Free & awesome of the day: Andrew Peterson’s 2006 album The Far Country is a free download on the glorious music service Noisetrade. This was one that I picked up at his show in November, and it quickly became one of my favorites. It’s a beautiful, poetic record about life and death and Heaven, with a healthy dose of nerdy Lewis and Tolkein references (always a plus). It also has really rad cover art.

What? You need more convincing than Lewis/Tolkein nerdiness and that rad cover? Okay… then how about these lines from the title track as an example of AP’s lyrical powers? Gets me every time….

“I believe in the holy shores of uncreated light
I believe there is power in the blood.
And all of the death that ever was, if you set it next to life
Well, I believe it would barely fill a cup.”

Seriously, go download this. You’re welcome. :)