Category Archives: Interviews

Brady Toops

Brady Toops

We talk to Brady about his life as a musician, his upcoming tour, and drop-crotch pants.

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Mattie Montgomery of For Today

Mattie Montgomery of For Today

We recently had the chance to talk with Mattie Montgomery, lead vocalist and frontman vocalist of Razor & Tie metalcore band, For Today. We talked about their new record, fatherhood, the highs and lows of Warped Tour, and what it means to be Christians in the music industry.

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David Wimbish: Part One

David Wimbish: Part One

David Wimbish of The Collection was kind enough to take some time and have a conversation with me over email. We talked about The Collection’s new album, “Ars Moriendi,” how the writing process works, what it’s like to have a family for a band, faith, hope, love, and everything else in between.

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Judah & The Lion

Judah & The Lion

Releasing a new album in under two months, non-stop touring and really diverse music tastes…it was great to sit down and chat with the boys of Judah & The Lion.

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Lecrae

Lecrae

A couple of weeks ago, I spent an impromptu 15 minutes talking with Lecrae at Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto (Canada), where he was performing a set during WonderJam.

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Josh Stoll of Summertime Dropouts

Josh Stoll of Summertime Dropouts

With sales from their debut album, Rewind, reaching over 11,000 copies sold and a full season of touring under their belt the Minnesota band is on the verge of something big.

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B. Cooper

B. Cooper

His name is unfamiliar, but he’s been involved in hip-hop since he was 14 years old. B. Cooper is about to get his due. July 15 marks the release date for his new album, While The City Sleeps, being released by Reflection Music Group. We spoke on the phone concerning his excitement for the new release, the privilege of working with other amazing artists, and the state of hip-hop in general. Enjoy!

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American Arson

American Arson

After 4 song debuts from American Arson we are wrapping up the week with an interview. Read below for info on Evan Baker, the man behind the project, then head over to his store to purchase the album.

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Numbers

Numbers

Numbers is a difficult-to-classify band out of Seattle. They released their full length, titled Three, in March and to be honest it was an instant buy. I was totally unprepared with what this unsigned band offered musically and was immediately hooked. Check out the interview with vocalist Kyle Bishop below and get to know the band before your friends do! Don’t forget to check out our stream of the song “Legal Lee Speaking” as well.

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King’s Kaleidoscope

King’s Kaleidoscope

Bad Christian’s own King’s Kaleidoscope touched base with us this week about their partnership with Bad Christian, their new album, and what makes them tick. Check out our conversation, here.

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Playdough & DJ Sean Patrick

Playdough & DJ Sean Patrick

The week after Playdough & DJ Sean Patrick dropped their new collaboration, Gold Tips, they were kind enough to spend some time discussing the new project with me over the phone. In this interview you’ll discover that these guys are hilarious, fun-loving, humble men of God that know how to “turn the party out.”

IVM: This is Vince, and I’m very excited to be talking with two awesome guys. Playdough, the MC from Dallas,

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Chayah Miranda

Chayah Miranda

Chayah Miranda, an indie CCM artist, releases her first album ‘No Other Way’ on April 15th. Check out my interview with Chayah about the album below.

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Project 86

Project 86

In this exclusive interview with Project 86 frontman Andrew Schwab, we talk about the new record, using indiegogo, and even ask a few questions about past jams.

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B Is Bridgie

B Is Bridgie

I had the privileged opportunity to interview Kim Caro who is the vocalist for upcoming indie rock band B Is Bridgie. She shared how they got to know producer Scott Silletta, people who she wished or wish she could collaborate with, and her fancy for bottle cap art.

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Demon Hunter (Demon Hunter Week Day 5)

Demon Hunter (Demon Hunter Week Day 5)

In our epic conclusion to Demon Hunter Week, frontman and lead singer Ryan Clark personally selects and answers ten questions from our fan questions thread. Enjoy.

