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Justifide and Reform the Resistance launch crowd funding project

Justifide and Reform the Resistance launch crowd funding project

Justifide and Reform the Resistance have launched a new “combo” Pledge Music campaign. Read on for more info and the link.

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Sufjan Stevens Looking for Spotify AD Announcers

Sufjan Stevens Looking for Spotify AD Announcers

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.

Mark Hall (Casting Crowns) Faces Kidney Cancer

Mark Hall (Casting Crowns) Faces Kidney Cancer

Mark Hall, frontman for CCM band Casting Crowns, is currently finding himself battling kidney cancer. There are plans to remove his right kidney next week, therefore hopefully removing most of the contained cancer. Be sure to pray for him and his family as they face this health problem. You can also show your support for him via the hashtag #PrayingForMark

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Cold War Kids Makes the Podcast Rounds

Cold War Kids Makes the Podcast Rounds

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…

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Harmonix Announces Rock Band 4, Will Support Past Content

Harmonix Announces Rock Band 4, Will Support Past Content

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.

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Help Joel Davis (Ascend the Hill) Support His Coffee Business

Help Joel Davis (Ascend the Hill) Support His Coffee Business

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…

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Ryan Hunt Wants to Record The South Shore EP (With Your Help)

Ryan Hunt Wants to Record The South Shore EP (With Your Help)

Rock artist Ryan Hunt wants to get back to his Kentucky roots and record “The South Shore” EP, but he needs your help.

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Sumerlin Posts New Music Video “Out of My Mind”

Sumerlin Posts New Music Video “Out of My Mind”

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.

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Copeland to Headline Tour in May

Copeland to Headline Tour in May

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.

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Download Josh Garrels’ ‘Jacaranda’ For Free This Week

Download Josh Garrels’ ‘Jacaranda’ For Free This Week

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.

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Stream Kevin Max’s New Album One Week Early

Stream Kevin Max’s New Album One Week Early

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 Announce ‘Live From The Woods’

NEEDTOBREATHE Announce ‘Live From The Woods’

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

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Theory Hazit Releases The Fall of the Lightbearer

Theory Hazit Releases The Fall of the Lightbearer

Theory Hazit’s fourth solo album, The Fall of the Lightbearer, is now available.

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The Western Den Announce New Album

The Western Den Announce New Album

The Western Den’s newest album, All The Birds, will be released on March 23, 2015.

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Under The Radar Contest to Win Steve Taylor’s Entire Discography

Under The Radar Contest to Win Steve Taylor’s Entire Discography

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.

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Eshon Burgundy’s Fear of God Available Now

Eshon Burgundy’s Fear of God Available Now

Eshon Burgundy’s new album, Fear of God, is now available on Humble Beast.

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Jesse and The Sprinkles Release New Music

Jesse and The Sprinkles Release New Music

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.

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The Final Recordings from The Redemption Song!, Now Available

The Final Recordings from The Redemption Song!, Now Available

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

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Free Audiobook ‘The Case For The Real Jesus’ from Lee Strobel

Free Audiobook ‘The Case For The Real Jesus’ from Lee Strobel

In The Case For The Real Jesus Strobel investigates current attacks on the identity of Christ and explores many hot-button questions.

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Luxury offers preview of song from upcoming new release ‘Trophies’

Luxury offers preview of song from upcoming new release ‘Trophies’

Alt-Rock band Luxury gives sneak preview of their upcoming album Trophies, with this tune entitled “Parallel Love.”

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Collision Records Signs Corey Paul

Collision Records Signs Corey Paul

Collision Records announced the signing of Houston-native Corey Paul! Check out his new single/video “Momma We Made It.”

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The Classic Crime to Embark on Spring Tour with Hearts Like Lions

The Classic Crime to Embark on Spring Tour with Hearts Like Lions

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.

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Stream New Abandon Kansas Single “i hope God don’t mind if we talk awhiles…”

Stream New Abandon Kansas Single “i hope God don’t mind if we talk awhiles…”

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.

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Questions for Copperlily?

Questions for Copperlily?

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!

Questions for The Hawk In Paris?

Questions for The Hawk In Paris?

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.

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War Of Ages Announce ‘The Supreme Chaos Tour’

War Of Ages Announce ‘The Supreme Chaos Tour’

War Of Ages will be heading out on The Supreme Chaos Tour in Spring with Phinehas & Death Of An Era. The tour starts in the band’s hometown of Erie, PA & ends as Facedown Fest in California. Check out the poster, dates, & tour promo below.

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Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors To Perform on Jimmy Kimmel

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors To Perform on Jimmy Kimmel

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! next Wednesday, March 4th.

P.O.D. Recording New Album with Howard Benson

P.O.D. Recording New Album with Howard Benson

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.…

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Questions for Fireflight?

Questions for Fireflight?

Here is yet another request for questions! This time, I will be interviewing the rock band Fireflight about their upcoming fan-funded album INNOVA. List off any curiosities below

The Liturgists Podcast Release Meditation Episode
The Fold Releases 3 New Songs for LEGO’s Ninjago

The Fold Releases 3 New Songs for LEGO’s Ninjago

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.

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little hurricane Releases ‘Gold Fever B-Sides’, Starts Recording 3rd Album

little hurricane Releases ‘Gold Fever B-Sides’, Starts Recording 3rd Album

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.

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Tree63 Announces Return With Kickstarter Campaign

Tree63 Announces Return With Kickstarter Campaign

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!.

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Free The Oh Hellos Music This Week on iTunes

Free The Oh Hellos Music This Week on iTunes

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.

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TWLOHA Movie Soundtrack Will Release March 3rd, Features Unreleased Jon Foreman Song

TWLOHA Movie Soundtrack Will Release March 3rd, Features Unreleased Jon Foreman Song

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…

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Music Industry Picks Friday for Global Release Day

Music Industry Picks Friday for Global Release Day

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?

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Matt Carter of Emery Talks New Album

Matt Carter of Emery Talks New Album

DecentChristianTalk recently chatted with Matt Carter of Emery about their upcoming album You Were Never Alone. Matt says in the interview that he would like to see the album out in April.

Surf Gvng Releases New Single “Low To The Ground”

Surf Gvng Releases New Single “Low To The Ground”

Surf Gvng have released a new single called “Low To The Ground” & you can watch the music video & download below via Soundcloud.

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Kutless Writing For New Record

Kutless Writing For New Record

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.”

Handsome and Gretyl Launch New Album

Handsome and Gretyl Launch New Album

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.

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