Ever wanted reading reading reccomendations from Stephen Christian of Anberlin?
It didn't occur to us, either, but he's got some great reccomendations in a multiple-part video series where he answers fan questions. Check out the video below:
Anberlin were interviewed by fuse.tv recently and talked about the inspiration behind "Someone Anyone", and how important is to have music written about serious topics and issues. They also address being labelled as a "Christian" band (pun kinda intended)
**UPDATE** Get Vital on iTunes now! If you want to try before you buy, go here and stream the whole album for free.
With Vital releasing on NZ iTunes tomorrow, Anberlin have a free b-side song "Safe Here" for download. You have to like a FB page and sign up to an email list (the usual stuff) but the song is pretty sweet!!
Anberlin just couldn't wait till October 16 to show you something from their new album Vital - so they've given you this track "Self-Starter"
Head over to billboard.com to check out the song, and expect to hear it on Life FM VERY SOON!!
If someone was going to pull of an acoustic/rock/indie side project with terrific lyrics and inspiring musicianship, it'd be Stephen Christian from Anberlin. When he realised he'd written a bunch of songs that Anberlin could never release, he formed Anchor & Braille. They released an album, Felt, back in 2009, and will be releasing The Quiet Life in the next week or so.
Check out the music video for the song "Find Me" below, and be sure to link them up on facebook!
In an interview with TVU in the states, Stephen from Anberlin dropped details on their new album out later this year!
The record is gonna be called Vital, and Stephen calls it "an album for the fans" and his "favourite Anberlin release since Never Take Friendship Personal".
Expect to hear a new song early September, and the album is out everywhere in October.
Check out this post from Anberlin on facebook:
Hey guys - so we have a crazy idea: would any of you like to sing on our new record? We are looking for 4 guest vocalists on a couple parts on the record, and we thought it would be fun to run a contest and pick from that. So what we'd like to do is this...
Upload a video of yourself to Youtube singing to one of your favorite Anberlin songs (get creative with it if you want - karaoke, do a cover, sing to just a piano, whatever you want). Tweet a link to your video to @anberlin with the hashtag #AnberlinGuestVox. We'll pick it from there and will work out the details with the people we pick.
Sounds pretty sweet to me!
Anberlin posted a pretty major news update to their facebook over the weekend, letting everyone know that they're heading into the studios in a couple of weeks with Aaron Sprinkle (the guy who produced their first three albums) to make a new album.
There's also some side-project news, and Nate apparently has a job as a photo/TV model for FORD. So that's a thing.
Here's one for all you old school punk-rockers. Indievisionmusic (the website that brought you this worship compilation from a few weeks back) have launched another HUGE free download sampler called Punk Never Dies Vol. 1. It has tracks you love, brand new songs, previously unrecorded b-sides, and more from the likes of MxPx, Philmont, Dogwood, and SINS (from Joseph from Anberlin). It's well worth a look if some punk is what you're after for summer.