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Kings Kaleidoscope Premiere Videos for “Zion” & “Ache”

Kings Kaleidoscope Premiere Videos for “Zion” & “Ache”

Kings Kaleidoscope have premiered two more songs from the new release Live In Focus each day April 13-20th. The video for “Zion” can be viewed on Relevant. “Ache” premiered today on HumbleBeast.com. Find out the full video release schedule here.

Murray Hill Theatre Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2-Day Fest

Murray Hill Theatre Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2-Day Fest

Murray Hill Theatre in Jacksonville, FL are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a 2-day fest. We previously mentioned that Bleach was reuniting for an event & this is it. Other bands for day 1 are Five Iron Frenzy, House Of Heroes, & My Epic. Day 2 features John Mark McMillan, Bellarive, & Ascend The Hill. Details can be found here.

Kings Kaleidoscope Premiere Videos for “I Know” & “Dreams”

Kings Kaleidoscope Premiere Videos for “I Know” & “Dreams”

As mentioned last week, Kings Kaleidoscope will be releasing music videos from their new release Live In Focus each day April 13-20th. The video for “I Know” can be viewed below. It originally premiered on Desiring God. “Dreams” premiered today through AndyMineo.com. Find out the video release schedule here …continue reading

‘No New Kinda Story’ Now Available at Digital Outlets

‘No New Kinda Story’ Now Available at Digital Outlets

Tooth & Nail’s documentary film “No New Kinda Story: The Real History of Tooth & Nail Records” is now available to purchase or rent via digital outlets including”: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, & Xbox.

Pandora Streaming Dustin Kensrue ‘Carry The Fire’

Pandora Streaming Dustin Kensrue ‘Carry The Fire’

Dustin Kensrue’s new album Carry The Fire is streaming exclusively on Pandora, before it releases next week.

Glower Releases “Like Arrows”

Glower Releases “Like Arrows”

Glower have released a new track called “Like Arrows”. Check it out below. The song will appear on their new album, titled The Circle Binds, which releases on June 23rd via Broken Circles Records. If you dig 90’s grunge or alt-rock you need to give this a listen! Album cover & track listing can also be seen below. …continue reading

Marah In The Mainsail Launch Kickstarter for ‘Thaumatrope’

Marah In The Mainsail Launch Kickstarter for ‘Thaumatrope’

Marah In The Mainsail have launched a Kickstarter for their upcoming album Thaumatrope. Check out the promo video below. Head over to the band’s Instagram to hear clips of all the songs on the album. The band is described as “Dark, aggressive, cinematic folk music.”

Graceful Closure Running IndieGoGo Campaign

Graceful Closure Running IndieGoGo Campaign

Graceful Closure are running an IndieGoGo campaign to fund their new album titled RÉV. They are sitting at 61% funded & need $2170 to hit their goal. Check out the promo video, along with a prior single, below. …continue reading

Acceptance Talks New Music & Shows

Acceptance Talks New Music & Shows

Absolutepunk chatted with the guys in Acceptance about their reunion & asked about the potential for new music. While members of the band have been writing & working on new songs, there are also old demos that might be added to the mix. “[W]e actually wrote a ton of songs for a potential second record on Columbia. We wrote one group of songs that we really loved at the time and a second group of song …continue reading

Kings Kaleidoscope Share ‘Live In Focus’ Details

Kings Kaleidoscope Share ‘Live In Focus’ Details

Kings Kaleidoscope have released some of the details for Live In Focus. The release is a ” live, intimate studio performance series featuring songs from Becoming Who We Are.” The videos will premiere April 13th-20th and the free EP download April 20th-27th. Get all the details here. In other news the group will be releasing an instrumental version of Becoming Who We Are on April 14th.

The Choir Offer “The Loudest Sound Ever Heard” Album for Free

The Choir Offer “The Loudest Sound Ever Heard” Album for Free

In celebration of The Choir’s 25th Anniversary Tour of their iconic “Circle Slide” album, they’re giving away (free/donate) their 2012 release, “The Loudest Sound Ever Heard” on noisetrade. [thanks synn’r sainte jeb’beau]

Anberlin to Release Photo Book

Anberlin to Release Photo Book

What’s that? A live album, an unofficial full-length biography, and other promised merch items aren’t enough to cover those post-Anberlin breakup wounds? Well, here is some news for you! The band is looking to release a brand new photo book called We’ll Live Forever on May 26th. The photos chronicle the entire timeline of Anberlin and were all taken by photographer Nicole Rork. Preorder bundles are ready to go on the band’s merch site.

