June 27, 2017
June 21, 2017
A brand new community driven Record Label and Distro has launched. They are called New Breed Collective and are located on the east coast. You can find their first release here and expect a steady stream of great music to come. You will discover some awesome new bands this year through New Breed Collective. Follow on Facebook here and Instagram. Continued →
June 20, 2017
June 6, 2017
The show this past Saturday night was an incredible experience. It was bittersweet in the fact that they put on a fantastic, entertaining, and emotional show while at the same time effectively ending their more than two decade career as a band. Continued →
May 28, 2017
A late-night conversation with Detroit-native Evan Baker revolves around the interplay of literature, personal growth, and authenticity as the basis for American Arson’s music.
May 20, 2017
That’s right friends, you can now listen to the entire new At The Wayside album “The Breakdown and The Fall” in advance of it’s release this coming May 26th right here on JesusFreakHideout.com. I am pretty excited about this release and feel that this is solid pop punk that fans across the globe can appreciate. Continued →
May 16, 2017
The newest addition to Facedown’s roster debuts with a collection of songs sure to hit home with fans of Norma Jean, The Chariot, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
April 28, 2017
April 27, 2017
The music festival, known as AudioFeed Festival, has announced their 2017 lineup. The festival is similar to the legendary Cornerstone Festival, bringing in bands of all genres with Spirit filled messages (primarily). This year, there are punk bands, hardcore bands, and metal bands, including the legendary Living Sacrifice. Continued →
The new punk rock ep from Light The Way titled #DudeLame, will go up for sale tomorrow wherever fine music is sold/streamed. You’ll find it on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Emusic, Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music, and so many more. Please write a review (good or bad) on your experiences with this ep and what you think, on all digital networks especially iTunes. Continued →
April 26, 2017
Sef Idle of the band False Idle has been releasing a collection of “cover songs” through his YouTube page and they are actually really good. Recorded in his own Simpul Studio, you can find recent covers from Jimmy Eat World (Sweetness), Green Day (Christie Road), and NOFX (Bob). I believe more are on the way so stay tuned. Check out the playlist below to check out all these fine covers and make sure to make your suggestions to him for what to cover next right here.
April 21, 2017
Update: The “Red Smoke” FIF Vinyl of “Our Newest Album Ever” is now sold out. SMLXL Vinyl is on a roll lately with their fantastic vinyl releases. Today it has been announced that Five Iron Frenzy’s 2nd full length “Our Newest Album Ever” which released in fall of 1997 on 5 Minute Walk Records and includes my favorite song of all time, “Every New Day”, as well hits like “Handbook for the Sellout”, “Blue Comb 78”, “Banner Year”, “Oh Canada”, and “Most Likely to Succeed” is getting the vinyl treatment for the first time. Continued →
April 18, 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 11, 2017
Indie Vision Music: Tell me a bit about your music. What’s it called, what style is it, when you’ll be releasing some material? It’s pretty broad but should get the conversation going.
Parker Boles: My music is a blend of post-hardcore, emo, and pop-punk, mixed in with some blues. Continued →
Today is the release of Jimmy Sisco’s contribution to the 3 Song Acoustic EP series. As the singer/guitarist/songwriter for ABSOLVED and Platoon 1107, Jimmy has released some of the biggest, most aggressive music on Thumper Punk Records. For his 3 Song Acoustic EP, the music is delicate, balanced and soulful, with one track of 70s era folk and two readings of Old Testament scripture over ambient backgrounds. Continued →
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 24, 2017
March 23, 2017
Idealist was a North Carolina post-hardcore band that mixed elements of Norma Jean and Defeater, along with guest contributions from Attalus.
March 12, 2017
It’s bittersweet news I announce today. Well loved Orange County, CA. ska/punk band The O.C. Supertones have indeed announced their last show ever and 20th anniversary celebration of the classic album “Supertones Strike Back” taking place at Shoreline Church in San Clemente, CA. June 3rd with Pax 217 opening the show. Tickets go on sale March 17th at OCSUPERTONES.com for $20ea. There is also an awesome “Ultimate Fan Experience” ticket available for $200 that includes a whole bunch of fun activities and goodies that you can read more about below (on sale now). The band will be playing the whole “Supertones Strike Back” album in full plus plenty of other classic tunes. I grew up listening to this band and over 20 years later I can count myself (and a few of our family members) as fans. While I am saddened by the announcement that this band will be no more in the future, I am comforted by the fact that us fans will get one last opportunity to enjoy their music in a live setting. It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the release of the definitive Supertones album “Supertones Strike Back”. Join the event page on Facebook here.
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.
March 10, 2017
The windy city during the mid 90s was a whirlwind of punk rock bands that came and went, but their reputations and influence still resonate to this day. There is one modern day street punk band that has emerged from the shadows and is currently tearing up the city of Chicago one mosh pit at a time. Continued →
March 9, 2017
As we’ve come to expect, American Arson has unveiled a new video in preparation to the release of their Waymaker EP on March 31. The song is characteristically anthemic and gives us a good look at drummer Jesse Gentry’s vocals. It’s a great first look at the upcoming release and showcases an interesting, though subtle, change in direction for the duo. Continued →
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 6, 2017
March 3, 2017
The tallest man in punk rock music, Tobin Bawinkel and his band of merry Celtic brethren have done it again. Towering at 6’10“, the gentle giant of punk rock comes out swinging with the first track, “Ty Cobb”. His signature gravelly, husky voice continues to stand tall amidst his Celtic punk rock counterparts. Continued →
February 24, 2017
Punk legends Craig’s Brother will be joining such heavyweights as The Offspring, At The Drive In, Queens of the Stone Age, Good Charlotte, AFI, 311, Pennywise, Bad Religion, Ignite, Less Than Jake, Face to Face, Thursday, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, alongside Norma Jean, August Burns Red, P.O.D. and a special “reunion” by Blessed by a Broken Heart all at the Montebello Rock Fest in Quebec, Canada June 23-24. See the full poster and info, below. Are any of our Canadian friends going to make the trek there to catch this big fest? Speaking of Craig’s Brother, head on over to their Facebook page here and shoot an email to somethingexploaded[at]gmail.com with the subject “Free Song” and you’ll get a free song of either “The Mistake of Caring”, “Problem of Evil”, or the “Losing My Religion” cover of the classic REM song (done during their Lost at Sea sessions). Continued →