On Your Knees is definitely my favorite song and a great finish! It's a reminder that when you're broken and you've fallen and you've lost all hope, just get on your knees. Get on your knees. Because God is there to rescue you and pull you through.

Overall it's a very enjoyable EP. I've had the whole thing on repeat for days, I just can't stop listening to it. Michael Tait's vocals are better than ever! The NEW Newsboys have caught my attention and I'm actually looking forward to the full length album releasing later this year.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

You Set The Rhythm - Newworldson (Free Download)

This week Inpop Records is giving away Newworldson's "You Set The Rhythm" off their latest self-titled album which releases February 23rd 2010.

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If you'd like to find out more about Newworldson please visit their MySpace

Or if you'd like to pre-order their self-titled album for only $6.95 visit

For more info on Inpop Records and other Inpop Artist's visit Inpops Official Website.

Many blessings and thanks for reading!

Born Again - Newsboys (Music Video)

newsboys "Born Again" *Official Music Video* from newsboys on Vimeo.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Losers - Me In Motion (Music Video)

“I’m trying to write songs that will inspire people to ‘live’ in a way they never have before, to realize that loving everyone, regardless of circumstance, is what it’s really all about. Doing simple things like helping their neighbors, or sitting by a lonely kid at the lunch table at school, or giving someone an open ear--It’s often those little things that let people around us know how much they’re really loved.”
--Seth Mosley, lead vocals/guitar, Me In Motion

Me In Motion
Self-Titled Debut: Spring 2010
Seth Mosley (lead vocals/guitar)
Tim Wilson (bass/background vocals)
Brian Dexter (drums/background vocals)

It’s not that there haven’t been other 3-piece rock bands capable of producing a towering barrage of sound. And it’s not there haven’t been other hard-touring indie outfits that racked up tens of thousands of miles and tens of thousands of fans before they stepped up to the majors and signed a label deal, either. In this particular case though, the thing that really sets Centricity Music’s new artist Me In Motion apart from their peers is the speed with which they’ve reached this point—that and the fact that none of it seems to have gone to their heads.

Formed in mid-2006 by then-nineteen-year-old writer-artist-producer-wunderkind Seth Mosley, Me In Motion had by 2008 already grabbed the attention of GMA producer-of-the-year Ian Eskelin, signed a development deal and began the regular commute from Ohio to Nashville to write and record a full length project. When Centricity Music bought the masters and signed the band in 2009, Seth’s production skills had already so rapidly matured that he was the obvious choice to produce the remaining handful of songs for the band’s self-titled debut. Or, as Eskelin remarked when he heard the new batch of hooky, brit-rock influenced demos: “Dang. Those guys don’t need me anymore.” Flash forward a few short months. Mosley has not only produced the back half of Me In Motion’s record, he’s producing or co-producing several tracks on the next Newsboys album, many of which he also co-wrote. Not to mention the fact that Me In Motion is already signed to tour with the Newsboys.

Okay, time out. Let’s rewind for a second. Who are these guys again? And didn’t anybody see this coming?

“It’s a bit ironic,” Seth laughs, “that the first CD I ever owned was the Newsboys Take Me To Your Leader. I would stay up all night cranking up that thing in my walkman. I was enamored with music and concerts from a pretty young age, started learning guitar when I was twelve and played on stage for the first time at fifteen. I started a little recording studio in my parents’ basement and all through high school I was producing and writing for my friends’ bands, as well as leading worship for youth services at my church.”

After high school, Mosley planned to pursue a music degree in Nashville. In fact, he had already completed a week of freshman orientation when he got a call offering him a full-time studio production job in Ohio. After some intense soul-searching, Seth packed up, left Nashville and took the production gig. It was while working there that he met bassist Tim Wilson and drummer Brian Dexter who would eventually form the remaining two-thirds of Me In Motion.

“Working long days there,” Seth explains, “made me realize pretty quick that there was something deep down inside pushing me toward being an artist. I had so many songs in my head screaming to be heard. I didn’t care if it was ever a big commercial success or not. I just knew I couldn’t spend the next twenty years sitting in a recording studio. Enter Me In Motion. We formed the band, hit the road and haven’t looked back since.”

In Seth’s world, “since” is a scant three years (but hey, in his defense, that’s about 15% of his life so far…). In that short span though, the fledgling band has toured almost full-time, winning over hundreds of audiences with their loud, sweaty, no-holds-barred rock n’ roll stage show that showcases their passionate blend of raw pop and worship and their almost insane level of interaction with fans.

