Category: Music

Becoming by Giants & Pilgrims — Album Review

Giants & Pilgrims new album, Becoming, provides a soundtrack for jaded hearts who dare to pick-up the parts and rebuild again.

Folks I Love Are Making Stuff You’ll Love

When you come over to my house, I hope you meet Saint Swan. He’s the awesome subject of a painting that’s in our guest room.

Date Night: Ethiopian Food, Wovenhand, and Wal Mart

I met Jess at Addisu Ethiopian restaurant at exactly the same time at 5:20. The restaurant, just down the street from F&M college in Lancaster, offered some authentic Ethiopian delights with traditional serving situations. They also had a few ingredients for sale as part of their grocery. Right before the owner came over to talk to us, Jess told me she’d be okay if we came there every day.

Jay Tholen’s New Album

Like Happy-weird Jesus-lovin’ Music? So Jay Tholen is a really rad dude that I love a lot and want lots of my friend to love, too. He makes brilliant wacky music about his love for Jesus. And he’s also making videogames. In short? He’s what Love Subverts is all about.

Weekend: Scaredy Cats, Mentorship, and Famous Michael Carr Impersonators

We got MacGyver! He was all about us coming and getting him until he got in the carrier and we walked to the car. He got really scared and started meowing. Jess carried him on her lap. Our hour-long drive really got to our poor kitty and he had a nervous poop. Right on Jess’ lap. We got home, cleaned him up, and got him settled in his room. He was still quite terrified.

Josh Garrels Film and Philly Show

Josh Garrels’ music and creative career seems to embody all that Love Subverts is about. Somehow, his musical library is vast and yet my mention on this blog is slim. Since there’s far too much to say and not enough time to say it, I’ll share three things:

He’s got an upcoming Film worth watching.
He’s touring the East Coast and will be in Philly on Saturday, Dec 8.
At the concert, he’ll be showing the film and playing a set with Mason Jar Music.

Sufjan’s Back With Silver and Gold

Sufjan Stevens ended his two-year hiatus from musical releases today. And oh man is it a doozie. Silver and Gold is a mammoth of a Christmas complilation, covering five disks and fifty-eight songs. Please forgive me for not yet listening to all of them.

Potomac and American Spirituality

Ever felt like you’re not a part of American spirituality? Like it’s not yours? It seems like a lot of us have lost our connection with American spirituality. But Tim Coons wants to fix that. He wants to give a sense of history of where we come from – embracing all of the good, true, and honest parts of it.

Honeycomb Tombs and Resurrection

Karla Adolphe created an album specifically for those going through grief. Then she decided to give it away on her website for free. While by it’s definition, an indie album, this isn’t a low-fi indie effort. Honeycomb Tombs may be one of the finest crafted musical experiences I’ve heard. And it’s oozing with soothing honey for those who are going through hell.

Honeycomb Tombs, Potomac, and Grief

Within the last several months, two musicians who were part of the Enter the Worship Circle have released powerful solo albums.

Karla Adolphe (also of The Emporiums) released Honeycomb Tombs. And Tim Coons Released Potomac. Both albums have similar themes, dealing with grief and suffering as pivotal elements of our worship. Expect full album reviews coming shortly.