Crowder’s debut solo album debuts in iTunes top 10
The David Crowder*Band, made up of six Baylor alumni, recorded six studio albums (selling almost two million copies) before disbanding in 2012. Their last album, Give Us Rest, hit No. 1 on both the iTunes and the U.S. Billboard Christian albums charts.
Since then, four of the band’s members — Baylor alums Jeremy Bush, Mike Dodson (BA ’99), Jack Parker (BBA ’96) and Mark Waldrop — have stuck around Waco and formed their own group, The Digital Age. Their first album, Evening:Morning, debuted last August to strong reviews; the group is currently back in the studio recording a follow-up release; click here to listen to the first rough cut from their rehearsals.
David Crowder, meanwhile, moved to Georgia to begin a solo career. His first such effort, Neon Steeple, dropped yesterday; it has already reached No. 7 among all albums on iTunes, and currently holds both the No. 1 and 2 spots on iTunes for Christian music, thanks to a deluxe edition that offers three extra songs. The album will sound familiar to fans of the David Crowder*Band, mixing old-time gospel-style hymns with a new sound, creating a combination of porch music and electronic music he describes as “folktronica.”
“For such a progressive and trendy sound, the album’s overall message is very old school church,” writes Breathecast of Neon Steeple. “It is about this return to church and to Jesus and His redeeming love and grace. It’s a modern take on those classic outdoor church revival services that happened under big white tents.”
Sic ’em, Crowder!
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