Friday, September 28, 2012

Flashback Friday: The Fab 3 - PFR

Joel, Patrick, and Mark. Maybe it doesn't roll off the tongue as easy as John, Paul, George and Ringo, but that's not to say that this trio isn't in the same rarefied air For those not up to date on things, that foursome is The Beatles, the true kings of Rock and Roll (Sorry Elvis). Joel, Patrick and Mark are Joel Hanson (Guitar), Patrick Andrew (Bass), and Mark Nash (Drums) - also known as PFR. (A little side note: The initials stand for Pray For Rain, which is the actual name of the band. However, before they even got started, they were sued and had to change the name to PFR. More on that later.

Having grown up on both The Beatles (as well as the 70's version, Paul McCartney and Wings), and then experiencing PFR, my mind immediately made a connection. Now the analogy isn't perfect, but there are enough stylistic similarities to brand PFR the "Christian Beatles". They are a whole lot more similar than Love Song, in my opinion. So if The Beatles started in the U.S. instead of the U.K., and they could only round up three members, they would probably sound like PFR.

Like I said, the band was originally called Pray For Rain. Did you know that there was already a band by that name? Yeah, I didn't either, and probably neither did this trio. The other Pray For Rain, the one with high priced lawyers, they do nothing but do movie soundtracks for movies like Sid and Nancy (1986). Alex Cox is usually the director of these films.

During their brief career they put out four albums:
  • Pray For Rain (1992)
  • Goldie's Last Day (1993)
  • Great Lengths (1994)
  • Them (1996)
Goldie's Last Day is actually about the death of Patrick Andrew's Golden Retriever, and it has some Beatles homages in it.Next up is Great Lengths and Anything
And finally we end with Wonder Why.
These videos are from their 12 in 2012 "Reunion" Tour. I think you'll agree that they still have got it, and I think a full reunion is in order.

Apart form this work with Deitiphobia and other bands, Nash is also married to Leigh Bingham Nash, (Leigh Nash) of Sixpence None The Richer, which will be covered in another post.

That concludes the first installment of The Real Alternative on Flashback Friday. Next Friday we return to the Commonwealth of CCM when our subject is Delirious? Until next we meet, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pilgrims Progress

A High School Girl Friend of mine (Yes, two words. We never were an item. There was a slim possibility of that, but I didn't have an answer to a very pointed question from her. That is another story, one I will not bore you with). Anyway, this friend posted on Facebook that she was looking for a clarinet for one of her kids who was taking lessons. Now that got me thinking, despite not playing anything but a tonette as a kid (though I do own a Harmonica, which I can play badly), Clarinets are fine, but what about useful instruments like a cello, violin, or harp.

Lest you think I've gone completely off my rocker, such was the family life of Annie, Alex, Benjamin, Camille, Gretchen, Jeremiah, Bill and Robin Wolaver, known collectively as the Annie Moses Band. Bill and Robin are the parents of this family band, as well as the Composer/Arrangers. Collectively they are:
  • Annie (Lead Vocals, Violin)
  • Alex (Lead Vocals, Viola)
  • Benjamin (Cello)
  • Camille (Harp, Keyboard, Vocals)
  • Gretchen (Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals)
  • Jeremiah (Guitar)
Bill adds a mean Piano to the mix and Robin also fills in for vocals from time to time, but that is about it. Fill it out with a few session players on stuff like drums and you've got the hottest band of players this side of Mannheim Steamroller or Trans Siberian Orchestra. They officially designate themselves as Chamber-Pop. You can get all of AMB's material on Amazon and help support The Night Beat at the same time by clicking here

I mention those two bands purposefully, as AMB rose to fame on the basis of Christmas Music. The older kids all went to Juilliard, and the younger ones are all pre-admitted I am sure. I have a pet peeve about starting Christmas too early, and that is really acting up this time as Jeremy Camp released a Christmas Album IN SEPTEMBER! However, just so you know what I'm talking about, here is a link to a post which contains an AMB Christmas Song.

