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AudioFeed Festival Releases Lineup

AudioFeed Festival Releases Lineup

This year’s AudioFeed Festival will take place July 2-5 in Urbana, Illinois. Check out the performance roster below. Do any of you attend? …continue reading

Josh Wilson New Single “That Was Then, This Is Now”

Josh Wilson New Single “That Was Then, This Is Now”

Josh Wilson released a new single called “That Was Then, This Is Now” to iTunes today. It’s the first single released from his upcoming full length due this August.

Leigh Nash Launches Pre-orders for New Album

Leigh Nash Launches Pre-orders for New Album

Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) has launched pre-orders for her upcoming solo album via Pledge Music. In the promo video [see below] she speaks of growing up on the music of Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, & George Jones so we can likely expect a similar vibe from the songs. Follow the link to see what perks are available for those who pre-order. …continue reading

Woman  (Oh Mama) – Joy Williams

Music Video : Woman (Oh Mama) – Joy Williams

Alternative artist Joy Williams (formerly, The Civil Wars) posted a new music video on her Facebook this morning with the tagline:

I am a universe wrapped in skin. Maybe too much skin. But I felt I needed to show who I was from the inside out. Who we all are. I’m excited (and a little nervous) to share the video for “Woman (Oh Mama)” with you… Watch it it now!”

“Woman (Oh Mama)” comes from Joy’s upcoming album Venus. There is currently no release …continue reading

Avalanche City Releases New Single “Inside Out”

Avalanche City Releases New Single “Inside Out”

New Zealand based Avalanche City has released a new single “Inside Out” from the upcoming album We Are For The Wild Places. Do yourself a favor & listen below! …continue reading

Aaron Strumpel Shovels Out New Music

Aaron Strumpel Shovels Out New Music

Singer-songwriter Aaron Strumpel may have just released a new album only a few months back, but that isn’t stopping him from producing new tunes. As promoted on his Facebook, Aaron frequently contributes songs to his side project “Shovel Songs”. You can view all of the songs created so far on his website. I have embedded the most recent one below. …continue reading

Rachel Taylor – Magnetic

Review : Rachel Taylor – Magnetic

When there is a handful of solo artists who share the name Rachel Taylor, its hard to not bring a comparison to their music. Let me introduce you to the one who isn’t from He Is We… …continue reading

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

Review : Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

There’s no shade being thrown at Sufjan Steven’s latest album. Charlie Brown got it right when he said “good grief”. …continue reading

A Lion Named Roar Streams ‘Mano a Mano’ Early

A Lion Named Roar Streams ‘Mano a Mano’ Early

Thanks to LEO Weekly, you can stream folk pop group A Lion Named Roar’s new EP before it’s release. The band is planning to release several EPs throughout the year. For more information about the band, check out my previous “IVM Recommends…” articleMano a Mano will be available for purchase on April 28th.

Besides Daniel Launches Campaign to Fund New Album

Besides Daniel Launches Campaign to Fund New Album

An artist we have talked about quite a bit in the past and even offered some free music downloads has launched a crowd funding campaign to help in the creation of a new album. This artist is Besides Daniel. Besides Daniel write quirky alt-folk with heart and a goal of wrapping you up in a blanket of melodies. If you enjoyed any of the prior Besides Daniel music you’ll definitely want to be a part of this new journey into music making. You can download the 2009 release by Besides Daniel “The Clay The Seed The Stone” below for free. …continue reading

Watkins Family Hour Plan Debut Album Release

Watkins Family Hour Plan Debut Album Release

The collective known as Watkins Family Hour is planning their very first recorded release on July 24th. It will be filled with covered cover songs such as “Steal Your Heart Away” (originally by Fleetwood Mac) which could be heard below. Check out the band’s bio from their website below and the tracklisting on Rolling Stone. …continue reading

Sandra McCracken ‘Psalms’ Coming to Vinyl

Sandra McCracken ‘Psalms’ Coming to Vinyl

Sandra McCracken announced that her recently released album Psalms is being released on limited edition vinyl. Pre-order directly from her website to grab one of the 500 copies & get a digital copy as well. They will be available in late July or early August.

