Holy Night? Holy Smokes! Future of Forestry – Everyday Transcendence #2

A friend (thanks Alex) saw yesterday’s post in which I sang the praises of Sam Beam, Iron and Wine, and “The Trapeze Swinger.”  He responded by recommending Future of Forestry.  I confess I had never heard of them, and their full story is still not known to me.  They’re evidently Christian, but they don’t sound like any Christian band I’ve ever heard.  I predict they’ll go on to massive success.

The friend linked me to a rehearsal performance of a song called “Slow Your Breath Down.”  It’s a masterful display of musicianship from all three band members, each of whom plays multiple instruments (setting down loops), and the singer’s voice is extraordinarily clear and supple.  From there I found “Did You Lose Yourself,” in the same rehearsal environment.  Then…wow…I came across a version of one of my favorite Christmas carols that positively blew me away.

So without further ado, here is your Everyday Transcendence.  “O Holy Night” from Future of Forestry:

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About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
 
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering

  • Galen

    AWESOME!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!

  • Alison

    Wow. Future of Forestry is an amazing band. This was beautiful.


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