WORSHIP DAVID CROWDER* BAND Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys]) (EMI) FOR FANS OF: Brilliant Modern Worship QQQQQ Leave it to the David Crowder* Band to exit exactly like you knew they would: boldly and beautifully. Give Us Rest is a 34-track magnum opus that starts with the footsteps of those walking to church and closes with the familiar hymn “Because He Lives.” In between are emotional and musical shifts that rise and fall at all the right times. “A Return” features a triumphant refrain. “Fall On Your Knees” is a refreshing mid-tempo that speaks a cry of freedom. “Let Me Feel You Shine,” the lead single, gives listeners another classic Crowder sing-along, reminding us all why we fell in love with their inspiration and imagination in the first place. worship leaders Kim Walker-Smith and Chris Quilala. These talented worship leaders do an inspired version of hit worship song, “We Are Hungry” which is particularly stunning. Other highlights include “Burning Ones” and the David Crowder-esque “Fill Me Up.” –Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “Holding Nothing Back” REND COLLECTIVE EXPERIMENT Homemade Worship by Handmade People (Kingsway) FOR FANS OF: Gungor, Mumford & Sons, Phil Wickham QQQ 01.10.2012 01.17.2012 01.24.2012 WORSHIP REVIEWS WORSHIP NEW RELEASES REND COLLECTIVE EXPERIMENT HOMEMADE WORSHIP BY HANDMADE PEOPLE KINGSWAY/EMICMG DAVID CROWDER*BAND GIVE US REST... SPARROW RECORDS/EMICMG MICHAEL W. SMITH DECADES OF WORSHIP REUNION RECORDS/ PROVIDENT WORSHIP CENTRAL SPIRIT BREAK OUT KINGSWAY/EMICMG ONE SONIC SOCIETY FOREVER REIGN ESSENTIAL WORSHIP/ PROVIDENT BETHEL MUSIC THE LOFT SESSIONS KINGSWAY/EMICMG http://aidsudan.org/radio-10-campaign Recorded in the band’s Irish church homes to accurately portray their everyday worship in the homeland, the now-Atlanta based, alt-acoustic worship collective releases their second international project ripe with rich theology and authentic melodies—the same organic elements that proliferated their popular debut and rendered endorsements from Chris Tomlin and Francis Chan. From Fleet Fox-ish acoustic (“You Are My Vision”) to programmed indie pop (“True Intimacy”) and modern radio (“Second Chance”), Rend is a fresh, singable take on modern worship. All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.ccmmagazine.com/ category/worship –Matt Conner –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “A Return” JESUS CULTURE WE LIKE: “You are My Vision” Awakening: Live From Chicago (Kingsway) FOR FANS OF: Hillsong United, Parachute Band, Passion Worship QQQ This project comes on the heels of their last hit CD/DVD, Come Away and carries the same high energy and beauty, this time in Chicago. Recorded in August, it also features 40 CCM