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A podcast dedicated to the CD section of your local Christian bookstore. Jonathan Rawson and Luke Schwartz do a deep dive into Christian records of the past and present from a "secular" perspective. These reviews often lead to much bigger conversations about everything from politics to where they would eat after church when they were young.
 
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Jay and Clifton do some of that old timey rock and roll and wonder where all the Christian lyrics have gone with Huntington's debut album, Sweet Sixteen. https://huntingtonsusa.bandcamp.com/ https://web.archive.org/web/20011225032534/http://huntingtons_archives.tripod.com/hm.html https://web.archive.org/web/20010424063231/http://www.lidskan.com/hun…
 
Jay and Clifton get real sad and stare at the stars to the beautiful soundscapes of our first emo album, "The Consolation of Pianissimo" by Dear Ephesus. SOURCES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Ephesus http://downthelinezine.com/cue/dear_ephesus https://web.archive.org/web/19990210063146/https://www.angelfire.com/de/dearephesus/main.html Music …
 
Jay and Clifton relive all of 2021 like Timequake. Clifton's 2021 Top 10: Starflyer 59 - I Drive a Lot Black Eyed Sceva - Ryan's Driveway Bloomsday - The Day The Colors Died Luxury - Bitter, Once Again Bloodshed - Signs Of Earth Blaster The Rocket Boy - All The Way To The Blood Bank Johnny Q. Public - Big Top Loudflower - 5 Minutes After 3 Quayle -…
 
Jay and Clifton celebrate a Flying Tart inspired Christmas in Heaven! https://www.discogs.com/release/409328-Various-Christmas-In-Heaven https://www.planetmellotron.com/revva1.htm https://books.google.com/books?id=1-pH4i3jXvAC&pg=PA1017&lpg=PA1017&dq=%22sixpence+none+the+richer%22+%22you%27re+a+mean+one+mr.+grinch%22&source=bl&ots=XLfUDOyYIN&sig=AC…
 
Jay and Clifton have a casual and chaotic conversation with Dan (Johnny Q Public) and Tara Fritz (Unsung Dreamers podcast). Unsung Dreamers (Dan & Tara's podcast) https://www.unsungdreamers.com/ Dirty Rotten Church Camp https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2RyY2svZmVlZC54bWw/episode/N2UwN2MxMWMtYWM0NC0xMWViLTk1OGQtMmZlN…
 
Jay introduces Clifton to the super secret side project of Curious Fools, which turns out to be a pretty good guitar pop album! Sources: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP-LgxRc_GDz1SgOmU-UZPUSjcWkwEXV8 https://youtu.be/sIips69GRWM https://www.discogs.com/artist/5284986-The-Dell-Griffiths https://youtu.be/jFpTyem-xOY https://youtu.be/CFh5FzXIeBg…
 
Jay & Clifton struggle and fail to remember the classic rock cum 90s alternative album, [read] from Curious Fools. https://soundcloud.com/goteerecords/sets/read-curious-fools https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuygaJbeVr9ohvfMsW2d7UPGjNjsQsnm0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8r-CvufYKM BAND https://web.archive.org/web/20040205154735/http://www.cur…
 
Phil introduces Jay and Clifton to the chill indie vibes of Bloomsday's debut album, The Day The Colors Died. Sources: http://www.gracehotel.50megs.com/Albums/Bloomsday96.html https://enthusiastsource.com/starflyer59fans/?topic=810.0 https://www.musicbanter.com/hardcore-emo/29342-bloomsday.html https://www.turnofftheradio.de/2011/01/1997.html https…
 
Jay and Clifton are introduced to the unique hard rock sounds of Stavesacre's debut, Friction, by special listener guest Derek! Sources: https://web.archive.org/web/20021218080312/http://www.hmmagazine.com:80/old/stavemayjune1996.html https://urbanachievershow.com/episodes/mark-salomon https://urbanachievershow.com/episodes/mark-salomon-part-2 http…
 
This week on the pod, Jonathan welcomes Cameron Heath on to talk about the coffee industry and Christian heavy music!! More importantly, Jonathan dusts off his proselytization skills and tries to convince Cameron to join him at youth group using a playlist of deep cuts from Plumb, Call to Preserve, and more!! Come for the jams and stay for the stor…
 
