The Afters ‘Fear No More’

The Afters Fear No More (Fair Trade Services) The Afters return following last year’s greatest hits collection with Fear No More, a set combining the two new tracks on The Beginning & Everything Afte...... Read more

Wild Harbors ‘Monument’

The full-length debut from Wild Harbors follows a pair of EPs that have built momentum for this promising duo. Chris and Jenna Badeker explore vital topics of the heart on Monument, including honest reflections on marriage that will particularly minister to new couples.... Read more

Best Thing I Heard Today: January 24, 2019

In today's polarized social/political environment, Andy Gullhorn hopes this gentle song "Light a Candle" encourages people in times of anger and despair. From his latest release Everything As it Should Be.....

Ripp + Rice ‘Songs We Wrote on Tuesdays’ Review

As an unexpected return to music for Chris Rice, and an introduction to the music of Andrew Ripp for Christian music audiences, Ripp + Rice would be worth a listen for the curiosity factor alone. Fortunately, though, it’s worth repeated listening for its brilliance.... Read more

Josh White & Josh Garrels ‘Resurrect Our Love’ Album Review

Both Josh Garrels and Josh White decided to alter the “cover” process a bit for their new collaborative EP, Resurrect Our Love. The initial idea was a simple one: to trade covers of each other’s songs. Garrels chose White’s “Enclosed by You” and White covered Garrels’ “Don’t Wait For Me.” Another trade happened when the pair realized they’d been covering the other’s songs while leading worship at Portland’s Door of Hope church. With a bit of momentum, a collaborative project emerged.... Read more

From Running Wild to Burning Ships: for King & Country Reflect on Life Lessons

For King & Country hasn’t exactly been quiet since 2014, when the duo’s last studio album was released. The brothers have released a few new songs and a live Christmas album. They’ve been a part of a major motion picture on human trafficking, Priceless. And on the personal side, the band family has grown, with weddings and babies and life events.

Where Are They Now? — The Normals

The Normals is one of those bands that will earn you cool points if referenced in casual conversation. Formed in 1998 and named after Normal, Illinois, the Forefront Records band was an influential standout at a time when Christian music was trying to find its way. Their lyrics were grounded in an honest understanding of world-tested faith that few others in the genre professed.

for King & Country — Story Behind the Song ‘Burn the Ships’

For King & Country's new album Burn the Ships is filled with personal songs born out of traumatic moments and difficult lessons learned. The band's ability to convey these vulnerable experiences into song is what helps connect them with an audience that reaches around the world. We recently asked Luke Smallbone to take us behind one of the new songs, specifically the title track, to show an example of where the band's songwriting is centered.