School supplies are taking over stores. Every day feels a little bit shorter. We know that letting go of summer is hard, but hey, we’ve still got a month to go before the whole world goes pumpkin spice, so make every minute count! Here’s our monthly round-up of new releases to help you find your soundtrack: from hard rock to worship to everything in between. Let us know in the comments which one you can’t wait to hear!
Skillet – Unleashed, Atlantic/Word (8/5)
Twenty years after their debut, these rock veterans show no signs of slowing down… not when their latest record Unleashed is about to come roaring to life. Panheads can expect more of the epic rock anthems and powerful ballads that have defined Skillet’s career over the years.
Housefires – III, Fuel Music, (8/12)
Never heard of Housefires? We’re betting you’ve definitely heard their song “Good, Good Father” somewhere, and will want this band on your radar now. This worship collective from Atlanta blends an intimate, acoustic sound with heartfelt lyrics, perfect for those last evening drives of summer. Get to know them when III releases this month!
Andrew Marcus – Constant, BEC Recordings (8/12)
Andrew Marcus from Vancouver, British Columbia has been quietly making music for years, with multiple award nominations and five acclaimed records to his credit. And now his songs are coming stateside with his label debut, Constant. Worship fans are sure to love this collection of original songs, including collaborations with Paul Baloche and Leeland.
Aaron Gillespie – Out Of The Badlands, Tooth & Nail (8/19)
Whether you remember him as the drummer and melodic voice of Underoath, the driving force of The Almost, or the accomplished worship artist, Aaron Gillespie has a song for you on his upcoming solo record. Out Of The Badlands brings together covers, originals, and reworked acoustic takes on classics from Underoath and The Almost… so yep, literally something for everyone here.
Unspoken – Follow Through, Centricity (8/26)
If the soulful pop-rock of Unspoken’s debut made you a fan, you won’t want to miss their sophomore release. With a new member, some musical surprises, and songs that focus on joy and gratitude, Follow Through is sure to be another excellent release from Centricity this year.