This week on the pod, Luke and Jonathan revisit Jars of Clay's 1995 self-titled record! Luke processes his feelings about Jack Antonoff for 10 minutes, tries to convince us that the record is about urine, introduces us to BPE, and states that this record makes Dave Matthews Band sound like Hatebreed!? Oh yeah, ever heard of a song called FLOOD?!? D…
 
This week on the pod, the boys welcome Alex Henery (Fiddlehead, Basement) to talk about his journey with faith and life in music! They talk about the differences between being raised religious in the UK vs US, the state of faith in society, and the time Liam Gallagher told him to keep his head up!! Listen to Fiddlehead's new record!! Follow Alex on…
 
Jay and Clifton get a taste of Black Eyed Sceva with their EP, 5 Years, 50,000 Miles Davis, and declare Ryan's Driveway one of the Top 10 Christian songs of the 1990s. Sources: https://isawlightningfall.blogspot.com/2014/09/music-to-write-by-model-engines-scarred.html http://modelengine.astepintothedark.com/enter.htm http://modelengine.astepintothe…
 
Jay and Clifton don their diving equipment and delve into the deep waters hidden under the noisy surface of this '60s chic indie rock darling. https://luxury.bandcamp.com/ https://www.parallel-love.com/ https://www.lulu.com/en/au/shop/d-e-lee-bozeman/strange-flowers/paperback/product-1v9ejwv8.html SOURCES: http://luxuryfansite.yolasite.com/ https:/…
 
Jay and Clifton crank the volume, pull up their tube socks, and mosh to the brutish punk rock of One 21’s first ep, In The Year King Uzziah Died. "It kind of became a quest to be holy instead of a quest to be honest." SOURCES: https://pac139.tripod.com/one21/index.htm https://facedownrecords.com/family/one-21/ https://deathisvictory.wordpress.com/2…
 
It's time to come together singin 217!! This week, while Luke is on sabbatical, Jonathan is joined by friend of the pod Dan Drinkard of Seasick Records to discuss Two Seventeen by PAX217! Lots of inside baseball with discussions of Psalty the Singing Songbook, the world of Christian cinema, and Dan's lifelong fandom of the band! If you love 311, ha…
 
Jay and Clifton revv up the engines and let loose to the mid-90s vibes of Dakoda Motor Co.'s sophomore release, Welcome Race Fans. Sources: https://dakodamotor.co/ http://www.gracehotel.50megs.com/old%20site/DakodaMotorCoNews.html Stand Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnvMrQFJGKA Where Did It Go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beqcJ2cMwvQ Trip…
 
Jay & Clifton get radical talking True Love Waits and the evils of Christian persecution while listening to Pocket Change's first album, Steadfast. Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmj2ESDgvv4 https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1997/vp971128/11270057.htm?fbclid=IwAR0QgvILXI2oTgJ833yX8QBUC-xnRka6PZyNbmnfOmSXLmpQpBnYlHgJYQ8 ht…
 
This week, Luke and Jonathan revisit the VERY underrated No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical by Showbread!! They talk artcore, getting in fights at Family Force 5 concerts, and gush about guitar tone! RAW ROCK KILLS!!! **CALL US (205) 235-2379** Subscribe and review on Apple Podcasts tysm we love you all!! Follow us on Instagram God bless!!…
 
This week, the boys revisit a somewhat sentimental record -- Never Take Friendship Personal by Anberlin! Luke tells a moving story about how the band changed his life and how... he has to go to church!?! This is another fun one! Check out The Wrenches!! **CALL US (205) 235-2379** Subscribe and review on Apple Podcasts tysm we love you all!! Follow …
 
Jay and Clifton are joined by D-TONE-8-RZ bassist (and Knowledge Fight host) Dan Friesen to discuss Five Iron Frenzy's EP, Quantity Is Job 1. "Five Iron Frenzy were the kind of Christians that I wished I was surrounded by…” https://www.fiveironfrenzy.com/ https://web.archive.org/web/19990224011503/http://www.fiveironfrenzy.com/faqs.htm https://web.…
 
