Fm static My Brain says stop, but My Heart says Go! (Tooth & Nail) FOR FANS OF: Hawk Nelson, Stellar Kart QQQ Longtime FM static fans rejoice! Musically, Trevor Mcnevan and steve Augustine seem content in their long inhabited space. The duo’s latest depends on the quirky pop/punk traditions that led this far, from a spoken word romp on the title track to the cheer- along anthem “F.M.S.T.a.T.I.C.” that rides the standard “put your hands in the air” language. The tender heart of “Last Train Home” is the album’s emotional center, but it’s mostly fluff and fun all around. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Last Train Home” aBanDon Control (Forefront) FOR FANS OF: The Killers, Maroon 5, Hearts of Saints QQQQ The idea of relinquishing control to the Lord takes center stage across Abandon’s latest long player, which isn’t just its most spiritually engaging to date, but also its most musically explosive. Danceable rhythms are plentiful amidst surging power chords, contagious choruses and slick but not overly sanitary production, all of which are sure to translate to the concert stage. Aside from the infectious nature of the material, one can’t help coming away from the listening experience with a reignited faith and desire to maximize their potential. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Live It Out” BranDon Bee inside These Walls (Save the City Records) FOR FANS OF: Coldplay, Jon Foreman, The Beatles QQQQ On his sophomore CD, Brandon Bee ups the artistic ante even further from his critically acclaimed 2009 debut This Is the Revolution. With inspiration gleaned from his time on tour, along with steady production and songwriting collaborations (Stacie Orrico, Matthew James, Lanae Hale), the singer/songwriter/worship leader turns in an absolutely anthemic album peppered with a variety of emotional subjects. In tackling everything from self-sacrifice to putting family first and raising hands in unabashed praise, Bee demonstrates heart on sleeve sincerity with rarely rivaled musical ingenuity. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Listen To My Heart” rock reviews All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.todayschristianmusic.com/new-releases. rock new reLeases 03.29.2011 SEvENTH day SLuMBEr adeCade oF HoPe BEC/EMICMG BECOMING THE arCHETyPE CeLesTiaL CoMPLeTion TOOTH aNd NaIL/EMICMG EMEry We do WHaT We WanT TOOTH aNd NaIL/EMICMG 04.05.2011 FM sTATIC MY Brain saYs sToP, BuT MY HearT saYs Go BEC/EMICMG varIOuS x2011 BEC/EMICMG BraNdON BEE inside THese WaLLs SavE THE CITy rECOrdS/ PrOvIdENT 04.19.2011 aBaNdON ConTroL FOrEFrONT/EMICMG MISSION SIx sHoCk Wave BEMaNMEdIa/PrOvIdENT 04.26.2011 HOPE FOr THE dyING dissiMuLaTion FaCEdOwN rECOrdS/ PrOvIdENT roCk 40 CCM