Well it's not completely sad, just about 90% of it. One of my favorite punk groups, Children 18:3, is indeed quitting. The band's contract with Tooth and Nail is done, but before they are as well, they're making a new indie album launched on Kickstarter. See the video and quote from them below.
"We need your help to partner with us as we record our final album. We want to make the album of our life. We have so much to say on this record and for this one, we have no boundaries to make a label happy because you are the label! Our time at Tooth and Nail has come to an end and we have so many amazing stories and memories from our time there. Instead of signing with another label and starting the machine up again, we, along with our management team at Triad Music, feel it's time to pour our hearts out like never before and to do that, we need you. The fans.
Have no doubt, this will be the most rockin and better yet honest Children 18:3 album we've ever recorded. The world needs honesty. The world needs hope. The world needs amps turned to 11!
We are shooting for a financial goal of $25,000. This will cover the recording, mixing and mastering of our final album. Anything over that set goal will be used for videos, publicity or anything else we can do to continue reaching the world and giving you, the fans special access to everything Children 18:3.
You have been there for us since 1999 and we want to give you the absolute best album of our lives. Thank you for checking this out and we cannot wait to partner with you! Thank you for so many great years and we are blessed to partner with you in our final chapter of what is Children 18:3!"
Slightly Obsessed #192: Heaven Is Calling: Consider Jesus
Some days we can barely hear it. Other days it drives us to our knees. But it’s always there; that persistent tug in our souls. Whether we trudge through our days or chase the stars of fame and fortune, we can’t drown out the cry that sounds silently in the pit of our being, jarring us with its urgency and moving us with its tears.
No matter what you may be going through in life, I want you to know that God's grace is sufficient for you. You may have messed up, you may have failed, you may have gone the wrong direction, you may have gossiped, or much worse, but God wants you to know that it does not define who you are. He does. He and His grace is much more powerful than anything you might have said or done. Grace always shocks. It always amazes, and it always stuns. Grace is what we all need. It's what everyone groping around lost in the darkness needs to know.
Slightly Obsessed #191: You Can Give Others the Gift of Courage
My father lay propped up in the hospital bed, his face ashen against the white sheets. My step-mother and I huddled around him in the cramped space of the progressive care unit in which he was recuperating. He had suffered three heart attacks in the space of one month. None of us had gotten much sleep in the last few days. So far, we had seen little of either the hospitalist in charge of his care or the cardiologist on staff.
Slightly Obsessed #190: A Warbird’s Lesson
On a recent hot July day, we took in an air show in our town. Vintage planes, including a couple of impressive old warbirds, sat majestically on the tarmac for inspection as we darted from wing to wing to find relief from the withering heat.
These planes are still operable, so although some of them were open for people to walk through, the cockpits were off-limits for obvious reasons. No one wanted a tragedy to happen because an unauthorized person tampered with the controls. People who don’t know what they’re doing shouldn’t be in control.
Slightly Obsessed #189: The Calling
The sound must have been a maddening echo that haunted him at first, tormented by the rooster’s crow that mocked his empty proclamation of loyalty. For three days, his faith lay in the grave with the Savior’s body, darkened by the memory of his public desertion.
Slightly Obsessed #188: Freedom
He was shouting “Freedom” as he plowed his car at twenty-one miles an hour into the granite monument engraved with the Ten Commandments.
A video posted on the suspect’s Facebook page depicted the man in his car facing the monument as a women’s voice, presumably on a car radio, asked, “Where do you go when you’re faced with adversity and trials and challenges?”
Release Date: July 28, 2017 Reviewer: Andrew Funderburk Rating: 4 stars
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