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The Loft Sessions
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Release Date
January 24, 2012
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Integrity Music/Bethel Music

Sounds like: Indie rock worship music; compare to Sigur Ros, The Arcade Fire, John Mark McMillan

Top tracks: "You Know Me," "Angels," "My Dear"

Bethel Music, an arm of the Bethel Church in Redding, California, is one of the few modern collectives that feels like it's trying to push against traditional models of worship. Nothing on this disc—recorded in a converted loft space—comes as expected. The group boldly embraces secular influences, letting a similar spirit of emotional bombast rooted in organic instrumentation (lots of cello, violin, and acoustic guitar) shine throughout. The sheer joy of recording these songs anchors even the most melancholic moments and is absolutely infectious.

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