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Hollywood Gave Jordan Smith a Platform to Connect People to God

Even here, Jordan Smith is not safe. Sitting alone in his car in a nursing…

12 Songs That Need to Be on Your Summer Playlist

Memorial Day is a mere matter of days away, people. Summer is (almost) here. And,…

How the Psalms Can Re-inspire Worship Music

Taking inspiration from the Psalms themselves, Sandra McCraken’s latest album brings her honest, folky style…

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar’s Search for Truth

Before we discuss Kendrick Lamar, it’s important to acknowledge there’s nothing we can say he…

Neon Trees on the Therapy of Pop Music

When you listen to Neon Trees’ latest album, Pop Psychology, it’s easy to see why…

11 Other Musicians Who Need to Release a New Album Now

Today, after much ado, U2 pulled a Beyonce and released their entire new album on…

Choosing to Believe With Jon Foreman

In RELEVANT’s history, nobody has graced our cover more times than Jon Foreman, probably because…

What 'O Holy Night' Gets Wrong About Christmas

At the blustery end of 1843, a priest in Roquemaure, France was looking to celebrate…

The Lone Bellow: Music Videos

We’ve made it pretty clear that we love the Lone Bellow. Check out the band’s…

Why Women Stay

Once upon a time, way back in another life before I got a clue and…

The Freelance Whales Dive Deep

Indie rockers Freelance Whales formed in 2008 after connecting via Craigslist, and in the four…

Austin City Limits: a Recap

Another steamy and searing weekend blanketed Austin as fans flocked to Zilker Park for the…

Welcome Back to Owl City

Unless you have ears of solid iron, you might as well give into the addictive charms of Owl City’s ‘Midsummer Station,’ which mounts its sugary assault today. Here, we talk to Adam Young about what it takes to work with others, maintain perspective and get up on stage when you’d rather be alone in your room.

The Theology of Rock

When I was in high school, the youth leaders always warned us about the demonic…

Q&A with Cut Copy

t Copy, the synth-pop outfit from Melbourne, Australia, made a name for themselves touring with…

Festivals Across the Pond

While many Christians connect online through blogs, social networking sites and even virtual church, sometimes…

Q&A with Mason Jennings

Mason Jennings is a folk artist who has gained momentum as a talented singer/songwriter. Hand-picked…

The Problems of Christian Hip Hop

Since Relevant’s slice reporting Cross Movement Records dropping The Ambassador set off a flurry of…

Paper Route

It’s the long-awaited moment for Paper Route. Absence drops this month, a title referring to…

Driving on City Sidewalks

It was during the film Friday Night Lights—or at least the theme music. In that…

How the iPod is Hurting Music

The sixteen-year-old Best Buy clerk stared at me sweetly, if ever so naively. “Ummm…what is…

Artist Interview: Gomez

mez are one of the stalwart mainstays of British indie rock. Their first album, Bring…

Cobain and Biggie: How We Misjudge Music

While mainstream America is in love with the ’80s once again (see: every brightly colored…

Interview With Songwriter Paul Colman

I didn’t know that. I wonder who considers me that? Was there an award ceremony…

The Daredevil Christopher Wright

In these lean times, we can all take comfort from the fact that 2009 is…

The Christian Music Conspiracy

For the past six years, I have spent my career, my time, and my energy…

Great Lake Swimmers

The rural rhythms of southern Ontario were the childhood backdrop for Tony Dekker, and they…

Jaydiohead

the five years since Danger Mouse’s Grey Album CD was removed from stores via a…

Catching Up With Copeland

late 2008 Copeland released its fourth studio album, You Are My Sunshine. While the album…

The Missionary Record Label

As the economy, and music piracy, continue to worsen, one question hangs over the entire…

its only human to doubt, but ending the conquest for truth is foolish.

there are three truths that i have run across thus far in my life. i…

Summer Music Preview

As the summer barrels on, a handful of great albums are in the pipeline for…

Interview: Dustin Kensrue

After fronting the popular hard-rock band Thrice, Dustin Kensrue decided to pursue a solo project,…

Noise

You’re wired. You’re wireless. You’re digital. You’re more plugged in than ever before. In the…

25 Reasons Why 90s Rock Mattered

In the late ’90s across America, garages were exploding with the sounds of four-piece alt-rock…

Sufjan Stevens: Behind the Music

This feature appears in the Online Bonus for Issue 22 of RELEVANT magazine which hits…

Interview: Ima Robot

Recently RELEVANTmagazine.com’s Jesse Carey got to speak with Alex Ebert, the man behind the hip-hop/New…

Sufjan Stevens The Avalanche

If Illinois is the first time you meet your significant other—with the butterflies and magic…

Imogen Heap: Speak for Yourself

Every now and then an artist will come along carrying with her a breath of…

Summer Returns

Well Relevanteers, June is almost over, the changes of spring have sprung and the summer…