I love this album. Now close friends know that I have a wide range of musical tastes (except for Country and Southern Gospel, I detest those, though there are exceptions. Folk, Bluegrass, and Southern Rock tend to blur the boundaries enough to tame my gag reflex.). There are really no bad songs on this album, and I am giving it a just short of perfection 4.75 Emeralds, not on any flaw, because it is almost perfect. I just wish they had cut loose on a few more songs. Since AOL Music is streaming it this week, it has been on repeat constantly. (Except when I have been listening to As I Lay Dying, Holly Starr and others. The Night Beat Must Go on).

I'm going to finish up with a few live videos of AMB Songs. First up is the "title song" Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim

Next up is a little more haunting. And Alex on lead vocal with Road Well Traveled (A Cautionary Tale).

And finally, an all instrumental jam session, with Blarney Pilgrim.I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have. Writing while listening to the music makes it all the better. Tomorrow we will be going a different way altogether, as Flashback Friday will be going to Alternative Trio PFR. But perhaps not, as what can be more of an Alternative sound in CCM than Annie Moses Band. Remember to order through amazon by clicking on the link. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Music Video Monday: Love Is All

Welcome to an all new edition of Music Video Monday. It feels good to be back to the usual lighthearted posts, with White Collar Sideshow kind of dominating last week. I believe in their message of facing and confronting addictions, and so, despite the tough message, it needed to be shared. Plus it is some awesome Industrial Music.

We have four videos this time around, as we continue with Fourth Quarter Videos. We begin with Je'kob Washington and Love Is All, from his Faith EP.

From Hip Hop/Rap, we move on to Alternative and House of Heroes. This is Touch This Light  from Cold Hard Want.

Stephen Christian of Anberlin has a Sythpop/Alternative Side Project called Anchor and Braille. This is Find Me from the just released album The Quiet Life.

And finally, we move into Electronica for real, with British DJ Andy Hunter. This is Spiral from his recent EP Glow.

That concludes this edition of Music Video Monday. Thank you to all my lurkers, readers and followers. Remember you can always keep the beat going by following me on Twitter or Facebook. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Flashback Friday: Necessary Fear - Deitiphobia

The Industrial Revolution begins today. This is the second of three rotating subjects in my all redesigned Flashback Friday. Last week was The Commonwealth of CCM, where I am tackling bands that originate in the British Commonwealth of Nations. Next week is "A Real Alternative", which will tackle the rise to prominence of the Alternative Music Scene.

This weeks topic is "The Industrial Revolution", where I will tell you about the explosion in the nineties which brought Industrial Music, along with its siblings Techno, Synthpop, Trance, and Ambient, to the Christian Music World.

The 60's and 70's gave CCM the Jesus Music Era. The 80's brought Arena Rock and Heavy Metal as well as the birth of the Alternative Scene. As the 90's began everything old became new again. Suddenly Christian Musicians discovered an instrument long used in the Mainstream Scene. That instrument was Robert Moog's Modular Synthesizer of 1965. The Industrial Revolution began.

Robert Moog may be the Father of Techno, but the fathers of Christian Industrial would be Wally Shaw and Brent Stackhouse. Together they founded Donderfliegen, which supposedly means Darn That Fly. They released their debut demo Digital Priests in 1990. Deciding to bring their Christian Faith to the forefront, they changed their name soon afterward to Deitiphobia, which means Fear of God. They released their Self Titled album in 1991 and Stackhouse left soon afterward. He brought his wife Sheri into the band for Keyboards and Vocals and things really took off afterward. It was a move successfully made by Skillet founder John Cooper when he brought Korey on board (for Keyboards and Vocals as well). Clean (1994) was the first album with the new lineup, which included live set guitarist Kevin Gutierrez (aka Kevin 131 of the band Aleixa). By the time their last album would be put out Lo:Fi vs Sci:Fi (1999), the band consisted of the Shaws and Wil Foster. There aren't any videos, but I pulled up an audio of Clean from Youtube, and here it is.

Considering all you need is a synthesizer, Techno is the easiest genre to create side-projects to indulge your creative side. (Skillet was itself a side project). Deitiphobia created Massivivid, which was more of a traditional synth-rock band, consisting of six members. The Deitiphobia trio was assisted in this case by Bob Carlton on Bass, John Hogan on Drums, and Tom Wilson on Guitar. Another Youtube Audio, this time of Massivivid and Flesh Wound, which came from Brightblur. From time to time the Shaw's were assisted by Mark Nash, former drummer for PFR and husband to Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer. They are also credited with "discovering" Joey Belleville of The Echoing Green. All these bands will be featured in a future Flashback Friday, and when they do, this post will be updated with links.

