Emery’s BadChristian Music to release Kings Kaleidoscope live EP ‘Live in Color’

By on March 8, 2014


BadChristian Music is proud to announce its partnership with the Seattle, Wash. 10-musician collective, Kings Kaleidoscope, for the label’s inaugural release, a live EP, ‘Live in Color,’ on March 18. To celebrate the partnership and BadChristian’s first release, Kings Kaleidoscope will unveil a total of six live music videos, starting with “Defender,” which is now streaming on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/ETswsebezcs. This promotion will lead up to the release of ‘Live in Color,’ which will be available for free for one week after the March 18 release.


“This EP is the best thing I’ve heard from Kings Kaleidoscope,” said Matt Carter, Emery guitarist and BadChristian co-founder. “They are a band you have to experience live, and this EP and video are the next best thing.


“In Emery, we have always fought in the battle between Christian and secular audiences, trying to authentically be who we are and challenge people’s cultural norms. Kings Kaleidoscope is going to do the same thing. That is why they belong on BadChristian, and we are stoked about it.”
Added Toby Morrell, Emery guitarist/vocalist and BadChristian co-founder, “Kings Kaleidoscope is going to usher in a new era for worship music that goes beyond the congregational Sunday morning setting, yet evokes even more participation and engagement.”

Live In Color tracklsiting

1) Felix

2) Defender

3) Seek the Kingdom

4) Fix My Eyes

5) Be Thou My Vision

6) Higher Throne

Featuring sections of strings, horns and two drum sets, Kings Kaleidoscope was born at Mars Hill Church in Seattle where the band led worship for four years. With this inventive setup, the band’s self-described “designed chaos” sound could just as believably pull off a set at Coachella as it could a Sunday service playing all hymns. The band is best known for its ability to creatively re-arrange classic hymns, pushing the boundaries of modern worship music.


“We love Mars Hill and we’re thankful for the time we got to be a part of the church,” said Kings Kaleidoscope frontman and bandleader, Chad Gardner. “We now have the opportunity to do something different – something that extends beyond the boundaries of Sunday mornings – and create music for a larger audience. We want to create the best gospel-centered, Jesus-focused music on the planet. We are not a genre, we are Kings Kaleidoscope.”


BadChristian was formed in 2013 by Matt Carter, Toby Morrell and Joey Svendsen. Carter and Morrell are worship leaders and founders of Emery, a successful touring rock band that has sold over 500,000 records and toured in 49 states.


The multi-dimensional, BADCHRISTIAN.com, sees over 100,000 unique monthly visitors with more than 200,000 page views, features a blog with over 10,000 subscribers, a podcast that debuted at 15 on the iTunes top charts and a record label.


Stay tuned for more information on Kings Kaleidoscope and BadChristian.

Kings Kaleidoscope is…


Chad Gardner – vocals, guitar, keys

Andrew Nyte – drums

John Platter – drums, percussion, bells

Zack Walkingstick – bass

Nadia Ifland – keys, violin, vocals

Lindsay Gardner – cello, keys, vocals

Julianne Smith – violin, accordion

Zawadi Morrow – piano, vocals, flute, violin

Blake Strickland – trombone

Jared Buck – guitar



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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.