If you enjoy Sufjan Stevens and Half-Handed Cloud, who I’ve posted about here, then check out their record label, Asthmatic Kitty.  You’ll find all sorts of great bands there, and they all have free downloads of a few songs, so you can get a feel for them before buying their CDs.

Asthmatic Kitty is an indie record label whose claim to fame (thus far anyway) is Sufjan Stevens, but they’ve got a load of great artists who are doing things that might surpass Sufjan in popularity one day.  They’re not a “Christian label” but a lot of the artists they support are Christian or at least have a Judeo-Christian worldview. You can read about this and more in an interview with Lowell Brams, the owner, here.

I don’t know which of all their musicians are Christian.  Sufjan Stevens and Half-Handed Cloud seem obvious.  I’m pretty sure Emily Joyce and Rafter Roberts of Bunky are Christians.  But the rest I haven’t looked into yet.

Unfortunately, the tattoo-your-denominational-affiliation-on-your-forehead law hasn’t been passed yet, so you gotta do some work to figure out what everybody believes.  Arrgh! (picture The Incredible Hulk)  I just wish artists would let us in on their spiritual beliefs more freely.  I don’t think I’m the only one who really does want to know whether they’re listening to a Buddhist, a Secularist, a Muslim, or a Christian making music.  I’ll still listen to your music if you’re not a Christian, but I’d like to know that you’re not a Christian.

That’s all I have to say about that (picture Forrest Gump).