“From the very beginning,” Seth explains, “Tim, Brian and I wanted Me In Motion to be remembered by fans as the band that was always available and accessible. That’s why we hang out at the merchandise table before and after our shows, just to connect with the kids who come out to see us. And it really has a big impact on people when you take that time with them instead of just getting up on stage, playing your set and splitting. It really matters to kids and a lot of them leave messages on our facebook page afterwards to let us know. We also post a new online video content weekly and do a lot of twittering to make fans feel even more a part of our community. One of our primary missions is to make sure that Me In Motion never loses that aspect of who we are.”

Even as they were grinding out show after show and connecting with fans those first couple of years, the band was also honing their chops and defining their sound, ultimately staking their claim in that corner of the musical landscape that includes influences like Jet, Foo Fighters, Switchfoot, Oasis, The Killers, Weezer, The Bravery and the Beatles.

“I don’t think there’s a much better education than what you get being on the road,” Seth says. “A few years of being a traveling band sleeping on couches and floors and hearing so many different life stories has an effect on you. It all figures into what we sound like and write about now. Musically, we’ve landed in a place that’s a lot more straight up rock n’ roll than we would have done before. But that’s because we’ve discovered it’s what we love to play live and we’ve embraced the ‘less is more’ philosophy in a musical sense, just stripping it back and rocking out.”

A huge part of Me In Motion’s unique identity as a group is expressed in their first radio single Losers. The aggressive, groove-based anthem instantly emerged as a huge crowd pleaser and as a song with power to affirm and motivate listeners.

“Losers is a banner song for anyone who has ever felt rejected by their peers,” Seth says, “whether it’s because of how they look, something that’s different about them, or because they’re trying to follow Jesus in a world that looks at that as strange. But the song is also a callout for us to open our eyes and see the ‘least of these’ that Jesus talked about who are all around us. My favorite line in Losers says, ‘Maybe that’s a four-eyed Jesus, coming from a broken home…’. So the song is saying let’s look at people through eyes of mercy and compassion as Jesus would and let’s love them as if they were Jesus because he told us as we do unto them, we do unto him.”

Other standout songs on the project include the Coldplay-esque ballad Back To You (a personalized nod to the prodigal son narrative), the infectious, caffeine-on-eleven rollercoaster ride of Leaving Here Someday, and the energetically bright and dark (uh…you’ll understand when you hear it…) show-opener Gotta Be Something, which sets out to deconstruct our culture’s shallow view of happiness and refocus our attention on something more enduring.

“Gotta Be Something is kind of a manifesto,” Seth observes. “It’s saying that we reject what the world sells us as the definition of what it really means to live life to the fullest. This world’s misconstrued ideas of happiness and success don’t really mean anything in the grand scheme, so let’s stop chasing them. When we sing that it’s as much a reminder to us as it is to our audience.”

That same tendency towards introspective conviction even played into the band’s name choice. Me In Motion was inspired by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s quote: “Everybody thinks about changing the world, but nobody thinks about changing himself.” The idea of seeing oneself as a work in progress. Of seeing the sanctification process as a joint venture between the Spirit of God and a human heart emerged early on as one of the band’s central tenets.

“I always find myself going back to the theme of wanting to make a difference,” Seth explains, “to live out our faith, even when it might be the hardest thing in the world to do. My heart for myself, the band, the kids and families that hear Me In Motion’s music is that all of us will be inspired to break out of these little bubbles that we so often find ourselves retreating into and to show everybody a little bit of Jesus’ love every day. It’s a bit of a scary thought because I personally like to have a 10-step guide for what to do and how to do it rather than just a basic rule that says, ‘Alright, get out there and love God and people as much as you can!’ But isn’t that what faith is for at the end of the day? Living a true life of love, I’ve found, is never the easy life. But it’s the real life. It’s the only life that fulfills who we’re meant to be.”

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Lovelite Interview

An interview with Jen Polfer of Lovelite.

“Lovelite’s purpose as a band is to inspire praise in the hearts of God’s people and desire in the hearts of the lost. Lovelite does this through musical worship. Worship is eternal, even in the musical sense; and they want to spread that truth from city to city, offering the lost and the church a chance to join in the song of the saved. Lovelite is a worship band that desires to help all ages of people find God through music and direct their worship towards Him while offering a unique take on congregational music.

In the early stages of marriage Andrew and Jen Polfer began to realize their great desire to write songs for the church. Their singable melodies and creative arrangements quickly compelled the other members-to-be to form Lovelite.”

1. Where did the band name come from?

Jen: Lovelite comes from Ephesians 5:8 which says that we were once in darkness but now are in light. We are to "love light" rather than darkness. The spelling is purely for symmetry.

