Tag Archives: Alternative
Oklahoma City based Alt/pop songstress Leah has released her new album Every Move today to digital outlets. The release was independently produced and published and features six new tracks.
Number One Gun returns after a few years on hiatus with their full band sound on this new album, “This is All We Know” (Tooth & Nail Records). You can purchase the digital only release either from iTunes, Amazon, or listen on Spotify.
I was lucky enough to have the privilege of interviewing Shane Ochsner, the man behind Everything In Slow Motion. Shane is a great conversationalist, and I felt like I really got to know him during our 80 minute chat. He was by far the longest phone interview I’ve ever conducted, but he was also the most personable guy. Maybe it’s because we’re both living in North Dakota, but probably because he is the most genuine, humble person I’ve ever…
With their new vocalist Kristen May, Flyleaf have released a live music video of their new song, ‘Set Me On Fire’. Check out the video below, and be on the lookout for new music from this 5-piece band sometime in 2014.
RadioU has a special album stream from Nine Lashes for their upcoming release “From Water to War“. Check it out right here. The new album hits stores on January 21st. Thoughts?
Anberlin are breaking up this year. One more record. A world tour. Video on their website has the details/announcement: anberlin.com. 12 years, 6 full length albums and multiple bsides/rarities/greatest hits/live songs behind them, this band has accomplished quite a bit in their storied career. They have been loved by thousands and appreciated by a global audience. They will surely be missed and loved long after they are gone. [Thanks Tim M, Daniel]
Click below for the press release on The Juliana Theory “Love” album getting pressed to vinyl for the first time. This influential band released their major label debut “Love” in 2003 via Epic Records.
Some new music from the always-incredible folksy band NEEDTOBREATHE has been released today. The dudes over at Paste Magazine are exclusively premiering a new song called “The Heart”. NEEDTOBREATHE will release their next album, Rivers in the Wasteland, on April 15 from Atlantic Records.
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…
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…
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 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]
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]
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?
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?
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]
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…
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 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 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.
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 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.
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]
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]
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.
[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]
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.
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.…
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).