The Tenth Avenue North guys (or at the very least frontman Mike Donehey) know how to enjoy the treats of the summer festival season.
In 140 characters or less, your favorite Christian musicians are chirping about the things that make them excited, the things that make them think, or just... things.
@theclassiccrime: The new album is titled "PHOENIX" and is going to be in stores & online August 14th! What do you think? #phoenix... http://fb.me/24bbum6do (June 12)
The Classic Crime released the title of their upcoming (fully fan-funded) record this week, in addition to releasing their album art one piece at a time via Twitter and Facebook. Check out their Twitter page to see what they’ve unveiled of the album cover so far.
Relient K is slowly but surely working on their first original studio album since 2009. Ethan Luck, Relient K’s drummer and renaissance man, shared a video studio update this week to give fans a glimpse of the creative process.
ON THE JOB
@stephenanberlin: I think this tour should be called Sunday best. Because that's what I will be wearing to every show. So should you. #classy (June 10)
Being a rock star is sometimes a suit-and-tie kind of job. Anberlin started an acoustic tour this week, and they’ve been putting on their Sunday best to add even more class to the experience.
This week Hawk Nelson debuted their new lineup in a live show, with their former guitarist stepping in as the new frontman. Look for more performances of this new incarnation at festivals throughout the summer.
@KeithComer: New van seats and layout concept! Still more to do, but we are now riding in style! ...well sort of.. Ha #TourLife http://pic.twitter.com/A8nafK1T (June 14)
Festival season sometimes requires some extra effort to achieve comfort during the long summer months. Manic Drive seems to have discovered a way to make even a van comfortable. Never underestimate the creativity of artists.
@LOWBROWBASS: Me and my homies on top of Stone Mountain. The second largest rock in the world. RED is the largest rock! #notreally http://pic.twitter.com/uEdPy4i6 (June 14)
One of the festivals to kick off the summer festival rush this week was AtlantaFest in Atlanta, Georgia. Quite a few bands took advantage of the location to climb Stone Mountain. Apparently RED could relate to the giant rock on a special level...
@BartMillard: Playing our first show in a while tonight. Hope I don’t forget the words… I mean I hope I don’t forget to read the words taped to the floor (June 16)
Even extremely experienced performers like the lead singer of MercyMe need a little extra help sometimes.
Even daddies still need to play sometimes. Jason Castro knows how to celebrate Father’s Day right.
Posted June 19, 2012 | Mary is a Christ-follower and writer who has been telling stories for as long as she can remember. She recently earned a B.A. in Digital Writing and currently resides in Colorado Springs with a camera, guitar, and coffee cup always close at hand.
Chat with Young Chozen Tuesday, May 14, 2013 NRT's Mark Ryan has a late-night chat with Young Chozen about the new record, marrying Southern Hemisphere girls and important theology.
Becoming Isaac Deitz, Part 2 Tuesday, May 14, 2013 The Christian filmmaker tells us about how he made the leap into music videos, doing projects with tobyMac, House of Heroes and Family Force 5.
Christian Music Tweets #105 Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Mary Burklin uncovers her Top 10 favorite tweets and photo uploads of the past seven days in this weekly column.
Behind the Song Devotionals Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Mr. Barnard from Shane & Shane tells us the theology behind "That's How You Forgive," and Amy Grant says, "Don't Try So Hard."