2. How did you and Andrew get into music? Had you guys always planned in being in music or did it just happen?

Jen: We both got into music through our youth groups.
Andrew led worship for his high school youth band starting at age 16. I led acoustic worship at her high school youth group also starting at age 16. At age 17, I moved from Los Angeles county to Paso Robles (where Andrew grew up), we met through our school Christian club and began leading worship together at the youth group that he grew up in. We both had a love for music and ministry and hoped that we'd be able to continue to do it for some sort of life career.

3. I downloaded "All Color" some months back and I just fell in love with the first track "There You Are"! It's so beautiful! Can you tell ne how it came to be?

Jen: "There You Are" came from a time when we both felt unable to see God working; this was our mutual response to that season in our lives. God used this song to remind us that He is alive, moving and present whether we feel Him or not. We were also inspired by 2 Tim. 2:13, "If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself."

4. Which song on "All Color" means the most to you and why?

Jen: That would have to be "Unrivaled." Andrew was going through a time in his life when he felt like a lot of temporal things were taking over the front of his mind. There was one morning when he was noticing that the sun is the only star in the sky during the day, while at night the stars are innumerable. We tend to look at our lives like we look at the night sky: one star is work, one is school, one is family, one is God, etc. But during the day, there is only one star: the sun. God gently reminded him that He (God) should be like the sun: just that one star that is so bright it outshines all the others. God is truly the unrivaled and unmatched King.

5. I heard you guys are working on a new album and I'm so exited about it! Has the process of this album been any different than your previous album and EP?

Jen: We are very excited about the progress of our new EP which we have recently decided to title, "Nearness." Each time we record, it's a little different. This time around has been really fun and smooth ride so far. We are working with a very talented producer in Long Beach named Tyler Chester and are pleased to have just found out that it will be mixed by Brad Wood who has mixed a lot of our favorite albums. We hope to release "Nearness" by early 2010.

6. You and Andrew co-write pretty much all of your song's. What's the writing process like for you guys?

Jen: Andrew is the idea man. He usually comes up with a skeleton for the song: hook line, chorus, concept, etc. Then my main role is to help strengthen what's already there like the vocal pattern and chord progressions. We always joke that Andrew is the poet and I'm the editor because he comes up with beautiful lyrics but I help them to connect and make sense.

7. Another one of my favorite song's off "All Color" is "One and Only". Can you tell me how that song came to be?

Jen: We wanted to write a song that the church would be able to sing together. We felt like the lyrics to One and Only were appropriate for our culture today. We are so fast passed and tend to throw things out that don't work for us right away, but God is where we find home, where we find permanency. He is worthy of eternal love.

8. Who are some of your musical influences?

Jen: In terms of worship music, Jason Morant is a hero to both of us. Lyrically, he is great at finding new ways of talking about concepts that are a thousand years old, and his music has encouraged both of us over and over again. In terms of genre, we both also love indie music such as Arcade Fire, Athlete and Death Cab for Cutie. Those types of bands continue to inspire our musical style.

9. When someone listens to your music what do you hope they'll take from it?

Jen: We are trying to give a unique and atmospheric approach to congregational worship music. Our goal is for people to be able to have a worship experience through music that they can relate to and enjoy. We also pray that God will use the words He's inspired us with to bring healing and bind up the brokenness that grips the lives of so many. Our passionate prayer is that God will also use these songs to wash and mend hurting hearts.

10. If you could work with anyone in the music industry who would it be?

Jen: We are actually already honored to be working with the person we respect more than anyone we've met in the Christian music industry and that's Chad Johnson. We are currently signed with a new non-profit record label called "Come&Live!" started by former A&R of Tooth&Nail Records, Chad Johnson. The idea behind this label is to raise support the same way a missionary would and then give our music away for free. The vision is for young people to be able to receive uplifting music that glorifies God without having to pay for it. You can read all about Come&Live! at "All Color" is the first album that we released under Come&Live!.


11. There's a lot going on in the world. As a Christian artist, what are some important social issues that you think should be highlighted in your art?

Jen: Of course love is the number one message that we want to spread. There are so many ways that the church has become a clanging symbol; we spend so much time telling the world what they're doing wrong when we should be telling them what Jesus did right.

Another area that we are passionate about is poverty and homelessness. In the past we've worked with shelters and hope to be able to do more of that. That's also one of the reasons that being a part of Come&Live! made so much sense to us; their whole foundation is based around living a lifestyle of simplicity so that those who have less can benefit from the abundance that God has given to the rest of us. The Come&Live! slogan: "Live simply to give generously."

12. What's your favorite scripture and why?

Andrew: "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." Rom. 8:1. It's just simple, beautiful, and sums everything up.

Jen: "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:6-7. In the past and even in the present I have dealt with worry and anxiety. This passage has never failed to meet me in a place of frustration and pull me back into victory and peace.

Again, thank you so much for doing this! May God bless you and Andrew abundantly in all that you do!

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