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Writ on Water Releases The Greyest Day

November 26, 2014
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“Twenty years after it was intended as the follow-up to ‘Sylph,’ Writ on Water announces the release of ‘The Greyest Day.’ The album features 14 tracks, including twelve from the original demos and two additional songs (“Points on a line” and “This ragged soul”) of the same vintage. Jeff MacKey and Daniel Johnson are joined by drummer Matt Akery of Lockout/Tagout and a guest appearance by the brass section of Philip Keller and Graham Dickey of the Collection. More information can be found at writonwater.com, and all Writ on Water music can be purchased and streamed at Bandcamp.”

See also the Down the Line review here.

New Christmas EP from Deni Gauthier

November 25, 2014
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May Your Heart Be Light

Happy Nov 25th!

I know, time flies, right? Hope you are doing well. Just a quick note before December arrives and blows everything up… It appears I’ll be playing music for much of the month his year, so I wanted to touch base before it gets too busy. If you would like to know where I’m playing, your best bet is to go over to my Facebook page so we can stay connected that way.

I rocked some overtime during the last couple of weeks and finished up some Christmas tunes so I could offer up a 6 song EP. I tried to keep them simple and pretty, you know, Christmasy. If you want to listen to it, or pick up a CD (makes great gifts to hand around this season) please head over to the Bandcamp page and have at ‘er! They are shipping now. You can pick up a download of “Let Your Heart Be Light” there as well.

While I’m at it, I’d like you to use the discount code “heartlight” at checkout for 20% off ALL prints, shirts, CD’s and vinyl at my store. Valid until Dec 25th.

I really hope you have a wonderful December and I’m looking forward to seeing you on the road!
I can’t say it enough, I appreciate you :)

Deni

A Journey Together – New Music from The Violet Burning

November 23, 2014
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A Journey Together – New Music from The Violet Burning

For as long as I can remember, so much of my life, my faith, and my being has been connected to music. Connected to songs. To the power of words and melody tied together connecting me to something far greater and much bigger than this world. Something unseen. Something sacred. Something that I can’t touch with my fingertips, and yet this sound is able to touch a place deep within me that nothing else can touch. It transcends. It transports. It restores, it is a healer, a wind blowing into the masts of a great ship that had once been stuck at sea and now is moving full speed across the deep, across the oceans, across the crashing waves. moving on…. carrying us on… each of us, together

A couple years ago I began recording a series of songs, prayers, and instrumental meditations that express the beliefs I grew up with and still find to be true for my own life today, my own personal faith in the maker of heaven and earth.

This project of songs and prayers is in some ways similar to Strength in terms of psalms, and yet in it’s congregational and inclusive writing it’s also similar to Faith and Devotions of a Satellite Heart.

These are all songs, prayers and instrumental meditations that have been part of my weekly services at the wonderful churches I’ve been blessed to be a part of both in California and on the East Coast in Boston.

I also began recording two other follow up albums to The Story of Our Lives with the wonderful rock band that I’m a part of, the violet burning. Yes, that makes a total of 3 new projects in the works! I was listening through demos the other night, and I could feel the fire catching and rising up within me. Honestly, I’m as excited as I’ve ever been about any of our previous albums.

We are humbled that you have been willing to walk this road with us.

There is no doubt that in all these years that you all have been far more than fans to us. Your friendships, your collaborations, your independent spirit has carried us this far together.

I am humbled when I think of how many of you have come to our shows, have taken us to coffee, have welcomed us into your homes for a meal or a concert or a night of rest. You have driven us to train stations, airports, you have helped us carry our gear through rain and snow, our guitars, our bags. So many of you have told your friends, your families, your neighbors about this small independent band and the music that we make. It’s been as much about you, as it’s been about us.

Together, with you, WE are a diverse and deeply passionate family of friends that is a spark of influence in this world. Together through recorded and live music we have found ways to somehow be a blessing, to be a healer, a comfort, a hope. Because we’ve all felt it. We’ve all been somehow touched by a sound, by a song, by a moment, a performance, a lyric, a kind word, even touched by forgiveness itself. Because We’ve lived it together through deepest darkness and through blinding light. Together we have been on this journey. We have sailed this ship. With wind in our sails, sometimes stuck, and now moving on.

We hope you will continue to go forward with us. We invite you to check out the new projects and preorder them as you can. We are excited to bring you some very special music. All of the preorders help us with production costs on the new recordings and help to pay for studio time, mastering costs, manufacturing, artwork, videos, promotions, etc.

