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Aaron Sprinkle on the Bad Christian Podcast

Aaron Sprinkle on the Bad Christian Podcast

Musician, producer, & songwriter Aaron Sprinkle is on the latest episode (#69) of the Bad Christian Podcast. Listen here starting at 20:50.

Daniel Bashta To Release ‘For Every Curse’

Daniel Bashta To Release ‘For Every Curse’

Daniel Bashta will release his new album, titled For Every Curse, on April 21st. Pre-orders will be available next week.

Pacific Gold Stream New Song “I Will Know Him”

Pacific Gold Stream New Song “I Will Know Him”

Indie pop band Pacific Gold has debuted a new song called “I Will Know Him”. Stream the song in a video via Facebook below. The band’s new album Sing My Welcome Home will be available on 3/24/15 from Bad Christian Records. …continue reading

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.

The Brilliance – Brother

Review : The Brilliance – Brother

I like vanilla ice cream. I really do. It’s simple, sweet, and to the point. No quirks, nuts, or slime to get in the way of what really matters. On the other hand, vanilla ice cream can get old really fast. Who would want to eat the same-ol same-ol “normal” vanilla ice cream 24/7? Nobody, that’s who. CCM worship music is exactly like ice cream (in fact, I sometimes confuse them and put sonicflood albums in my freezer). Vanilla …continue reading

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

Help Joel Davis (Ascend the Hill) Support His Coffee Business

Help Joel Davis (Ascend the Hill) Support His Coffee Business

Thanks to an email I got from John Mark McMillan a few weeks ago, I learned that Ascend the Hill’s Joel Davis owns a coffee business in Ybor City, Florida named Commune + Co. Currently, he runs the business from a pedal-powered vending cart. However, he is meeting opposition from the city because they believe that it may take away sales from other local businesses.

Joel has created an online petition to allow legitimate vendors to sell their …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

Stream New Abandon Kansas Single “i hope God don’t mind if we talk awhiles…”

Stream New Abandon Kansas Single “i hope God don’t mind if we talk awhiles…”

Abandon Kansas premiered their first single from their upcoming album alligator this morning. Check out the stream of the new song “i hope God don’t mind if we talk awhiles…” via Soundcloud below. Alt Press has a quote from vocalist Jeremy Spring about the new music. alligator will be out on May 12th from BadChristian Records. …continue reading

kids – Rich Coast

Review : kids – Rich Coast

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

Josh Garrels Offering Free Back-Catalog Albums

Josh Garrels Offering Free Back-Catalog Albums

Leading up to the release date of Josh Garrels’ upcoming album Home (April 7, 2015), he will be offering one of his old albums for free each week for the next six weeks via Noisetrade. The first one available is “Over Oceans.” …continue reading

John Lucas Launches Kickstarter for new album Promised Land
Hotel Books Announce ‘Run Wild, Young Beauty’

Hotel Books Announce ‘Run Wild, Young Beauty’

Hotel Books have announced that their new album, titled Run Wild, Young Beauty, will release on April 7th via InVogue Records. Check out the title track, album cover, & track listing below. Pre-order packages can be seen here. …continue reading

Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery – Cave of Clouds

Music Video : Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery – Cave of Clouds

Check out this performance video of “Cave of Clouds” from Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery. …continue reading

New Song From Jude Moses

New Song From Jude Moses

Jude Moses is releasing “Inside” via Noisetrade in anticipation of his upcoming album We Won’t Die. …continue reading

Josh Garrels Announces New Album ‘Home’

Josh Garrels Announces New Album ‘Home’

Experimental folk singer-songwriter Josh Garrels has announced his new album Home. It will consist of 11 new songs and will be released on April 7, 2015. Watch the album trailer below. …continue reading

Aaron Strumpel – Bright Star

Review : Aaron Strumpel – Bright Star

Aaron Strumpel continues to push against the limits of Christian music, and although Bright Star may not be his most experimental, it’s a fine showcase for the care, creativity, and simple beauty of his music. …continue reading

Watch Author’s Audiotree Session

Watch Author’s Audiotree Session

Indie rock band Author recently filmed an Audiotree Session which is now available to watch below. The group recently released their new album, titled Of Brighter Days, which you can also check out below via Bandcamp. …continue reading

The Silver Pages Running Kickstarter Campaign

The Silver Pages Running Kickstarter Campaign

The Silver Pages are in the midst of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to release The Silver Pages: Part II. They are at 40% & need around $3500, with 15 days left to go. Check out the promo below.

Aaron Strumpel Premieres New Record and Music Video

Aaron Strumpel Premieres New Record and Music Video

Indie singer-songwriter Aaron Strumpel is streaming his new album Bright Star over at Relevant Magazine. Additionally, he is premiering a new music video for “Coming After You” as well. Bright Star was released this past Tuesday. The 10-track album is available for purchase on iTunes.

