8 Christian indie bands to listen to this spring

Emily Artus, Staff Writer

Exams are looming, and assignments are piling up, but North Greenville University students can relieve study-time stress by listening to these eight little-known Christian bands.

Patriot Sail

Photo courtesy of Patriot Sail on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Patriot Sail on Facebook.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, this indie band features a heavy emphasis on electric guitars and energetic beats, and their music is perfect for midnight studying when all energy is quickly fading.

Give them a listen here.

Pacific Gold

Photo courtesy of Pacific Gold.

Photo courtesy of Pacific Gold.

Pacific Gold is an eclectic band based in Seattle, and many of their tracks are —as they call it— “Repurposed Hymns and Spiritual Songs.”

By reworking classic hymns like Fanny Crosby’s “I Will Know Him,” Pacific Gold marries the past and the present, and their peaceful tunes can calm even the most stressed student.

Check out their albums here.

Seeker and Servant

Photo courtesy of Seeker and on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Seeker and on Facebook.

Based in Jackson, Miss., Seeker and Servant is a duo of brothers who create atmospheric tracks overlayed with distinctive vocals.

The band covers modern hymns like “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” with the same ambient rock sound of their original songs.

Give their restful albums a listen during the breaks between assignments.

Waken

Photo courtesy of Waken on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Waken on Facebook.

Waken is based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and their quiet, powerful music is perfect for afternoon study marathons.

The band has a 204 album called Endless Light, and they recently released a single, Dwell.

Check them out here.

Civil Parish

Photo courtesy of Civil Parish on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Civil Parish on Facebook.

This four man group is based in Orlando, Fla., and their music is similar to the sound of Seeker and Servant with a folk twist.

Listening to their tracks while reviewing your notes outside is the perfect combination.

Find their albums here.

We Are Creation

Photo courtesy of We Are Creation on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of We Are Creation on Facebook.

This Nashville-based band has been around since 2008, and their instrumentation varies from synthesizer to acoustic guitar to violins.

Many of their tracks —such as “Holy Are”— are great for psyching yourself for that final exam worth 20 percent of your grade.

Give them a listen here.

Home Is Calling

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Photo courtesy of Home Is Calling on Facebook.

Drawing influences from Coldplay and The Fray, Home Is Calling is great for studying in the caf or stud.

Their calming music easily drowns out noises and distractions, so check out the Boston-based band here.

Light Society

Photo courtesy of Light Society on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Light Society on Facebook.

Light Society is an Orlando-based worship band, and their acoustic tunes —especially “Psalm 32”— are perfect for students struggling through the last few weeks.

Borrow some strength from the band here.