After signing with Dream earlier this year, this indie worship band has re-released its debut album, The Real Life. Unfortunately, many of the tracks on The Real Life too often fall into the generic mediocrity that plagues a number of contemporary Christian radio stations. Though the album contains a few gems, its lack of originality will keep it from making much of an impression. The standout track, though, is “One Way Runner;” it’s a blend of intricate, indie melodies and upbeat rock with a slight hint of funk, which mimics Switchfoot and highlights what Bread of Stone is capable of. If Bread of Stone focuses on this sound, then the band will escape its generic quagmire and make a name for the band in the indie genre.
Frenzied. Chaotic. Punk. The Undertaking!, San Diego's newest wild bunch, is about to release their debut album, and, if their live show is a premonition of any kind, the world will be opening up to one heck of a party with them. Contributing writer Andrew Voigt talks to vocalist Austin Visser about the band's new album, the reality of their music, and how they've been able to embrace their creative freedom.Full Feature More from The Undertaking