House of Heroes ended 2010 in style as one ‘AP Recommends’ in the December issue of Alternative Press and now the band glides into the new year and hits the road with Toby Mac and Brandon Heath on Winter Wonderslam 2011 with dates kicking off on January 14 in Tulsa, OK.

The band’s latest release SUBURBA was deemed by HM as aRadiant sparkle and layers on chain-gang vocals and multiple harmonies”, while Alternative Press said “Suburba shows off what the masses have been missing: catchy pop songs with well-written lyrics. Suburba’s songs remain full of power while retaining the delicate touch of songwriting craftsmanship“ and Absolute Punk wrote Tim Skipper has one of the best voices I’ve heard in a long, long time“, produced by Mark Lee Townsend (Relient K, Deas Vail) and mixed by J.R. McNeely (Versa Emerge, He Is We) SURBUBA is out now.

See them on Winter Wonderslam 2011:

1/14   Mabee Center                 Tulsa, OK

1/15   Hartman Arena                Wichita, KA

1/20   Rock Church                    San Diego, CA

1/21   First Assembly               Phoenix, AZ

1/22   Gibson Amphitheater      Los Angeles, CA

1/23   UC Davis                         Sacramento, CA

1/27   AESC                              Abbotsford, BC

1/28   Overlake Church             Redmond, WA

1/29   Rose Garden                    Portland, OR

1/30   Toyota Center                 Kennewick, WA

2/1     Casper Events Center     Casper, WY

2/3    Denver Coliseum              Denver, CO

2/4    Mid-America Center                 Council Bluffs, IA

2/5    McLeod Center                Cedar Falls, IA

2/17   Bojangles                        Charlotte, NC

2/18   Canton Civic Center                  Canton, OH

2/24  Hobart Arena                           Troy, OH

2/25  Capitol Theater               Wheeling, WV

2/26            Patriot Center                Fairfax, VA

2/27  Performing Arts Theater          Philadelphia, PA


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A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."


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Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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