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Questions for My Epic

Questions for My Epic

This Thursday I have the privilege of chatting with Aaron Stone of My Epic. The readers of IVM are the smartest around, so I figured you guys would have hundreds of awesome questions for him. Post any questions you have for Aaron in the comments below and I’ll make sure to ask as many of them as I can.

My Epic is coming off of a tremendous new album titled “Behold”, released via Facedown Records

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Questions for Everything In Slow Motion

Questions for Everything In Slow Motion

Tomorrow morning I’ll be interviewing Shane Ochsner, the man behind amazing post-hardcore band Hands and now his latest project Everything In Slow Motion. I know it’s short notice, but I think we can come up with some interesting questions before then. If you have any questions for Shane, put them in the comments below, as many as you want. The interview will be posted later in the week.

Everything In Slow Motion released their debut album “Phoenix” via Facedown Record…

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Emery to Broadcast Live Show for The Weak’s End 10th Anniversary

Emery to Broadcast Live Show for The Weak’s End 10th Anniversary

Emery will be broadcasting their LIVE show on Saturday January 25th from Portland Oregon through Afton TV here. The band will play The Weak’s End front to back with Devin Shelton returning to the stage.

Akissforjersey – Widow/Maker

Akissforjersey – Widow/Maker

Akissforjersey just put up ANOTHER new single,”Widow/Maker” on YouTube which you can listen to below. The band’s new album “New Bodies” is out on January 21st through InVogue Records. [Thanks Graham]

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Akissforjersey – Bones

Akissforjersey – Bones

Check out the brand new track from Akissforjersey titled “Bones”, below. This song will appear on the band’s new album “New Bodies” out January 21st on InVogue Records. Pre-order the album now on Bandcamp for $8.99. [Thanks Jonathan]

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Stream Switchfoot’s Fading West In Its Entirety

Stream Switchfoot’s Fading West In Its Entirety

In a surprise move, alt-rock band Switchfoot is streaming their soundtrack/full length album Fading West a week ahead of the release date. The album can be heard exclusively via iTunes Radio-First Play. I am working on a review for the film/full length but you can read my review of the EP here. What are your thoughts on this new release?

What Glorious Things – Far and Fading Ep

What Glorious Things – Far and Fading Ep

Jason from What Glorious Things contacted me to tell me about his new ep titled “Far and Fading”, which is full of hooky melodic alternative songs with a great hopeful message. Check out the ep below and if you like what you hear, you can download on Noisetrade here. Check out What Glorious Things on Facebook here. Thoughts?

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Number One Gun Preview

Number One Gun Preview

Preview This Is All We Know by Number One Gun right here (or below). What do you think? The album releases digitally through Tooth & Nail Records on January 14th. [Thanks Daniel]

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The Devil Wears Prada gets Warped

The Devil Wears Prada gets Warped

The Devil Wears Prada was announced recently as one of the artists who will take part in Vans Warped Tour ’14. TDWP will perform on the entire nationwide run from June 14th through August 3rd.  The Van’s Warped Tour dates are below.

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Children 18:3 Announce Final Album and Begin Kickstarter to Fund It

Children 18:3 Announce Final Album and Begin Kickstarter to Fund It

The sibling punk band known as Children 18:3 have announced that they’ve departed Tooth & Nail Records and will be recording their new and FINAL album, label free. The band seeks to raise $25K through kickstarter to put this new and final album into motion. You can watch the video below and contribute here if you’d like to be a part of the action. This group is a personal favorite of mine and I strongly urge our readers to give them the support to go out with a bang. It appears that the band hopes to release this album in the spring so get ready. [Thanks to all our readers who submitted this news story throughout the day]

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Introducing: Talkie

Introducing: Talkie

Introducing the new band TALKIE, featuring members (or ex-members) of bands like Blood & Water and I Am Empire. Listen to their songs right here. The band takes aim at a 90′s grunged out sound and adds in their own personal flavors making a unique sound all their own. Not much is known yet about this secretive group but as soon as we know more, you’ll hear about them on IVM. The band will have a special debut…

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Attalus – O Come O Come Emmanuel

Attalus – O Come O Come Emmanuel

Check out the Attalus cover of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, below. The song is available as a Free download (name your price) on Bandcamp.

