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Little Hurricane Releases Behind the Scenes Video

Little Hurricane Releases Behind the Scenes Video

Yesterday, alt-blues rock band little hurricane released a music video of sorts. The song is “Upside of Down” and is set to a handful of behind the scenes clips of the band’s tour life. They are currently taking suggestions for their next touring locations. “Upside of Down” was featured on the band’s sophomore album Gold Fever which was released last Spring.

SPZRKT Breaks Up With CHH

SPZRKT Breaks Up With CHH

SPZRKT posted a short blog announcing his movement away from CHH saying, “If it sounds like I’m breaking up with CHH, I am. Musically, its time for me to be “single” and free to choose where I want to take this content.” Check out the full post below or on his Tumblr.

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KIDS Post Music Video for “Second Star On The Right”

KIDS Post Music Video for “Second Star On The Right”

The Florida-based indie rock band KIDS have posted the music video for “Second Star On The Right”. Check it out below. The song appears on the band’s upcoming album, titled Rich Coast, which releases on January 27th.

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Devin Shelton on the Latest Bad Christian Podcast

Devin Shelton on the Latest Bad Christian Podcast

Devin Shelton is the guest on this week’s Bad Christian Podcast (Episode #55). Listen here. The episodes focuses on him “quitting Emery as well as coming back for the new album. He’s got lots of thoughts on what is wrong and right with Christianity, plus stories from Emery days and college.”

IVM Recommends: Verlaine

IVM Recommends: Verlaine

I’m not sure how we missed out on these guys but do yourself a favor & check out the ambient alt-rock of Seattle’s Verlaine. The band features several familiar faces including Dan Cole (Forever Changed), Jonathan Young (The Myriad), Kevin Woerner (twothirtyeight), and Jonathan Wood (Drypoint). The band released The Open Sea last April & are currently in the studio working on new music.

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The Fray Announces Summer Touring Plans

The Fray Announces Summer Touring Plans

The Fray has released the dates and venues of their upcoming Summer tour with Train and Matt Nathanson. Their latest album, Helios, was released nearly a year ago. It is currently on sale at Amazon Music for only $5.

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Relient K Albums Getting Vinyl Treatment

Relient K Albums Getting Vinyl Treatment

As you may have heard most all Relient K albums are getting the vinyl treatment including now Collapsible Lung, Forget and Not Slow Down, 5 Score and Seven Years Ago, Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right But Three Do, and Anatomy of Tongue in Cheek. This is in addition to the fabulous pressing of Mmhmm late last year (yes I own it). Get your vinyl on right here.

Great Awakening Release New Single “Restitution”

Great Awakening Release New Single “Restitution”

Great Awakening have released a new single “Restitution”. Listen below & purchase on iTunes.

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Pre-Order Talkie’s Self-Titled EP

Pre-Order Talkie’s Self-Titled EP

Digital pre-orders for Talkie’s self-titled EP are available now on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. The album releases on January 27th through Slospeak Records. For those unfamilar the band is made up of Christopher Isaacs (Blood & Water), Brad Hagmann (Blood & Water), Matt Hagmann (Blood & Water), & Eric Martin (I Am Empire).

Check Out The Eagle And Child

Check Out The Eagle And Child

Do yourself a favor & check out The Eagle And Child if you prefer your worship with a bit more alternative rock flair. The band is made up of Brad Davis (Reeve Oliver), Nick Maybury (Future Of Forestry & Something Like Silas) and Luke Floeter (formerly of Future of Forestry), & Spencer Kim. The band released their self titled debut in 2013. Watch a video about the band & a live performance below.

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Download Waiting Hill’s Debut Single For Free

Download Waiting Hill’s Debut Single For Free

Pop rock band Waiting Hill recently released their very first single “Moving On”. You can download the track for a “pay what you want” price on Noisetrade. Their debut EP The Long Road Home is scheduled for release in next month through Jacob’s Well Records. I would recommend these up-and-comers for fans of Matchbox 20, Needtobreathe and Counting Crows. Check ‘em out below and then let us know what you think in the comments.

 

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Leagues Gives a Glimpse of New Album

Leagues Gives a Glimpse of New Album

Production is coming to an end for Leagues’ 2nd full-length record Alone Together. A fuzzy snapshot of their iTunes shows a tracklisting with the caption “album sequence complete!”. More information will be posted as the album is slated to hit this Spring. Should make some great additions for my Summertime playlist.…

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Cold War Kids Post First Music Video

Cold War Kids Post First Music Video

Though technically not their first music video, alt-rock band Cold War Kids have uploaded their music video for “First”. The song is one of my personal favorites cuts from their recent album Hold My Home. 

