Tag: Melodic Punk

April 20, 2017

April 18, 2017

Punk Never Dies Vol. 3 Coming in September

Finally after years and years off (4 years) I feel it is time to do another “Punk Never Dies” Compilation via Indie Vision Music. I am currently seeking faith based punk bands of various shapes and sizes (and sub genres) to contribute to this insanely awesome new compilation, “Punk Never Dies 3”. If you know any independent bands looking for exposure or even signed bands who want to their tracks noticed, please send them my way. You can email me a brief introduction to your band, along with a link to your song (please don’t email me wav files unless they are on dropbox) brandon.jones[at]indievisionmusic.com is the email to send stuff to. Please try to have a nice recording and no bedroom/bathroom home demos lol. Listen/Download the last two Punk Never Dies comps and feel free to download for free. Continued →

April 17, 2017

April 13, 2017

Punk Never Dies - No Really, It Doesn't

Punk Never Dies, no really it doesn’t. We are led to believe that the flavor of the month is heavy metalcore/djent/hardcore/etc. and we know every little “Christian” label is pushing that stuff. I do love a lot of those bands but my passion has always been on the punk rock side of things. I never understand why the punk purists were so slow to embrace the poppier side and how come no independent (or major) labels have signed bands like this in the past decade. I call it fear of the commercial sound wrecking punk cred and for that I say, who cares? Now the genre alone is filled with a lot of sub-genres and spin offs, enough to make fans scratch their heads in disbelief (really, it’s okay folks, don’t be afraid). There are the hardcore “punk” fans that trash the poppier stuff and the poppier fans that snub their nose at the tough guys. Me, I’m somewhat in the middle of it all. There is wide range of bands out there many of which play without any “Faith” ties meaning it’s “general market” stuff (yeah you know what I mean). I’ve found myself listening to a majority of those bands over the past several years and always wondered why there isn’t a variety of “Christian” artists making stuff comparable if not better than their peers. Mixing my love of independent music with the onset of the coming punk rock storm, I’ve devised a top secret plan to take over the world. Okay, not really and I’m only dreaming (wishful thinking), but really, isn’t it time for a comeback of sorts? In terms of fan appreciation, the genre never died. Much like “Ska” in the late 90’s/00’s, it didn’t die, it just went underground to be consumed by the fans who truly understood the music for what it is. As much as I appreciate the heavier music bands, there is a place and time for pop-punk/punk rock and that time is now. So what exactly am I getting at? Well the purpose of this little write up is to share with you some of the bands I enjoy that are in the independent realm playing punk rock (and all associated sub-genres), plus all those “classics”. Read more, below. Continued →

April 12, 2017

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April 10, 2017

Introducing: Paperweight

I’m proud to announce and introduce you to the new version of the band Paperweight. Zack McKim formerly of the band Take It Back! has joined Paperweight as their new lead vocalist. The melodic punk/hardcore band is currently working on new songs in the studio and will release something later this year. Follow them on facebook here and you can check out a few live videos on their page.
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April 7, 2017

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March 28, 2017

Mainsail - Set In My Ways

So. Cal. pop-punk band Mainsail have released another new song and this one is titled “Set In My Ways”. This band has released quality songs and my expectations are high for their debut recording titled “Photographs”. The album will be out in April and available through all digital networks. This is great stuff and very well done.
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March 26, 2017

March 5, 2017

Slick Shoes LIVE Videos

Check out a few videos of Slick Shoes performing live in Texas from the past two shows with MxPx a few weeks back. I’ve included a few MxPx vids below too. If you missed out on getting Slick Shoes merch from any of their last few shows, you can order them online from us here. Slick Shoes has a brand new Instagram account so follow them here: @SlickShoesBand
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March 1, 2017

New Light The Way Release in April 2017 on Indie Vision Music

We are excited to announce a brand new Ep release from Light The Way will be hitting all digital networks in April 2017 through Indie Vision Music (Date TBA). The title of this ep is “DUDE LAME” and will feature 6 tracks of pure, action packed pop-punk glory. Tracklisting and artwork can be found below. Get pumped! We have also launched a brand new page on IVM for all our releases. Click it here and check out everything that has been released under the IVM Label. Make sure to pick up new Light The Way merch in StoreFrontier.com. Continued →

February 15, 2017

Pleading Guilty "Defacto" Now Available from Thumper Punk Records

Thumper Punk Records has released the debut full length from Denver, CO. melodic punk band, Pleading Guilty. The album is available on all digital networks (including bandcamp) and on CD here. Listen below. Highly recommended for fans of Dogwood, Good Riddance, Strung Out, Much The Same, Craig’s Brother, and Slick Shoes.
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February 13, 2017

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February 9, 2017

February 1, 2017

Light The Way Merch Now Available, New Single on BrokenFM

We are proud to announce the brand new merch offering from Indie Vision Music band, Light The Way. You can order a tshirt, women’s tshirt, or zippered hoodie with the “Death Defeated” design right here. Available in 3 colors (Black, Navy Blue, or Maroon). This is a front/back design. Check out the pics below. Also be sure to support IVM and pick up one of our 3 new designs, only 9 days left! I am also excited to announced that the band’s lead single “BRKN” has entered heavy rotation on BrokenFM up in Northern California. You can listen anywhere in the world via the BrokenFM app available in your app store of choice. You can also stream live from their website Broken.FM. Go to their site now and “rate” the song and then make sure to request “BRKN” from Light The Way as many times as you can. Thanks for the support! Continued →

January 26, 2017

January 24, 2017

Denver Based Punk Rock Band, Pleading Guilty, To Release New Album on Thumper Punk Records February 15th

Denver based melodic punk rock band, Pleading Guilty, have signed with Thumper Punk Records and the label will release their new album “Defacto” on February 15th (February 7th for CD sales). You gotta check these guys out, they have that classic 90’s inspired melodic punk sound that would please fans of NoFx, Pulley, Face to Face, and The Bouncing Souls. Continued →

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