Music at Mars Hill: "Home is a Fire"

Music at Mars Hill is a weekly column by Luke Larsen that seeks to find God amidst the newest trends in both mainstream music and independent music.First impressions are always tough. Death Cab for Cutie's newest record, Codes and Keys, came out earlier this week and I still haven't quite wrapped my mind around the whole the thing yet. The frenetic opener, "Home is a Fire", definitely caught my attention though with its bubbling neurotic tension and bouncy drums. Frontman Ben Gibbard, who … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Panda Bear and Death Cab for Cutie

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead and Drew Dixon of signs of common grace in the music world.  We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention.  Each week we will share a video or two highlighting music that we find particularly engaging and meaningful.Drew's Picks:Panda BearI have never really been a fan of Animal Collective and so when band member Noah Lennox, who goes by th … [Read more...]