Revivalist Announce Tour with Hearts Like Lions and Household

Revivalist Announce Tour with Hearts Like Lions and Household

“That Wimpy Deer?” Tour has been announced featuring hardcore act Revivalist, punk rock band Household, and alternative rock group Hearts Like Lions. The tour will span over the next few months along the Southwest region. Click the poster below to expand and see the dates.

 

Check out my review of Hearts Like Lions recent visit to San Diego here.

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Canopy Climbers Premieres New Track

Canopy Climbers Premieres New Track

Today I present to you a new up-and-coming band Canopy Climbers. The group is composed by a trio that all live in different cities, connected to each other through the internet. The song that first caught my curiosity was “Lazarus” from their album Distances. The electronic alternative band is now streaming their new single “Fever” on Baeble. The song is the title track from their new EP which will be released sometime in April this year.  First, they had…

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Fever Fever Posts “Hypnotized” Music Video

Fever Fever Posts “Hypnotized” Music Video

Fever Fever have released the music video for the single “Hypnotized”. Check it out below. The song appears on the band’s latest album, titled Aftermath, which is available now via Slospeak Records.

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Crusoe (Jeremy Spring) Releases “Atomic Dove”

Crusoe (Jeremy Spring) Releases “Atomic Dove”

Crusoe, a side project from Jeremy Spring (Abandon Kansas), has released a brand new track called “Atomic Dove”. Do yourself a favor & check it out below. Make sure to hit the link to his Facebook & ‘like’ his page. Tell him IVM sent you.

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New The Hawk In Paris Single In February

New The Hawk In Paris Single In February

According to their Facebook page, Electro-Alternative band The Hawk In Paris will release a new single next month. The band is known for being a side-project of Dan Haseltine (vocalist, Jars of Clay). Their debut album, Freaks,  was released independently a little over a year ago. My review of said album can be found here. 

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Abandon Kansas Successfully Funds IndieGoGo Campaign

Abandon Kansas Successfully Funds IndieGoGo Campaign

Abandon Kansas have successfully funded their IndieGoGo fundraiser for the band’s 3rd full length album. As previously announced the album will be released in partnership with Bad Christian. The band has been posting short clips of demos for the new songs on their Facebook.

Kevin Max Unveils ‘Broken Temples’ Album Cover

Kevin Max Unveils ‘Broken Temples’ Album Cover

Kevin Max has unveiled the album cover for the upcoming Broken Temples. Check it out below. You can pre-order the album from PledgeMusic.

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Five Iron Frenzy and Mxpx Shows

Five Iron Frenzy and Mxpx Shows

Five Iron Frenzy have announced two dates (so far?) with Mxpx for this March. You can see the dates/posters, below. Anyone going to catch these shows? Let’s hope they take this on the road. Tickets will go on sale this Friday.

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Twenty One Pilots Post Music Video for “Ode To Sleep”

Twenty One Pilots Post Music Video for “Ode To Sleep”

twenty one pilots have posted a music video for the single “Ode To Sleep”. Watch below. The song is taken from the band’s latest album, titled Vessel, which is out now on Fueled By Ramen.

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Anberlin To Release New Items in 2015

Anberlin To Release New Items in 2015

Anberlin took to Instagram to announce the following: “Some very exciting projects we have in the works for 2015; cannot wait to share with you guys (merch projects, live records, vinyl box set, etc).”

Hyland Tease New Material

Hyland Tease New Material

Hyland stopped by their Facebook around Thanksgiving to announce that they will soon release info on new projects & new music. Stay tuned more info.

Talkie To Release EP Via Slospeak Records

Talkie To Release EP Via Slospeak Records

Talkie have announced the release of their debut EP via Slospeak Records on January 27th. For those unfamiliar the band features members of I Am Empire and Blood and Water. Check out some previously released tracks below.

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The Moderates Unveil Black & White Music Video

The Moderates Unveil Black & White Music Video

Indie pop-rock band The Moderates have released a new music video for “Black & White” from their Colour EP. You can catch them with fellow Long Beach, CA band Hearts Like Lions on a few upcoming tour dates.

