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IVM Recommends: Jule Vera

IVM Recommends: Jule Vera

Coming straight from Alabama, here is a brand new pop alternative band called Jule Vera. They are posed for big things this year as they have just been signed to Pure Noise Records, are releasing a new EP called Friendly Enemiesand were just announced to play on Warped Tour. The icing on this cake? Stephen Christian (formerly of Anberlin) has done some co-writes for the band. You can listen to the band’s new track “One Little …continue reading

Brooke Fraser Posts Music Video for “Magical Machine”

Brooke Fraser Posts Music Video for “Magical Machine”

Brooke Fraser has released a video for the single “Magical Machine” which you can watch below. The song appears on her new album Brutal Romantic, which release late last year via Vagrant Records. …continue reading

Ocean Is Theory Starts IndieGoGo Campaign for Vinyl

Ocean Is Theory Starts IndieGoGo Campaign for Vinyl

Ocean Is Theory released their final album, titled Future Fears, very quietly in 2012. The band ended up breaking up but they want to release that album on vinyl for the first time. Since they no longer tour they need the fans to help. The IndieGoGo campaign is looking to raise $6500 to cover the costs of releasing it via Watchmaker Records.

NEEDTOBREATHE Offers Details for ‘Tour De Compadres’

NEEDTOBREATHE Offers Details for ‘Tour De Compadres’

NEEDTOBREATHE is beginning to release information on the upcoming ‘Tour De Compadres’. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors & Colony House will join them for the entire tour, while Ben Rector appears on Leg 1 & Switchfoot on Leg 2. Dates & locations will be announced on February 2nd. ‘Join’ the Event Page on Facebook in order to receive the pre-sale password on Feb. 3rd before tickets go on sale on the 4th. …continue reading

Talkie – Talkie EP

Review : Talkie – Talkie EP

Talkie is the band that I always knew I needed to hear. Now you should hear them too. Check out my review of their grungy debut EP. …continue reading

Switchfoot Receives Final ‘Tour De Compadres’ Invite From NEEDTOBREATHE

Switchfoot Receives Final ‘Tour De Compadres’ Invite From NEEDTOBREATHE

Surf rock band Switchfoot is the fourth and final band to receive a tour invite from NEEDTOBREATHE. Switchfoot will join Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Colony House, and NEEDTOBREATHE on the “Tour De Compadres”. This is shaping up to be one of the greatest tour lineups in recent memory (and better than certain summer festival lineups, in my opinion). Keep an eye out for tour dates soon!

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Arson’s Harbor Release ‘Grow’

Arson’s Harbor Release ‘Grow’

Arson’s Harbor, an alternative rock band out of Lynchburg, Virginia, released their EP titled Grow last October. Stream that album below via Spotify or at least check out the title track! Recently the band signed a management deal with Fortsatte Music Company so look for the band to expand their presence & touring in 2015. RIYL: Manchester Orchestra, Brand New …continue reading

Pacific Gold To BC Music?

Pacific Gold To BC Music?

It appears that Pacific Gold, who just finished the final mixes of their new album, might be working with BC Music for the release. The group, who appeared on BC’s recent compilation titled The Lineup, are also now listed on the band page on Bad Christian’s website along with The Classic Crime, Emery, Abandon Kansas, & more.

’68 Post Music Video for “Track 9″

’68 Post Music Video for “Track 9″

’68 have released their new music video for “Track 9” & you can watch below. The song appears on the band’s latest album, titled In Humor And Sadness, which is available everywhere now. The footage was taken by Micah Bearden at a live show in Atlanta. [h/t synn’r sainte jeb’beau] …continue reading

Pioneer To Release ‘Passive Aggression Part 1′ in March

Pioneer To Release ‘Passive Aggression Part 1′ in March

Pioneer are finally ready to release their new EP, titled Passive Aggression Part 1, on March 31st via Slospeak Records. This is the first album featuring Chad Shirrell on lead vocals & after pushing back the release a few times, “the band is ready to reveal their new sound”. This is the first part of a 2-part EP.

