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LOYALS (formerly Skyhook) Release New Single

LOYALS (formerly Skyhook) Release New Single

Indie-rock worship group Skyhook has a new name & a new sound. They will now go by the name LOYALS & have an alt-pop vibe. You can listen to the new song “Mind Up” below & read the official statement from the band. …continue reading

Lightfall Stream New Single “Your Love Is An Ocean”

Lightfall Stream New Single “Your Love Is An Ocean”

Lightfall are streaming their new single “Your Love Is An Ocean” on Bandcamp & you can also pick it up as a free download through Saturday. Listen below. …continue reading

SHINEBRIGHT Release New Single “Reckless For Love”

SHINEBRIGHT Release New Single “Reckless For Love”

SHINEBRIGHT (fka Shine Bright Baby) have released a new single called “Reckless For Love”. Watch the lyric video below. The duo will release their new 8 track album, titled Only You, on July 17th via BEC Recordings. You can read more about the single & the name change below. …continue reading

Castro Releases “Rock And Roll” Music Video

Castro Releases “Rock And Roll” Music Video

Jason Castro has launched a new musical project with his brother & sister, appropriately dubbed Castro. Check out their debut music video for “Rock And Roll” below. You might remember Jason from his 4th place appearance on the 2008 season of American Idol followed by three full length albums. …continue reading

Uprise Festival Begins Announcing 2015 Lineup

Uprise Festival Begins Announcing 2015 Lineup

Uprise Festival (Shippensburg, PA) has begun announcing artists for this summer’s festival which is set to take place on September 18th & 19th. So far performers include Skillet, Casting Crowns, Switchfoot, Third Day, for KING & COUNTRY, Thousand Foot Krutch, Family Force 5, Disciple, and We As Human. Most of these artists will perform on the Main Stage

Newsboys’ Single “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion)” Goes Platinum

Newsboys’ Single “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion)” Goes Platinum

Newsboys hit single “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion)” has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for sales in excess of 1 million. The new certification follows almost a year after it went gold last May. The song was written by Daniel Bashta, who we also cover on IVM. If for some reason you haven’t heard the track,  you can check it out below. …continue reading

TobyMac Announces Fall Tour Lineup

TobyMac Announces Fall Tour Lineup

TobyMac has announced the lineup for his upcoming Fall Tour in support of his new album This Is Not A Test, which releases this August. The tour includes well known names Britt Nicole and Colton Dixon and is also introducing Hollyn. Check out this latest single, “Beyond Me”, below along with the cities that were announced on his Instagram. …continue reading

Acceptance Debuts New Track “Take You Away”

Acceptance Debuts New Track “Take You Away”

Acceptance have debuted a new song called “Take You Away” and also launched a brand new merch store. In other news, if you are near Los Angeles or Santa Ana they released tickets for two new shows in July. *Update*: The LA date sold out in 15 minutes, so the band added a second date. …continue reading

K-Love Fan Awards Announces First Group of Performers

K-Love Fan Awards Announces First Group of Performers

The 2015 K-Love Fan Awards is set to take place on May 31st at the historic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. The first group of performers have been announced & includes Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Colton Dixon, For KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battestelli, Hawk Nelson, Lauren Daigle, Third Day & TobyMac. More performances will be announced soon.

John Stratton Offers 2 Free Song Downloads

John Stratton Offers 2 Free Song Downloads

Los Angeles singer songwriter John Stratton is giving away 2 of his brand new songs. Both “Shadows” and “It’s You” come from his album We’ve Only Just Begun that just debuted streaming last week. While I definitely recommend picking up both tracks, “Shadows” is definitely a soul-blues-rock jam for the likes of John Mayer/Ed Sheeran.

