Monday, August 24, 2015


By its very definition, Catholic music is hipster music.

It's pretty underground, pretty unknown, and pretty epic. 

Anyone who makes quality music with Catholic themes deserves our applause, but who is the champion of the Hipster Catholic music scene? 

Here are our five nominees:

What can we say about Audrey Assad? This amazing and talented artist has been bringing Catholic cool to the music scene since 2010 when she dropped what turned out to be the Christian album of the year, "The House You're Building." She's also another stud in that amazing line of Catholic converts, coming home to the Church in 2007, and making us smile ever since. 

Some may find it hard to believe that a native Canadian could be this cool, but Matt Maher is the real deal. The hair, the glasses, the awesome career in music. Mattt dropped his first album in 2001, but it was really his 2008 album "Empty and Beautiful" that put him on the map. He's been the essential Catholic musical artist ever since, and we couldn't be happier to have him in heavy rotation.

Our beloved #HipstersWithHolyOrders winner, Father Claude Burns is just flat out epic. The hip hop, rap, and spoken word are so on point you sometimes can't believe this is an ordained Cathollc priest dropping the verse. Plus, that beard is pretty epic. 

DeMontfort Music is single handedly responsible for putting some awesome Catholic music into the mainstream. With their albums from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, DeMontfort has helped classical Catholic music climb up the charts and into the hearts of millions.

Over Advent, the Daughters of St. Paul  were the stars of my Spotify playlist. These sisters do it all: From Twitter, to radio, to movie reviews, to fantastic music, the Daughters of St. Paul are the real deal for Catholics looking for some fantastic media savviness. 

Alright, you silly hipsters...who you got? 

Vote in the poll on the right side of the page until Sunday evening, and take to Twitter with the hashtag #HipsterCatholicMusic to make your opinions well known to the whole wide world. 

Ready? Go!

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