Category Archives: Artist of the Week

Lecrae

Lecrae

Lecrae will release his chart topping, hard hitting, new album “Anomaly” on September 9th through Reach Records. Pick it up at a digital retailer or store near you. Listen to some new songs below or stream the album on iTunes right now.

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Sef Idle

Sef Idle

False Idle frontman/guitarist, Sef Idle, goes “Solo” and in the acoustic-punk territory on his debut ep, “Start Again“. If you dig the sounds of Tony Sly, Joey Cape, Frank Turner, or any number of punk rock singers that explore their more “softer” side mixed with heart on the sleeve emotion. This is turning out to be a personal favorite of mine (BrandonIVM) and I encourage you all to check it out this week.

’68

’68

’68, the new project from Josh Scogin & Michael McClellan, are releasing their debut full length this Tuesday. The album, titled In Humor And Sadness, will be released via Good Fight Music. Do yourself a favor and check this album out!

Preson Phillips

Preson Phillips

Preson Phillips has released another great selection of folk-influenced indie worship on his new album, titled In Our Winters, which came out today! Check out our exclusive premiere of “Open Seas” and make sure to check out the full album soon!

Artifex Pereo

Artifex Pereo

Artifex Pereo have released their Tooth & Nail Records debut titled “Time in Place”. Read our review right here. The album is available on all digital networks and on physical media here.

Josiah James

Josiah James

Josiah James releases his brand new ep “Identity” which is available now through iTunes here. If you want the album on CD, click here. This indie pop-rock musician has released quite possibly the best collection of music in his career thus far. Check it out.

Memphis May Fire

Memphis May Fire

Memphis May Fire has released their brand new album, “Unconditional”, which is now available wherever fine music is sold.

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Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter will release their explosively passionate new album, “Extremist”, on March 18th via Solid State Records. Check out Lee Brown’s review here and make sure you follow all the “Demon Hunter Week” posts each day.

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Scribbling Idiots

Scribbling Idiots

Hip Hop super group, Scribbling Idiots, are releasing their brand new effort titled “Invitation Only” on March 11th via Illect Recordings. Listen to the album right here (or below).

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With Increase

With Increase

One of the most highly anticipated new hardcore albums has finally arrived. Check out the brand new effort from Florida band, With Increase, titled “Death is Inevitable” right here. It’s also available on CD/Vinyl here. Stream it below.

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Loftland

Loftland

Loftland have released their new album “I Don’t Want to Dance” via Dream Records. Pick it up on iTunes / Amazon today!

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akissforjersey

akissforjersey

akissforjersey has released their brand new full length and first since their return from hiatus, titled “New Bodies” via InVogue Records. Get it here. Read our review here. Listen to the album, below.

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The Triangle Trade

The Triangle Trade

Bronx, NY Indie Rap group The Triangle Trade just released their debut titled “God Made Music” which you can grab off of Bandcamp here for free. Fans of Lecrae, Beautiful Eulogy, Andy Mineo, Da Truth, and WLAK will find something to appreciate in these songs.

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Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Saving Grace return with their intensely passionate and furiously aggressive blend of hardcore/metal with “The Urgency”. The album releases on January 21st through Facedown Records and we think you should listen to it.

Seeker & Servant

Seeker & Servant

Seeker & Servant will release their new album “Into Your Love, I Go” on January 7th. The album is available for purchase via the band’s webstore and will be on all digital networks beginning January 7th. Listen to the single “In Awe” right here.

OceanSpeak

OceanSpeak

OceanSpeak have released their debut ep “Sea|the|Same” and it is available wherever fine digital music is sold. This band plays a spirited blend of dreamy, progressive indie rock mixed with the ambiance of post-hardcore, to create a sound all their own. This independent band is fast on the rise and it’s time you check them out.

Five Iron Frenzy

Five Iron Frenzy

Five Iron Frenzy will release their new (comeback) album “Engine of a Million Plots” on November 26th 2013. This release is the first new music from the band in over 10 years! Album is available on CD and Vinyl right here from the band’s webstore. You can also pre-order via iTunes here.

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Living Sacrifice

Living Sacrifice

Living Sacrifice will release their new album “Ghost Thief” on November 11th via Solid State Records. Available digitally and on CD. Make sure you support this legendary band and pick up their latest album in a store near you.

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Stryper

Stryper

Stryper will release their new album “No More Hell to Pay” on November 5th in North America. View the music video for “Sympathy”, below. Buy the album here.

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The Hawk in Paris

The Hawk in Paris

The Hawk in Paris (featuring Dan Haseltine from Jars of Clay) will release their debut full length titled “Freaks” on October 29th. Pre-order here.

