I don't want to be the one to judge, but Dan's involvement with the Hawk in Paris makes me question whether he believes what he sings with Jars of Clay, or if he is in the CCM market just for business.
I mean Christian values in general. For instance: Freaks music video is mostly about hedonism, with couples kissing very sensually, even a few homosexual pairs kissing, and lots of sex. The lyrics talks about boys and girls and "freaks in the middle". Most CCM listeners would frown up it, to say the least.
That's why I ask if Dan is in the CCM just for business. It doesn't look like he actually believes the traditional Christian values that you'd expect from a CCM band.
New project from the lead singer of Jars of Clay. Still got your soothing vocals and meaningful lyrics but this time with an indie-electronic edge :D. http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thehawkinparis
The new album is crazy good; I love virtually every track. For the record, my favorite artists are instrumentally-dense Japanese indie rock bands, so hopefully this kind of praise means something coming from me.
Any of you bible thumpers out there mad about the asinine dating site Christian Mingle taking the JoC theme song out of context? I thought it was some god-worshipping song... Instead it's being used as some lusting flesh-fest site hiding behind a farce religion. Stupid on every level.
in addition to Drummer Boy, Christmas Songs and More Christmas Songs EP, there's also the song "Bethlehem Town" from City on a Hill: It's Christmas Time from back in 2002 when it comes to Christmas themed Jars of Clay songs. i've completely looked over that one before. any other i've missed?
I very much enjoyed this band when I was young, but once I ventured out into the world I kinda left it behind for the thousands of secular bands with as much or more talent. However, I'm revisiting the three albums I liked years ago: Self-titles, Much Afraid, and If I Left the Zoo. I noticed that they have released several LPs since then. Can anyone tell me which ones are good, if any, and which ones are bad? I don't care about message, as I have joyfully left Christianity behind.
Jars of Clay is at it again. On October 25th, the band released Gather and Build: A Collection, available through NoiseTrade online as a free download. NoiseTrade promotes our well-loved artist with the following statement: "Jars of Clay have been...reinventing their sound for 17 years. Their thoughtful songwriting often wrestles with the complexities of humanity, relationships on an intimate scale as well as a broader look at society and humanitarianism. This playlist features a handful of quintessential Jars songs, as well as a handful of previously unavailable tracks." - http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/GatherandBuildACollection.asp
See Jars play songs from the Shelter live and your opinion of the album will change, especially the title track. To be enjoyed with community. Though I love the debut as much as the next fan, with the new one they really went back to the heart of the church and of worship. Great band!