Music to listen to this Summer 2011

A ton of great albums have arrived (or are arriving soon!) for summer. Here are a few that I’m looking forward to basking in.

Redeemer Knoxville – “Rise O Buried Lord

A collection of songs celebrating the life of Jesus Christ sung through the lens of his last days on earth.  Thematically arranged around the events of Holy Week.

SojournThe Water and the Blood

New album by Sojourn Music inspired by the Hymns of Isaac Watts.  Listen and download at Bandcamp.  Great review HERE by Zac Hicks.

Patrick SchlabsCreaturewords

Patrick has created a beautifully arranged album full of songs that strive to use music in all its glory to faithfully tell the gospel story. A great listen throughout.

The Village ChurchGod of Victory

The Village Church behind the songwriting chops of Michael Bleeker and Matt Boswell have gifted us a modern worship album full of deep gospel and great performance.

High Street HymnsHearts and Voices

Alex Mejias and High Street Hymns have recently released another round of great songs for the church.  Singable, engaging, and broadly appealing to lots of different musical perspectives. get it.


City Church, San FranciscoCity Hymns

First CD from long time Red Mountain Music collaborator Karl Digerness. Featuring the Magik*Magik orchestra and a slew of other uber-talented music gnomes.

Cardiphonia – Songs for theFiftyDays

Continuing on in the vein of Hymns of Faith and Songs for Lent is a collection of hymns and songs celebrating the Holy Spirit – due to arrive sometime before Pentecost Sunday.  At last count we’ve heard songs from almost 20 different musicians and churches.  Should be a great project!

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