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Good Tunes // Music Monday 25.0


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Well i’m at a quarter century of Music Monday posts. VERY NICE!

So this week it’s not 1 artist… But many!


I’ve listened to “The Drop” on Relevant website before and have loved some of the live radio stuff they have done. And let’s face it, the Relevant crew it uber hip and always introducing good new tunes. It’s like their job (or at least part of it). So this re-release of their site called The Drop should be a pretty cool source of some good tunes.

The live studio recordings of All Son’s and Daughters was the first time i ever listened to The Drop, it was a while back and it was awesome! I love All Son’s and Daughters anyway but this live studio feel is amazing!

I’ve also enjoyed Audrey Assad. Some good, low-key, thoughtful worship tunes. A friend in Nashville turned me on to her and she has some music on The Drop. Worth a listen for sure!

I first heard Propaganda at a big youth conference, five thousand or so youth workers and Propaganda does his amazing spoken word / hip-hop gig and you can’t help but to be glued to his every word. From everything i hear he is legit. I mean check this video out and tell me you don’t like it (even if you’re not a rap fan).

They have tunes by The Welcome WagonThe Lighthouse and the Whaler (who i feature on this blog a couple weeks ago) and Sujan Steven. I mean seriously, some great tunes!

The scope isn’t as big at Spotify or Noisetrade or something like that but it’s much more focused, it’s free, and definately worth a book mark on your web brewers.

YOUR WELCOME!

Peace

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Mike Mains and the Branches // MUSIC MONDAY 24.0


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These guys and gals have some great tunes! And they are doing something over the next few weeks that they are affectionately calling “Music Mondays”  (dang it, i knew i should have copy righted that action ;-)   But anyway, check em’ out! The video i posted of their song Stero is probably my favorite.

And i think you might even be able to get some free tunes from them on Noisetrade!

I’ll admit, the album of theirs that i got off of Noisetrade wasn’t my favorite. Some good tunes and some not so good. But they are solid, fun and definately worth the listen. So check em’ out! Mike Maines and the Branches

 

 

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GOLDEN YOUTH // MUSIC MONDAY 23.0


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The tunes for today come from a band i recently ran across named GOLDEN YOUTH!

Notw i’m trying to blog more these days, at least once a week to be precise but have failed these past 2 weeks. I was at camp this past week, which i will write about at some point. I also was on dead line from my publisher the week before that and had some CRAZY action go down there. But i’m back.

And it’s Monday, so i thought i would share some music!

Golden Youth are very much in line with the kind of tunes i’ve been listening to lately. I don’t like them quite as much at Light House and the Whaler but there in that vein and i think you might enjoy them. They have great energy, good tunes, and some thoughtful lyrics.

You can get a few free cover song they have done on their website  and then head over to Amazon or iTunes to grab their album.

Here is a video of theirs that i really like. They have a few, Youtube them…

And here is the Album artwork for their album… i like it.

ENJOY!

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The Lighthouse and the Whaler // Music Monday 23.0


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I haven’t been very consistent with my Music Monday posts and i make no promises but here’s Music Monday 23.0 anyway.

The Band is The Lighthouse and the Whaler and man i am really digging their tunes. I know they aren’t new, you’ve probably been listening to them much longer than i have but right now… they are on repeat!

Here is my favorite of their tunes… so good!

And another thing i LOVE about this band is their album artwork. For me it catches my eyes and makes me want to participate in whatever it is that they are doing! LOVE IT!

Check these guys out for sure! If we have similar tastes in music you will really enjoy them, if you haven’t already been listening to them for years! For me, they are new on the playlist but i’m lovin it!

And since i haven’t done Music Monday’s in awhile i looked back over some of the bands that i’ve feature in the past. Good tunes! I think i need to listen to music more! So much good stuff out there. So check out some of these bands and if you want a quick laugh read about my music dreams! I read this post (which i had forgotten all about) and had a pretty good laugh myself!  But enjoy good music! It’s good for your heart and your imagination… 2 things we don’t value enough these days.