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Five Iron Frenzy Online Store Sale, Engine of a Million Plots $7.99 on iTunes

Five Iron Frenzy Online Store Sale, Engine of a Million Plots $7.99 on iTunes

Five Iron Frenzy have marked down their new album “Engine of a Million Plots” to just $7.99 on iTunes. In addition, the band has posted a special 25% off sale in their online store for all items. Use the code: FROSTNOTHAW

The Classic Crime Begins Recording New Album

The Classic Crime Begins Recording New Album

The Classic Crime have recently started recording their new acoustic album. Did you donate to their Kickstarter for this album? The album is expected to be released sometime in the first half of 2014.

Aaron Sprinkle – Water & Guns

Review : Aaron Sprinkle – Water & Guns

Aaron Sprinkle has turned his impressive talents to a new genre: pop. Is it a good direction for him? Yes and no. He brings a high level of production quality and songwriting to the genre which I find refreshing, but while it’s musically superb and unique in his discography, the lyrics do suffer a drop in depth – or maybe I’m just not on the right wavelength.

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Little Hurricane – Sheep in Wolves Clothes

Little Hurricane – Sheep in Wolves Clothes

Paste Magazine is premiering the brand new Little Hurricane song “Sheep in Wolves Clothes” over on their site right here. The song comes from the band’s upcoming sophomore album “Gold Fever”, due out March 4th 2014.

OceanSpeak

OceanSpeak

OceanSpeak have released their debut ep “Sea|the|Same” and it is available wherever fine digital music is sold. This band plays a spirited blend of dreamy, progressive indie rock mixed with the ambiance of post-hardcore, to create a sound all their own. This independent band is fast on the rise and it’s time you check them out.

Anberlin – Dead American

Music Video : Anberlin – Dead American

Anberlin has posted their brand new music video for “Dead American” off the recent release, “Devotion”. Check it out below.

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Stavesacre Noise?

Stavesacre Noise?

Apparently there is some quiet noise coming from the Stavesacre camp. No one knows what this means or if there will be some sort of new music and/or shows but we are all patiently waiting. Start your speculation now. Also, according to Facebook, Mark Salomon’s new project with Steven Dail and Jason Martin is called “White Lighter”. [Thanks Irish Rover]

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Little Hurricane to Release “Gold Fever” March 4th 2014

Little Hurricane to Release “Gold Fever” March 4th 2014

Little Hurricane (featuring former Next in Line frontman/guitarist Anthony Catalano) will release their sophomore album “Gold Fever” on March 4th 2014. The album will be on the band’s own label “Death Valley Records” with distribution through INgrooves/Fontana. Check out a message from the band, below. [Thanks Phil Metalhed]

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Jordan Morgan Lansdowne Free Ep Download

Jordan Morgan Lansdowne Free Ep Download

Download the brand new ep from Jordan-Morgan Lansdowne for Free via his bandcamp page, below. You can catch Jordan-Morgan Lansdowne on the road with Orion Walsh in January.

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Falling Up – “Silver City” (Christmas Album) Now Available

Falling Up – “Silver City” (Christmas Album) Now Available

[Update: Get this album and 4 others for $1 Donation (or more if you want) right here on Groupees]
Falling Up’s Christmas album ”Silver City,” featuring well-known songs like Carol of the Bells, Silent Night, and O Holy Night, as well as original songs is available now! Listen/Download below ($7.00 on Bandcamp). [Thanks Daniel]

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His Legacy – From the Outside In (Free Song Download)

His Legacy – From the Outside In (Free Song Download)

Get the latest His Legacy single titled “From the Outside In” for free via Bandcamp below. [Thanks Santos]

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Spartan Records Releases Free Sampler

Spartan Records Releases Free Sampler

Burgeoning Seattle, WA based indie label Spartan Records (Schematic, Daisyhead, Shy, Low) has released a free download sampler titled The Sound We’re Making, featuring tracks from their roster. Label founder John Frazier says, “We’re so thankful for your support, so as a sign of thanks, we’re pleased to offer you the first ever free Spartan Records sampler, The Sound We’re Making. It includes 10 tracks – one from each Spartan release to date, including songs from Schematic, Over the Ocean, Daisyhead, Shy, Low, Waypoint, and more. Download it here.

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My Epic

My Epic

My Epic are set to release their awe inspiring new album, “Behold” on December 10th through Facedown Records and we think you’ll love it. Deeply spiritual, creative music held to the highest regard. This band has consistently improved upon their sound with each subsequent release and “Behold” further proves their dominance in both their genre (whatever that may be) and the music scene at large. Don’t miss out on “Behold” and the best My Epic album by far.…

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My Epic Documentary Coming Soon

My Epic Documentary Coming Soon

Not only is there a new My Epic album out next week but there is also a documentary in the works. View the trailer for this documentary, below. Also, if any of you readers still own the “This Is Rescue” ep from My Epic (their first official release as a band), the band is interested in buying a copy of it to give away in an auction. Please contact me (or My Epic) here if you are willing to part with that Ep. I have a copy as well that I will be selling in an upcoming Ebay auction (to raise money for IVM).