I gravitated very quickly to Industrial and its siblings, actually about as quick as I embraced Metal. It seems as I get older, I get Harder, at least musically speaking.

We wil slow things down a bit next week, as our subject will be alternative legend PFR. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Forget The Carnival, Stay for the Sideshow

I love tooting my own horn. I know I should act more humble, but if I don't do it, who will? The Bible may say "Love your neighbour as you love yourself", but that presupposes that you do indeed love yourself.

My reason for patting myself on the back? Being smarter than Amazon. Musically astute is more precise. While listening to the new releases I came across a band I had never heard of before. White Collar Sideshow. Now that isn't news in and of itself. I'm not as quick in discovering new acts as I would like to be. If I have never heard of a band before I tend to make a mental note of the genre it is listed as and make my decisions based on that. Amazon listed The Witchunt as being Hard Rock and Metal, so I made a note as to TDWP, Wolves at the Gate, and so forth.

This is not a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album, not in the least. And that made me pleasantly surprised. You see, I am starting a new Flashback Friday post this week subtitled The Industrial Revolution. My first thought was "This is Cult of Jester" and there were tones of Deitiphobia as well, which is my first blog post on the subject. (The Deitiphobia link wont be live until Friday at 6 pm ET). So I went to the WCS Facebook Page (be prepared for some Halloween Style imagery). Yes, they label themselves as Industrial. Score!

This is the video preview for The WitcHunt

Meet The Faceless Woman

And finally, the Official Music Video for Black Heart Hearse.

The band is all about hidden addictions, and bringing them out into the open and confronting them. It is not for the faint of heart. I am thrilled that there is someone out there making some great Industrial Music. Though its heyday ended at the turn of the century, it is still some awesome music. And to combine it with such hard hitting subjects.

I am giving The WitcHunt a nearly perfect 4.75 Emeralds and guaranteeing it a spot in this years Platinum Vinyl Awards, though in the Dance/Electronica/Techno category, where Industrial would naturally be found (Techno, not dance). A little early Halloween present from The Night Beat. Until Flashback Friday, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Music Video Monday: Dead Man

Welcome back to our 4th Quarter Music Video Monday. There will be only one MVM this week, folks. Last week was special to clear out the Satellites and Sirens videos.

We begin our trip through the 4th Quarter Video Releases with Wolves at the Gate, this is the Official Music Video for Dead Man.

From the big guns to the up and coming. Gideon is the name of this band, and I have not heard much from them until lately. This is No Acceptance.

Back to the big guns. P.O.D. recently came out with an album entitled Murdered Love which created quite a stir in the Christian Music Community. This is the Official Music Video for the Title Cut.

Our last video is somewhat of a rarity. The album didn't make the initial cut to be considered for a Platinum Vinyl Award, but I really liked the video. This is Shipwreck by Your Memorial.

Four videos to get things "started" this quarter. A different genre next week. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Flashback Friday: WWMT - The Tribe

Welcome back to an entirely revamped Flashback Friday. We are going to rotate this column among three subjects for the near future. We start with "The Commonwealth of CCM", where we will cover some artists within the British Commonwealth. Christian Music isn't just a US Centric Phenomena after all.

Take a group of Christian Evangelists, add Public Schools, and add a bit of Music to it. What do you get? Here in the USA, nothing, because  All Crazy Liberals United (a better acronym for the ACLU) would be invoking the fictional "Separation of Church and State" faster than you can say Activist Judges. (Any actual idea of separations would have been trying to protect the Church from Government Control, not the other way around. The founding fathers always figured this would be a moral country). Rant aside, in the more enlightened UK, they had no problem with the arrangement, and the result was THE TRIBE.

