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SEVENTH DAY SLUMBER
A Decade of Hope: The Anthology (BEC) FOR FANS OF: Kutless, Jeremy Camp, Lifehouse QQQ
With over 200k units sold, three hit singles (“Caroline,” “Oceans from the Rain,” “Missing Pages”) and constant road shows, these popular rockers take a deserved break with a 3-CD retrospective package that includes re-releases of their major label recordings (minus 2009’s worship CD). Unafraid of being honest, the melodic rock outfit has earned a significant fanbase by creating tight tracks that vulnerably probe life’s darker themes. Though these are all repeat releases, if they gauge what is to come, rock fans get excited.
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ROCK NEW RELEASES
not to mention an elevated level of bellowing soul vocals that continue to grow richer with time. As a songwriter, Broussard’s also developed with
a newfound personal vulnerability, both lamenting past mistakes
and moving forward with a hopeful attitude.
WE LIKE: “Eye on the Prize”
THIS THE RESCUE
We Were Ghosts (Independent) FOR FANS OF: Keane, Athlete QQQ
The Baltimore four- piece known as This The Rescue features slight moody, ethereal piano based rock textures that blend together in a Euro- rock lite package.
It’s a package that’s not as polished as it should be, but the potential is clear as day. “Silhouettes” best showcases the band’s potential, even though “Home” is the crowd favorite.
WE LIKE: “Silhouettes”
KINGDOM DAYS IN AN EVIL AGE
A PAST UNKNOWN
TO THOSE PERISHING
AS HELL RETREATS
WE LIKE: “Caroline”
Marc Broussard (Atlantic Records) FOR FANS OF: Mike Farris, New World Son, Ben Harper QQQQ
Even though Marc Broussard’s on his fourth national long player, he’s sticking to a self-titled mentality, which also suggests a creative rebirth for the celebrated singer/ songwriter. Though this disc doesn’t reinvent his Crescent City-inspired wheel, there’s a greater exploration of regional influences,