All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.todayschristianmusic.com/new-releases. indie neW releases 12.07.2010 paul MaRino sHELTEr (MaRanatHa/eMicMG) 01.11.2011 JoHn p. Kee THE LEgACy prOJECT (veRitY RecoRds/ pRovident) ryan lOng Arise (self-released) FOR FANS OF: Derek Webb, Caedmon’s Call, Bebo Norman QQQ With a heart for youth ministry and a sunny singer/songwriter disposition, Ryan long is poised to follow in the footsteps of his already famous friends (and album collaborators) like andrew osenga, Ben shive and scott cash. Wrapped around earthy production from Young life artist Mark Wagner, the rootsy pop instrumentation is cozy (albeit a bit similar), while the vocals are comforting over lyrics of living out one’s faith with commitment and enthusiasm. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Love Immeasurable” emily delOaCh The Lucky Ones Ep (Independent) FOR FANS OF: Neko Case, Griffin House, Sandra McCracken QQQQ igniting the interests of indie music elitists and unassuming pop fans alike, independent gem emily deloach issues her latest gold mine of prose bedded by the pop/rock savvy of chiming wurlis, swirling synths and enigmatic guitars. And while the title track’s unguarded verses (“And what I don’t know is how I remember/The way the car went up in flames/And every single nurse’s name/But still I can’t recall your face”) recall the boy she lost, The Lucky Ones reveals the artist we’ve gained. expanded edition includes acoustic recordings of the title track and skeeter davis’ “the end of the World.” –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “The Lucky Ones” Justin Zigenis Maze (Independent Release) FOR FANS OF: Jonny Lang, New World Son QQQQ Debut artist Justin Zigenis proves he is able to hold his own with his first effort, “Maze.” With his fusion of blues, soul and acoustic, he forays through eloquent and moving songs like “Contagious,” where Zigenis showcases his unique voice. The sweet and simple, “You’re Not Alone” also melds his acoustic stylings with soulful vocals. Through tinges of rock and a soaring voice, Zigenis will surely be a newcomer with staying power. –Grace S. Cartwright WE LIKE: “Can Hardly Wait” indie revieWs indie 44 CCM