Thursday, August 4, 2016

Night Beat Rewind: July 2016

Welcome to the July Edition of Rewind. The Fourth Quarter is one third over. Only two months remain and the #PlatVnyl7 eligibility year will be in the bag. Things are really starting to heat up here. As we expect, the big guns have held their releases until this time. Without further ado, July Rewind. We begin with the songs released during the month.

The Singles Scene

  • As We Ascend - Wash Away 4.75 Emeralds
  • Canon - Eagles 4.25 Emeralds
  • Capital Kings - I Can't Quit 4.50 Emeralds
  • Forevermore - Noumina 4.50 Emeralds
  • Lakewood Music - Live In the Wonderful 4.50 Emeralds
  • Skillet - Back From The Dead 4.75 Emeralds
A very good mix, with Skillet the cream of the crop. Don't know what to expect from Canon this time around. On to the albums. We begin with those that will not make the pool.

Missing The Mark

  • Hollis Creek Revival - In The River 3.75 Emeralds
  • J-Giles Son - Hands on The Clock 3.50 Emeralds
  • JSon - Foreign, Volume 1 3.75 Emeralds
  • Paul McIntyre - One Way and The Fruit of The Spirit 3.50 Emeralds
  • Weston Skaggs - Joy and Sorrow Meet 3.50 Emeralds
  • Toarn - Giant Killer 3.75 Emeralds
  • Vineyard Music - God You Are: Live From Southern California 3.75 Emeralds
Perhaps a Skaggs (related to Ricky?) should have tipped me off, but NRT called it Praise and Worship instead of Country and Western. Only disappointment was JSon. I expected a lot more. This next group did not disappoint.

Pure Platinum Perfection

  • K Gautier - The Prevailing 5 Emeralds
  • House of Heroes - Colors 5 Emeralds
  • Beckah Shae - Mighty 5 Emeralds
  • Adam Young - Miracle In The Andes 5 Emeralds
House of Heroes returns with a perfect album after four years. Beckah Shae continues her mastery of all things music with a doo-wop album and Adam Young continues bringing us Motion Picture Soundtracks that should have been. Kody Gautier is primed to make big waves in Electronica with his debut.

Semi Precious Metal

  • Blanca - Not Backing Down EP 4.25 Emeralds
  • Bread of Stone - Hold The Light 4.75 Emeralds
  • Fedel - The Brave 4.75 Emeralds
  • Forevermore - Integral 4.75 Emeralds
  • GAWVI - Lost In Hue EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Group 1 Crew - Power 4.50 Emeralds
  • Highlands Worship - Here I Surrender 4.75 Emeralds
  • Hillsong United - Of Dirt and Grace: Live From The Land 4.75 Emeralds
  • Spencer Kane - Kane 4.50 Emeralds
  • Katy Kinard - God of Fireflies 4.50 Emeralds
  • Leeland - Invisible 4.75 Emeralds
  • Derek Minor - 1014 (EP) 4.50 Emeralds
  • Needtobreathe - Hardlove 4.50 Emeralds
  • Relient K - Air For Free 4.75 Emeralds
  • Silent Planet - Everything Was Sound 4.75 Emeralds
  • Switchfoot - Where The Light Shines Through 4.75 Emeralds
  • Bryan and Katie Torwalt - Champion 4.75 Emeralds
  • Vertical Church Band - Frontiers 4.50 Emeralds
  • Vineyard UK - Fearless 4.50 Emeralds
  • Juliana Zobrist - Shatterproof 4.75 Emeralds
A few comments for the month. Julianna Zobrist is on her third album, yet to The Night Beat she is a new artist and one to watch for. It is good to see Relient K back in the saddle. It is only three years, but it seems longer. They have a slightly different sound than I expected, though not as different as the now Pop Group 1 Crew. Almost Ironic to have the album called Power. It could have used a bit more. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.