Well, thought I would add a new weekly feature to my blog and call it Music Mondays. I know, original, right? But I figured I come across enough new or unconventional music that I can make it interesting as I mix it up with some artists or bands that are pretty well-known. This week, I thought I would start off with a band whose reputation precedes them, while simultaneously they are severely underappreciated

If you somehow are not familiar with Jars of Clay, very simply they are one of the most important Christian bands of the last fiteen years.

Their contribution to music in general and to my life as a soundtrack has been enormous. The stories they tell, the questions they ask, the challenges they present, the music they write have all been consistently excellent, and drenched in the grace of the Gospel.

Do yourself a huge favor and check out this new Jars of Clay sampler issued by Noisetrade. Just click on the pic above, provide your email address and zipcode, and you’ll receive a download link for the sampler. This sampler includes some remakes as well as some never-before-released tracks. Here’s the track listing:

  • This Land Is Your Land
  • Closer
  • We Will Follow (featuring Gungor)
  • Oh My God
  • Stay (Forgive Me re-imagined by Stephen Mason)
  • Safe To Land
  • Save My Soul
  • Body And Wine
  • Run In The Night (featuring Thad Cockrell)
  • Water Under The Bridge
  • Flood (New Rain Mix)

Do yourself a huge favor and grab this one while it lasts.