This week, the boys are joined by the one and only Ryley Walker to discuss Glo by Delirious?! They take a stroll down memory lane, remembering playing in the church band, traumatic youth trips, and you guessed it... CORNERSTONE! This is a conversation that is vv fun!! Check out Ryley's record, Course In Fable, out now on Husky Pants Records!! **CAL…
 
Grab your checkerboard vans and get ready to skank!! This week, Luke and Jonathan revisit one of CCM's greatest ska bands - The OC Supertones! They discuss ska (duh), preaching from stage, Tim Lambesis (???), all while wondering what ska kids wear on bad days! : Insert horn hits here : Subscribe and rate the pod on Apple Podcasts!! Follow us on Ins…
 
Jay and Clifton gush over Bloodshed, the genre-crossing hardcore band that was ahead of their time in the Christian music scene. Then lead singer Jason Fleetwood joins the guys to talk about Bloodshed. Jason Fleetwood: https://soundcloud.com/jason-fleetwood-1 Sources: http://www.mediafire.com/file/lm0wa6e7xrk968r/Bloodshed_-_Demo.rar/file https://w…
 
Special guest Jason Fleetwood (Bloodshed, Rainy Days) joins Jay and Clifton to discuss one of his favorite albums from "those days," The Fashion Focus from Starflyer 59. Sources: https://starflyer43.tripod.com/id3.html https://thenicsperiment.blogspot.com/ https://opuszine.us/reviews/the-fashion-focus-starflyer-59 https://asongaday.blog/tag/the-fas…
 
THROW UP YOUR RAWKFIST IF YOU'RE FEELING IT WHEN WE DROP THIS (EPISODE). This week, Luke and Jonathan revisit Thousand Foot Krutch's 2003 release, Phenomenon! If you are in the mood for the best that Christian nu-metal has to offer, you are in for a TREAT! The boys talk a lot about Korn, push pits, and even have a famous call-in!! \m/ \m/ **CALL US…
 
WARNING! This episode contains righteous anger accompanied by cursing. Jay and Clifton struggle (really struggle) to come to terms with the surprisingly enjoyable gateway to rock of our youths, Extra-Ordinary by Johnny Q. Public. SOURCES: https://danofritz.wordpress.com/ https://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/artists/Johnny_Q_Public/9458/ https://www.jesus…
 
Luke and Jonathan revisit Underoath's genre-defining 2004 release They're Only Chasing Safety!! They talk youth group pizza, rowdy white boys, Myspace soft boy aesthetic, and screamo stylings! Pull that deep-v back out and get ready to mosh! **CALL US (205) 235-2379** Like and review on Apple Podcasts tysm we love you all!! Follow us on Instagram G…
 
Jay & Clifton discuss the differences between quail and Quayle, the rare species emerged from the puddle of a spud! Nick's band SCORES on Bandcampe: https://scoresband.bandcamp.com/album/scores Quayle was: Nick Garrisi (vocals, guitar, keyboard) William Coker (bass, backing vocals) Kevin Pollard (drums, backing vocals) Javier Hernandez (lead guitar…
 
WE'RE BACK!! Luke moved! Jonathan was sad! But now they are continuing to follow their calling to fill your hearts and ears so full! This week, Luke and Jonathan dive into Pedro the Lion's 2002 release Control! There are few artists that have impacted Christian and, more specifically, former Christian music more than David Bazan. This record take t…
 
Jay & Clifton decompress to the fuzz indie sounds of The Merbabies self-titled debut album. More from Chris Bowden: www.cbowden.com https://chrissfarm.bandcamp.com/ https://leftneglect.bandcamp.com/releases https://otherdesertcities.bandcamp.com/ YouTube Album Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuygaJbeVr9oIOnU1HgmsM_4oQQMQ2-X9 Sources: h…
 
Jay and Clifton have a fun and enlightening conversation with Sean McCauley of Rainy Days, discussing the birth and death of Rainy Days, the murder of the Orange County punk rock scene, the weight of being in a Christian band, losing faith, and finding life. After the conversation, Sean sent several sets of recordings, from which songs have been in…
 
