Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys])
Released: Jan 2012
Label: Six Steps (SIX)
Goodbyes are rarely easy, but David Crowder Band hopes to ease the pain by offering a cinematic farewell disc packed with a whopping 34 songs. The quirky Texas-based band's seventh and final album seamlessly melds worship, pop, rock, bluegrass and electronica as themes of death and rebirth are explored. Their take on the Bill and Gloria Gaither classic "Because He Lives" retains a revival meeting feel, while tracks like "Fall On Your Knees" channel June Carter Cash. The entire project reminds us that there's no one like DCB, and highlights just how much they'll be missed.