 

Building 429 Debuts New Single “Impossible”

Building 429 Debuts New Single “Impossible”

Building 429 have debuted the new single “Impossible” which has been making big impacts on Christian radio. You can watch the official lyric video below. The band’s new album should hit stores this September. …continue reading

The Exchange Signs with Save the City Records

The Exchange Signs with Save the City Records

The Exchange have signed with Save The City Records & will release their label debut in October. The band’s new single/music video “Heartbeat” will debut at the end of May. Listen to their previous single “Spin” below. …continue reading

Light the Night – Jule Vera

Music Video : Light the Night – Jule Vera

Warped Tour band Jule Vera has just released the music video for their new song “Light the Night”. In addition, pre-order options are now ready for their upcoming album Friendly Enemies. The iTunes pre-order is only $5.99 while various bundles on the band’s website start at $6 (including a poster). The release date is set for June 30, 2015 via Purenoise Records. …continue reading

Abandon Kansas Unveil “Alligator” Music Video

Abandon Kansas Unveil “Alligator” Music Video

Abandon Kansas posted a music video for the title track from their upcoming album Alligator. Watch below. The album releases May 12th & you can pre-order through Amazon (digital & CD), iTunes, or direct from the band. The iTunes pre-order is still at $3.99 with 2 immediate downloads. …continue reading

Elliot Release New Single “I Don’t Walk Alone”

Elliot Release New Single “I Don’t Walk Alone”

Elliot released the first single from their upcoming DREAM Records debut Resolute. Listen to “I Don’t Walk Alone”. The album will release on May 26th. …continue reading

The City Harmonic Premieres New Single On NBC’s Beyond A.D

The City Harmonic Premieres New Single On NBC’s Beyond A.D

Canadian pop/rock/worship band The City Harmonic were special guests on NBC’s Beyond A.D early Sunday morning to premiere their new single ‘We Are One’, from their upcoming album We Are, which will be releasing in Fall 2015. The single is available on iTunes until tonight. Check out the video below. …continue reading

Check Out: Mount Farewell

Check Out: Mount Farewell

Indie and Pop-Rock fans, check out Mount Farewell. Mount Farewell began with three friends chasing an involvement in an art based group. When they connected with two other friends who completed the groups musical needs, the band was formed. Mount Farewell is the collective product of five creative personalities. It is driven by what inspires them. You can catch them on Stringnoize Stage at Overflow Youth Conference on May 16th in Waterloo, ON. …continue reading

Vote in the 2015 K-Love Fan Awards

Vote in the 2015 K-Love Fan Awards

Voting is now live for the 2015 K-Love Fan Awards. For every 500,000 votes (up to 2 million) the Hands and Feet Project will build a family-style home in Haiti which will offer to care up to 8 orphaned or abandoned children. Even if you’re not a huge fan of some of the artists, your votes can do some good. Check out the categories & nominations below. …continue reading

Creation Festivals Announce $15 “Buddy Pass”

Creation Festivals Announce $15 “Buddy Pass”

Creation Festivals have announced that this year they are offering a $15 “Buddy Pass” for each of their festival’s for Friday night. Check out the explanation video below along with purchase links for the 4 festivals. …continue reading

Matthew West Performs “24 Shows in 24 Hours” Around Nashville

Matthew West Performs “24 Shows in 24 Hours” Around Nashville

In celebration of his new album, Live Forever, Matthew West performed “24 Shows in 24 Hours” around Nashville. Check out the list of events below. All of his other albums are on sale on iTunes this week for $5.99 as well! …continue reading

Audio Adrenaline Post Lyric Video for “Sound of the Saints”

Audio Adrenaline Post Lyric Video for “Sound of the Saints”

Audio Adrenaline have posted the lyric video for the title track of their new album Sound Of The Saints. Listen below. The album will release on May 4th. Read our recent article to catch up on the recent member changes in the band. You can also stream the entire new album on NRT. …continue reading

Abandon Kansas Premiere “One Foot In The Grave” Lyric Video

Abandon Kansas Premiere “One Foot In The Grave” Lyric Video

Abandon Kansas have premiered the lyric video for “One Foot In The Grave”. Check it out below. They have also launched pre-orders for Alligator which releases on May 12th. Pick it up on Amazon (digital & CD), iTunes, or direct from the band. The iTunes pre-order is currently at $3.99 with 2 immediate downloads. …continue reading

Aaron and Jesse Sprinkle Form New Band Blank Books

Aaron and Jesse Sprinkle Form New Band Blank Books

2 decades ago, brothers Aaron and Jesse Sprinkle played in a band called Old Poor Lu. While they retired that band in 2002, it looks like the siblings have returned to form a new band with each other once again! Jesse announced the new music in a demo of him playing Gretsch Bell Brass drums while Aaron takes the vocals. No other details are available yet, but I am sure we will be hearing more from the brothers soon. …continue reading

