|Music Beat CR April 09|
|Written by Cameron Conant|
|Monday, 06 April 2009 02:23 PM America/New_York|
Crash, the sophomore album from Christian rock quartet Decyfer Down (INO Records/Provident-Integrity)—featuring new lead singer TJ Harris, who replaces Caleb Oliver—releases May 5. The hard-driving album’s title track has already reached the top spot on the Christian rock charts. The group previously had its music featured in professional sports stadiums, including NBA and NHL arenas.
Third Day’s Live Revelations: On Stage, Off Stage, Backstage (Essential Records/Provident-Integrity) releases April 7and is a CD-DVD combo that features a live concert and behind-the-scenes documentary footage. The disc also includes a new music video for the song “Revelation,” which is from the band’s 2008 album of the same name.
My Soul Sings (Sparrow Records/EMI CMG) is a live concert CD/DVD from the British worship band Delirious, which is renowned for its live performances. Recorded in front of 12,000 fans in Bogotá, Colombia, the disc, which released March 24, features 14 songs that span the course of the Dove Award-winning band’s 15-year career. Delirious recently announced it would cease touring and recording by the end of the year as frontman Martin Smith pursues charity work through his organization CompassionArt.
Phillip LaRue’s debut solo album, Let the Road Pave Itself (BEC Recordings/EMI CMG), is an alternative pop-rock collection recorded on a two-inch tape reel to give the album a warm sound. LaRue is a former member of the duo of the same name (along with his sister Natalie) but has dedicated the last several years to producing acts such as Tenth Avenue North and Krystal Meyers and writing songs with Brandon Heath, among others. He has recently been touring with Bebo Norman.
Back & Forth (Centricity Music/Word Distribution) is the full-length debut featuring radio-friendly folk-pop from Lanae’ Hale (her EP released in 2008). It hits stores May 19.