Christ’s Sake announces the release of their second full length album “We All Fall Down” on Thumper Punk Records. Christ’s Sake continues their classic Orange County punk sound with melodic hooks and driving rhythms, which are contrasted uniquely harmonic vocal arrangements. Jesus lovin’ alternative punk from musicians who have experienced drugs, alcohol, abuse, emptiness and loneliness, yet who have managed to turn their lives around through the grace and love of Jesus Christ. Band members include founding member Lance Hendren (guitar, vocals), Vince Morales (drums), Matt Kilian (lead guitar), Dillon Hendren (backup vocals), Sandra Calvillo (backup vocals), and Matt Vangalapudi on (bass guitar).
Recorded at Love Juice Labs, Riverside, California. Total time: 48:35.
Thumper Punk Records (www.thumperpunkrecords.com) helps artists record, produce and distribute music that reflects a positive, Christ-centered message. CDs are now available through the Thumper Punk Records webstore, and digital downloads are available through iTunes and other major digital distributors.
Good news for fans of Writ on Water and BandCamp – Writ on Water now has a new BandCamp page with all of their releases. You can even pick up a high quality version of their odds and ends collection Three Broken Chords and a Half-Truth. Word from the band is that they are still working on the official recording of their unrealized second full-length The Greyest Days.
The Black Vinyl Collective Podcast is two guys (Jesse from Veritas Vinyl and Greg from Govt Hate Mail) sitting down talking about music, bikes, and whatever else. You can also hear an unreleased Unteachers track in there. Check it out here: http://blackvinylcollective.podomatic.com/
The Ocean Blue recently announced that they are going to re-issue their 2004 Waterworks ep on vinyl and digital formats with three bonus tracks. No ordering information yet, but the release date is set for September 9th of this year. Watch The Ocean Blue Facebook page for more details.
The Altar Billies have released their sophomore album Head’n Out West. 15 songs of their signature ye-haw rock. CDs are available at live shows or from CD Baby and digital copies can be found on iTunes.
The Old-timers announce the release of their fourth album, a 6 song EP entitled “Be Reconciled” through Thumper Punk Records and Veritas Vinyl on July 1, 2014. Be Reconciled was born out of life’s very real struggles. The album documents our story – from sinner to repentance to reconciliation through Jesus. While remaining true to their classic thrash and punk roots, Be Reconciled also features keyboards, a capella harmonies, and spoken word poetry, to enhance the journey.
Formed by good friends Dave (vocals) & Don (guitars), Dave is originally from England and moved to South Africa with his family in late 2009 as full time missionaries, working with the needy and underprivileged in prisons, on the streets, and in schools. Don is a native of South Africa, who hosts a radio program called “JCHC Slam and Dance Show” which plays hard Christian music from all around the globe, as well as interviews bands and individuals regarding their music and ministries. Holding down the drumming is the Masked Hippo, who proves that Hippos can do more than just eat pizza and play video games.
It is the band’s prayer that through this record the listener’s deepest wounds would be exposed to the healing touch of our almighty loving God, and that we all experience the joy of reconciliation with Him through his son Jesus Christ. Track Listing:
1) Hole in My Heart
2) Blessings Out of Buffetings
3) Hope for the Rejected
4) Father God I Wonder
5) The Joy of Reconciliation
Released jointly by Thumper Punk Records and Veritas Vinyl, CDs are available for pre-order for $5 through the Thumper Punk Records and Veritas Vinyl webstores, and digital versions are available through iTunes, AmazonMP3 and most other digital retailers.
Fans of The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus will want to head over to this story on Opus.fm. The band discusses its past (kind of) and their upcoming new album Beauty Will Save the World.
Billy Power of (Blenderhead fame) recently announced that he has a new band that will soon release a new project. Spoken in Tongues is Billy Power on vocals, bass, and guitar and Chris Wible (Everdown) on drums. Their genre is listed as “punk” and they have a new album coming out soon called The Nail That Sticks Up Will Be Hammered Down. You can also follow them on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. And in case you are wondering: ”Can’t be sensitive, it’s been done. What’s left to be said will be spoken in tongues.” – from the song “Simple Minds” by Dag Nasty.