Plumb Will ‘Exhale’ New Album on May 4th

Alt-pop artist Plumb has announced that she will release her new album “Exhale” on May 4th via Curb Records. If you preorder the album now, you will get 4 immediate downloads on iTunes. Listen below to one of her new tracks recorded live at Air1 studios.

Twenty One Pilots – Tear In My Heart

Music Video : Twenty One Pilots – Tear In My Heart

Twenty One Pilots have released the second single from their upcoming album Blurryface. Watch the music video for “Tear In My Heart” below and then preorder the album to be available on May 19th. How does this single compare to “Fairly Locals”?

The Reset Release “Rebuild & Live” Ep (For Free)

The Reset Release “Rebuild & Live” Ep (For Free)

Virginia based rock band, The Reset, have released their brand new ep titled “Rebuild & Live” for name your price on bandcamp. Listen to it and read a little bit more about the ep, below. …continue reading

The Choir Embark on 25th Anniversary Tour for “The Circle Slide”

The Choir Embark on 25th Anniversary Tour for “The Circle Slide”

Long running alt-rock band, The Choir, are going out on a special 25th anniversary tour to celebrate their album “The Circle Slide”. For all you So. Cal. peeps, the group will be making a stop in Orange County on June 9th with Michael Roe and CUSH (featuring Tim Taber of The Prayer Chain on vocals) as openers. The show will take place at The Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA. For more dates, click here. The band …continue reading

The Prayer Chain “Mercury” 20th Anniversary Vinyl Release

The Prayer Chain “Mercury” 20th Anniversary Vinyl Release

The critically acclaimed 1995 release from The Prayer Chain titled “Mercury”, is getting the double vinyl treatment via a kickstarter campaign right here. The band is looking to raise $3000 to print these special double vinyls. There are a few different incentives and the double vinyl is just $30. If you’re like me, you love this release and cherish this final album by Southern California band, The Prayer Chain. …continue reading

Fireflight – We Are Alive

Music Video : Fireflight – We Are Alive

Check out the brand new music video from Fireflight for the song “We Are Alive” off the upcoming album “Innova”. …continue reading

Joy Williams Releases New Single “Woman (Oh Mama)”

Joy Williams Releases New Single “Woman (Oh Mama)”

Joy Williams has released a new single “Woman (Oh Mama)” today & you can listen below. She also announced her upcoming album is titled Venus & will release this summer. Check out a brand new interview with USA Today which shares that after The Civil Wars broke up she sought counsel from Justin Timberlake. Purchase the single on iTunes. …continue reading

We Are The City Video Stream

We Are The City Video Stream

We Are The City are streaming their recently re-released album Violent paired with a brand new visual companion called “Slow Television”. It features previously unseen footage from Violent the film. Watch/listen below & pick up the digital or physical version via Tooth & Nail. …continue reading

Mae Tour Sampler on Noisetrade

Mae Tour Sampler on Noisetrade

Mae have put up The Everglow 10th Anniversary Tour Sampler on Noisetrade. It features 3 Mae tracks (“Suspension”, “Bloom”, “A Melody, The Memory”), as well as Mike Mains & The Branches “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”, & All Get Out’s “Balance”. Listen & download below. In other news the limited edition cyan blue vinyl of Destination: B-Sides is now exclusively available at Hot Topic. Find the list of stores here. …continue reading

Emery Debuts First Song From New Record

Emery Debuts First Song From New Record

Emery has debuted the first song from their upcoming record You Were Never Alone. In the “Break It Down” Podcast, the band talks about how they created the song. However, you can skip ahead to the 39 minute mark to hear the new song “Rock, Pebble, Stone”. Head over to AbsolutePunk to hear a stream of the podcast without having to use iTunes.

Poema Release New Music Video

Poema Release New Music Video

Poema has released a new music video for their single “Go Away”. Check it out below & pick up the single on iTunes. …continue reading

Matty Mullins Posts Music Video for “Glory”

Matty Mullins Posts Music Video for “Glory”

Matty Mullins has posted the music video for his single “Glory” which you can watch below. The song appears on his self-titled solo debut album which is available now through Rise Records. …continue reading

Lakes Change Name Back To Eager Seas

Lakes Change Name Back To Eager Seas

Lakes have announced a name change back to Eager Seas due to confusion with other bands. Read the statements from their Facebook page below. …continue reading

Bleach To Perform Live in August

Bleach To Perform Live in August

It appears that Bleach will be performing live with Five Iron Frenzy, House Of Heroes, & My Epic this August at the Murray Hill Theatre (Jacksonville, FL). Get ticket info here.

