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 WORTH DyinG FOR LoVe riot (inDEpEnDEnT) Jason eaton one (Jem Records/Infinity Music Distribution) FOR FANS OF: Steven Curtis Chapman, Tenth Avenue North, Scott Krippayne QQQQ With a Prodigal Son-styled testimony, a worshipful undercurrent, unconventional pop/rock arrangements and mighty pipes, Jason Eaton takes a potent step forward on his long player One. The project opens with the entrancing guitars and commanding vocals of “Furious Love,” settles into a bluesy groove come “Saving Grace” and overflows with a spirit of grace throughout “Free,” all of which maintain the practically perfect balance between contemporary musical ingenuity and compelling yet applicable messages. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Furious Love” tHe MCCrary sisters our Journey (Independent) FOR FANS OF: Mavis Staples, Mike Farris, Robert Plant QQQQ Daughters of the legendary Fairfield Four’s Sam McCrary, the soulful sisters are known for their famous folk pairings with the likes of Bob Dylan, Mike Farris and patty Griffin (who guests on Our Journey), but their new Americana-Gospel record catalogs their inter-familial collaboration power. Saturated with Southern influences like foot- stomping percussion, heartbreaking dobro and fiery four-part harmonies, the McCrary’s beautifully imbue twelve new tracks with sheer musical magic. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Blowin’ in the Wind” tHe CHoir de-plumed (Galaxy 21) FOR FANS OF: The Prayer Chain, City on a Hill, Sixpence None the Richer QQQQ After five years of group inactivity, The Choir turns in its second CD within a twelve month period. However, de-plumed isn’t full of the band’s typical alternative rock experimentation, but rather, deconstructed acoustic renditions of one track from all dozen previous studio albums. in doing so, this disc is both a perfect introduction for new listeners and a chance for old timers to hear its most celebrated songs in a stripped down setting, all the while retaining the group’s sophisticated songwriting style that remains relevant after two and a half decades in the game. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “15 Doors” indie reviews indie 42 CCM