TobyMac ‘This Is Not A Test’ Releases August 7th

TobyMac ‘This Is Not A Test’ Releases August 7th

TobyMac announced that his new album,This Is Not A Test, will release on August 7th. Check out what appears to the album cover below. …continue reading

Outcry Tour 2015 Features Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, & More

Outcry Tour 2015 Features Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, & More

The Outcry Tour 2015: Louder Together, featuring Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, Crowder, Passion, Bethel Music, Lauren Daigle, Trip Lee, DJ Promote, Nick Hall, & Shaun Groves, will hit several cities this summer. Check out a promo video below. Ticket pre-sale begins this Wednesday (code: LOUDER), except for the Southaven date which will be available on May 6th. …continue reading

Winter Jam 2015 “Shatters Attendance Records”

Winter Jam 2015 “Shatters Attendance Records”

Winter Jam 2015 shattered the tour’s attendance records with over 600,000 concertgoers hitting events over 47 dates, which included 38 sold-out shows. The tour hit capacity crowds in many large venues (15,000+) including the biggest single show at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome which surpassed 30,000! Congrats to the tour on it’s continued success!

This year’s lineup included Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Building 429, Family Force 5, Newsong, for KING & COUNTRY, Blanca, About A Mile, Veridia, & speaker Tony …continue reading

Abandon Kansas Premiere New Songs on Dead Space Podcast

Abandon Kansas Premiere New Songs on Dead Space Podcast

Abandon Kansas has been premiering songs from the new album Alligator on the Dead Space Podcast. Check out the latest episode below. The album will be available on May 12th. Expect our review of the album soon! …continue reading

Wachinyeya Festival Announces Lineup

Wachinyeya Festival Announces Lineup

Wachinyeya Fest (Standing Rock, ND) have announced the majority of this year’s lineup which includes Project 86, Spoken, Tru Serva, We Are Leo, Random Hero, Danger Scene, Ravenhill, Scarlet White, & Unscene Patrol. If you’re not in that area of the country you can support their mission by purchasing a t-shirt. Tickets are also available at the link.

Tyler Burkum Parts Ways With Leagues

Tyler Burkum Parts Ways With Leagues

Although he is most likely on their upcoming record, guitarist Tyler Burkum has left pop rock band Leagues. He is currently pursuing “other musical interests”. Burkum previously worked as the guitarist for the “first incarnation” of Audio Adrenaline in addition to taking on the lead vocals when Mark Stuart could not. Tyler has also created a solo album under his own name. …continue reading

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

Paper Route Featured on The Sims 4 Expansion Pack

Paper Route Featured on The Sims 4 Expansion Pack

Looks like pop-rock band Paper Route is going to be featured in the video game Sims 4: Get to Work. Their new song “Zhivago” will be in the game (presumably in the fictional language of Simlish) in addition to lookalike avatars of the band.

Golden Youth also makes an appearance in the game’s soundtrack.

2015 Billboard Music Awards Announced

2015 Billboard Music Awards Announced

The finalists for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards have been announced. Check out the IVM related categories 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

Finding Favour Announce New Album ‘Reborn’

Finding Favour Announce New Album ‘Reborn’

Finding Favour have announced the release of their full length debut Reborn. The album, which releases through Gotee, will be available on June 23rd. Pre-order on iTunes & get an immediate download of 3 songs (“Refuge”, “Cast My Cares”, & “Reborn”). Check out the cover & title track below. …continue reading

Future Of Forestry Release Surprise Album ‘Pages’

Future Of Forestry Release Surprise Album ‘Pages’

Future Of Forestry unexpectedly released a new album today titled Pages. You can order the 14 song version direct from the band or pick up the 12 song version on iTunes. Both are the same price & the physical order also comes with an immediate digital download. Eric Owyoung (Writer and producer for FOF) had this to say: “This album is really different than other FOF albums. I wanted the listeners to have immediate …continue reading

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

Adam Cappa Launches Kickstarter for New Album

Adam Cappa Launches Kickstarter for New Album

Adam Cappa has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his new EP as an independent artist. The official goal is $15k, but he also has stretch goals out to $60k. Check out the promo video below. …continue reading

for KING & COUNTRY Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

for KING & COUNTRY Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

for KING & COUNTRY were on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night & if you missed it you can watch their two performances below. …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

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

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