Christ’s Sake officially joins the Thumper Punk Records family of bands, and re-releases its debut album “Christ’s Sake” in advance of their upcoming second album later this year. Christ's Sake delivers their classic Orange County old school punk sound with melodic hooks and driving rhythms, which are contrasted uniquely harmonic vocal arrangements. Band members include founding member Lance Hendren (guitar, vocals), Vince Morales (drums), Matt Kilian (lead guitar), Dillon Hendren (backup vocals), Sandra Calvillo (backup vocals), and former member Zach Rogers on (bass guitar). The band was formed by formed by singer songwriter guitarist Lance Hendren, who is also founding member of Huntington Beach punk veterans OCA. He acquired the drummer of OCA, Vince Morales to play drums for Christ's Sake after he had written a few songs for the new project. They were joined by Lance's son Dillon, then Sandra, then Matt Kilian who plays a fierce lead adding a dynamic that stands on its own. Original bass player Zach Rogers has since departed the band moving to Texas, but new bass player Matt Vangalapudi has since joined the band with a smooth transition. The band writes about life's pains and what God has done for them and can do for you too. Whatever it may be either from drugs, alcohol, abuse, emptiness or loneliness, Jesus is there for you. Tracks include:
1. Jesus Is Calling
2. Lift Up
4. So Fine
6. I Need My Lord
7. I Pray
8. My Jesus
10. Find My Way Out
12. Fill Me Up
13. Set Me Free
Total time: 42:24. Originally released October 2012. You can learn more about the band at:
Thumper Punk Records (www.thumperpunkrecords.com) helps artists record, produce and distribute music that reflects a positive, Christ-centered message. CDs are now available through the Thumper Punk Records webstore, and digital downloads are available at http://thumperpunkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/christs-sake and through iTunes and other major digital distributors.
Los Angeles, CA (June, 2013) Dove Award-nominated band PRESS PLAY recently announced their October 1st release for their highly anticipated new album #LITO. The band's 4th studio album on DREAM will have fans pleased with songs ranging from the up tempo self-titled radio single, “#LITO” to the slower yet hugely emotional, “Songs For The Broken”. PRESS PLAY recorded the album in Minneapolis, MN, where the group teamed up with producer, David Thulin, who also worked on World Anthem.
We are proud to present the reveal of the album cover art.
Below, check out the #LITO track listing for the new album.
#LITO Track Listing:
2. Force Of Nature
3. Love Audio
4. Songs For The Broken
5. Snap A Picture
6. Top Of The World
7. Wonder Struck
8. I Can Breathe
10. I Choose
11. NY2LA (David Thuin Remix)
12. #LITO (David Thulin Remix)
The band plans to announce a new fall tour soon in connection with the album’s release. Keep up with PRESS PLAY at their official website and on Facebook.
ABOUT DREAM RECORDS
DREAM was founded in 2008 to provide artists with a genuine approach to how real artist development should be done. By allowing for a partnership as a business model, Dream’s artists empower themselves to develop and carry out a real vision for their lives as they affect other people’s lives with their music and message. Incorporating social media, press, radio and touring it’s allowing it’s artists grow together as a family.
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In a world that encourages us to “Be Proud, to do whatever we like, just as long as we don’t hurt anyone, have it our way, never let them see you sweat, and to think of ourself first, the wisdom of the Bible seems pretty radical. Philipians 2:3 tells us Do not act out of selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility think of others as being better than yourselves. “Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
The enemy of Humility is PRIDE, Pride has been referred to as the “complete anti-God state of mind.” in Prov. 16:5 is says Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; and God detests pride. He even hates a proud look according to (Prov. 6:16-17). It’s funny how that which God hates, is the crowing principle of our modern society. So my challenge to you is to take some time, ask the Lord to search you, and uncover any pride in you…….For God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Dave, is a new Christian. 4 months ago after being on a 3 day drinking binge, he came to the end of himself, and gave his life to the Lord. Since then Dave attended church 3 times a week, went out with the church evangelism team, and speoke to everyone he encountered about the Lord. After spenging many hours at the church and with his fellow members, he began seeing things he could not explain...members gossiping, people being excluded, "sinners" being treated with disdain , False Prophetic words, over-hyped emotionalism and even his own spiritual walk being criticized without grace or tact. Within a few more months, Dave had become discouraged and disgusted with the church, and found that his old brinking buddies provided more comfort than the "hypocritical Christians" in the church. Dave has not been back at church since then, and consequently, no one from the Church even bothered to follow up with him.
There are many Daves out there, those who become discouraged and leave the "Church" or those who stick around and just become jaded and cynical from their experiences.
Sound familiar? Unfortunatley these experiences are all too common. Some will dismiss these as false conversions, lack of faith, some don't even notice, some will not care. It's business as usual. After all, many are called but few are chosen....right?
What is our responsibility? Our we our brother's keeper? Yes and yes. 1 Corinthinans 8:9 warns us to Be careful, "...that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak." Romans 14;13 says "Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister." So it is pretty clear that we are to be careful of how our actions and behaviors affect those who are newer to the faith or whose faith is weak. We are told to be careful of these things , because not only does it present potential harm, but may also discredit our ministry. We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. (2 Corinthians 6:3). and what of our freedom and liberty? Of what value is it, if it is used to be an agent of harm or conflict? "You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." (Galatians 5:13). After all, the scripture does instruct us : Don’t do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than yourselves. (Philipians 2:3).
Our society teaches us that we are entitled to do what makes us happy, that we have rights and liberties and should freely express our minds. This ideology has also slipped into the church, the ME ME ME syndrome is all around us. But True Christianity means that we are called to be last, to defy what the world says, and not to be lead by our "liberties and rights". This is so critical, not only is it what the Lord requires, but it may save someone from an eternity in hell!
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