Category Archives: News
Justifide and Reform the Resistance have launched a new “combo” Pledge Music campaign. Read on for more info and the link.
Rather than relying on the same-ol, same-ol radio-friendly voice, Sufjan Steven’s Asthmatic Kitty Records is looking to fans for help. You can send over any kind of audio file promoting his new single “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” for the label to use on Spotify, and they will send you “goodies” in return. Head over to AKR’s website for more details.
Alt-rock band Cold War Kids has made it on a few podcasts in recent months including Nerdist and KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. The Nerdist episode does contain some R-rated language (mostly from the host Chris Hardwick), but the latter one does not as it is solely a live performance of songs from Hold My Home. The band talks about being humble and professional in the music industry, living in the Southern California scene (or lack of it), music blogs, sharing…
Rumored for a few weeks now, Harmonix has teamed up with Mad Catz to create Rock Band 4. Why is this relevant to IVM you may ask? Well, the newest entry in the video game series will support previous content that was purchased.
Thanks to an email I got from John Mark McMillan a few weeks ago, I learned that Ascend the Hill’s Joel Davis owns a coffee business in Ybor City, Florida named Commune + Co. Currently, he runs the business from a pedal-powered vending cart. However, he is meeting opposition from the city because they believe that it may take away sales from other local businesses.
Joel has created an online petition to allow legitimate vendors to sell their…
Pop-rock band Sumerlin has released a new music video for their song “Out of My Mind”. You can view the video below and then pick up the deluxe edition of their album Runaways on iTunes.
While supporting Paramore on their Writing the Future “tour”, Copeland will be headlining their very own tour between show dates. Check out the new dates below and order tickets this Friday.
Continuing in his free album releases leading up to his new record Home, Josh Garrels is giving away his folksy album Jacaranda on Noisetrade. Act quick though, as another album will be replacing this free download next week.
Home will be released on April 7th.
New Release Tuesday (Friday?) is streaming Kevin Max’s new album Broken Temples. The tracklisting shows that there are 2 remixes from singer-songwriter Derek Webb. Broken Temples will be available to purchase on March 10th.
NEEDTOBREATHE has announced the release of their very first live album Live From The Woods. It will consist of 17 tracks all recorded at Nashville’s The Woods at Fontanel Amphitheater last Fall. The band is providing several pre-order options on their website (all of them include 2 free song downloads from the album). You can pick up the album on April 14th (the 1-year anniversary of their last studio album Rivers in the Wasteland).
Be sure to catch them headlining the Tour…
Under The Radar is giving away Steve Taylor’s entire discography (including live albums and music from Chagall Guevara) to celebrate his album Goliath dubbed by UTR as the #1 Gourmet Album of 2014.
Jesse Sprinkle (Poor Old Lu, Demon Hunter, Dead Poetic, Vekora, a ton of other bands) has released a new album under the name “Jesse and The Sprinkles” and you can listen to it below. The ep is titled “The Winter Blue” and it’s available for “Name your price” on bandcamp here. Don’t forget, Jesse released another great album with his other band, Vekora, last fall that is available right here. Spacey and dreamy indie rock.
Future Destination Records have up in their store, the final recordings from The Redemption Song! (Future Destination Records/Strike First Records). They have a limited edition of 100 cds as well as just a few shirts. All proceeds from the sales will go to Nathan Schroer’s wife and their three children. Nathan lost his long battle with Leukemia in November 2013. This recording features Nathan’s actual guitar track from a demo he sent Jeremy(Drums) sometime in 2007 and the additional vocals and instruments were recorded in December 2014. The songs are available at most digital outlets, just search The Redemption Song! and the track names “Raw Deal” and “I Was Young Twice” You can order the cd or cd shirt combo at www.fdrshop.com
Alt rock band The Classic Crime will be touring this Spring with Hearts Like Lions and megash in support. Check out the west coast dates below.
Abandon Kansas premiered their first single from their upcoming album alligator this morning. Check out the stream of the new song “i hope God don’t mind if we talk awhiles…” via Soundcloud below. Alt Press has a quote from vocalist Jeremy Spring about the new music. alligator will be out on May 12th from BadChristian Records.
In a few days, I will have the great honor of interviewing Tim and Stephanie Skipper in person. The conversation will be focused on their Copperlily project, but they may answer some House of Heroes questions as well. Ask any questions below to be considered!
In addition to an interview with Fireflight, plans are also in the making for an interview with The Hawk In Paris. For those of you that don’t know, The Hawk In Paris is Dan Haseltine’s side project from Jars of Clay. The Hawk In Paris recently signed to MP45 Records, released a new single called “Frozen Heart”, and plans to make more music in the near future.
P.O.D. have begun recording their new album in LA with Howard Benson. The band is hoping to release it this summer. Check out a recent interview with Sonny Sandoval from Shiprocked 2015 as well as a clip with Marcos in the studio below.…
One of my favorite podcasts out there, The Liturgists, is run primarily by Michael Gungor, Lisa Gungor, Rachel Held Evans, and Mike “Science” McHargue. However, they often feature guests such as Rob Bell, Nichole Nordeman, Pete Holmes, and The Brilliance.
This week, they are discussing their thoughts on meditation. If you like what you hear (or even if you don’t), keep on listening next week for an episode about songwriting with Ryan O’Neil of Sleeping at…
Everything is awesome for The Fold. Following up on their success with LEGO over the past few years, the Grammy-nominated band has released 3 new songs to support the TV show Ninjago.
Check out the music video for “21st Century Ninja” below and then purchase on iTunes.
“Where are the karaoke versions?!?!?!” you may ask. Also available on iTunes.
Out with the old, in with the new. Ending the phase of their 2nd album Gold Fever, alt-rockers little hurricane is releasing the b-sides to bandcamp for a “name-your-price” deal. Looking to the future, they have begun recording material for their 3rd album. Check out the studio picture and bandcamp embed below.
The South African worship-rockers known as Tree63 has returned! Head over to their new Kickstarter page to help them fund their upcoming independent record. It will be the band’s newest music since 2007’s Sunday!.
This week only, iTunes is giving away a free single from indie folk band The Oh Hellos. Check out the link below to download it on iTunes.
As previously reported, the To Write Love On Her Arms Movie be getting a direct-to-dvd release. The soundtrack will be launched the same day as well on outlets such as iTunes and Amazon. Hidden inside a Q&A section on the film’s website, we now have a tracklisting. Several of the artists are covered here on IVM. The most noteworthy song on this list is Jon Foreman’s previously unreleased “You Don’t Know How Beautiful You Are (Surrender)”. I’ve also attached a…
As I mentioned last August, the big players in the music industry were in talks to set a global record release day. After months of discussion the IFPI released a statement today that announces the selection of Friday as the standard day for new album releases each week. The switch will happen this summer. Read more on Billboard. What are your thoughts on the change?
In an email update from the band, Kutless announced that they are now in the writing phase for their next album. Specifically it stated, “A lot of the new music is inspired by our earlier records, kinda a throwback to songs off of Sea of Faces and Hearts of the Innocent,” says James.”
Folk duo Handsome and Gretyl have announced their new album Twelve, a project where they’ve decided to experiment a bit: writing, recording, and releasing one song per month for the entire year. Check it out on their PledgeMusic page.