After almost every band on the label released something in 2019, it was time for Tooth & Nail Records to sign some fresh blood. Earlier this year, they signed a band called KIDS, a group of five guys from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The band released an impressive and fun record called Rich Coast in 2015 and are looking to make lightning strike twice with Lost Cities. The album begins with "Arrival," which pulls you in with a spacey build-up of sound and the lyrics, "What if we all woke up on a spaceship? A lifeboat, destination: Andromeda." It's reminiscent of the...
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The incredibly difficult year that has been 2020 has brought with it discouragement after disappointment and an overall tense atmosphere. Thankfully, there is a small glimmer of hope with CCM veteran Rebecca St. James returning after a nine-year absence to release a six-song EP, titled Dawn. With such a large gap between proper albums, most artists would run the risk of starting over from scratch with their fan base, but due to her beloved status, her brothers' band for KING & COUNTRY's grip on the genre, and the overall release timing, she seems poised to pick up some new fans of the modern worship genre. However, longtime fans of her earlier alt/rock, EDM, and pop/rock eras may find themselves out in the cold longing for yesteryear...
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Nostalgia is an incredibly powerful emotion. People are inherently drawn to things that bring back warm memories of the "good ol' days." This has only been intensified during the tumultuous year of 2020. Such is also true for the Christian, whose varied stories of faith often have a cherished beginning - and therefore a set of songs that accompany it. Veteran acoustic-worship duo Shane & Shane are taking advantage of this by offering a cover album of sorts, featuring solely 1990's worship hits, titled Vintage. One may look at the tracklist and think they were in a time-warp, seeing song titles they've had ingrained into their brain since they were kids. But many of these songs have been slowly fading out of Sunday morning worship sets due to the inevitable passage of time, and the swath of new music coming in every day. The question then becomes, "Should these classics be resurrected or left by the wayside?" Put another way, is Vintage necessary?...
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