June 15, 2013

The Revenge of Five Iron Frenzy

One of my favorite bands of all time.

One of my favorite bands of all time, Five Iron Frenzy, is putting out a new album later this year and have a great article over on Relevant (Warning: paywall). Here’s a taste:

“Here’s what it is,” Roper says. As time passes, I become more embarrassed by the Church, more embarrassed of the actions of Christians. I don’t want that to get in the way of me telling somebody about the love of Jesus Christ.”

He adds, I get the feeling a lot of our fans are in that place, too. We get a lot of emails from people who are like, Hey, I loved you guys as a kid. You’re my favorite band. I’m not a Christian anymore, but I’m still very excited about the album.’ I want to write an album for those guys.”

The album is being written by a few of those guys, actually, as two members of the band no longer call themselves Christian—an interesting dynamic for a band known for its faith. But for a group already comfortable on the fringes, it doesn’t seem odd. In fact, the band’s spiritually skeptical members have helped shape the album in surprising ways.

link Five Iron Frenzy Music Religion


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