This week on the first ever WAP appreciation podcast, Luke and Jonathan revisit Skillet's 2001 release Alien Youth! This is a nonstop fun fest as they discuss fun church speaker stories, John Cooper's terrible opinions, and bands trying to sound like Nine Inch Nails!! **CALL OUR HOTLINE (205) 235-2379** Like and review on Apple Podcasts tysm we lov…
 
Furnace Fest is back!! Luke and Jonathan invite their friend and vinyl plug, Dan Drinkard, back on the pod to discuss Furnace Fest past and present and to, more importantly, draft fantasy Furnace Fests! Furnace Fest is/was a largely Christian heavy music fest held in Birmingham, Alabama from 2000-2003. Bands such as Further Seems Forever, Underoath…
 
Jay and Clifton talk rock, brass and hopeful darkness around Loudflower's Happy Now? SOURCES: Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjomxY8re3I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_loi02vG_E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZN1lF5pCgA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XpywB2Rz68 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91kjEds6qSA https://www.youtube.com/watc…
 
This week, Luke and Jonathan welcome Greg Jehanian of mewithoutYou on to the pod! They discuss all things mewithoutYou, Greg's musical and spiritual journey, and lots of inside baseball!! Much fun is had! Like and review on Apple Podcasts tysm we love you all!! Follow us on Instagram God bless!!By Our Pod Is An Awesome Pod
 
We're back!! As it stands, it is both very hard to post a podcast when you spill coffee on a laptop and to talk about records that you genuinely love!! Listen to Luke and Jonathan gush all over a record and a band that they both love! Luke said it best -- "Which, there is no proof of breakdown without proof of mosh" Did we mention we love this reco…
 
This week, Luke and Jonathan have the distinct privilege to welcome legendary songwriter Damien Jurado on to the show! They discuss a wide array of Christian subgenres -- Xian psych, gospel, choir ensembles, and more!! They also touch on how punk early Christian music was, seeking genuine expressions of faith, and, most importantly, Keith Green. *D…
 
Jay and Clifton discuss Take Me To Your Leader, the final album of Newsboys 2.0, on the 25th anniversary of its release. Sources: https://web.archive.org/web/20120328040805/http://www.newsboysdeluxe.com/articles/virginrecords.html https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2015/01/21/i-co-founded-one-of-the-most-popular-christian-rock-bands-ever-and-im-no…
 
Luke and Jonathan are joined by Brad Vander Lugt of La Dispute to revisit Blindside's 2002 release Silence! They discuss life in Australia during times of COVID, reminisce on a bygone era of Christian heavy music, and swoon over the sweet post-hardcore sounds from the great north! Jonathan's mic didn't work, but this is a great Christian record!! W…
 
This week, Luke and Jonathan revisit a true time capsule of 90s radio rock for Christian consumption -- Underdog by Audio Adrenaline. They discuss Audio Adrenaline's not-so-subtle "influences," Luke's most and least favorite songs of all time, and how many of these songs are low-key BANGERS (save the lyrics)!! Essay Jonathan references (and recomme…
 
Jay and Clifton finally do it. SKA! Coming to terms with that hot sensation that was Adventures of the O.C. Supertones. You know you wanna feel it! Sources: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-dec-29-ca-3096-story.html https://christianartistslive.com/artist/the-oc-supertones/?fbclid=IwAR2lqQHEQJ4WAyGA5KEUNjxK4eBU-Weg4WBeyv6OyGE9RfnmFTp-bL…
 
Luke and Jonathan invite their boy Dan Drinkard of Seasick Records on to dive into Newsboys' 1996 release Take Me to Your Leader! They talk about Luke's favorite song of all time, the strange, toxic world of men's conferences, and Dan tries to convince them that "wild game dinners" were a thing!? They don't serve breakfast in HELL!! **Shouts to the…
 
Join Jay and Clifton as they rock their tall striped socks off to Rainy Days's one and only album, Homecoming. You can download Rainy Days - Homecoming at Bandcamp for free: https://rainydaysband.bandcamp.com/ https://soundcloud.com/rainydaysofficial Sources: https://frontlinerecords.us/artists/?53 https://cpi.miraheze.org/wiki/Rainy_Days https://w…
 
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