Pacific Gold To Release ‘Sing My Welcome Home’ In March

Pacific Gold To Release ‘Sing My Welcome Home’ In March

Pacific Gold will release their new full length, titled Sing My Welcome Home, on March 24th on BC Music. To celebrate they are giving away free downloads of their latest self-titled EP. Get it on Bandcamp below. …continue reading

The Soil & The Sun – Meridian

Review : The Soil & The Sun – Meridian

Meridian is a musical onslaught, an aural tempest which drowns out all else until The Soil & The Sun is all that you know. …continue reading

The Collection – Ars Moriendi

Review : The Collection – Ars Moriendi

The Collection’s latest album, Ars Moriendi, is a set of poignant, beautiful reflections of death, doubt, and faith set against a lush, orchestral folk backdrop. …continue reading

Sleeping At Last Will Be Featured In 2015 Superbowl Ad!

Sleeping At Last Will Be Featured In 2015 Superbowl Ad!

Indie soft rock band Sleeping At Last has been chosen to provide the soundtrack to one of this year’s Superbowl advertisements! Their cover of the song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” originally by The Proclaimers will be attached to a Budweiser commercial titled “Lost Dog”. You can watch the video below and then pick up the single on iTunes. Here is a link from Billboard interviewing the man that decided to choose this song. Expect the band …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.

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.

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

Josh Garrels Needs You to Cover For Him

Josh Garrels Needs You to Cover For Him

Josh Garrels is putting the finishing touches on his next album. However, he is in need of an artist to create a hand drawn or painted cover for his new music. He needs it quite soon, but is willing to compensate. You can contact him with your portfolio at Contact@joshgarrels.com …continue reading

Bandit Stream New Album ‘Of Life’

Bandit Stream New Album ‘Of Life’

Bandit are streaming their new album, titled Of Life, over on Stereogum. The album is out today so you can purchase physical copies through Broken Circles or the digital album via Bandcamp below. …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

Seeker & Servant Release New Single

Seeker & Servant Release New Single

Lots of news from the Seeker & Servant camp. The band has released a new single called “Here’s My Hands, Here’s My Heart” which you can listen to below & buy on iTunes. Their debut album Into Your Love I Go is also now available for free on Noisetrade (see below). The band are working on the follow-up which should release in early 2016. …continue reading

Clemency Releases Free EP in Anticipation of Next EP

Clemency Releases Free EP in Anticipation of Next EP

Building up to their You’ve Got the Fire EP, Indie rock duo Clemency is giving away their previous EP My Heart is the Eastern Horizon for free (or any given price) on Noisetrade. Additionally, a remix track and a brand new track are attached to the download. You’ve Got the Fire EP will release on Feb 10, 2015.

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

My Double, My Brother To Release ‘Shelves’ in February

My Double, My Brother To Release ‘Shelves’ in February

My Double, My Brother will release their new album, titled Shelves, on February 10th. Check out the first single “Let’s Go Through” below. RIYL: Colony House …continue reading

Come Wind Successfully Fund Kickstarter Campaign

Come Wind Successfully Fund Kickstarter Campaign

Come Wind have surpassed the $15,000 goal for their Kickstarter campaign. They still have a few days left if you want to get any of the special perks.

Rocky Loves Emily Release “Matthew”

Rocky Loves Emily Release “Matthew”

Rocky Loves Emily have released a powerful new track “Matthew” which is dedicated to their friend Matt Bourdeau. Read the background statement from the band & listen to the moving track below. …continue reading

The Moderates Unveil Black & White Music Video

The Moderates Unveil Black & White Music Video

Indie pop-rock band The Moderates have released a new music video for “Black & White” from their Colour EP. You can catch them with fellow Long Beach, CA band Hearts Like Lions on a few upcoming tour dates.

Levi the Poet – Correspondence (a fiction)

Review : Levi the Poet – Correspondence (a fiction)

Levi the Poet is like Edgar Allen Poe minus the mustache, raven, and overall grimness. Basically, they both write poems. Here is a review of Levi’s latest spoken word/music mashup. …continue reading

Schematic Builds a Wonderful New Christmas Cover

Schematic Builds a Wonderful New Christmas Cover

Experimental indie band Schematic (comprised from Mae vocalist Dave Elkins) has uploaded their new cover of the legendary Christmas song “Wonderful Christmastime” from Sir Paul McCartney. The new song, along with Sullivan’s cover of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, can be found on Spartan Record’s Christmas complication Homesick: A Spartan Records Christmas Album

 

As a bonus, check out a rare cover of “Let It Snow” from Elkin’s other band Mae. The band posted …continue reading

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