Thursday, July 23, 2009

Great New Music from OtR & Derek

Two of my favorites are back, with excellent new music. And if you pre-order now, you get immediate downloads of each record.

First, Over the Rhine. My favorite band. The reason my blog is called "Faithfully Dangerous." They're back with the fourth in an annual series of live recordings. Live from Nowhere, Volume Four was recorded at last December's historic Decade One Reunion Concert at The Taft Theatre in Cincinnati. To celebrate twenty years of making music, they had two concerts, each one covering a decade of music. Friday night, they welcomed back Ric Hordinski (lead guitar) and played the best of the early years. This is the stuff the fans have been waiting for, and I was really excited to learn that it was going to be released - in a double album with a 20-page commemorative book. Pre-order here.

Second, Derek Webb. Founding and occasional member of Caedmon's Call. Husband of the brilliant Sandra McCracken. Prophet and provocateur. His new one, Stockholm Syndrome, is finally here, and it's a doozy. I mean that in a good way. Including the controversial track "What Matters More." Apprently INO Records couldn't release the album with that song because of some... uh, salty language. But that didn't stop Derek from marketing and releasing the album in a really cool, unique way. You can read all about it here and purchase "Stockholm Syndrome" here.

Enjoy! I know I am...

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