Artifex Pereo & The Orphan, The Poet Tour

Artifex Pereo & The Orphan, The Poet Tour

Artifex Pereo & The Orphan, The Poet will be touring the East Coast together starting next Sunday. Check out the poster & dates below. …continue reading

Paper Route Post Lyric Video for “Zhivago”

Paper Route Post Lyric Video for “Zhivago”

Paper Route have posted a lyric video for their new single “Zhivago” which appears on the new Tenn Out Of Tenn compilation celebrating 10 years. Pick up the single or the compilation on iTunes. …continue reading

Preorder Anberlin’s ‘Never Take Friendship Personal: Live In NYC’

Preorder Anberlin’s ‘Never Take Friendship Personal: Live In NYC’

Although Anberlin officially called it quits last year, you can relive their live show with a recording of a farewell recording of Never Take Friendship Personal. The track listing is exactly the same as the original 2005 album, so it is safe to assume that the band played it all the way through. You can pre-order the album in several packages via Tooth and Nail Records. Unfortunately, there are no DVDs included in this release. Never Take Friendship Personal: …continue reading

Bad Christian Launches New App

Bad Christian Launches New App

Bad Christian has launched the BadChristian App where you can read their blogs, listen to BC Music bands, & tune in to their podcasts. It’s available on iTunes, Android, & Windows phones. You can also get a “first taste” of new Emery music on Matt Carter’s new podcast “Break It Down”. The first 12 episodes will feature Matt & Toby going through a new song from You Were Never Alone each week.

Cold War Kids – Hotel Anywhere

Music Video : Cold War Kids – Hotel Anywhere

Indie pop-rock band Cold War Kids have released a new music video/lyric video for their song “Hotel Anywhere”. That song can be found on their latest album Hold My Home available now. View the video below.

RELEVANT Collection Vol. 16 Now Available

RELEVANT Collection Vol. 16 Now Available

Always dependable for great new music, Relevant Magazine has released their latest compilation of tunes. This edition mostly features IVM-covered artists (such as Brooke Fraser, Drew Holcomb, Aaron Strumpel, The Brilliance and Seyrn) but it also some closely-related artists that we don’t quite cover here because they are on the verge (From Indian Lakes and Trent Dabbs). Most notable, there is a free Sufjan Stevens song on this album that was just released today.

The album is ready …continue reading

At The Wayside Release New Single

At The Wayside Release New Single

At The Wayside are back after last releasing their “Self Titled” album in 2012. The pop-punk band have released their brand new single titled “Death and Redemption” which is available from all digital networks and on Spotify. Check it out.

Dustin Kensrue – Of Crows and Crowns

Music Video : Dustin Kensrue – Of Crows and Crowns

Dustin Kensrue has released a new music video for his track “Of Crows and Crowns” which will be released on his upcoming new full length release titled “Carry the Fire”, which is due out April 21st. Video can be found, below. …continue reading

White Lighter – Heavy (Live at Northern Records Studio)

White Lighter – Heavy (Live at Northern Records Studio)

Check out this live music video from White Lighter shot at the Northern Records Studio here in So. Cal. The song is titled “Heavy” and appears on the band’s debut Northern Records full length available now right here. This somewhat “super band” features Mark Salomon of Stavesacre/Crucified/Neon Horse on lead vocals. …continue reading

Glower to Release Debut Full Length on Broken Circles Records

Glower to Release Debut Full Length on Broken Circles Records

An awesome Alt-Rock band by the name of Glower will release their debut full length through Broken Circles Records in the near future. Album details and announcement due this week. Stay tuned. Glower features Josh Silbernagel formerly of the (post-metal) band Hands. While you are on the Broken Circles site, make sure to check out the new release from the band, Bandit.

NEEDTOBREATHE – “Brother feat. Gavin DeGraw”

Music Video : NEEDTOBREATHE – “Brother feat. Gavin DeGraw”

NEEDTOBREATHE premiered their new music video for “Brother feat. Gavin DeGraw” over the weekend on VH1. View the video below. NEEDTOBREATHE has been the subject of a lot of the news here lately including the announcement of a new live album and the mega-sized Tour De Compadres. …continue reading

Mat Kearney – Just Kids

Review : Mat Kearney – Just Kids

Read my review of Mat Kearney’s latest (but not greatest) album yet. …continue reading

kids – Rich Coast

Review : kids – Rich Coast

A review of Kids’ debut LP, Rich Coast. …continue reading

little hurricane Releases ‘Gold Fever B-Sides’, Starts Recording 3rd Album

little hurricane Releases ‘Gold Fever B-Sides’, Starts Recording 3rd Album

Out with the old, in with the new. Ending the phase of their 2nd album Gold Fever, alt-rockers little hurricane is releasing the b-sides to bandcamp for a “name-your-price” deal. Looking to the future, they have begun recording material for their 3rd album. Check out the studio picture and bandcamp embed below.

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