Free Music Downloads: Carrollton

Worship Wednesdays

About once-a-month, on a Wednesday (hence the name: Worship Wednesdays), I will share one of my favorite albums I’ve been listening to. Most of these will be from NoiseTrade, the internet’s best source for free music and eBook downloads.


carrolltons summer songsCarrollton: Summer Songs

There’s something about this southern rock album that makes me want to roll down my windows, crank the stereo, and drive out to the mountains to drink in the glory of God.

The entire EP is great, but be sure not to miss the Prodigal Son themed lyrics on my favorite track, Bring Me Back Home:

I lift my eyes and Yours meet mine
And I surrender to Your love.
My shame gives way to amazing grace
You’ve come to bring me back home.

From NoiseTrade: Named for the Kentucky town between Cincinnati and Louisville, Carrollton merges a rock sound with southern sensibilities and God-focused intentions. “This Is Life”, a driving rock song, and “Red,” a heartfelt anthem, both speak about looking for God’s provision in times of uncertainty. “Bring Me Back Home” has you stomping your foot, while the band sings about the prodigal son being welcomed back home. Finally, “Rest” is a worshipful plea to God for guidance within restlessness.

Free Music Downloads: Esterlyn

Worship Wednesdays

About once-a-month, on a Wednesday (hence the name: Worship Wednesdays), I will share one of my favorite albums I’ve been listening to. Most of these will be from NoiseTrade, the internet’s best source for free music and eBook downloads.


Esterlyn - WovenEsterlyn: Woven

Confession: I love Coldplay. There’s just something about music with orchestral backing, pop riffs, and melodic vocals that I can’t get enough of.

There, I said it.

Given that embarrassing fact about my taste in music, it’s no surprise that I absolutely love this new album from Esterlyn.

Unlike Coldplay, though, Esterlyn requires no explanation to justify enjoyment. Their talented combination of passionate worship lyrics and catchy pop melodies blends perfectly into what I would consider one of the best worship albums I’ve heard in a while.

Just try to listen to “Holy” without tapping your foot.

I dare you.

From NoiseTrade: We are a tapestry. God is the artist. We all have one short life to live. It can be easy to get discouraged with the pain, misfortune, and hurt that we all experience. We pray this album will remind us that we are all on a journey- one that the Lord has predestined before the foundations of the world. There will be heartache in life that we don’t understand but we must remember that God makes beauty from the ashes. May each of our lives be a small piece of God’s great masterpiece to reveal His great love to this world. May this album remind us to reflect on God’s character and nature and His great love for you and I! May we find peace in the fact that our Lord never changes. May we give our hearts, our resources, and our time to the one who is mending the meaning.

Free Music Downloads: Beautiful Eulogy

Worship Wednesdays

About once-a-month, on a Wednesday (hence the name: Worship Wednesdays), I will share one of my favorite albums I’ve been listening to. Most of these will be from NoiseTrade, the internet’s best source for free music downloads. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Beautiful EulogyBeautiful Eulogy—Instruments of Mercy

From NoiseTrade: Beautiful Eulogy is a Portland, Oregon-based group made up of artists Braille, Odd Thomas and Courtland Urbano. The group introduces a distinct and directive sound that’s driven by a desire to worship and glorify the God of the Bible, based in the context of its members’ hip-hop roots and shaped by influences like electronic music, folk songs and old hymns.

The natural way Beautiful Eulogy came together parallels its organic creative process. As its members cooperated on various musical and church-related projects, they realized their chemistry and the opportunity before them to form a completely collaborative group that would emphasize a new gestalt — one that would allow them to steer away from a pure hip-hop trajectory while holding onto its origins, and that would free them from the courses of their solo careers while applying their individual talents to a collective. “We’re reinventing ourselves together,” the group says. Its members enjoy their creative freedom within self-imposed boundaries, by predefining their work’s message, sound and purpose.

Beautiful Eulogy now presents their sophomore release “Instruments Of Mercy“, a natural progression of their sound using analog & acoustic instruments accompanied with poetic & passionate lyricism with a primary emphasis on worshipping & glorifying God.

“Can mankind make an image of a god and be convinced that the god they imagine in their mind is a god that exists? But if God made man, how can man make a god and make a claim that God is confined to fit within a frame? How can mankind decide how God should be identified? Can you alter the truth if you accept or deny? Do the stars disappear when the blind look at the sky, or do they simply fail to see what was there the whole time?”

—You Can Save Me—

Be sure not to miss their first album, Satellite Kite, also available for free on NoiseTrade.com.