Officialy the World Wide Message Tribe, Christian Music's most influential dance band grew out of the Message 88 and Message 89 Youth Meetings in Manchester, England, that were put on by brothers Andy and Simon Hawthorne. Those meetings grew into the Message to Schools Trust, and from there the tribe was formed, which had at its core
  • Mark Pennels
  • Zark Porter
  • Cameron Dante
and others, including Beth Redman (Matt Redman's Wife) who was in a band named Storm at the time. WWMT burst onto the scene with WWMT - Take a long hike with the Chosen Few (1993), but they are best known for their multi album and friends series Jumping in the House of God. All together from 1993 until 2004 when they broke up Chistians everywhere danced with a full dozen releases. Here's a promo video for WOW 1998 with them in action. All I can say is I wish we had stuff like this when I was in school.

Mark Pennels and Zarc Porter weren't content to just create dance music themselves. They were always on the lookout for the next generation. One of the most promising of these new acts, at least from my perspective, was a US/UK duo by the name of V*ENNA. The Christian Music world was in a mad rush to create an "alternative" to Britney Spears and other boy and girl bands. Unfortunately they weren't alone in the chase. Sparrow/EMI brought out the big guns (Nichole Nordeman, Clay Crosse, Carman) to support their choice, ZOE girl. If the big co-stars weren't enough, they also had Rebecca St. James producer in their corner. Lucy Britten and Sharnessa Shelton lost out to the trio of Alisa Girard, Kristin Swinford and Chrissy Conway.

Now in the interest of full disclosure I wish to mention that during the 2001 Festival Season I was working with Sparrow Records and had to push ZOE girl, but I listened to both CD's and, while the trio vastly improved their work in later albums, their debut is almost unlistenable. The power of PR.

As always, click on the links to go to Amazon and help support The Night Beat by buying through them. Next week we will switch gears and go to our next group, which I am calling The Industrial Revolution. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Night Beat Rewind: August 2012

Getting back to a somewhat normal schedule after an unexpected Music Video Monday Marathon, thanks to our friends at Satellites and Sirens. If you missed these posts you can catch Part One, Part Two and Part Three by clicking on the appropriate links.

Now it is time to get to the latest edition of Night Beat Rewind, our quick hits column for the previous months releases. August had a lot of releases and a lot made the cut, but a lot didn't. Also, surprising for late in the eligibility, we had one perfect album. One more caveat. A few releases this month were unavailable for preview and so I have not included them. So for right now the verdict on Heath McNease: The Weight of Glory; Derek Minor: PSA Vol 3: Who is Derek Minor?; Phil King (Self Titled); and Showbread: Cancer, are incomplete. Once I can get some samples to here I will check them out, and if they pass muster they will be grafted in.

As always, we begin with those releases which

Missed The Mark

  • Jason Castro - Starting Line EP 3.75 Emeralds
  • The Chariot - One Wing 3.75 Emeralds
  • City of Peace Media - i Stand With Israel 3.75 Emeralds
  • Covenant Worship - Standing 3.75 Emeralds
  • Eleventyseven - Attack of the Mountain Medley 3.75 Emeralds
  • Brian and Jenn Johnson - Undone 3.75 Emeralds
  • Shelly Johnson - Power of the Cross 3.75 Emeralds
  • Eddie Kirkland - Kings & Queens 3.75 Emeralds
  • Letter to the Exiles - Make Amends 3.50 Emeralds
  • Chris Lizotte - Power in Weakness 3.75 Emeralds
  • Stan Whitmire - Seasons of Life 3.75 Emeralds
  • Karyn Williams - Only You 3.75 Emeralds
I always feel compelled to point out that these are all good albums. Even Stan Whitmire (nothing against the album, but it was entirely instrumental piano, and got kind of monotonous after a while). From the misses to the home run. There was one release that was

Pure Platinum

Of course most albums are somewhat less than perfect, and that is the case this month as well. As is usually the case, the longest list is for something I call

