> 2009 The Year In Review – Better late than never…

There were a number of things that were released too late in 2008 to include in the 2008 Year in Review. There were also some that  I missed altogether. As they say better late than never….

better late than never

Delta Spirit – Ode to Sunshine
This album quickly became one of my most listened to of early 2009…love that People C’mon.
delta spirit
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The Listening – Transmission 1
Just a four song ep, Transmission 1 left us waiting for the full length followup.
Transmission1
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Doug Burr – the Shawl
Shawls’s covering of the Psalms will feel like a voice crying out in the wilderness.

doug burr the shawl
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The Lassie Foundation – Three Wheels ep
A nice surprise to close out 2008 was this Three Wheels ep of shoegazing goodness
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Brooke Waggoner – Heal For the Honey
Found this album topping Patrol Mag’s 50 Faith Inspired Albums list. I was glad I did and you will too.
heal for the honey

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The Welcome Wagon – S/T
This husband and wife duo, with some help from Sufjan Stevens, delivered a plaintive album of gospel songs.

the welcome wagon
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Jonathan Steingard – Under the Canopy
This Hawk Nelson guitarist stretches out musically on this surprising good set of pop songs.
under the canopy

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> Not-So-Easy Listening: It Takes a Trek to Hear This Track (Sufjan Stevens – The Lonely Man of Winter)

“This is the finest way we felt we could curate this song, It brings people together,”  rather than “being lost among 14,000 iTunes.” – Alec Duffy on the Sufjan Steven’s song The Lonely Man of Winter

Alec Duffy

The Wall Street Journal had an article on Alec Duffy, his winning Sufjan Stevens song contest, recieving the song The Lonely Man of Winter, his idea for how to share  the song and the unbelievable responses that indie music fans have had .

See the complete article at Not-So-Easy Listening: It Takes a Trek to Hear This Track – WSJ.com.