The Collective Lives!
The Down The Line Collective is off to a loud start with the release of Western Grace’s punk rock masterpiece Take Back The Scene. Details about that one are in the interview with Josh Lory, but you can preview the album at their BandCamp page (westerngrace.bandcamp.com). If you like what you hear, buy the digital version or contact Josh on Facebook to purchase a hard copy.
There are a few other releases that we are working on, but the biggest one is a new release from alterna-rock legends Veil of Ashes! This will actually be a collection of demo songs from the early 90s, but mastered by Jason Martin of Starflyer 59 fame to sound as good as major label quality radio hits. Details are still being worked out, but be on the lookout for Eternal Teenage Angst in the near future.
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- Letters to Us
- Steve’s Corner
- Matt’s Musings and Meanderings
- Jimmy A: “Catching up With One of Our Favorite Artists”
- Josh Lory: “Talking About All of His Projects”
- Jason Dunn: “Facedown Records”
- Vinyl Remains: “Punk, Metal, & Hardcore Vinyl”
- Theo Obrastoff: “Come As a Child… Or Not At All”
- Bill Mallonee: “We Learn the Ropes of Life and in Doing so we Learn of Our Own Gifts and Our Weaknesses.”
- HM Magazine: “A Letter From Doug Van Pelt”
- Men as Trees Walking part 2
- Live Report: The Violet Burning at the Balzer Theater (11/1/11)
- Vaga Angel One (2011) by Rick McDonough
- Leslie DuPre Grimaud – Locust
- Low and Behold – Blood Red
- James and Evander – Constellating EP + 2
- Bill Mallonee – The Power & The Glory
- The Beckoning – Demystifying the Oracle
- Bill Mason Band – No Sham!
- Omar Domkus – Shades of a Shadow
- The Sea Wolf Mutiny – The Last Season
- The Bloody Strummers – Return of the Halcyon Days
- Nate Houge – Reform Follows Function
- Pospolite Ruszenie – Swiebodnosc
- Insomniac Folklore – A Place Where Runaways are not Alone
EDITORS: Matt Crosslin and Steve Ruff
MARKETING: Ulike-a Youtellafriend
WRITERS: Steve Ruff, Matt Crosslin, Joshua Lory, Bill Mallonee
COVER IMAGE: Jimmy A
LAYOUT: Matt Crosslin
WEB DESIGN: Matt Crosslin for Monsoon River Designs
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Down the Line covers bands that explored the intersection between faith and art in the 1980s through the early 1990s – even though they were probably never accepted in to what is called “Contemporary Christian Music” because they were too edgy or alternative or liberal or for whatever reason. Some of these bands may still be making music today, and others may have moved on. We cover these bands (active or dormant) as well as any new projects by former members of these bands and any new bands that may have the same spirit as these bands.
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