DOROTHY SAVAGE Glorious Mess (Crimson Pink) FOR FANS OF: BarlowGirl, Joy Williams, Hilary Duff QQQQ Capitalizing on the giftedness of songwriting pros like Chris Sligh, Jason Ingram and Cindy Morgan, the Christian music intelligence of former 4Him-er, Marty Magehee and mainstream production sensibilities of Chris Omartian (Hilary Duff, Pink), new edgy pop artist Dorothy Savage broadcasts her sold- out faith in Christ via a dazzling debut set. Tracking some serious radio-ready fi re, the blazing singer keeps it popping from start to fi nish. Though production occasionally fails to meet the expectations her vocal leadership requires, the only real shame would be if Savage’s lack of major label association snuffed out her sparkling new artist debut. - Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “As Long as it Takes” THE O.C. SUPERTONES ReUnite (BEC Recordings) FOR FANS OF: Five Iron Frenzy, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish QQQ After a fi ve year hiatus, Christian ska’s favorite sons are back together for some summer spot dates at major festivals. Though this isn’t the reunion albums fans were hoping for, it’s an ultra fun 13-track recollection of the group’s horn-heavy catalogue thus far. While not as comprehensive as 2005’s Unite or 2008’s double disc Ultimate Collection (and certainly suggesting overkill in the compilations department), there’s still plenty to smile about on these spiritually skanktifi ed tunes that are said to mirror the upcoming tour’s set list. - Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Supertones Strike Back” ARTICLE ONE The One (I’m Fighting For) EP (Inpop) FOR FANS OF: Starfi eld, MIKESCHAIR, Lady Antebellum QQQ Brothers Nathan and Matt Piche have successfully turned their homegrown band, Article One, into an independently successful musical force. With the touring work ethic of their indie peers and the polish of major label mega-stars, the Canadian foursome pair hand-selected catalog tunes with one new cut—giving fans a six-song EP and sneak peak into their full-length fall release. Sophisticated production satisfi es the brothers’ songwriting giftedness and the band’s playing aptitude, smartly highlighting Matt’s stellar string contributions. But even with their recorded shine, the fellas’ trendy pop is met with stiff competition and only time will tell if their sonic nuances are enough to rise above. - Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “The One (I’m Fighting For)” ROCK REVIEWS All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit releases. ROCK NEW RELEASES 05.04.2010 ARTICLE ONE THE ONE I’M FIGHTING FOR EP (INPOP) MY CHILDREN MY BRIDE LOST BOY (TOOTH & NAIL) THE LETTER BLACK HANGING ON BY A THREAD (TOOTH AND NAIL/EMICMG) 05.18.2010 THE O.C. SUPERTONES REUNITE (BEC RECORDINGS/ EMICMG ) TO SPEAK OF WOLVES LETTING GO (SOLID STATE RECORDS/EMICMG) SINCE OCTOBER LIFE, SCARS, APOLOGIES (TOOTH AND NAIL RECORDS/ EMICMG ) IVORYLINE TBD (TOOTH AND NAIL RECORDS/EMICMG ) 06.08.2010 HAWK NELSON HAWKOLOGY (BEC RECORDINGS/EMICMG) KUTLESS THE COLLECTION V1 (BEC RECORDINGS/EMICMG) RAPTURE RUCKUS RAPTURE RUCKUS (BEC RECORDINGS/EMICMG) ROCK 40 CCM