Semi - Precious Metal

  • Abandoned Pools - Sublime Currency 4.75 Emeralds
  • An Epic No Less - Echo Of Love 4.75 Emeralds
  • Chris August - The Upside Of Down  4.50 Emeralds
  • Avalon - Number Ones 4.50 Emeralds
  • The Classic Crime - Phoenix 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jeff Deyo - Moving Mountains 4.75 Emeralds
  • Benjamin Dunn & The Animal Orchestra - Fable 4.75 Emeralds
  • Israel & New Breed - Jesus at the Center 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jordan Lara - City of Hope 4.50 Emeralds
  • Luminate - Welcome to Daylight 4.50 Emeralds
  • Toby Mac - Eye On It 4.25 Emeralds
  • Mandisa - Get Movin 4.50 Emeralds
  • Tamela Mann - Best Days 4.25 Emeralds
  • VaShawn Mitchell - Created 4 This 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Museum - My Only Rescue 4.50 Emeralds
  • Owl City - The Midsummer Station 4.50 Emeralds
  • Andrew Peterson - Light for the Lost Boy 4.50 Emeralds
  • Mac Powell - Mac Powell 4.50 Emeralds
  • Satellites and Sirens - The Covers 4.75 Emeralds
  • Sixpence None The Richer - Lost in Transition 4.75 Emeralds
  • Tenth Avenue North - The Struggle 4.50 Emeralds
  • Tourniquet - Antiseptic Bloodbath 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Wrecking - So Much For Love 4.50 Emeralds
No real surprises here. Except for Mac Powell. It was billed as a country album and I was very apprehensive considering I hate country. However, do not be disheartened Third Day Fans. He has not strayed far from Third Day.

You may notice the number of links increasing as time goes on. Due to the amount of eligible releases this month I am going to keep adding the Amazon links as the time goes on. I want to get this one out today. So, until tomorrow, when I start an entirely rebooted Flashback Friday, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

MVM Special Edition: Cover Me - White Flag

Today we conclude out special all Satellites and Sirens Themed Music Video Monday posts. We needed three days to do all of the videos that inspired The Covers. Once again I remind you to click on the link and purchase any of the songs from Amazon. The WENC Night Beat is an amazon associate, and your purchase will help things keep humming smoothly at Night Beat HQ.

Today's edition wraps things up, and it is the longest post of all, with six videos in the mix. We begin with what I believe was the video that started everything off, and that was the cover video of the Goyte song Somebody that I Used to Know.

We continue with the new hot thing (at least for the tween crowd) One Direction. I have been told by one parent that this version is much more tolerable than the original. This is One Thing.

Keeping things light and fun, we move on to Katy Perry. For those not in the know, Katy used to be a CCM artist by the name of Katy Hudson. The label that had her self titled debut album went belly up shortly after its release. She went into hiding and reemerged as dance queen Perry a few years later. This is a cover of Part of Me.

We move on to our only CCM video this time around (as per the originals, of course). This is White Flag by Chris Tomlin.

Only two more to go. The penultimate video is from Jason Mraz. This is I wont give up.

We conclude with Fun (yes, that's the name) and We are Young.

Whew, that's a marathon. If you missed Part One or Part Two of the series, you should click on the respective post link to get all the video cover goodness. Tomorrow we will have the August Edition of Night Beat Rewind. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MVM Special Edition: Cover Me - Awake and Alive

Welcome to a special edition of Music Video Monday on Tuesday, as I mentioned in my previous post, we are celebrating the recent release of Satellites and Sirens mp3 only (at least for now) release of The Covers by sharing the videos that started it all.

We will begin this edition with Maroon 5. This is Payphone, something you don't see every day.

From mainstream to Christian, we continue with So Much Love by The Rocket Summer.

Taking the Train for our next song. This is Drive By, something you will not do on a train.

Back to Christian Music once more. This is the cover of Skillet's Awake and Alive.

We conclude this special edition of Music Video Monday with Coldplay singing about Paradise.

Once again I wish to remind you to click on the highlighted link and buy any of the songs on The Covers or indeed the entire album, and support The Night Beat at the same time. Until next time, when we will share covers of Katy Perry, Chris Tomlin and others, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Music Video Monday: Cover Me - Eyes Open

Welcome to the 4th Quarter of 2012, at least as far as Platinum Vinyl Award eligibility is considered.

A funny thing happened on the making of the first 4th Quarter post, and that is an abundance of videos from a single artist. Satellites and Sirens to be specific. They have been making a Cover Video every Friday and just recently released an album of those cover songs.

So this is what we're going to do. For the next three days we will be doing a MVM post of these cover videos. We begin with the video that first captured my fancy. The Hunger Games inspired cover of Taylor Swift's Eyes Open.

Next up is an animated video using Pixar's Up. This is a cover of Poison and Wine by The Civil Wars. Get your hankie ready, it's a tearjerker.

