17 Songs, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Church Music’s cover art shows a gleaming, golden circle. That’s instructive: The album itself plays as an unending loop—one 73-minute piece of music that shifts in tempo but never stops or falls silent. Throughout, David Crowder and his collaborators offer an electrifying blend of electronic flourishes, riveting rock, and creative expressions of faith and worship; note how "Shadows" shifts its focus from the threat of darkness to the "shadow of the Cross." As much as any other album, this one solidified Crowder as the premier figure in unique, idiosyncratic praise music.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Church Music’s cover art shows a gleaming, golden circle. That’s instructive: The album itself plays as an unending loop—one 73-minute piece of music that shifts in tempo but never stops or falls silent. Throughout, David Crowder and his collaborators offer an electrifying blend of electronic flourishes, riveting rock, and creative expressions of faith and worship; note how "Shadows" shifts its focus from the threat of darkness to the "shadow of the Cross." As much as any other album, this one solidified Crowder as the premier figure in unique, idiosyncratic praise music.

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About David Crowder Band

Singer/guitarist David Crowder first stepped into the music industry when he realized that over half of the students at Baylor University, a Christian school that he attended in Waco, Texas, were not going to church. He began to actively recruit students for worship services and started writing songs to draw more young people in. He eventually started releasing the songs, leading to his debut album, 2002's Can You Hear Us? The album was released under the name the David Crowder Band, as Crowder was joined by guitarists Jack Parker and Jason Solley, drummer Jeremy Bush, bassist Mike Dodson, and electric violinist Mike Hogan.

Their sophomore effort, Illuminate, appeared in the fall of 2003 and was followed a year later by The Lime CD, which was comprised of two earlier live releases (The Green CD and The Yellow CD) that had been given out to fans who had either pre-ordered prior albums or attended various CD release parties. Sunsets & Sushi appeared in early 2005 before the band's next studio album, the bluegrass-tinged A Collision, was issued that fall. A spinoff of the latter album, entitled B Collision, came out a year later and focused even more on the group's delvings into bluegrass. Remedy was released in 2007, followed by Church Music in 2009. A four-song EP, Summer Happiness, featuring acoustic versions of songs from Church Music, appeared in 2010. 2012's Give Us Rest; Or, A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys) was the David Crowder Band's sixth and final studio album. It was followed in 2014 by Crowder's solo debut, Neon Steeple, which was released under the moniker Crowder. ~ Bradley Torreano

  • ORIGIN
    Waco, TX
  • BORN
    November 29, 1971

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