It’s a dream that bands often talk about but rarely achieve: record a song so good it makes you famous all by itself. These Aussies pulled it off with “Trojans,” and now Atlas Genius has an album full of tracks that are just as good.
The songs I’ve written are generally about issues close to the heart. Those mundane things in life that are actually beautiful and you just need to talk about them, rather than these grand issues. I tend to focus on those little aspects of life more so.
It’s been fascinating to watch Portland’s Humble Beast transform from a niche Christian rap label to one of the most interesting labels in the business. And hip-hop trio Beautiful Eulogy is poised to be their next big thing.
We try to be 100 percent authentic when it comes to the art and we try to be 100 percent ministry-minded in all that we do. We wrestle with this tension. How can we be effective in ministry? And how can make a contribution artistically that people will enjoy, love and wrestle with?
“We wrote this music for the uncynical ear,” Thad Cockrell says. “And not, like, music geeks. Just people.” It shows, too. Cockrell and his band, LEAGUES, write the sort of music you loved back before everything got all weepy and earnest. It’s the music you still love, if you’re brave enough to admit it. The sort of music that makes you roll down the windows and drive over the speed limit. It’s rock ‘n’ roll that actually rolls. Read More