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Friday, February 21, 2014

Luminous City - Luminous City (2014) English Christian Album Download

Luminous City - Luminous City (2014) English Christian Album Download
Luminous City is the latest Christian Alternative Indie rock album released by American Christian band collective of musicians, songwriters, and artists from Rolling Hills Community Church and Music City. This album was released on February 04, 2014 and released under the label, Rolling Hills Music.

Album Details ::

Album :: Luminous City

Artist :: Luminous City

Release Date :: February 04, 2014

Genre :: Alternative, Indie, Rock

Label :: Rolling Hills Music

Hometown :: Nashville, TN, USA

Luminous City - Luminous City (2014) Biography and History
History ::
LuminousCITY, a collective of musicians, songwriters, and artists from Rolling Hills Community Church and Music City, announce the release of their eponymous debut recording. The modern sacred collection of new and re-imagined songs represents more than a year of dreaming, songwriting, and collaboration, set into motion by a successful Indiegogo campaign. An intimate meditation on prayer, space, and the Divine, LuminousCITY’s street date release is slated for February 4, 2014.

“The arts are a sacred invitation to connect and commune with our Creator,” reflects Chad Jarnagin, Worship Arts Pastor at Rolling Hills Community Church and LuminousCITY collaborator. “It is our mission to create art that draws people into intimacy with God, and we are humbled to have our faith family come around us and generously give to make this happen.”

Set into motion through a successful Indiegogo campaign with more than 70 donors, LuminousCITY is a vision several years in the making. With its close proximity to Nashville, Rolling Hills in Franklin, Tenn. has long been home to a number of musicians, artists, and songwriters. As these worshipers have grown as a community, writing songs and making music, a vision emerged for a ministry focused at creative arts professionals—pastors, writers, painters, artists, musicians, songwriters, and dreamers. LuminousProject began in 2011 as a contemplative movement and space designed to encourage, inspire, and enlighten.

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14
LuminousCITY builds on the vision of LuminousProject, shining the light of the Creator through a musical exploration of space, sound, and liturgy. Born in the Rolling Hills arts community and backed financially by friends and partners of the church, LuminousCITY is a true collective, comprised of vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Chad Jarnagin (Worship Arts Pastor at Rolling Hills, Among Thorns), singer/songwriter Lanae’, vocalist/songwriter/guitarist David Curtis (Worship Arts Pastor South Nashville, Run Kid Run), drummer Andy Williams (Casting Crowns), guitarist Cody Bender (VOTA), vocalist Jennifer Akers, cellist Justin Saunders, and multi-instrumentalist and composer David Gross. This team represents a larger community of passionate and devoted worshipers who share the heart and vision of LuminousCITY. 

“We set out to create a collection of songs that could not only be sung in worship but that drew people into moments of personal worship,” adds Lanae’. “This was definitely a moving experience for us, and I believe that really comes through in the recording.”

This cycle of songs takes its time establishing the right atmosphere. Beginning with an original instrumental by David Gross, a pulsing Rhodes and droning, Hammock-inspired guitars invite the listener to close their eyes, open their hands, and breathe deep. From this etherial space comes the full-band original “Your Love Moves,” which shimmers to life with Lanae’s breathy voice declaring her confident longing for a love that transforms. 

“Kingdom Come” is next, another original performed by Jarnagin that contrasts tight tom grooves with lush instrumentation and layered vocals, calling listeners from a posture of reflection to participation. 

The modern Twila Paris hymn “He Is Exalted” is re-imagined in an arrangement by David Curtis, again returning the listener to a time of sonic reflection before exploding into the anthemic crashing of drums and joyous interplay of vocals and guitars. 

A prayer in song, “Psalm 23” presents an original take on the classic Scripture with Lanae’ echoing the psalmist’s declaration that “You are my shepherd.” Continuing this posture of prayer comes the intimate, “The Silence.” As Bender’s guitars ebb to and from the foreground, Jennifer Akers voices an invitation from the Creator to shed our burdens, fears, and distractions and meet Him in the silence. 

The instrumental “Interlude”, written by Gross and Jarnagin, transitions the recording from prayerful reflection to collective liturgy and an original arrangement of “Doxology.” A Sigur Ros-inspiring drone of synth, string, and distorted guitar lay the foundation for this timeless declaration of praise.

LuminousCITY closes the cycle of songs with a version of Bellarive’s “Stand Tall (Heartbeat)” that is at once benediction and commission. It’s a fitting end to this sonic cycle of reflection, prayer, and worship and a striking fulfillment of LuminousCITY’s mission. 

At once intimate and jubilant, LuminousCITY is a sonic invitation to intimacy with the Creator. You can join them by downloading LuminousCITY on iTunes on 2/4/14.