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors were on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night & performed “Here We Go” & “Shine Light Lightning”. Watch both performances below if you missed them. Both tracks appear on his new album Medicine, which you really should check out! …continue reading

Sufjan Stevens Reveals Unreleased Song

Sufjan Stevens Reveals Unreleased Song

Coming fresh off of the release of his newest album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens is streaming a previously-unreleased song called “Exploding Whale”. Check it out via Soundcloud below. …continue reading

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors To Perform on Jimmy Kimmel

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors To Perform on Jimmy Kimmel

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will be making their national television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight! The group was originally scheduled to be on the March 4th episode but the music part of the show was postponed.

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.”

Josh Garrels’ ‘Home’ Now Available for Download

Josh Garrels’ ‘Home’ Now Available for Download

After weeks of giving away free music to promote his new album, Josh Garrels new album Home is now available. It can be downloaded for free in the widget below. Alternatively, you can support him as an artist by purchasing the album on a channel such as Bandcamp.

Stream Sandra McCracken’s New Album 2 Weeks Early

Stream Sandra McCracken’s New Album 2 Weeks Early

Folk/Americana artist Sandra McCracken is streaming her new album Psalms on Relevant Magazine’s The Drop. Although she is mostly known for her folksy solo tunes, she is also part of the Nashville-based children’s supergroup known as Rain for Roots (as mentioned in my interview with Ellie Holcomb). Psalms will be available for purchase on April 14th.

Sarah Brusco – The Woven Whisper

Review : Sarah Brusco – The Woven Whisper

Sarah Brusco is an amazing female artist who demonstrates to us what raw, genuine and heartfelt worship truly is. …continue reading

Josh Garrels Reveals “A Long Way” from ‘Home’

Josh Garrels Reveals “A Long Way” from ‘Home’

Being his first new track available to stream, you can listen to Josh Garrels’ song “A Long Way” in the video below. He talks about his brand new album Home in an interview on Stereo Subversion. The album can now be pre-ordered physically on his website, digitally on iTunes, or downloaded for free on Noisetrade on April 7th. …continue reading

Seryn Premiere Music Video for “The Fire”

Seryn Premiere Music Video for “The Fire”

Seryn have released their brand new music video for “The Fire” & you can watch below. The song appears on the group’s latest album, titled Shadow Shows, which released in February.  The video originally premiered on Paste. …continue reading

Little Blue Light – The Key

Music Video : Little Blue Light – The Key

Check out the debut music video from Little Blue Light! They’re an up-and-coming band from the UK, and they play a fun and eclectic mix of Ska, Swing, Folk, Rock, Reggae, and Ragtime! It appears that they don’t have an official release out yet, but the word is that they’re going to be heading into the studio to record their debut album in the near future!

Jon Guerra Posts Music Video for “Nothing Better”

Jon Guerra Posts Music Video for “Nothing Better”

Jon Guerra has released a music video for his new single “Nothing Better” which appears on his upcoming album Little Songs due out April 21st. Check it out below. The video originally premiered on Relevant Magazine. …continue reading

I Am They Cover Tedashii

I Am They Cover Tedashii

I Am They have done a live cover of the Tedashii track “Bravo”. Check out the cover & the original below along with the band’s latest official music video for “Your Love Is Mine”. …continue reading

Burlap To Cashmere Title Record ‘Freedom Souls’

Burlap To Cashmere Title Record ‘Freedom Souls’

Burlap To Cashmere have announced that their upcoming album is titled Freedom Souls. The band has stated that if you pre-order via PledgeMusic you will receive the album on April 1st. The official release date will be further down the road.

The Western Den Release All The Birds

The Western Den Release All The Birds

Ambient folk duo The Western Den have just released their third EP, All The Birds. …continue reading

Sufjan Steven’s “Carrie & Lowell” Now Streaming in Full on NPR

Sufjan Steven’s “Carrie & Lowell” Now Streaming in Full on NPR

Start your morning off by listening to singer-songwriter Sufjan Steven’s new album Carrie & Lowell. It is streaming in full via NPR one week before it’s release date. Check it out here. 

