April 20, 2017
April 18, 2017
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. 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
I am proud to present the brand new single from Light The Way titled “Dead Head”. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming Ep titled “DUDE, LAME” which will release on April 28th through Indie Vision Music. Order a special navy blue Light The Way Shirt and get an instant download of this song on StoreFrontier.com
April 11, 2017
April 10, 2017
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.
April 7, 2017
April 4, 2017
April 1, 2017
March 31, 2017
March 30, 2017
It’s that time of the week – Throwback Thursday! Today’s band showed a lot of promise but personal differences, growing up, and moving apart ultimately was the band’s demise. Well-Wisher stands as a great nod to what could have been.
Counselor was a melodic hardcore band with pop-punk and indie elements based out of Muskegon, MI. Continued →
March 28, 2017
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.
March 26, 2017
March 23, 2017
March 21, 2017
Light The Way have finished tracking for their new EP titled “DUDE LAME” that will be available next month digitally from Indie Vision Music. Don’t forget to check out their last ep “Grace” from a variety of different digital networks and stores. If you like what you hear then pick up a shirt/hoodie from us in the IVM StoreFrontier Merch Store here.
March 13, 2017
Released in year 2000 was this 3rd and final release by Orange County, CA. punk rock band Value Pac. Head on over to our bandcamp and get this fine out of print release for free right now. Thanks to former Fourdoor Entertainment owner Chuck Cummings for his blessing on posting this up for download. Continued →
March 11, 2017
Waymaker is yet another strong release from American Arson, showcasing a blend of punk, pop-punk, alternative, and straight up rock. It’s a passionate EP ripe with self-referential treasure from the rest of the band’s discography and serves as a great starting point for new listeners to get acquainted with exactly what these two guys from Detroit can do.
Jason Dunn (Ex-Hawk Nelson/Lights Go Down) has posted his brand new single titled “Rock Bottom” of which you can hear below. The song is available for purchase through all digital networks and streaming on Spotify.
March 9, 2017
March 7, 2017
Detroit rock/punk outfit American Arson has announced a new EP, Waymaker, slated for a Mar. 31 release date, as well as an accompanying tour with with North Winds. Check out the full announcement and tour dates below. Waymaker is the first release of the band not included in the Origins Trilogy, and it’s sure to bring more of what we’ve grown to love about the duo. Continued →
March 5, 2017
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
March 4, 2017
Check out the lyric video for Sef Idle acoustic track “All Along” , below. The song appears on Sef Idle’s new 3 song acoustic ep. Sef is a cool guy so I hope you’ll take the opportunity to give his music a listen to.
March 3, 2017
An old friend and artist we promoted quite a bit back in the day, Avery Pkwy, is back with his new album titled “Elevate The Cure” . The album came out in September 2016 and went mostly under the radar. Check it out below. The grand production and rich instrumentation is sure to win over fans across the globe. For fans of Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, The Maine, The Almost, Mae, and Anberlin. Check out the lyric video for the title track, below.
March 1, 2017
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 24, 2017
February 18, 2017
Thumper Punk Records has released a special benefit compilation for Grave Robber singer and Rottweiler Records founder, Shawn Browning, to raise money for his medical expenses. The compilation titled “Kill The Ill” is a really cool one that features 80 tracks and spanning nearly 4 hours. Indie Vision Music is proud to have 3 songs on this compilation: Light The Way “BRKN”, Josiah “This Is The New War” (2017 Remaster), and Dismissed “Hard Day” (2017 Remaster). Check it all out below.