We move on to Gavin Degraw's Not Over You.

And next we have a Switchfoot Classic. I Dare You To Move. This song isn't on The Covers, but I wanted to include one more Christian Song, so I put it in. You'll have to wait for covers 2 to get it though.

And we conclude this edition with Shadow Days by John Mayer.
We will be continuing our Music Video Monday posts through Wednesday so we can get through the covers. These are great twists on some songs, and I wanted to share them with you. As an added benefit, since Satellites and Sirens are Christian, not only do they come with a Sythpop Twist, these versions may in some cases be fit for public singing, if you're Karaoke minded. Until tomorrow's edition, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Flashback Friday: Here Comes The Bride

Welcome Back readers to an all new edition of Flashback Friday. Now that Labor Day is over we can get  back to our retrospective of some of the Best CCM Bands of all time.

When you think of Heavy Metal, or rock and roll in general, I think we can all agree that Kentucky isn't on your short list of heavy metal meccas. Nevertheless, in the 1980's one of the most loved bands in Christian Heavy Metal came out of Louisville, Kentucky.

I discovered Bride in College, and was it an eye opener. First there is the shock between the innocent Band Name and the Death on A Horse motif. This was Christian Death Metal, aka Apocalyptic Rock. Not your typical Christian Music, even in the burgeoning Heavy Metal Scene.

You could humorously state that Bride was CCM's Thompson Twins (who were actually a trio, and none of them was named Thompson.) The original Louisville Lineup was brothers Dale and Troy Thompson, Steve Osborne on guitar, Scott Hall on Bass Guitar and Stephen Rolland on Drums. That lasted only through the debut album Show No Mercy (1986). I came in on Live To Die (1988), and the already had their first lineup change with Frank Parpatillo on Bass. Silence Is Madness (1989) finished the metal era.

From metal Bride morphed into an Arena Rock Band and then to an Alternative Band. Unlike more polished bands they were not able to bring a lot of their fans along with each change. Their last album was entitled Tsar Bomba (2009), and they brought back original guitarist Steve Osborne.

This wound up a bit of a different post, as there is a bit of a bittersweet taste. Osborne, I discovered while researching the post, committed suicide on November 17, 2011, at the age of 45. Though I never knew him, it was a bit of a shock, not only because of his young age, but because we were born only a few weeks apart. Now I've got too much to live for, so you don't have to worry about your intrepid blogger.

I usually include a video if I can, and I am going to do double duty with one video. This is the music video of Heroes, and Bride has promoted it as a tribute to Steve Osborne, and I will do the same. R.I.P. Steve. Click on the link at the start of the article to go to the Bride page on Amazon. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Music Video Monday: Bema Seat

Hope everybody is enjoying their Labor Day Holiday. There is no rest here at The Night Beat (actually, there is, due to the miracle of automatic scheduling). So even though there is nobody here in the offices of the WENC Night Beat, our regularly scheduled Music Video Monday will go out. Something like the Pony Express (you know, neither rain, nor snow...).

If you have been with the last few weeks, you know that an abundance of entries in the Hard Rock and Rock Genre have forced us to have two posts for each of those genres. This marks the second week of Rock, and the end, finally of the 3rd Quarter. We can now begin the 4th Quarter on September 10 and get some in before the 4th Quarter ends on September 30). Last week we had videos by Big Daddy Weave, Children 18:3, Deluge, MxPx and Mercy Me. This week we crank things up just a bit.

We begin, somewhat ironically, on the Holiday celebrating the End of Summer, with The Rocket Summer. From their new release Life Will Write The Words, this is Revival.

We crank it up with Thousand Foot Krutch. This is a lyric video of Be Somebody off of their independent release The End is Where We Begin.

Continuing with the audio assault. Write This Down sings of their Lost Weekend. This is Crash and Burn.

Toning it down just a notch, here is Willet, a band that was privileged to play during the Olympic Games. This is the lyric video for Love on the Outside.

We conclude by going old school. This is Petra, which just released a Best of the '80's album. This is a video from one of my favorites (I don't have too many non favorites when it comes to Petra). This is Bema Seat.

Next week we begin the 4th Quarter with an all new Music Video Monday. Summer may be officially over, but we are just Heating Up. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.