Copperlily – Copperlily

Review : Copperlily – Copperlily

My review of Copperlily’s first full-length album #PutABirdOnIt …continue reading

Jenny & Tyler Talk Social Justice, Doctrine, and Christian Music

Jenny & Tyler Talk Social Justice, Doctrine, and Christian Music

Husband-wife duo Jenny & Tyler were recently interviewed by a blog called “Bad Catholic” (seemingly no relation to “Bad Christian”. In the short interview, Tyler Somers discusses a number of deep questions including social justice, doctrine, and Christian music. Check out this link to see the interview.

JJ Heller Offers Free Download of ‘I Dream Of You’

JJ Heller Offers Free Download of ‘I Dream Of You’

JJ Heller is offering her recent lullabies album, I Dream Of You, for free this month. Listen & download the album below via Bandcamp. …continue reading

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors – Tightrope

Music Video : Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors – Tightrope

Coming off of their recent release of Medicine, folk band Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have put out a video for their single “Tightrope”. You can view the seemingly-random animated video over at Relevant Magazine.

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

Sufjan Stevens “Should Have Known Better” in New Song

Sufjan Stevens “Should Have Known Better” in New Song

With only 2 weeks to go until the release of his new album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens premiered a new track this morning. You can hear “Should Have Known Better” in the video below, and then purchase the album on March 31st. …continue reading

Gayle Skidmore Shares New Track “Dawn of the Red”

Gayle Skidmore Shares New Track “Dawn of the Red”

On top of the new track that she premiered this week with Sean Watkins, Gayle Skidmore has shared another brand new song. This track was written for Ninkasi Brewing inspired by their India Red Ale and the lyric “Dawn of the Red”. You can stream/download the new track below. …continue reading

Stu G (Ex-delirious) Joins Forces With The Ember Days and David Leonard (All Sons & Daughters) for New Song

Stu G (Ex-delirious) Joins Forces With The Ember Days and David Leonard (All Sons & Daughters) for New Song

Stu G, a former guitarist of the legendary Christian rock band delirious, has released a brand new song based off of “The Merton Prayer”. This song entitled “For All My Days” is available for pay-what-you-want on Noisetrade. Additionally, this song features The Ember Days as well as David Leonard (half of the duo that is All Sons & Daughters). Check it out in the widget below

(Widget is such an awesome word isn’t it? Widget.) …continue reading

iTunes Gives Away Free Song From The Vespers

iTunes Gives Away Free Song From The Vespers

After their album release exactly a month ago, iTunes is releasing “Signs” from The Vespers for free this week. The song is featured on their new album Sisters and Brothers. Check it out here. Additionally, the folk band still has a free sampler on Noisetrade.

Josh Garrels Gives Away ‘Lost Animals’ While On The Road to ‘Home’

Josh Garrels Gives Away ‘Lost Animals’ While On The Road to ‘Home’

In week 4 of his discography giveaway, Josh Garrels is putting his 2009 record Lost Animals up for free adoption. Check it out this week only on Noisetrade. His newest album, Home, will be out a month from now on April 7th. …continue reading

Jadon Lavik Announces ‘Summer Sessions’ EP to Release Tomorrow

Jadon Lavik Announces ‘Summer Sessions’ EP to Release Tomorrow

Folk musician Jadon Lavik just announced that he plans to release a brand new ep of songs tomorrow. Summer Sessions will be available to purchase on iTunes and his website. View a brand new music video and the track listing below. …continue reading

Gayle Skidmore Collaborates with Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) on ‘Beautiful Soul’

Gayle Skidmore Collaborates with Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) on ‘Beautiful Soul’

Singer-songwriter and San Diego native Gayle Skidmore has released a studio cut of her song “Beautiful Soul” featuring Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek/Fiction Family). Stream the song over at bandcamp and then purchase it for a mere dollar if you like what you hear. You can also catch her on her Burnt Tongues Tour for the next few months. …continue reading

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

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