Music Sharing!

Hello friends and family!

So I wanted to make sure you could access music we’re talking about.  Especially since I’m going to try to stay more on top of the charts for the week!  And I want to have an easy way to direct you to the music that is top 10 in the Christian music market!

So, for the charts for today (12/16/12) I linked to videos on YouTube but there is also a published Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page with the songs in order.

If you haven’t joined Spotify yet…you really should!  Basically, as long as you’re connected to the internet you can access ALL music for free!  It’s like Pandora, only you get more control over what you’re playing and therefore what you’re listening to!  Anyway, I’m going to start publishing some playlists there for us so you definitely need to check out Spotify and consider downloading it!  And then once you download it, find me by searching for “magnamite”!  (Or by clicking here.)

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Crossroad Radio

As you may or may not know…I work Friday nights at Crossroad Radio on WBFJ broadcasting live out of Winston-Salem!  You should definitely tune in on Friday nights from 10 p.m. to midnight!  Anyway, Dave and I recently posted on our blog our top 20 Christian market albums of 2012 and you need to go check them out NOW!  Dave has been in the Christian music scene for a long time and has a high standard for Christian music!  You can find mine HERE and Dave’s HERE!  GO CHECK IT OUT!!!

XR

yEP! That’s a good EP.

Capital Kings

So here’s the deal.  On XR Radio, we’ve been doing Christmas and one of our most awesomest songs we’re playing right now is Capital Kings‘ version of the EVER classic “Carol of the Bells“.  I’ve been listening to it and thinking to myself, “Now THIS is what Christian music has been missing.”  But you always have to be on your guard when getting excited about new artists.  There is always the chance that the first song you heard was awesome and the rest is just kind of.  You know… 😛

But last night at XR I received a copy of Capital Kings’ EP “I Feel So Alive“.  And as soon as I got in the car I put it in.

Speechless.

This EP has me even more excited for this band’s first full length album I can’t hardly wait!  I’m also reconsidering fighting Winter Jam crowds just for a chance to see this duo live and in action!  The first track, “I Feel So Alive” has an intense beat, outstanding melody, and the music these boys produce is unbelievable.  The quality is absolutely pristine.  I love these lyrics, “You’ve got me livin’ how I wanted all along.  I feel so alive!”  “Be There” is very different from the first track but with this still outstanding production quality, vocals, melody, and instrumentation.  “Tell Me” is the ‘lighter’ song on the EP (as far as beat goes) but it is still awesome!  And the Telemitry remix of “I Feel So Alive” is indescribable.

 The group is doing dubstep…and then they dubstep the dubstep.

Mind Blown

Capital Kings is most definitely a band to keep your eye on!  Love the music, love the vocals, love the production, love the EP!  Can’t wait for January!

COUNTRY?!?!

So Mac Powell’s long awaited debut has dropped.  His country debut.  COUNTRY?!?!  Country.  And does he kill it with his gritty vocal?  You bet he does!  From his “party” songs like “Georgia Girls” and “Saturday Night” to his deeper, Third Day reminiscent songs like “Carry You” and “My Love for You Remains”…if you’re a Third Day fan you’ll love the album.  And if you love country music…you’ll be surprised.  Pleasantly surprised.  It had plenty of room to go horribly wrong…but it didn’t!

ALBUM EXCITEMENT!!!

TobyMac “Eye on It”
Featuring “Me Without You”
Released: 8/28

Owl City “Midsummer Station”
Featuring “Good Time”
Released: 8/21

Project 86 “Wait for the Siren”
Featuring “Fall Goliath, Fall”
Released: 8/21

Derek Minor (Formerly PRo) “PSA Vol. 3”
Featuring “I’m Focused”
Released: ?

Boys and Squirrels

Okay…so I’ve fallen really bad behind with writing posts and ESPECIALLY where album reviews are concerned.  However, on the 12th day of this month I graduate from Appalachian State University!  CAN I GET A WOOT WOOT?!?!?!  ANYWAY…after the 12th I’ll have more time to do things that I want to do!  I’ll be posting up reviews for Manafest’s “Fighter”, Demon Hunter’s “True Defiance”, and…is there anything else I’ve missed?  Ooh!  Benjah’s “The Breakup”.  I think that’s as far behind as I’ve gotten.  But we’ll see.  So be looking forward to increased activity here on our site!  Lemme know if there’s anything you want to hear from me!  Comment and tell me what you like and want more of!  Talk to ya more soon!

FRESH!!!

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Flame’s latest album “The 6th” came out on “the 6th” and it is doing VERY VERY well!!!  It shot to the top of the iTunes hip-hop/rap charts on its first day and is still holding steady at number 4.  You can find it on the homepage in the “New and Noteworthy section just above Trip Lee’s “I’m Good”.  Check BOTH of these out!

Flame review coming soon!