Monster Calling Home (now called Run River North)
Griffin House
Ben Rector
The Brillance
Bon Iver
Josh Rouse
John Foreman
William Fitzsimmons

 

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Monsters Calling Home // Music Monday 22.0


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A buddy of mine… actually a student who graduated from the student ministry of my church and is now down in Austin going to school (which makes me jealous every time i think about it)… anyway, he posted this video on my facebook today :: The band is —  Monsters Calling Home — check it…

So I LOVED this song and the video. And i have been googling and listening and telling my friends about these guys and gals for rest of the day. I thought good way to give them the proper love they deserve was to drop a Music Monday post here on my blog. After all it is Monday!

The band a ton of rad video’s but this next one got them a little recognition apparently. They made it on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show because the right person saw the video and like it. I like it to. So will you! Here’s the article… and even better, here’s the video….

And here is the video of their Jimmy Kimmel experience. SO RAD!

So yea, give these guys some love. Go buy their tunes, watch their videos, and tell your friends. That’s what i’m doing.

Grace and Peace
Erik

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Brett Younker // Music Monday 21.0


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I went to camp with my youth group (well i only went for 2 days, my daughter was about a week old and i didn’t want to be gone for a week) but the time i spent at camp had a few highlights, one was the worship band…

Brett Younker

Now it’s totally not fair, some places just hord tallent, Louie Giglio and his church Passion City are one of those places. Now this isn’t a serious beef, i’m just a little jealous.  Brett and his band lead worship for the student ministry at Passion City. Totally not fair! But true.

When i returned from camp i immediately purchases a couple of the Brett Younker CD’s and was not disappointed. Overall the album Come To The Water is solid but there are a couple songs that i really like…

The title track Come to the Water is one of them.
(listen to the album version, the video above is the acoustic version but it’s great song!)

Not Ashamed —  God Is Able — Holy Mystery
Are a few of my favorites.
Check em’ out!

And here is a pic of my daughter i mentioned… she is pretty awesome!

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Ben Rector—Suburban prayers // Music Monday 20.0 [ tuesday edition ]


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I’ve been listening to this song on repeat today,
a suburban prayer of sorts by Ben Rector…

“I want to live until i die
don’t let the devil bury me alive
when my heart stops let me go home
don’t let the suburbs kill my heart and soul.”

Along with thinking about Peter Rollings talking about how we all make “ironic gestures.”

So listening to this song while i sit at St. Starbuck with the queen of the suburbs, a very ironic gesture if you ask me. Thinking, praying and wondering  how i live a less ironic kind of life.

 

 

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LENT — The Brilliance // Music Monday 19.0


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On Mondays, every once in awhile I drop some music!
I cleverly call this “Music Monday’s” and well today is a Music Monday!

Over at www.LentWebGuide.com I gave this Lenten album a shout out (specifically on this day if you car to see it).

The album is entitle LENT by a band called The Brilliance.
I don’t think they call themselves The Brilliance but they are conceded and think they are brilliant but probably more so because they are a “sort of” a Christian worship band and believe that God is brilliant, i would agree.  But would also say they too are brilliant, or at least this Lenten album they have produced is.

Here is a great song entitled Dust We Are and Shall Return, probably my favorite of the album and such a great Lenten tune! Enjoy…

Well i hope you will go onto iTunes or Amazon and pick up this album to accompany through your Lenten journey.
I might remind you, we are half way there. Half way to resurrection so hang in their and remember that God in Christ is present, even in the desert and He desires you more than you desire anything. And that is the most important thing.

Grace, peace and mercy
erik

 

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Bryan & Katie Torwalt // Music Monday 18.0


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It’s been over a year (with the exception of a brief Lenten suggestion) since i’ve given a music monday recommendation. And since this monday is Halloween you might think i would suggest something like this or like this but that’s not what i’ve been listening to lately.

Screen Shot 2011-11-01 at 12.28.57 AMSomebody actually posted this album cover on instagram and i decided to take a listen, i’m glad i did. I’ve been listening to it all week. A few of the song are stellar the rest is solid. Make sure you listen to this one…

ENJOY!

and happy music monday

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TEMPT // LENT D::13 – 2.0 music of the season


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LENT MusicA buddy gave this CD to me and it provides some good music for our Lenten journey.
And you can get it for free on Noise Trade. WIN WIN!


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And here is how to get it for yourself! ENJOY!!!


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