Luminous City - Luminous City (2014) live performance on stage
Tracklisting ::
1. Intro
2. Your Love Moves (feat. Lanae)
3. Kingdom Come (feat. Chad Jarnagin)
4. He Is Exalted (feat. David Curtis)
5. Psalm 23 (feat. Lanae)
6. The Silence (feat. Jennifer Akers)
7. Interlude
8. Doxology (feat. David Curtis)
9. Stand Tall (Heartbeat) [feat. Chad Jarnagin]


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Friday, March 22, 2013

We Shot the Moon - Love On 2013 English Christian Album Download

We Shot the Moon - Love On 2013 English Christian Album Download
Love On is the latest Christian Indie Pop Rock album released by American Christian Indie Rock band, We Shot The Moon. This album was released on March 5, 2013 and released under the label Afternoon Records.

Album Details ::

Album :: Love On

Artist :: We Shot The Moon

Release Date :: 5 March, 2013

Genre :: Pop/Rock

Label :: Afternoon Records

Location :: San Diego, CA

We Shot the Moon - Love On 2013 Biography and History
Biography ::
We Shot the Moon, formerly known as The Honor Roll, is a band from San Diego, California featuring Jonathan Jones the singer of Waking Ashland, and originally, Dan Koch, and Joe Greenetz both from the band Sherwood.

The band formed as The Honor Roll when Jonathan Jones' band, Waking Ashland, broke up. On July 21, 2007, the band put up 4 demos on their MySpace page. In August 2007 the group changed its name to We Shot the Moon.

Their first ever show as a band was a benefit concert called Water For Choche, which helped bring water to people in Choche, Ethiopia. It was held on September 15, 2007 at Point Loma Nazarene University in southern California. They have released 3 full length albums and have completed 10+ national tours since their formation in 2007. Jonathan Jones is the only consistent member of the group since the original line up.

They entered the studio on August 22, 2007, to record a full-length album. The title of the LP is Fear And Love. We Shot the Moon embarked on its first U.S. Tour in September 2007 with an original lineup of Jonathan Jones, Trevor Faris, Paul Wheatley, Matthew J Doughty, and Nathan Scott. By late November, the band was back in Southern California, but it wasn't long before the band toured Japan. Waking Ashland had broken in Japan, and the We Shot the Moon album was originally to be released there as a posthumous Waking Ashland B-sides collection before the group decided to make it their primary project.

Jason De La Torre became an official guitarist in the band in July 2008 along with Adam Lovell on bass guitar.

In August 2008, it was announced that original lead guitarist Paul Wheatley had left the band for personal reasons. His role on the current tour will be temporarily filled by Nate Miller.

We Shot the Moon entered the studio again in January 2009 to begin work on their second LP. The album will be produced by Mike Green (Waking Ashland, The Matches, Paramore). Though the group had a Japanese label contract, they had left The Militia Group early in 2009 and nearly self-released their sophomore full-length domestically after finding little interest from American record labels. The band eventually signed with Minneapolis, Minnesota based indie label Afternoon Records in June 2009 and released their second full-length album, "A Silver Lining," on October 13, 2009.

In April 2011, the singer made a Twitter post about a new We Shot The Moon EP, stating it would be recorded in the summer of 2011. In January 2012 We Shot The Moon released the "We Are All Odd" EP of B-Sides. They also announced plans to release their third full length album titled "Love And Fear" in 2012.

In the summer of 2011, drummer Ben Hilzinger, bassist Andy Bruno, and Michael Grimm joined Jonathan Jones in We Shot The Moon. We Shot The Moon has been featured on The Real World, The Hills, ESPN's Sportscenter as well as numerous other programs on ABC, MTV, VH1 and Fox.

In November 2012, it was announced that original lead guitarist, Paul Wheatley has rejoined forces with Jonathan Jones again and will be handling all of the guitar work on the next We Shot The Moon album. Paul Wheatley and Jonathan Jones have not played music together since 2010. On the official We Shot The Moon YouTube channel Jones quotes, "It's been incredible playing music with Paul again. Even after 2 years it seems like we haven't even missed a beat. These new We Shot The Moon songs are sounding the best that I've ever heard We Shot The Moon songs sound. I'm excited that we have teamed up for this new album, the process has begun." The release of the new EP/Album is scheduled for early 2013.

We Shot the Moon - Love On 2013 Band Members

Band Members ::
  • Jonathan Jones
  • Paul Wheatley
  • Ben Hilzinger
  • Andy Bruno
  • Michael Grimm
We Shot The Moon by Will Tee Yang 2013
Tracklisting ::

01. Minute Land
02. Claim Me
03. Araby (Lie #17)
04. Pressure
05. Story Bridge
06. The Map
07. Monsters
08. Smile
09. How To Move On
10. Maybe By May
11. Love On

We Shot The Moon - "When I'm Gone" youtube video


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