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The Saving

The Saving

I recent got the chance to interview Andres Ortiz, the brains behind the one man project that is The Saving. We talked about the recording process, lyrics on the new album, and what the future holds for the project.

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The Overseer

The Overseer

I had the chance to talk with guitarist/clean vocalist of the up and coming Solid State Records power house, The Overseer. We talked about the new record, the band’s van getting broken into, to which rap artist they would like to tour with.

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Spoken

Spoken

A couple of weeks ago I spent an entertaining evening with Matt Baird (and some local talent) at a coffee shop, where Matt was performing an acoustic set.  He had been traveling for 2 weeks playing acoustic gigs, just him, his guitar, and his family.  The city of Minot, where I currently reside, was his final stop before a very short 2-day break until it was back on the road again, this time with the entire band in tow.  The…

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Loftland (Loftland Week Day 5)

Loftland (Loftland Week Day 5)

We close our Loftland Week out with an exclusive interview with the band. Thanks for joining us on another great artist centered week of content. Be sure to check back in March as we announce another great “__________ Week” event.

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The “In The Silence of the Mind” Interviews – Part 2 (Silverline, My Ransomed Soul, Merge, This City Awaits)

The “In The Silence of the Mind” Interviews – Part 2 (Silverline, My Ransomed Soul, Merge, This City Awaits)

Continuing the “In the Silence of the Mind” Interviews, I pick up with Silverline, This City Awaits, Merge, and My Ransomed Soul.

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The “In The Silence of the Mind” Interviews – (Eyes of Eli, Righteous Vendetta, Southbound Fearing, more)

The “In The Silence of the Mind” Interviews – (Eyes of Eli, Righteous Vendetta, Southbound Fearing, more)

In preparation for this year’s “In the Silence of the Mind” articles, I reached out to some key people in the industry to get their thoughts. This “super interview” compiles the answers from Righteous Vendetta, Eyes of Eil, Dorean Lives, Declaration AD, and Southbound Fearing.

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My Epic

My Epic

Hey guys, Vince here back with another artist interview. This time around I’m chatting with Aaron Stone, the voice behind the music and lyrics of My Epic, the band that doesn’t quite seem to fit on Facedown Records, yet they form a perfect union. My Epic released their new effort Behold last month to stellar reviews. Fans have been connecting with it lyrically and musically, and in our talk Aaron explains all about the ambient tone, what it…

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Everything In Slow Motion

Everything In Slow Motion

I was lucky enough to have the privilege of interviewing Shane Ochsner, the man behind Everything In Slow Motion. Shane is a great conversationalist, and I felt like I really got to know him during our 80 minute chat. He was by far the longest phone interview I’ve ever conducted, but he was also the most personable guy. Maybe it’s because we’re both living in North Dakota, but probably because he is the most genuine, humble person I’ve ever…

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Jonathan Thulin; Charmaine

Jonathan Thulin; Charmaine

DREAM Records artist Jonathan Thulin and independent singer/songwriter Charmaine are embarking on an Australian tour in January, visiting people’s houses for acoustic, intimate concert evenings. Check out the interview below.

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Still Remains

Still Remains

I had the chance to ask T.J. Miller, vocalist of the recently reunited Still Remains, some questions about the band, past and present.

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Living Sacrifice (Living Sacrifice Week Day 5 – Fan Questions)

Living Sacrifice (Living Sacrifice Week Day 5 – Fan Questions)

You asked, Living Sacrifice answered. We close out our IVM exclusive Living Sacrifice Week with YOUR questions. Did yours get answered? Read on to find out.

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Jordan-Morgan Lansdowne

Jordan-Morgan Lansdowne

7 Spin / Sony recording artist Jordan-Morgan Lansdowne shares his background in music and more through this in-depth interview. Check him out this November on The Hiding Places Tour, presented by Indie Vision Music and 7 Spin Music.

