“In the lead up to his new EP featuring Propaganda, J Givens, Derek Minor and more, Heath McNease partnered with Keyes (aka Heir Jordan) to drop a loosie that takes a satirical look at what it is to be a rapper Over a gritty beat from producer Wonderlust, both rappers dole out stern warnings about the dangers of getting to know an emcee. Continued →
THE MOST RECENT
March 29, 2017
March 28, 2017
New Jersey isn’t one of the biggest states in the country, in fact it’s one of the smaller ones. Despite that, it’s still large enough, in it’s own right, to inspire surprise that there aren’t more Christian musicians here who are willing and able to take their gifting beyond the four walls of the church. Continued →
Lil Dre is back (for the last time?!?) with an album that brings deeply intelligent lyrics alongside some of his sharpest rapping yet, to create some of 2017’s best hip-hop.
For the first time ever Indie Vision Music is proud to offer “Kids” sizes of some favorite Indie Vision Music items. Check out Kids sizes in these designs: “Anchor – Kids“, “Keep the Fire Burning Bright – Kids“, “IVM Mountains – Kids“, “Hot Air Balloons – Kids“, and “He Exists Fragment – Kids“. Continued →
Check out this really cool interview I recently did with Shane Ochsner of Hands and Everything in Slow Motion. We cover everything from the Hands catalog to EISM, Music, and everything in between. Check out both Hands and EISM at Facedown Fest this May.
A brand new music video for the Aaron Sprinkle song “Invincible” feat. Elle Puckett has been posted and can be viewed below. Aaron’s new album “Real Life” released last week and is available now from Tooth & Nail Records.
So. Cal. pop-punk band Mainsail have released another new song and this one is titled “Set In My Ways”. This band has released quality songs and my expectations are high for their debut recording titled “Photographs”. The album will be out in April and available through all digital networks. This is great stuff and very well done.
Spoken just launched a campaign for their upcoming 9th studio album. Check it out here. All pre-orders come with an instant download of their new single. Despite all the band changes over the years the one consistent thread that weaves the signature Spoken sound together is the unmistakable voice of lead singer Matt Baird. Continued →
I’d like to thank our reader Shadi for sharing this awesome new artist with me. They are called Diamonds to Dust and their style ranges from Post-Hardcore to Rock and Metal. A totally refreshing take on a genre that has become oversaturated with stagnant sounds and a clone like circus. The band just released their new album titled “Aging of the Weary” through all digital networks and iTunes via Manifest Records. Check out their new music video for the song “Saturate” below. [Bandcamp]
March 27, 2017
The death metal band Soul Embraced has come out of their hiatus and are making a new album. Today the band announced they were doing shows and put out a post asking where fans would want to see them next. Former Bassist Jeff Bowie has also announced that he has rejoined the band and is pulling “double duties”, with Soul Embraced’s labelmates Becoming Saints. Continued →
March 26, 2017
RIYL – old school Anberlin, Dead Poetic, Jimmy Eat World, Number One Gun
In this new series, we will be bringing to light many bands that showed us a brief but bright gem of music before disbanding. This entry is about the Tooth & Nail band – Terminal. Continued →
If you don’t know who Dallas Taylor is and haven’t heard the story of his horrific accident, then just read the facebook posts below and it’ll fill you in. Dallas has been a part of our music scene and hearts since the late 90’s first playing with Underoath on 3 releases and then with his band Maylene and the Sons of Disaster for 4 full length albums. He is in desperate financial need for his medical bills and is still suffering on a day to basis from his injuries. Consider helping him out today.
March 25, 2017
We’re hard at work on our review of Lil’ Dre’s upcoming album Live Free, but you can already check out four of the tracks from this landmark album through Dre’s Soundcloud page.
Live Free is chock-full of powerful tracks, but this sample does include a few of my personal favorites (as you’ll read about in the upcoming review), like “Scottie Pippen,” and “P.O.V.”
Live Free will drop next week, but while you’re on Dre’s soundcloud, you can also stream his previous effort Homework, which we gave a 5/5, especially noting how “Dissertation” may be one of the most honest and powerful songs out there. Continued →
March 24, 2017
Alternative & Rock
- Aaron Sprinkle – Real Life
- Graceful Closure – Never Let Me Go [Single]
- Graceful Closure – Waves [Single]
Contemporary & Pop
- Colton Dixon – Identity
- Crystal Lewis – Bloom [Single]
- MercyMe – We Win [Single]
- Root Road – Come Alive
- Sajan Nauriyal – Always Enough
- Selah – Unbreakable
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
Hard Rock & Metal
- Believer – 1 Of 5 [EP]
Hip Hop & Rap
- Bryann T – Now Do You Believe
- J-Giles Son – Promise Two
- Mike Sarge – Outta Line
- Theory Hazit – Bless Your Food
Praise & Worship
- David Gate – The Mercy Seat
- Jaci Velasquez – Praise The King [Single]
- Kim Walker-Smith – On My Side [Single]
- Passion – Worthy Of Your Name (Live)
- Rita Springer – Battles
2016 was the year for comebacks. There was bands like Destroy the Runner, Hopesfall, and Advent. Advent has brought their A-game with their comeback. And they bring the pain with their new EP, Pain and Suffering. You could call it a “Revival”. Continued →
March 23, 2017
Idealist was a North Carolina post-hardcore band that mixed elements of Norma Jean and Defeater, along with guest contributions from Attalus.