August Burns Red, Jars of Clay and Janelle Bel (of Ember Days fame) are amongst those who've put out new Christmas tunes the last few days!
This week on Homegrown we are talking to Jason Belcher, from The Ember Days, about their hot-off-the-press new album, 'More Than You Think'. They have been through a pretty amazing journey over the past 18 months, which has inspired these new songs. Tune in to hear more of their amazing story.
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The Ember Days have a new album out! Originally from Auckland, the husband and wife combo, Jason and Janell Belcher, and talented band members Logan and Jordan Mackenzie, and Jedidiah Lachmann, relocated to Nashville about 5 years ago. The Ember Days have toured heaps across NZ and the US and have performed at many Christian festivals, increasing their fan base along the way.
Their influences include Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Kings of Leon. Read more about them here: http://treasuring-christ.org/2012/08/07/meet-the-ember-days/
Or check out their website theemberdays.com
This photo just screams awesome. The Ember Days have just entered the studio to record the follow-up to Emergency with producers Paul Moak (worked with Third Day & Mat Kearney) & Ed Cash (worked with Chris Tomlin & David Crowder Band)
That drummer in the bottom left corner? That's Zac Farro (formerly of Paramore). Album is expected to release January 2013, keep up with the band on their facebook page.
If you want some awesome worship music (and you want it to be free) then click the link below and check out "Passionate Hope Vol. 1: Songs of Worship" from Indie Vision Music.
The compilation features The Ember Days & Showbread PLUS Ex-Emery vocalist Devin Shelton and a TON of other awesome artists.