TCC Playlist: Get Over It and Down By Idris Goodwin

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Idris Goodwin

We’re fans of the Colorado based indie-rapper and playwright Idris Goodwin. On his latest album Rhyming While Black, he raps about racism and the harassment and killing of black Americans by police. As we mourn the victims of the Charleston church shooting, listen to the tracks “Get Over it” and “Down” and be inspired. Buy the album here.

TCC Playlist: Eden Was a Garden by Roman Candle

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The indie band, Roman Candle, is a family affair. Skip and Logan Matheny  are brothers, and Skip’s wife Timshel is the third member of the group.  (On the road, Timshel and Skip even bring their two kids along.) We like their sound, and how their Catholicism subtly informs their songwriting. Read more and hear a song after the jump:

TCC Playlist: Fairest Lord Jesus by Pedro the Lion

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David Bazan

Pedro the Lion aka David Bazan, writes indie music with political and religious themes. We love his storytelling about striving after something real. Listen to Bazan sing the hymn “Fairest Lord Jesus” with the line, “He makes the woeful heart to sing” after the jump:

TCC Playlist: Panning for Gold by Ben Sollee

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Ben Sollee

Our former intern, Kelci Schmidt, turned us on to the beautiful music of Ben Sollee, indie-singer-songwriter-cellist, family man, and anti-poverty and anti-mountain top removal activist. We love the gospel themes in his music and his one of a kind genre bending sound. Listen to “Panning for Gold” on which he sings, “I saw God by the river, panning for gold” after the jump: