BadChristian Music, the new record label formed by the popular rock group, Emery, has released its inaugural offering today, 'Live in Color,' a live EP from the Seattle, Wash. 10-musician collective, Kings Kaleidoscope. To celebrate, the EP from the Mars Hill Church alumni will be available for free download for one week via the BadChristian website at: http://badchristian.com/campaign/liveincolor/.
The stunning 'Live in Color' performance can also be seen in its entirety on YouTube at:http://youtu.be/S02aN7ihMoM.
"This EP is the best thing I've heard from Kings Kaleidoscope," said Matt Carter, Emery guitarist and BadChristian co-founder. "They are a band you have to experience live, and this EP and video are the next best thing.
"In Emery, we have always fought in the battle between Christian and secular audiences, trying to authentically be who we are and challenge people's cultural norms. Kings Kaleidoscope is going to do the same thing. That is why they belong on BadChristian, and we are stoked about it."
Added Toby Morrell, Emery guitarist/vocalist and BadChristian co-founder, "Kings Kaleidoscope is going to usher in a new era for worship music that goes beyond the congregational Sunday morning setting, yet evokes even more participation and engagement."
"We love Mars Hill and we're thankful for the time we got to be a part of the church," said Kings Kaleidoscope frontman and bandleader, Chad Gardner. "We now have the opportunity to do something different - something that extends beyond the boundaries of Sunday mornings - and create music for a larger audience. We want to create the best gospel-centered, Jesus-focused music on the planet. We are not a genre, we are Kings Kaleidoscope."
1) Felix Culpa
3) Seek the Kingdom
4) Fix My Eyes
5) Be Thou My Vision
6) Higher Throne
Featuring sections of strings, horns and two drum sets, Kings Kaleidoscope was born at Mars Hill Church in Seattle where the band led worship for four years. With this inventive setup, the band's self-described "designed chaos" sound could just as believably pull off a set at Coachella as it could a Sunday service playing all hymns. The band is best known for its ability to creatively re-arrange classic hymns, pushing the boundaries of modern worship music.
BadChristian was formed in 2013 by Matt Carter, Toby Morrell and Joey Svendsen. Carter and Morrell are worship leaders and founders of Emery, a successful touring rock band that has sold over 500,000 records and toured in 49 states.
The multi-dimensional, BADCHRISTIAN.com, sees over 100,000 unique monthly visitors with more than 200,000 page views, features a blog with over 10,000 subscribers, a podcast that debuted at 15 on the iTunes top charts and a record label.
Stay tuned for more information on Kings Kaleidoscope and BadChristian.
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Chad Gardner - vocals, guitar, keys
Andrew Nyte - drums
John Platter - drums, percussion, bells
Zack Walkingstick - bass
Nadia Ifland - keys, violin, vocals
Lindsay Gardner - cello, keys, vocals
Julianne Smith - violin, accordion
Zawadi Morrow - piano, vocals, flute, violin
Blake Strickland - trombone
Jared Buck - guitar
Kings Kaleidoscope online...