Yes for the first time we are offering vinyl. Once again, we hope to bring you something very special and unique.

As always, we are grateful for your support and prayers, and grateful that you have been partners with us, on this journey.

With love,

Michael

Raven Faith Records signs with The Bricks

November 22, 2014
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Raven Faith Records is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with American punk rock band “The Bricks”

Bricks Bio

Two friends from different sides of music came together and asked the question “why haven’t we played together before?” Out of that one question Kelly Turney and Chris Smith started looking for a band to play with and not finding what either was looking for decided to start a band of their own. Kelly brought in a friend Jimmy Hobbs to do vocals/guitar and the next step was finding a drummer. Through a weekly meeting at a local taco joint Kelly was introduced to Jared Collins. Jared tried out and instantly fit and toward the end of 2010, The Bricks were born.

With a love for hard in your face music and Jesus, the four members began writing songs that displayed the gospel message and in your face punk rock. The first full show was with Destroy Nate Allen at the Hole in Omaha, NE and after many shows around the Omaha area the band was in full stride developing their style. A year later Jared moved on to college and The Bricks picked up Mathew Lewis as their new drummer. Mathew and Kelly had played together before in another local group. Mathew tossed some new ideas into the ring and his first show with The Bricks was an opener up for Flatfoot 56.

The Bricks don’t hold back and will play with anyone who asks no matter the size of the crowd. Their songs are deeply personal and show their love for Jesus and the roots of punk rock as well as their thoughts on life, love and unity. Their shows are energetic and bring a little bit from everywhere in the musical world. Jimmy, Chris, Kelly & Mathew are The Bricks- straight out of Omaha, NE.

Raven Faith Records located in Ada, Oklahoma is a label that promotes creative, DIY (do it yourself) punk rock bands, spoken words poets etc. Raven Faith has also worked with Thumper Punk Records in doing co-releases with such artists as The Poor Geezers, Ambassadors of Shalom, and the Food For Life compilation.

Boston’s A Common Goal and Boise’s False Idle now taking pre-orders for joint “Split Decision” release

November 22, 2014
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Pre-orders are now being taken for “Split Decision”, the split CD featuring 3 tracks from A Common Goal, and 3 tracks from False Idle. Order your copy now, and get an immediate digital download of “Where Do We Go” (ACG’s cover of False Idle) and “The Cavalry” (False Idle’s cover of ACG):

https://thumperpunkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/split-decision

CDs and digital preorders are available on December 16, 2014, from Thumper Punk Records.

Frontline Records REWIND Episode 41 – Veil Of Ashes

November 22, 2014
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Episode 41 – Veil Of Ashes

In Rewind Episode 41 host Les Carlsen has an opportunity to interview 3 of the original 4 Veil Of Ashes members at a music concert event. Sean Patrick Doty, Sterling and Lance Harris share stories of the band’s origins, favorite songs and their chemistry.

The session includes reflections about songs from their Frontline Records release, “Pain” and an independent album, “Eternal Teenage Angst”.

New Music Video for “Vanity” from Hardcore Band Revivalist

November 22, 2014
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Abilene’s hardcore act Revivalist today releases their new music video for their song “Vanity”, which is part of their free debut EP “brother.”  See the video at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw3zIP-UVBY&sns=fb

Download a free copy of the EP here: http://hmmagazine.com/blog/hm-exclusives/free-ep-revivalist-offers-brother-ep-download/

Revivalist  - www.facebook.com/RevivalistTx

OnTheAttack Records (www.ontheattackrecords.com) began in the Bronx in 2005, and moved to California in 2013.  Same heavy music… Same uplifting message.

Doug Jutras to Release Acoustic “Miss That Walk” EP on Thumper Punk Records

November 21, 2014
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Orange County punker Doug Jutras has unplugged and unwound, and sat down with his acoustic guitar to craft three new songs that form his upcoming “Miss That Walk” EP.   Doug blends rock and blues over a musical foundation rooted in a lifetime of punk rock.   Three honest, working class songs that reflect Doug’s own person journey from chaos to clarity through his belief in Jesus Christ.
“Miss That Walk” will be available for digital download through Thumper Punk Records and all major digital retailers on December 9, 2014.  Doug’s previous solo release “God Bless the World, Not Just America” by the band FEAR GOD is also available through the TPR webstore (www.thumperpunkrecords.com).

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