>> New music from Kevin Max coming July 7th
Kevin Max will be releasing his new Serve Somebody EP in a new partnership with Gotee Records. The title-track is a Bob Dylan cover, but it is not clear what other songs will be on the record. KMax is in the studio this coming week with overdubs and finishes and will then transition to a final mix.
>> Hip-Hop Artist Aha Gazelle To Release New Album
Reach Record's Aha Gazelle's announced an upcoming release on June 9th entitled #Trilliam2. You can pre-order it at your favorite digital music source here.
>> Propaganda Set For Release
After what seemed like an endless wait, Propaganda's Crooked is slated for a June 30th release. We've been listening to the album with an advance copy, and it's good stuff! You can pre-order the album here.
>> Anthem Lights Release Video for "The Doxology"
Power pop band Anthem Lights, who have recently released a Hymns project, debuted a video for their take on "The Doxology" featuring Selah. The video, which features both bands sitting in pews in a Church singing acapella, is making is it's way around social platforms with over 390,000 views since it's release two days ago (May 19th). Watch below...
>> Album Announcements from The City Harmonic, Hillsong UNITED, and Josh Baldwin
-Suprise album Wonder from Hillsong United will be releasing June 9th. Click here for more info.
-The City Harmonic will be releasing their first live album through The Fuel Music on June 23rd. Click here for more info.
-Bethel Music's Josh Baldwin will be releasing his solo album The War Is Over on May 26th. Click here for more info.
>> New Songs from Matthew West, Brandon Heath, and Gerry Skrillz
-Brandon Heath released a brand new song this week entitled "Whole Heart." Listen to the song and learn more about it here.
-Matthew West released his new song "Broken Things"--click here to listen and for more info.
-Gerry Skrillz released his new song "Trouble"--click here to listen and for more info.
>> Rock band Bleach Performs Reunion Show, Joined By MercyMe, In Support of Adoption
Milam Byers, guitarist of rock band Bleach, and his family have been trying to raise an overwhelming $40,000 in order to adopt a child into their family. With the Byers family being halfway to their goal, their friends in the music world are rallying together to help them out... Click here for the here full report.
>> At The Wayside Album Stream (Pop/Punk)
There ain't no party like a JFH listening party, and we have one going on right now for punk rockers At the Wayside's album The Breakdown and the Fall. You’re invited to join and listen!
>> Least of These Review (Post-Hardcore / Indie Rock)
We have a main review and 2-cents review from staff writers Chase Tremaine and Christopher Smith for the Wolves EP by Least of These. here.
>> Matthew Parker Review (Pop / EDM)
If you enjoyed Matthew Parker's album Adventure and you're wondering if you should check out the deluxe version, you can read Josh's review here.
>> Steve Ladd Interview (Gospel)
JFH's very own Christopher Smith and John Underdown recently chatted with gospel singer Steve Ladd about freedom, tent revivals, and pirates. Check out the nostalgic interview here.
>> Lowercase Noises Review (Ambient / Experimental / Instrumental)
Artist of the week Lowercase Noises just released his ambient instrumental album The Swiss Illness, which seriously impressed staff writer Mason.
>> Rend Collective Review (Folk / Worship / Best OF)
Worship folk-rockers Rend Collective just released a mixtape named after their hit song "Build Your Kingdom Here." You can find out if staff writer John Underdown thought this hits collection was a hit or a miss here.
>> Mandisa Review (Pop / Gospel)
Mandisa's comeback album Out of the Dark received praise from staff writer Alex, who calls it "an album that shows that you don't need to sacrifice depth for a radio-friendly appeal or a summertime groove."
>> Iron Bell Music Review (Worship)
Worship fans might enjoy Iron Bell Music's new album God That Saves, which staff writer Josh describes as "a refreshing change of pace from the common smoke, lights and bombast typical of the genre." Check out his review here.
>> JOHNNYSWIM Review (Indie Pop / Blues / Southern Pop)
Our staff writers Mason and Josh gave rave reviews for JOHNNYSWIM's latest offering Georgica Pond. Mason said "Abner's soulfully smooth approach and Amanda's raspy rawness may be stock for male and female folk/pop singers nowadays, but their voices are unique enough to be memorable on their own and often magical when combined." You can read more about it here.
For more info on these artists, visit the JFH Artists Database.
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