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Switchfoot // The Edge of the Earth

Switchfoot have released a 7-track EP titled The Edge of the Earth: Unreleased Songs from the Film Fading West today, which you can purchase from iTunes or stream through Spotify.

The record features the track What It Costs, which sees Tim Foreman, brother of usual vocalist Jon, taking over the singing duties. Check it out:


And in more exciting news, Lecrae has released his seventh studio album Anomaly, featuring a whole lot of collabs and deep lyrics. It's now available on iTunes and Spotify.

The busy guy has also announced he's working on a new book - see the video below for more on that.



Parachute Music in Full Support of New Festivals

Following the announcement earlier this year that Parachute Music Festival would be discontinued, two new festivals have sprung up in the form of Festival One and Cloud Festival.

Suggestions inevitably arose that both festivals were treading on Parachute's toes - but Parachute CEO Mark De Jong has delivered a defiant response in a recent blog post, claiming "our toes are fine!"

In the blog De Jong writes "we’re stoked that others are putting their hands up and are willing to do some of the heavy lifting. Plenty of people will complain when something is taken away from them, only a few will actually be spurred into action. We admire those people."

"I see the individuals who are developing these new events as pioneers. What they are doing is both challenging and risky, but maybe they will create something fresh and impacting. My prayer is that they do."

Read the rest of the blog here.


OXYGEN:INHALE Out Now and Dominating US Charts

Thousand Foot Krutch's highly-anticipated album OXYGEN:INHALE was released in little old New Zealand last week.

And TFK's newest offering has received critical acclaim from listeners as they become the best-selling band on the Top Current Rock Albums chart in the US.

Driving the successful debut in part is the recording's lead single, "Born This Way". The track led their meteoric rise to the top of the Christian Album charts, with NASCAR and ESPN using the track until the end of the year.

It looks like TFK are getting the mainstream audience they deserve!

Check out 'Born This Way' below or buy OXYGEN:INHALE from iTunes.



Switchfoot Release 'The Edge of the Earth EP'

Christian rock superpower Switchfoot have announced a new EP entitled The Edge of the Earth - a seven-track record featuring music from their feature film Fading West.

The GRAMMY® Award-winers released Fading West last year. The film follows the band throughout their successful 2012 World Tour, providing an intimate and unprecedented look at Switchfoot at home and on stage, in the studio and out surfing.

Check out the trailer for the film, featuring some of the music that made it onto the latest EP!



LIFE Worship: Through The Fire - Out Now!

Life Worship's 2nd album through the fire has been released to itunes - and went to the number one spot on the NZ albums chart! Grab it here. Keep listening to Life FM to win your copy. 


LIFE Worship is a group of passionate believers. They are group of musicians and singers that were formed within a local church in Auckland, New Zealand called LIFE. On any given Sunday, they are all found serving in LIFE's weekly services as part of the church worship team. The vision of LIFE is to 'impact and change our generation with the reality of Jesus'. It was out of this foundation that the LIFE Worship team felt a stirring to express what God was saying and doing in their local community, through songs. Our goal is to capture the heart, soul and spirit of what God is doing through the people of LIFE and give it words and melodies.


New Music This Week: 1 September 2014

We're always adding new music to the Life FM playlist - so I figured it'd be handy to get a weekly update on the new stuff you'll be hearing, complete with iTunes links so you can get the songs for yourself! 

Brooke Fraser - "Psychosocial" from an untitled new album coming this year.

Capital Kings - "Fireblazin" from Fireblazin (Single)

Manic Drive - VIP (feat. Manwell from Group 1 Crew)" from VIP

Check em out and sound off in the comments on which one is your favourite - you might see them in the HIGH 5 Hottest (the countdown of the best new music every weeknight at 7.10)


Arise Church Debut Album // Number One On NZ iTunes

The first ARISE album called God Alone was on Wednesday and it's already the number 1 album on the NZ ITunes Charts.
"We released two songs off the album earlier this year and both made the top 5 on the NZ singles charts on ITunes - I'm in the love with Jesus and God Alone." said Pastor John Cameron, Lead Pastor Arise Church. "The album has 13 tracks, is a reflection of our contemporary praise and worship at ARISE."

“We are hoping the album will encourage people in their journey of knowing Jesus,” Ps Cameron said.


Kimbra Comes Back to New Zealand in November

Kimbra has a special announcement - Hold onto your hats

"New Zealand! I'm so excited to announce that we will be returning to the homeland to play in November! We will see you at the Powerstation in Auckland on Nov 18th! Ticket presales start on Sept. 2nd while general onsales start at 10am on Sept. 4th at http://livenation.com.au See you there!!!"

You heard the woman, see you there!!



Brooke Fraser - Psychosocial Video

Brooke Fraser has just dropped the video to her new song, Psychosocial. Apparently Psychosocial was written about facebook stalking, while the video seems to look more at the idea of false idols, in an abstract way. The video was directed by her husband Scott Ligertwood and features robes, javelins, mountains, tattoos, a marble sculpture of a head (Michelangelo's David?), a bullet necklace, and a zippo lighter, it sort of reminds me of the opening scene of Prometheus.

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