Note: Before you dismiss various things on this page as conspiracy theories and ridiculousness, I will refer you to this quote from Crowder: "...We do these things because we are quite nerdy and also because we hope to inject meaning wherever and whenever we are able." That's not to say that none of it is just speculation and theories, just that some of it is known to be intentional.
David Crowder* Band and The Digital Age always enjoyed hiding the number 7 and 3 + 4 = 7 in their albums, as the 7th day is the day of rest in the bible, and thus represents completion.
Pieces of the song You Alone were included as hidden tracks in the first three DCB albums: Can You Hear Us, Illuminate, and A Collision. On Can You Hear Us?, the last third was on a hidden 34th track after 20 5-second silent tracks. In the liner notes of Illuminate, at the bottom underneath the lyrics for Stars, or if you put the Illuminate disc into your computer, and go to the following location: [Disc drive, i.e., D:]/reason/readme, there is a url which contained the second third. On A Collision, there was a url which contained the first part hidden on the second-to-last page of the liner notes. After a while, they put the entire song together at the A Collision link; however, neither of the links work anymore.
According to Crowder, each DC*B album is related to another, like this:
The 1st Album, Can You Hear Us?, is somehow related to the 4th album Remedy. The 2nd album, Illuminate, is related to the 5th album, Church Music. The 3rd album, A Collision, is related to the 6th album, Give Us Rest. This is intended to be in concordance with the fact that in creation, the 1st day is related to the 4th day, in that the 1st day is "let there be light", and on the 4th, the sun, moon and stars were created.
The relationship between the 3rd and 6th is that they're both centered on death, if you know the relationships for the other ones please contact me.
At the end of the "Thank You" section of the liner notes on every DCB full-length album except for Give Us Rest, there is a sentence that goes somewhat like this:"Thank you, the reader, for proving the power of the written word. Claim your prize here:" following which is a url. The good readers would be various things like certificates to a meet & greet with the band, exclusive songs, videos, etc. None of the urls work anymore, however.
David Crowder* Band has always been styled with an Asterisk after the words David Crowder. The band has never cared to reveal the meaning of it. One theory is that it represents the other band members. In a Rockumentary, Dave joked that it stood for "David Crowder* *is about to go insane because Jack Parker continually tries to sabotage the work of the rest of the* Band"
TDA's sound studio is also titled "Asterisk Sound", and sometimes The Digital Age is shown as TD*A.
Give Us Rest tiles
The liner notes for the album Give Us Rest fold out into nine different images, 5 of them representing the other DC*B albums, 2 of them representing the pre-DCB albums, 1 which is a 7, and one which is simply the album's front cover. There is some debate over if the ordering of them is significant, what they represent, etc. The band also released a video showing the tiles, (pictured below) and some believe there is also significance in the ordering of them in the video. If you have any ideas surrounding this, contact me.
A theory of my own.
Give Us Rest Equations (partially solved)
There are several equations on the front cover of Give Us Rest. Here they are and what they mean:
The Nearness/ The Veil
On the back cover of Church Music, the titles of The Nearness and The Veil are in a different font than the other song titles, possibly indicating they're related.
In the background of the song Church Music - Dance (!), there is a speak-and-spell spelling out various things. While I admit that I have never been able to hear it myself, other people clearly can. This was discussed in a thread on Bwack's Forum, and this is what they came up with:
s-h-o-u-t shout it from your l-u-n-g-s
oh we s-i-n-g-i-t-l-o-u-d
and DO you hear me?
do you know we're dancing to the (beat)
oh we m-o-v-e-o-u-r feet to the (danceee)
Chronology of Church Music