Tag Archives: Alternative
John Mark McMillan has released “Monsters Talk” which features Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE. The track will appear on his new album The Borderland Sessions which releases on Sept. 30th. Listen below & pre-order on iTunes.
Tooth & Nail have launched an Anberlin remix contest on Indiloop. The winner receives VIP tickets to the Irving Plaza in New York on Nov 16th as well as a signed merch pack! Entrants can remix any track from the band’s new album Lowborn.
Luke Cyrus Band have begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new EP. They are looking to raise $10k over the next 28 days and are inching towards 10% at this point. Check out the promo video below & check out a free 4 song download via Noisetrade.
The Classic Crime have started the first CD pre-order for What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited on Amazon. Pre-orders on iTunes will go live on Sept. 30th & the CD/t-shirt combo on Oct. 6th. The album will release on Oct. 28th & Kickstarter backers will receive it on the 21st.
Kings Kaleidoscope have released a new lyric video for the single “I Know”. Check it out below. The song is taken from their upcoming album, Becoming Who We Are, which releases on Oct. 27th. Pre-order from the band or from Tooth & Nail.
Dinner And A Suit will release the Stay EP on Oct. 7th. Check out a new track, the album cover, & a making-of video below. Pre-order here.
Punktastic has premiered a full live set from ’68 at Hevy Fest this year. In other news the band will be joining Anberlin for a few dates this Fall in the US as well as heading overseas with Trophy Scars. Check out the video, interview, & dates below.
Matty Mullins has released another new track from his forthcoming self-titled album due out next Tuesday Sept. 23rd. Check out “By My Side” below. Pre-order packages are available & you can also pre-order on iTunes.
Ashley Dugger released a documentary film about Seabird called Troubled Days. You can watch the 30 minute film below. The description reads ““Troubled Days” takes an in-depth look at individuals chasing their dreams by profiling the local band Seabird. Seabird has seen national success with songs featured on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Pushing Daisies. In 2010, their song “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful” was a #1 hit on Christian radio, yet they are still struggling to make a name for themselves. In this documentary, Seabird serves as an example of artists across the country trying to make a career doing what they love.”
Switchfoot has released a music video for the track “When We Come Alive”. Watch below. The song appears on the band’s latest full length Fading West.
Neulore have released a Daytrotter Session. The band’s new album Animal Evolve will release on on September 23rd via Chop Shop / Island Records. RIYL: Mumford & Sons, NEEDTOBREATHE, Bon Iver, Coldplay
Copeland have completed work on their new album Ixora. Pre-order the album here. The physical versions are all limited. Most interesting of the options is the Twin Edition. Disc one is an extended edition with more songs, interludes, & bonus tracks. Disc two is an alternate version that can be listened to on its own or played in sync with disc one giving you a quadraphonic version of Ixora.
The Fold have released a music video for LEGO NINJAGO “Spinnin’ Out In Color”. Watch below.
Kye Kye have released the music video for “Honest Affection (Remix A)” which is the first track to be released from Fantasize Remixes. The album will be available for pre-order on iTunes tomorrow. The video originally premiered on Diffuser.fm. You can also listen to a remix of “Fantasize” below.
Toby Morrell of Emery & Bad Christian has written a blog directed towards listeners of the band’s music and what they say behind a computer screen. Read the blog here. I think the timing of the blog is interesting as it addresses some of the discussions that are currently taking place on IVM. Read & share your thoughts below.
Check out the music of Safekept. Safekept are a band out of Ohio featuring former The Great Transparency singer/guitarist/songwriter Jeremiah Wagner. They just released their brand new single titled “Shape & Form” and you can listen to it/purchase, below. [Twitter] [Facebook]
John Mark McMillan has announced that he will be releasing The Borderland Sessions on Sept. 30th via LionHawk Records. Along with the announcement he released a video for “Silver Shore” which was recorded acoustically in New Zealand. Pre-orders start on Sept. 23rd. Read more & watch the video below.
The Last Bison have released a music video for “Bad Country”. Check it out below. The video originally premiered on PopMatters. The song appears on the band’s upcoming album, titled VA, which releases September 30th.
Housefires have released their new album Housefires II as well as a live performance video for “Good God Father”. Watch the video below & pick up the album on iTunes. RIYL: All Sons & Daughters, Bethel
Kye Kye have announced that the remix album for Fantasize will be out the end of the this month. The first single & pre-orders will go live next week.
Young Oceans have premiered their new music video for “Lead Me” on Relevant. You can also watch below. Pre-order the new album I Must Find You on iTunes or direct from the band. It will be out on Sept. 30th.
Stay the Shores will release their brand new ep “Water and Bones” this coming Tuesday September 9th through all digital retailers including their own Bandcamp page. Check out the album via bandcamp, below. You can pre-order the album via bandcamp below for $5 (Digital) or $10 (physical + 4 bonus tracks). This album is our “Featured Release” of the week and we encourage you to check it out.
Stay the Shores will release their fantastic new Ep titled “Water and Bones” this Tuesday, September 9th through all digital retailers. If you’re a fan of unique indie worship music with a slight southern influence, you’ll appreciate the sounds of Stay the Shores. Listen/Download below.
Mike Knott has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund a live DVD/album of him performing his second solo album Rocket And A Bomb. The album is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year. He will also be recording a new EP with Joshua Lory. Check out the promo video below.
The Cowards Choir have announced that their new album, titled Cool Currency, will be released on October 4th. It will be on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Noisetrade, etc. Check out the cover below.
Alternative/Folk Rock fans, check out Cardinals. This trio is probably one of the most underrated bands in the Niagara Falls area right now.
Alternative Rock band Mosely (ex-Not Even Death) have released a music video of ‘Friends’, a new song they released earlier this month. Check out the video below. Track is available for purchase on Bandcamp. You can catch them playing a hometown (Ottawa,ON) show on September 11th or they’ll be one of the many bands at KOI Music Fest later this month in Kitchener,ON.
Falling Up has announced that this new album will unfortunately be their last one. They are about 55% funded on their kickstarter campaign with 9 days to go. Consider contributing and pre-order this final album from a beloved band that have had a truly great career in the music scene. Read their letter to fans, below. [Thanks Phil Metalhed]
An artist we have talked quite a bit about in the past and have been following for years, Jordan-Morgan Lansdowne, has signed a deal with small indie label Autumn + Colour and will release a new album later this year. Get a free download of some songs right here on the label’s website. Read the press release, below.