The Classic Crime – What Was Done, Volume 1: A Decade Revisited

Review : The Classic Crime – What Was Done, Volume 1: A Decade Revisited

A review of The Classic Crime’s bookmark acoustic record. It has a tipping (or levitating?) chair on the cover which automatically makes it awesome.

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Jeremy Spring of Abandon Kansas on the Latest Bad Christian Podcast

Jeremy Spring of Abandon Kansas on the Latest Bad Christian Podcast

Jeremy Spring, frontman of Abandon Kansas, is on episode #51 of the Bad Christian Podcast. The description states that they talk “about marriage, addiction, anxiety, depression, fear, failure and being a pastors kid all play into what he is dealing with and writing about on the new Abandon Kansas album.” Listen to the full episode here. Don’t forget AK is in the middle of an IndieGoGo fundraiser for their new album.

Thrice to Return in 2015?

Thrice to Return in 2015?

Thrice uploaded a new picture with the words “Thrice 2015″ to their website. The background of the picture might hint at a possible tour? What do you think?

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Ian Yates Gives Away ‘Good News’ Album

Ian Yates Gives Away ‘Good News’ Album

Ian Yates has put up his 2012 release Good News for free on Noisetrade for a limited time. Listen & download below.

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Breathing Mountain ‘The Rocks Cry Out’ EP

Breathing Mountain ‘The Rocks Cry Out’ EP

If you like ambient rock you should check out Australia’s Breathing Mountain. Listen & download their latest worship EP, titled The Rocks Cry Out, via Bandcamp below.

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Mae Releases “The Stageit Sessions” On BandCamp

Mae Releases “The Stageit Sessions” On BandCamp

Mae have finally released their The StageIt Sessions on Bandcamp. These songs were recorded during their special StageIt online concert on June 7th, 2014.

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ForeverAtLast Sign With Victory Records

ForeverAtLast Sign With Victory Records

ForeverAtLast have signed with Victory Records & will release their new full length in 2015. Check out the announcement video below as well as last year’s excellent cover of the Christmas classic “White Christmas”. New exclusive merch can be purchased here.

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Vekora & Poor Old Lu Release Christmas Song

Vekora & Poor Old Lu Release Christmas Song

That’s right friends, the legendary Poor Old Lu have come together with Jesse Sprinkle’s new band, Vekora, to record a very special original Christmas song titled “The Brightest Star”. Listen to the song below via Bandcamp and purchase it here for only $1.00.

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Sullivan – Heavy is the Head

Review : Sullivan – Heavy is the Head

My review of Sullivan’s recent comeback album, Heavy is the Head, from Spartan Records.

(There is that word again. Heavy. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with Earth’s gravitational pull?)

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Misty Edwards Releases Music Video for “Little Bird”

Misty Edwards Releases Music Video for “Little Bird”

Worship artist Misty Edwards has released a video for the title track of her new album Little Bird out Dec. 29th. The album sees Edwards using more of a singer songwriter approach as opposed to the familiar worship style. She says, “[A] reason I went in this direction on Little Bird is to encourage others in the worship movement to think outside the box and not be limited to corporate expression”. Check out the catchy track below.

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Great Awakening Release New Single “Margins” & Lyric Video

Great Awakening Release New Single “Margins” & Lyric Video

Great Awakening have released a stellar new single “Margins” & also premiered a lyric video for the track. Watch that below & pick up the single on iTunes. The band also shared some reflections on the track which you can read here.

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Metavari Release New Single & Remixes

Metavari Release New Single & Remixes

Metavari have released “See Again”, the second single from their upcoming album Moonless which releases on Feb 17th. The digital single also features several remixes from Makeup and Vanity Set, Camp Counselors, FRESH BEN and Metavari’s own Kyle and Nate. Listen below via Soundcloud & purchase on Bandcamp.

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Lybecker Releases “Without A Fight” Music Video

Lybecker Releases “Without A Fight” Music Video

Lybecker released a music video for their brand new single “Without A Fight”. Check it out below. The song is the first single to be released from their upcoming full length due out early 2015.

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Sleep For Dreaming Release “Terrible Things” Music Video

Sleep For Dreaming Release “Terrible Things” Music Video

Sleep For Dreaming have released a music video for the new single “Terrible Things”. Check it out below. The song appears on the band’s album, titled Reverie, which releases on January 13th. Pre-order on iTunes for only $4.99 & get “Terrible Things” as an instant download.

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