INDIE ASHLEY AUCKER The Life You Promised (self-released) FOR FANS OF: Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, Nichole Nordeman QQQQ Piano pop over ingenious programming permeates this debut collection from Nashville’s budding tunesmith Ashley Aucker. The enchanting vocal powerhouse teams with producer Kevin Gales (Dixie Chicks, Fiona Apple) on this meticulously crafted batch that recalls the musical ingenuity of mainstream favorites Imogen Heap and Regina Spektor. Lyrically, Aucker is both contemplative and relatable, which coupled with her electronically-enhanced ivories, shouldn’t have any trouble making her an indie standout. All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit category/indie/ INDIE REVIEWS INDIE NEW RELEASES Unfortunately, that isn’t quite captured on this live album. As with any live endeavor, sound quality is a bit questionable and while the title track is a little out of sync, the album rallies towards the end, with the beautiful “Your Love Oh God.” WE LIKE: “Your Love Oh God” SOJOURN MUSIC The Water and the Blood (Sojourn Music) FOR FANS OF: Imaginative worship music QQQQ Sojourn’s second volume of the hymns of Isaac Watts, The Water And The Blood, explores rare congregational themes of judgment and atonement, and the inventive structures accompanying the works should open the church to such uncharted waters. Those unfamiliar with Sojourn Music are in for a treat. The Louisville church has long been a force for imaginative and beautiful worship compositions. “O God Our Help In Ages Past” is a particular lounging treat. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “O God Our Help In Ages Past” –Grace S. Aspinwall 07.05.2011 07.26.2011 HANDS GIVE ME REST FACEDOWN RECORDS/ PROVIDENT MY EPIC BROKEN VOICE FACEDOWN RECORDS/ PROVIDENT ROBERT PIERRE I’M ALL IN THINKABOUTIT RECORDS/ PROVIDENT DOMINIC BALLI AMERICAN DREAMS –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Reality” MARTHA MUNIZZI Make It Loud (Martha Munizzi Music Group) FOR FANS OF: Darlene Zschech, Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary QQQ Martha Munizzi is an incredibly talented worship leader...her vocals and spunky arrangements have found a home with many, many fans. 42 CCM