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Stryper

Stryper

IVM chats on the phone with Stryper’s long-time lead singer Michael Sweet. After 30 years in the industry, what does the band have on their minds. And, how are they reacting to the early success of their new album? Find out that and more.

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Press Play (Press Play Week Day 4)

Press Play (Press Play Week Day 4)

DREAM Records artists Press Play released their new album at the end of September. I had the pleasure in interviewing Dave Hanley from the group via email, discussing about the thoughts of the album and what the band long for listeners to hear and obtain when hearing the album.

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Dustin Kensrue

Dustin Kensrue

Our writer, Keith Settles, recently did a phone interview with Dustin Kensrue (of Thrice) about his upcoming solo worship album, “The Water & The Blood”. Check out the AUDIO interview via our soundcloud link below. Make sure you buy Dustin’s brand new solo album “The Water & The Blood” when it goes on sale.

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Andy Zipf

Andy Zipf

I was fortunate enough to be able to have a lengthy interview with Andy Zipf over email. We discuss everything from why he has changed his name to The Cowards Choir and his song writing process to whether or not Deckard from Blade Runner is a replicant. We had a great conversation, I hope you enjoy it.

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Soulfire Revolution

Soulfire Revolution

Colombian worship movement, Soulfire Revolution, released their debut album in mid-August. I had the pleasure at interviewing lead singer Lorena Castellanos via email, discussing about the thoughts behind the album and what she and the band long for listeners to gain from hearing the project.

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Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes

This week, we get the chance to chat with hardcore favorites Close Your Eyes about their upcoming album “Line in the Sand”, new lead singer Sam Robinson (Blessed by a Broken Heart), Shane’s departure, and what God is doing in their lives right now. Did your question get asked? Read on to find out.

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The Sonflowerz

The Sonflowerz

Releasing their EP ‘Love Walked In’ on September 10th; independent worship duo The Sonflowerz were able to undertake an email interview with myself not that long ago. Here are the questions and answers, as what was discussed ranged from their successful kickstarter campaign (funding the EP, new book and fall tour), to what they wanted the EP to portray to those who listen to it.

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Hotel Books

Hotel Books

Recently I got to interview Cam Smith of Hotel books through Facebook Instant Messenger. Find out what it is like to tour as a spoken word artist, Who he has enjoyed playing shows with, and the meaning behind his words and songs.

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Seth Condrey

Seth Condrey

Signed to North Point Music, Seth Condrey releases his second English studio album ‘Keeps on Changing’ on August 27th, featuring his hit song ‘Speechless’. Here is the email interview I had with Seth, with the interview divulging his thoughts on the album and about what he longs to accomplish in Costa Rica.

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Lexi Elisha

Lexi Elisha

Releasing her second EP next week (August 27th), independent artist Lexi Elisha took some time out to do an email interview, discussing about the EP and the meaning behind it. Check out the interview below.

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The Ongoing Concept

The Ongoing Concept

The Ongoing Concept, releasing their debut album “Saloon” via Solid State Records, gave me the opportunity to interview them in light of their album release.  Check them out of Facebook for latest news regarding their album, tours, etc.

Keith: With “Saloon” about to come out, what are somethings that are going to set this album apart from the others that have been released in 2013?

Dawson: I am in no way exaggerating when I say I…

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The Digital Age

The Digital Age

With four out the six members of DC*B forming ‘The Digital Age’, here is the email interview I had with Mark Waldrop, one of the lead singers of the band. Check out the interview below, and be sure to take a squiz at the album available right now.

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Love & The Outcome

Love & The Outcome

One of the most anticipated new artists to release albums in 2013 (alongside 1 Girl Nation, Tim Timmons, City Harbor and Finding Favour); Love and the Outcome release their debut album at the end of August. Here is the interview with Jodi, one half of the duo. Here with discuss the themes behind the album and the process of becoming Love and the Outcome and what God has been teaching the band throughout the last few years.

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