Do you ever go through music droughts? You ever feel simply bored by the music you're listening to and yet unable to find anything new that excites you? Well, I go through those music droughts periodically and I'm not a fan of them. I was just recently talking about my musical boredom, but when it rains it pours... In the last several weeks I've "discovered" a couple of new bands about whom I am extremely excited. I've gotta mention Lost In The Trees, who I went and saw a few weeks ago and have been obsessed with them ever since, but I really want to tell you about The Collection.
I don't remember being this excited about a new group in quite a while. My lovely wife Amanda discovered them on Noise Trade a couple of days ago and ever since I heard them I've been intrigued and excited.
I hesitate to mention that their lyrics are distinctly and theologically Christian because I fear bundling them into the "Christian music" genre (I'm not typically patient with those categories). But I think that if you listen to them as a Christian band, you'll be surprised and refreshed by their uniqueness and creativity. Listening to The Collection is like breathing fresh air. And I think that in this particular season, with Good Friday and Easter Sunday quickly approaching, you'll find some great points of connection for theological and devotional reflection.
Have a listen and consider the lyrics. This is one of their more intense tracks. Enjoy, and be sure to look them up to hear more.