Acceptance Reuniting for Skate & Surf Fest

Acceptance Reuniting for Skate & Surf Fest

Acceptance is reuniting to perform at this year’s Skate & Surf Fest. Check out the new flyer below. …continue reading

We Are The City Sampler On Noisetrade

We Are The City Sampler On Noisetrade

Following their recent signing with Tooth & Nail, I dug up some old news and found a We Are The City sampler on Noisetrade. The songs span several records including their latest album Violent. That album will be re-released by T&N on March 24th. Download Sound Samples, Song Examples in the widget below.

The Frozen Ocean – Skeleton Key

Review : The Frozen Ocean – Skeleton Key

‘Skeleton Key’ is the passion product of a man named Dave. The name “Dave” might sound ordinary and not that interesting. Dave is one of the most common names out there. What could he possibly bring to the table that any other Dave can’t provide to us already? Dave Swanson is actually quite the contrary to that. …continue reading

Ben Rector Tapped for ‘Tour De Compadres’

Ben Rector Tapped for ‘Tour De Compadres’

Ben Rector has posted a video (see below) of his invitation from NEEDTOBREATHE to join the ‘Tour De Compadres’. Check out the previous post which highlights the announcement videos from Colony House as well as Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. There is one more to be announced. Any guesses? …continue reading

Everything In Slow Motion Writing New Material

Everything In Slow Motion Writing New Material

Speaking of Shane Ochsner, he announced on January 1st that he is “writing new jams” for his project Everything In Slow Motion. Hopefully we will see a new album this year!

Abandon Kansas Announce Guest Vocalists

Abandon Kansas Announce Guest Vocalists

Abandon Kansas have announced the two guest vocalists for their upcoming fan-funded new album. Shane Ochsner from Everything In Slow Motion (& Hands) is featured in a track called “Mirror” & Brianna Gaither will appear in “Anniversary”. The band is hoping to release the album in the May/June timeframe. Who else is looking forward to this record?

Indefinite Hiatus Release ‘S​/​T​/​E​/​P/’

Indefinite Hiatus Release ‘S​/​T​/​E​/​P/’

Indefinite Hiatus have released a brand new album called ‘S​/​T​/​E​/​P/’. You can listen & download for free below via Bandcamp. The duo combines a range of influences featuring glimpses of dance, punk, spoken word, electro, & more into a unique overall sound. …continue reading

Copeland To Support Paramore This Spring

Copeland To Support Paramore This Spring

Copeland announced that they will be supporting Paramore on this Spring. Paramore isn’t calling it a “tour” & it will be smaller shows. Check out the poster, dates, & ticket info below. …continue reading

NEEDTOBREATHE Courts Companions for ‘Tour De Compadres’

NEEDTOBREATHE Courts Companions for ‘Tour De Compadres’

Some videos have surfaced of various artists receiving packages from the band NEEDTOBREATHE. So far, Colony House and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have received said mail. Inside the package is an invitation to join NEEDTOBREATHE on a “Tour De Compadres” alongside some hats, mustaches, and sports gear. Colony House will be touring until the end of March and Drew Holcomb until April. My guess is that this “Tour De Compadres” will be a huge summer phenomenon. …continue reading

Tooth & Nail Signs We Are The City

Tooth & Nail Signs We Are The City

Tooth & Nail have signed We Are The City out of Vancouver, BC & will re-release the band’s latest album titled Violent on March 24th. Watch the video for “Baptism” below. Our own staff member Josh Hamm talked with the band via Converge Magazine last October, about a film which served as a companion of sorts to this album. …continue reading

Slospeak Records Artists Tapped as In Flight Entertainment

Slospeak Records Artists Tapped as In Flight Entertainment

Slospeak Records have been tapped as in-flight entertainment for American Airlines over the next month. For those that wont be flying, Slospeak has put the all acoustic tracks on Noisetrade & you can listen/download below.
Slospeak In The Sky With Diamonds Vol 1 features acoustic sessions from Fever Fever, Talkie, Golden Youth, and Ravenhill. The songs were recorded live at Global Eagle Entertainment. …continue reading

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. …continue reading

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. …continue reading

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. …continue reading

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. …continue reading

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. …continue reading

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. …continue reading

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. …continue reading

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 …continue reading

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. …continue reading

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. …continue reading

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.

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