The Fold

The Fold

The Fold will release their new independent full length, “Moving Past“, on October 15th. Album will be available on all digital networks. Listen/Download the album below via Bandcamp for Free (or Donation).

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Righteous Vendetta

Righteous Vendetta

Righteous Vendetta will release their brand new full length “The Fire Inside” on October 8th. Available for pre-order right here. Read our review here and our interview with the band here.

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Press Play

Press Play

Press Play will release their new full length album titled “#LITO” on September 30th via Dream Records. Read our review here and check out the band’s website here.

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Color Me Valiant

Color Me Valiant

This week’s artist of the week is the band Color Me Valiant from Richmond, Virginia. Mixing rock sensibilities with the ferocious nature of hardcore, you have the explosive sound of up and coming band, Color Me Valiant. Searching for comparisons are tough as this band has a sound all their own. Download their new ep “SinnerServantSonright here for free.

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Rebel Revive

Rebel Revive

Rebel Revive has released their debut ep, “XI (Eleven)” and is available on all Digital networks (or on CD here). Rebel Revive is new upcoming rock band from Orange County, CA. Founded by Matthew Lindblad, this band is sure to make an impact in the music scene, and isn’t pulling punches. Lindblad, a instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, performs all the music on Rebel Revive’s studio recordings. Live, he is joined by fellow Rebel Revive bandmates Gus Flaig…

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Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay will release their brand new album “Inland” on August 27th. Pre-order here.

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Thirtyseven

Thirtyseven

Pop-Punk band, Thirtyseven, will release their debut full length “This is What I Want” on August 6th through Blood & Ink Records. Read our review here and purchase the album (on CD) here. For fans of The Ataris, Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals, Midtown, Blink 182, Mxpx.

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Phinehas

Phinehas

Returning after the genre-bending release of “The Bridge Between” (Ep) comes this stunning new full length album that raises the bar up a whole other level and sets Phinehas on course to be the next genre defining band. “The Last Word Is Yours To Speak” will release on July 23rd through Red Cord Records and is a sure fire hit, one that will gain the band countless followers across the globe. Pre-Order the album in a few different bundle…

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Soul Embraced

Soul Embraced

Soul Embraced have released their new album “Mythos” via Rottweiler Records today, July 9th. Available on iTunes/Amazon.

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Skillet

Skillet will release their new album “Rise” on June 25th through Atlantic Records. Rise follows the Grammy-nominated band’s 2009 album, Awake, which was certified platinum in the US. Skillet were the only active rock band to achieve platinum status in 2012, and they were one of three rock bands (with Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys) to strike platinum sales that year.

Rise, their first concept album, tells the story of an American teen coming into adulthood and trying…

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Take the Name

Ohio based hardcore/punk band, Take the Name, released a smashing incredible and otherwise spirited new ep titled “Against Such Things” that is available from Bandcamp for free right now. I highly encourage you to download this release and support the band to the best of your ability. Recommended for fans of: Defeater, Take it Back!, Close Your Eyes, Beloved, Comeback Kid, Life In Your Way, Worthwhile. Quality independent music.

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Beta State

San Francisco quartet, Beta State, have announced that they will be releasing a new full-length album, #FRIENDSHIP, on May 21st. The deluxe album includes ten original tracks, one cover and nine remixes. Previously featured on Fuse TV, San Francisco’s Live 105, and hit television shows such as MTV’s Road Rules Challenge: Rivals and E!Networks’ Keeping up With The Kardashians, Beta State’s unique ambient pop rock combines the hard-hitting rock of 30 Seconds To Mars and Jimmy Eat World…

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False Idle

False Idle will release their new punk rock album “Threat” on Thumper Punk Records, May 15th. Order on CD here or buy on iTunes here.

A Common Goal

A Common Goal have released their debut full length “Blessings and Battles” via Thumper Punk Records. Order here. Fans of Blue Collar Boston Punk Rock will absolutely love this band and their new album. Read my “First Listen” right here.

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The Jellyrox

The Jellyrox (Matt from Eleventyseven) has released a new ep titled “Embellish” which you can pick up on iTunes / Amazon. Filled to the brim with pop sensibilities and sugar coated melodies, it’s an album you’re sure to love and hold close to your heart. Perfect tunes for a summertime drive. Pick up more The Jellyrox merch right here.

Fallstar

Fallstar will release their brand new album, “Backdraft”, via Facedown Records on April 16th. Pre-order here.

Silverline

Silverline will release their new full length “Lights Out” on April 9th through Dream Records. Make sure you check out our special “Silverline Week” right here on IVM all this week.

Benea Reach

Benea Reach will unleash their new album “Possession” March 25th on Spinefarm Records. Stream the entire new album right here on Metal Hammer.

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