Emery Launch Bad Christian Community and Label
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:20:25
There is lots of news from the Emery camp to share with you!
The alternative rockers have amicably parted ways with their longtime label Tooth and Nail Records and plan to re-brand their growing website The UN-Learning Blog as Bad Christian, to serve as the umbrella under which they will launch a number of other ventures, including e-books, public speaking engagements, living room tours, a weekly podcast, and a record label called Bad Christian Music.
To find out about the band's Bad Christian crowd-funding campaign, visit BadChristian.com.
Emery's next LP You Were Never Alone will be released via Bad Christian Music early next year and the band plans to eventually release music from other artists as well. Front man and Bad Christian co-founder Toby Morrell, explains, "Bad Christian Music is about integrity and taking the grassroots approach. We aren't and never will be about music trends. We're about substance and people. We value all music and hope to not only support Emery and Matt &Toby, but to eventually bring a fresh start to the music industry as a whole."
Emery guitarist and Bad Christian co-founder Matt Carter adds, "We are really looking forward to finding, creating, and releasing music that we truly love."
Controversy has always surrounded Emery, and it continues to grow as the audience for their blog explodes. The band has often drawn fire from their Christian base for "bashing the Christians," yet they are written off and chastised by others for "preaching, and shoving religion down their fans throats."
How ironic, huh?
The UN-learning blog (soon to be rebranded as Bad Christian) welcomes and even features comments and opinions that represent all different sets of belief and opinion. It has become a place where atheists, agnostics, conservative and liberal Christians can interact. The site remains virtually uncensored, as people are free and encouraged to be open and honest about everything from sexual sin and abuse to addiction. There are also confessional posts from Toby and Matt, as well as from their partner in Bad Christian, former Emery bassist and current pastor Joey Svendsen.
Here is the breakdown:
• The UN-learning Blog will become Bad Christian
• e-Book to be released later this year will be the Bad Christian Manifesto
• Weekly Podcast coming soon featuring honest raw dialogue and interviews
• Matt, Toby, and Joey will be available for teaching/ public speaking
• www.Badchristian.com will launch and have its own crowd-funding section
Bad Christian is: Matt and Toby and Joey. They are three guys with unique points of view shaped by being on the road and in the music/Christian music and Church world for 10 plus years, meeting counseling, and hearing from hundreds of people from big cities to small towns all over the world. We have been daily involved with sheltered home-schoolers, PTSD war vets, abused people, weirdo youth pastors, ridiculous religious people, hippy home church people, and many other assorted goofballs. We have learned a lot from all of them, and would like to both, challenge and help broaden the perspective of everyone by sharing our experiences and opinions, and continuing to entertain.
According to the band: It is a resource to engage people from the fringes of church culture who are attracted by rawness, authenticity, opinion, and entertainment. It exists to show that EVERYBODY is wrong about some stuff, we just don't know which stuff. To show non believers the real human side of Christians, both good and bad not the show off, or self –righteous sides that they are all too familiar with. A tool to encourage and support good Churches and to connect people to them who have had bad experiences and/or who are skeptical.
Bad Christian is NOT: A church or substitute for a local church community; a community that is a substitute for a real (flesh and blood, and local) community.
Who plans to be a Bad Christian?