BuilDing 429 Listen to the Sound (Essential Records) FOR FANS OF: Chasen, The Museum, Third Day QQQ it’s no secret that Building 429 has the vocals, musicianship and songwriting to produce some hit songs…they’ve given us “Glory Defined” and “The Space in Between us.” This album is much of the same, most notably on the track “Right Beside You” where the band gets everything right. All the tracks are melodic, strong and some of the group’s very best work. Hints of sounds akin to Newsboys and Third Day will make this not a groundbreaking album, but a versatile one, not to mention an undeniable good time. –Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “Right Beside You” john walleR As For Me and My house (City of Peace Media) FOR FANS OF: Casting Crowns, Josh Wilson QQQQ Lots of listeners may not have heard of John Waller, but they’ve probably heard his song, “The Blessing,” which he sang with Casting Crown’s frontman Mark Hall. Now he offers a duet of a different kind…a poignant marriage prayer sung with his wife, Josee. it is among a solid roster of standouts, including “our God Reigns Here,” which was also featured on his previous album, and the upbeat “Yes” (penned with Third Day’s Mac Powell). The project revolves around Joshua 24:15, and Waller crafts plenty of eloquent anthems that will encourage families and couples alike. –Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “The Marriage Prayer” vaRiouS aRtiStS Jesus Calling: Songs Inspired By (Sparrow) FOR FANS OF: Christy Nockels, Chris Tomlin, Matthew West QQQQ This project, inspired by the book Jesus Calling, is a beautiful addition for anyone who enjoys peaceful worship music. Among the well-selected songs on the project are new songs from Robbie Seay Band and Luminate. one of the best on this collaboration is the new song from Matthew West (“Rest”); a piano tinged song with an arrangement reminiscent of Hillsong. Also making the cut is a soaring song from Christy Nockels (“Healing is in Your Hands”) and Chris Tomlin’s “All The Way My Savior Leads Me.” This would be a more-than- worthwhile addition to any music library. – Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “Rest” lauRa StoRy Blessings (INO Records) FOR FANS OF: Glory Revealed, Kathryn Scott QQQQ Songstress Laura Story may have emerged on the scene as, the girl who wrote “Indescribable,” but her latest offering cements her as so much more—a stunning worship leader and vocalist. Her voice is pure and flawless and each song is perfectly arranged. Her songwriting has also strengthened, and she shows depth and maturity (hard-earned from her husband’s battle with a brain tumor among other life milestones), most exemplified on the title track. Moments of pop work their way into this mostly-worship project, and the result is an incredible work of art. – Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “Faithful God” aDult contempoRaRy ReviewS aDult contempoRaRy new ReleaSeS 05.03.2011 JoHN WALLER AS FOR Me AND MY hOuSe CiTY of PEACE/PRoviDENT 05.10.2011 BuiLDiNG 429 LISTeN TO The SOuND ESSENTiAL RECoRDS/ PRoviDENT 05.17.2011 NEWSoNG ONe TRue GOD NEWSoNG RECoRDS/EMiCMG NATHAN TASkER hOMe EoNE kATELYNNE Cox ONe GIRL RED HAMMER RECoRDS/EoNE adult Contemporary All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.todayschristianmusic.com/new-releases. 38 CCM