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Tuesday, August 15

Indie Goes Gospel!

Gospel music and indie artists don't seem to go together at all. Nevertheless, a few artists from that scene have digged into the hymnals of yore. David Bazan of Pedro the Lion used to close his shows with a hymn. Anathallo released an EP called Hymns, and Sufjan Stevens recorded three Christmas albums that had it's fair share of gospel songs on it. Recently, Belle & Sebastian released a version of one of the most well-known Advent hymns (aka Christmas Carols). Anyone know of any others?

I think these songs give an interesting viewpoint into the minds of the singers and they're 100x better than those god-awful "Punk goes Pop" compilations. While we're on the subject, didn't The Verve release a CD of hymns also?

MP3 Sufjan Stevens - Come Thou Font of Every Blessing
MP3 Anathallo - What Wondrous Love Is This
MP3 Belle & Sebastian - O Come O Come Emmanuel
MP3 Pedro The Lion - Be Thou My Vision

I'm seeing Anathallo play with The Format and Rainer Maria in a couple of days, and I'm really excited. Get ready for a concert review next week.
posted by Taylor, 8/15/2006 03:26:00 PM | link 4 comments

4 Comments:

Hefner's "Revelations!" EP is a good one...
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 8/16/2006 04:23:00 AM  
Lol. That Punk Goes Pop compilation was awful.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 8/16/2006 02:07:00 PM  
Outstanding post.
Thank you.
any chance you could re-link these mp3s...just in time for the holidays?
commented by Anonymous looking for that sufjan everywhere, 12/05/2007 09:25:00 AM  

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