Free Music Downloads: Propaganda

Worship Wednesdays

About once-a-month, on a Wednesday (hence the name: Worship Wednesdays), I will share one of my favorite albums I’ve been listening to. Most of these will be from NoiseTrade, the internet’s best source for free music downloads. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Propaganda—Excellent

I can’t get enough of Propaganda. After hearing him perform last year at the Love Does conference, I was instantly drawn into his music. His lyrics are authentic and raw, often causing me to pause whatever I’m doing to listen and reflect on the message he is preaching.

If you like good strong drums, street level lyricism fused with philosophical poetry, this is your record, and it is…EXCELLENT!

 

Free Music Downloads: Loud Harp

Worship Wednesdays

About once-a-month, on a Wednesday (hence the name: Worship Wednesdays), I will share one of my favorite albums I’ve been listening to. Most of these will be from NoiseTrade, the internet’s best source for free music downloads. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Loud Harp—Loud Harp

Loud Harp is not just a collection of beautiful, worshipful songs. It is an experience from start to finish. The record has a cohesive nature that allows the listener to really take in its simple and truthful message. When Asher begins to sing it is reminiscent of the soul and honesty of Peter Gabriel’s voice, all the while accompanied by Dave Wilton’s sweeping rhythmic lines and wonderful counter melodies.
—The Music Bed

 

Free Music Downloads: Heath McNeese

Worship Wednesdays

About once-a-month, on a Wednesday (hence the name: Worship Wednesdays), I will share one of my favorite albums I’ve been listening to. Most of these will be from NoiseTrade, the internet’s best source for free music downloads. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

 

Heath McNeese—The Weight of Glory: Songs inspired by the works of CS Lewis

Something strange happened in the swamps of southern Georgia. Heath McNease grew up in the sticks. He is a redneck turned theatre major turned rapper turned folk singer turned redneck all over again. His approach to music is influenced by so many different styles and textures. Growing up, his mom gave him The Carpenters, Simon and Garfunkle, and The Beatles. His brothers gave him gangster rap. Classic rock, blues, and folk would eventually collide with his love for hip hop and…yes…musical theatre. Heath is a fearless lyricist. With his silly, multi syllabic rhymes, unabashedly honest storytelling, and insanely erratic freestyles onstage…he leaves people feeling like they’ve just connected with a genuine guy. Not a pretender. Not a rock star. Just a guy who loves music.

 

 

Heath McNeese—The Weight of Glory: Songs inspired by the  works of CS Lewis

(Hip Hop Remixes)

After an amazing response from the critically praised indie/folk release of, “The Weight of Glory”, Heath McNease returns 8 months later with this hip hop remix record, “The Weight of Glory: Second Edition.” This album takes the concept and musical content of the first record and flips it on its head. Completely reimagined by Nashville producer and mad scientist Greg Lafollette, “Second Edition” features brand new, raw and emotive beats coupled with the most original and spiritually challenging rap lyrics McNease has ever written. This is the perfect record for the fan of beautiful indie production, the hip hop enthusiast, and for anyone looking to be challenged with heartbreaking lyrical honesty.

Free Music Downloads: Jars of Clay

Worship Wednesdays

About once-a-month, on a Wednesday (hence the name: Worship Wednesdays), I will share one of my favorite albums I’ve been listening to. Most of these will be from NoiseTrade, the internet’s best source for free music downloads. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

 

Jars of Clay—Gather and Build

Our [Jars of Clay] songwriting process is one thing that hasn’t changed much over the years, though it has become more honest and gritty. We essentially turn our chairs toward one another, and begin the process of mining what is most important in that season—what is worth saying, what do we need to hear? We still remain a songwriting band—the arrangements or performances can take on many different shapes and sounds. This exploration and innovation in the creative process is what keeps us running back for each next record. We look forward to this new season of creating as we begin writing again.

Free Music Downloads: The Followers

Worship Wednesdays

About once-a-month, on a Wednesday (hence the name: Worship Wednesdays), I will share one of my favorite albums I’ve been listening to. Most of these will be from NoiseTrade, the internet’s best source for free music downloads. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

The Followers—Wounded Healer

The Followers’ “Wounded Healer” is the first release for Deeper Well Records, a gospel collective that has been birthed out of Door of Hope Church in Portland Oregon. Songwriter Josh White (of Telecast) teamed up with Eric Earley (of Blitzen Trapper), and friends to create a 70’s infused worship experience. Mixing R&B, country, rock, and folk, “Wounded Healer” may draw one back to the days of the Jesus Movement, or push one forward into a new and exciting era of music for the church. We call it neo-gospel!