and August 2002: How do they look?
It’s that time again! As
you know by now every other month we take a look at upcoming releases in
the Christian Music Industry, and this time around we will take a peek
at July and August. As usual I will list some of the bigger releases in
these months, then following that I will have a list of currently untitled
albums that are slated for release in either one of the two months. Since
they are currently untitled they will most likely get pushed back, but
I feel they should still be mentioned in case of the small chance a title
will be announced and it will in fact release on the specific date.
These are the current dates
as of June 28th, 2002 and they are subject to change.
July 2nd, 2002:
1. 38th Parallel – Turn The
Originally scheduled for
an April 23rd, 2002 release date 38th Parallel’s hard rock debut album
“Turn The Tides” is now hitting store shelves in July. If you are a fan
of bands like Pax217 or secular act Linkin Park, then consider checking
this album out.
2. The Benjamin Gate – Contact
The Benjamin Gate’s sophomore
release, Contact, is here. Fans of the debut album can expect to love this
3. Left Behind Worship: God
With Us (Various Artists)
With ten worship songs,
four new recordings, and two original songs, this Modern Worship album
will be released simultaneously with the new book in the Left Behind series:
4. Buck Enterprises – Live
Originally known as “Buck”
Buck Enterprises is here to release something a little different. Come
July 2nd they will be releasing a live worship album! If you liked some
of their past music, you will no doubt like this album.
July 16th, 2002:
5. Mary Mary – Incredible
It’s been pushed back a
couple of times, it has had a name change, but now it is finally here with
a date that is sticking! Mary Mary’s latest album, Incredible, will be
hitting store shelves on July 16th with its 14 tracks (not including the
bonus track at the end). R&B fans…keep an eye on this one.
6. Lincoln Brewster – Amazed
From the upbeat songs to
the ballads, if you are a fan of Modern Worship music, Lincoln Brewster’s
new album is one you should definitely check out!
7. Kutless – Self Titled
Formed in 1999, Kutless
is set and ready to release their debut album on BEC Recordings. If you
like rock music or secular artists like Creed, Staind, Puddle of Mudd,
and Incubus, then this album is one you must check out.
July 23rd, 2002:
8. Trin-i-tee 5:7 – The Kiss
While Trin-i-tee 5:7’s latest
album “The Kiss” has been pushed back from its original release date, it
is safe to assume it will now be here late July. You can expect to like
this album if you like previous recordings of theirs.
July 30th, 2002:
9. Andy Hunter – Exodus
Hopefully this will be the
last time Sparrow Records’ Andy Hunter will be pushed back as quite a lot
of people are looking forward to his debut release.
This techno artist will
give you a whole new spin on Worship music! So if you like techno, check
this guy out!
10. Big Daddy Weave – One
Another album everyone is
talking about would be Big Daddy Weave’s pop/rock sound debut release,
One and Only. If you like artists like Steven Curtis Chapman, FFH, or secular
act Dave Matthews Band, then consider checking these guys out, you may
find it worth your time.
11. Jody McBrayer – This
Is Who I Am
If you are familiar with
the group “Avalon” you will know who Jody McBrayer is right away, he is
one of the four members of the AC group I just mentioned. But now he is
releasing a solo album on Sparrow Records! This is one you should definitely
check out even if you aren’t a big fan of Avalon as this album sounds quite
August 8th, 2002:
1. L.A. Symphony – Call It
What You Want
Some of you may have heard
of L.A. Symphony, one of the releases from Squint Entertainment that has
been pushed back at least once. This hip-hop group is now planning on releasing
their latest come August 6th, 2002. If you like hip-hop music then consider
checking this one out.
August 13th, 2002:
2. Grits – The Art of Translation
It has now been a few years
since we have heard new music from Grits with the album “Grammatical Revolution.”
But I’ve got good news for you! Grits is now back with a brand spanking
new album titled “The Art of Translation.” If you dig their previous albums
or hip-hop music in general, I would highly recommend checking this album
out; it already sounds like a winner.
3. Jump5 – All The Time In
It has been one year since
their debut album, but now Jump5 is back with their second release “All
The Time In The World.” After listening to a couple of tracks, it already
sounds like it is better then the first (with more computer work on the
album). Sure this album may not be for everyone, but if you are into pop
music then at least consider checking the album out…you may surprise yourself.
August 20th, 2002:
4. Point of Grace - Girls
Here is an interesting album
put out by Word, it is Point of Grace’s album but they only have three
tracks on it. Other female singers like Joy Williams, FFH’s Jennifer Deibler,
Rachael Lampa, Nichole Nordeman, and more do the rest of the worship tracks.
5. Delirious – Audio Lessonover
After many delays the current
release date for Delirious’ new album “Audio Lessonover” is August 20th,
2002. However there is talk that this one won’t even release in North America
now, so don’t be surprised if you don’t see it on store shelves come August.
6. Daily Planet – Hero
Here is the latest addition
to the Reunion Records family, Daily Planet. This rock album is definitely
one for everyone to check out with its catchy tunes and rich vocals.
7. True Vibe – See The Light
Here it is folks, one of
the most anticipated album of the year! It is True Vibe’s sophomore release
“See The Light.” If you liked their debut album, Plus One, secular acts
N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, or pop music in general, then check
this album out!
August 27th, 2002:
8. Bleach – Again, For The
It has been a number of
years since new Bleach music has entered our homes, but the wait is almost
over. Bleach will be releasing their latest album full of songs their fans
9. Riley Armstrong – Whatever
It has been over two years
since our Canadian friend with dreadlocks debuted into the Christian Music
scene. But now he’s back and ready to go with his next album titled “Whatever
10. By The Tree – These Days
Come the end of August these
guys would have released two albums in less than one year! Pretty good
for a new band wouldn’t you agree? If you like rock music then consider
checking these guys out…both albums.
Currently Untitled Albums
(Dates May Change):
Gospel Gangstaz – July 27th,
Burlap To Cashmere – August
Travail – August 20th, 2002
Wayne Watson – August 27th,
Josh’s Top Picks Of May And
June 2002 (in alphabetical order):
Daily Planet – Hero
Delirious – Audio Lessonover
Grits – The Art Of Translation
Jump5 – All The Time In
Kutless – Self Titled
True Vibe – See The Light