Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Jeremy Says: We sing along, to every word and song

Four Score and Seven Years ago our fore rockers brought forth on this art a way for young and hostile folks to express the cathartic feelings.

Today the new album from Relient k hits the record stores. Not exactly a "cathartic" album, but one that you can have fun with while relieving your tension. You can stream some of the songs from their website, so check it out and go buy it.

Here is what the gospel music channel had to say “The name Relient K has always been synonymous with some of the most contagious power pop/punk rock, tongue in cheek songwriting and feel good fun anyone could ever ask for. But since the band's infancy, there has also been an upward evolution that includes tighter musicianship, increased songwriting smarts and a high-octane stage show regarded by fans at sold out shows from coast to coast...it's evident that Relient K thrive on raising the bar with each release”

We Christians often like to question a bands sincerity on their faith by listening to their songs, but there is really only one way to do that.
Know the guys personally.

Here’s a quote from lead singer Matt Thiessen on the subject of spiritual influence in this new album: "We're not trying to hide anything with the songs on this record, just to get what we feel out there," Thiessen summarizes. "We've also found it to be the hardest thing in the world to say 'Jesus' in a song and not be cheesy, so we definitely have our own way of singing about spirituality. But in the end that's who we are and what we believe in. We hope between that and the music, it connects with someone out there."

So, go buy the new album. Dance in your car with the stereo cranked to 11(or 40 if you have a new Panasonic stereo). Go see them live, and try to remember how it was fun to sing along.

Adam's Note: Am I the only one who finds it ironic that Arcade Fire's Neon Bible would release the same week as Relient K? Ah well, both albums are great so go pick them up today!

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