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MUTEMATH Announces Fall Tour + New Album “Vitals”

MUTEMATH Announces Fall Tour + New Album “Vitals”

MUTEMATH has announced a band new album called Vitals to release this fall. In support of that release, they will be performing in a small club tour throughout the United States. Check out the dates here. Grab your tickets fast because the tour is selling out quickly. …continue reading

The Classic Crime and Abandon Kansas to Tour “Up The Middle”

The Classic Crime and Abandon Kansas to Tour “Up The Middle”

Bad Christian bands The Classic Crime and Abandon Kansas are scheduled to tour together throughout the middle of the United States. They will not be abandoning Kansas this time around. This will be the first time that AK plays songs from their recent record alligator with an electric full-band.  Tickets are now available.

 

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Falling Up Unveils Pre-Full Album EP ‘House Full Of Caverns’

Falling Up Unveils Pre-Full Album EP ‘House Full Of Caverns’

Still hard at work on their final album, Falling Up has announced that they plan on releasing a “pre-full album EP” very soon. You can read more about House Full of Caverns here. 

The Neverclaim Share “The Joy” Music Video

The Neverclaim Share “The Joy” Music Video

The Neverclaim have posted the music video for the title track from their upcoming album The Joy. Check it out below. You can pre-order the album on PledgeMusic or pick up the single on iTunes. The album will release in July. …continue reading

Twenty One Pilots Take #1 Spot the Billboard 200 Chart

Twenty One Pilots Take #1 Spot the Billboard 200 Chart

Its official, twenty one pilots have earned the #1 spot on this week’s Billboard 200 chart with their new album Blurryface [IVM Review score 5/5]. While officially recorded as 146k units under Billboard’s new charting model, the placement was “powered by pure album sales, as the album sold 134,000 copies in in its first week”. The article on Billboard highlights how consistent sales have been for the band noting, “Vessel has sold …continue reading

Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots

Review : Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots

“My name is Blurryface and I care what you think”.
Okay, here is what I think. …continue reading

Watch Twenty One Pilots’ Kimmel Performance

Watch Twenty One Pilots’ Kimmel Performance

Check out the videos below of Twenty One Pilots’ performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live from Hollywood, CA. They performed their singles “Tear In My Heart” and “Stressed Out” from their #1 Billboard album Blurryface. Be on the lookout for my Twenty One Pilots album review later today. …continue reading

Worship Act For All Seasons Release New Acoustic Video

Worship Act For All Seasons Release New Acoustic Video

For All Seasons have released a new acoustic performance video for “Always”. Watch the video & listen to 2 demos from their upcoming album below. …continue reading

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