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Hearts of Saints – The Shepherd’s Song (God With Us)

Music Video : Hearts of Saints – The Shepherd’s Song (God With Us)

Hearts of Saints has a new music video for the song “The Shepherd’s Song (God With Us), view it below. The song is also available on iTunes.

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Kingdom Releases “Redeemer” Today

Kingdom Releases “Redeemer” Today

Los Angeles, CA (December, 2013) KINGDOM, the worship team from Rocklin, CA is proud to announce their sophomore release with DREAM titled, “REDEEMER”. The group put together a mixture of worship, rock and pop and features guest vocal performances by Esterlyn’s, Luke Caldwell and Run Kid Run’s, David Curtis and a special rendition of “God Of Fire” by David Thulin. Their new album is available on iTunes today.

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Emery Announce West Coast Dates for The Weak’s End 10th Anniversary Tour

Emery Announce West Coast Dates for The Weak’s End 10th Anniversary Tour

Alternative rockers Emery have announced west coast dates for their The Weak’s End 10 Year Anniversary Tour which is being described as an “interactive experience” which will also include a live Q&,A, storytelling and more. The band (including original drummer Devin Shelton) will be playing their first record front to back, as well as other classic Emery tunes. Special VIP tickets/ packages are now available right here. Lending support on this run is The Classic Crime, This Wild Life and Peace Mercutio.

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Flyleaf Launch PledgeMusic Campaign for New Album

Flyleaf Launch PledgeMusic Campaign for New Album

Apparently Flyleaf have launched a PledgeMusic Campaign for their new album. Check it out here. Also the band is giving away a song “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” to backers if you pledge by December 31st. [Thanks Daniel]

Free Compilation from GROCK Radio

Free Compilation from GROCK Radio

JCHC Slam and Dance Show host Donovan de Necker has put together a FREE 3 volume set titled “GROK Radio Multi Genre Music Comp.”. Get it here. You can also download these on NoiseTrade.com here.

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Paper Route Covers Destiny’s Child

Paper Route Covers Destiny’s Child

After releasing their unique take on Lorde’s “Royals“, alt-rock band Paper Route announced that they planned on recording several more cover songs over the next few months. In a seemingly random choice of songs, the band has decided to cover “Say My Name” (Originally by Destiny’s Child). What do you think of the choice? Did it pay off?

Steve Taylor to Record First New Album in 20 Years

Steve Taylor to Record First New Album in 20 Years

Steve Taylor has started a Kickstarter Campaign to fund the making of a brand new studio album, his first in 20 years. Steve Taylor will be joined by a new backing band called “The Perfect Foil”. Check out the video below and contribute to the campaign here.

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Five Iron Frenzy “Engine of a Million Plots” Out Today

Five Iron Frenzy “Engine of a Million Plots” Out Today

The new Five Iron Frenzy album “Engine of a Million Plots” is officially out today and available through both iTunes and Amazon. The album is currently sitting at #5 on the “Rock” iTunes Charts (right above Pearl Jam and Nickelback). What did you pick up today and what did you think of the new FIF?

Easterfest 2014

Easterfest 2014

Easterfest 2014 is coming to Toowoomba, Australia April 18-20th 2014. A lot of great artists are playing it including The OC Supertones, Aaron Gillespie, Jars of Clay, Hawk Nelson, Saving Grace, The Almost, Shonlock, Young and Free, Jimmy Needham, and Whiteheart, among others. Any of you readers going to this festival next year?

My Epic – The Behold Commentaries: Zion

My Epic – The Behold Commentaries: Zion

Check out another great commentary from the new My Epic album, “Behold”, below. The commentary is for the song “Zion”. “Behold” will release on December 10th through Facedown Records.

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Mayfly “Vereor Deus, Non Dogma” Ep Teaser

Mayfly “Vereor Deus, Non Dogma” Ep Teaser

Mayfly have released a teaser for their new ep “Vereor Deus, Non Dogma” which is scheduled to release on February 11th through Voluminous Records. Check out the teaser below.

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Everything in Slow Motion “Phoenix” Album Sample

Everything in Slow Motion “Phoenix” Album Sample

Sample every song on the new Everything in Slow Motion album, “Phoenix”, below. The album is out December 10th on Facedown Records.

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