Month: June 2024

June 29, 2024

Song of the Day: Evergreen Terrace - No Donnie, These Men Are Nihilist

So I just saw this band last night, June 28th 2024. I know this band isn’t “Christian” at all, but I remember this song being on “Christian” metal playlists back in the day. I also see that they played Furnacefest. They are a great reminder of 2000s metalcore which I always have had a fond taste for. And they did say they will be releasing new music here soon. Continued →

Introducing: The Hollow Present

I’d like to take a moment and introduce you all to a super NEW band by the name of The Hollow Present. How new? Well so new that their brand new single isn’t finished being recorded just yet. I bring awareness to the group due in part to the fact that long time former Indie Vision Music contributor and friend, David M., formerly of The Burial is a part of this new project alongside members of From The Shallows. I’ve been told their sound will be along the lines of Technical Death Metal.… Continued →

Homeplate Return With Brand New Song "Separate Anxiety"

Homeplate are back with a brand new single titled “Separate Anxiety” and it is catchy as heck. There are rumors of a new EP or Album coming in the future so please give them a follow and check out all their music on Digital Networks. I’ve added the song to 2 Indie Vision Music Spotify playlists so you can listen there. Kudos to Small Step Records for giving these guys great promotion. Follow: at Homeplate.poppunk… Continued →

Starflyer 59 to Return With New Album "Lust For Gold" on August 16th

The much loved, critically acclaimed, and all around cherished indie rock legends, Starflyer 59, will return with their brand new record “Lust For Gold” on August 16th 2024 via Velvet Blue Music. The lead single “909” drops on July 19th. Check out a teaser for the song, below. Warning, it’s much too short and will lead the listener into withdrawal symptoms upon end of said teaser. Velvet Blue Music has some cool merch that is already out for you fans. They’ve got Tshirts and Patches out now and shipping, click here for the link.… Continued →

Slow Salvation Release Star Studded Collaboration on "Call A Friend"

Slow Salvation just dropped a star studded super collaboration on the track “Call A Friend” which is out now. Check out the video for the song, below. This song features musical collaborators Matt McCartie (Driver Eight, Theft) on drums and Heather Bray Heywood (Kissing Cousins, Giant Waste of Man) on bass. Such a fantastic song and this is a group one does not want to miss out on.… Continued →

June 28, 2024

R.I.P. Randy Layton

With only 6 months into 2024, it’s already been a tough year for Christian alternative music fans. Joining Brian Quincy Newcomb, Michael Knott and Ezekiel Vade in the heavenly throng is indie champion, journalist and label owner Randy Layton. Randy was the founder and owner of Alternative Records, who put out releases by the Seventy Sevens, Steve Scott, Robert Vaughn and the Shadows, and 2 Pound Planet, in addition to releasing very influential compilations, featuring music by the above artists plus Daniel Amos, Scratch Band (pre-Seventy Sevens), and others.… Continued →

Song of the Day: Sáwol - Kaiverrettu

I only discovered this band a few months ago when I acquired a huge box of Christian metal CDs. Sáwol come to us from Finland, which is no surprise considering that nation has the highest number of metal bands per capital out of all the countries in the entire world. For some reason I missed out on them, even though their debut was released in 2010 through Bullroser Records, whom I was familiar with. The CD I acquired was actually their 2007 debut, which I enjoyed immensely.… Continued →

June 27, 2024

June 26, 2024

'New' Francis track 20 years later!

Kevin & Anita Robinson (Viva Voce, Blue Giant) had a short-lived funk/soul project called Francis, that released a split release with Lackthereof about 20 years ago. This project even opened for Fugazi once in North Carolina (talking about indie cred)! The band is releasing a new track (well, sort of)–actually an unreleased track from 2004, which will be available tomorrow (June 27) on Bandcamp or Friday (June 28) on other streaming platforms, thanks to long-time label partner Velvet Blue Music. Kevin is a Middle School teacher in Alabama specializing in Multimedia Production and some of his students created this video for the song.… Continued →

June 25, 2024

2nd Single Released from new Good Saint Nathanael album

“Gravity” is the second single from the forthcoming I Write the Songs I Need full-length album from indie folkster Good Saint Nathanael. The single still speaks to past traumas songwriter Nate Allen has endured, but there’s clearly now some distance and perspective gained as the songs from the new album are lighter than 5 years ago. “Gravity” is now available for streaming or download. Additionally a video for the song has been released as well. Both can be found on the artist’s Bandcamp page: →

June 22, 2024

Good Saint Nathanael drops new single!

Good Saint Nathanael (Nate Allen of Destroy Nate Allen fame) has just dropped a brand new single called “Extension Chords,” in advance of a new full-length which is set to release next week. The indie folk artist has revealed that the new album will have a very different feel than 2019’s highly introspective Hide No Truth. The single can be downloaded via Bandcamp: →

New Releases: June 21, 2024

Rock & Metal
  • Anberlin, Matty Mullins – Walk Alone [Single]
  • Asfirefalls – Catatonic Misery
  • Bloodlines – Holiness Cries [Single]
  • Brave Future – Demo EP [EP]
  • Brotality – The Bones Of God [Single]
  • Convictions – Buried In Thorns [Single]
  • Fallstar – Watermelon Blood [Single]
  • Fight The Fade – Next Sunrise [Single]
  • Flatfoot 56 – Electric Avenue [Single]
  • Fire from Heaven, Searching Serenity – Declaration Of Deviation [Single]
  • Gable Price and Friends – Jungle In The City [Single]
  • Ignescent – Radio Gaga [Single]
  • Lambs & Lions – Rebel Hymns of Grace
  • Millennial Reign – World on Fire
  • My Epic – Make Believe [Single]
  • The Protest – Take It Back [Single]
  • SafeKept – Smoke & Mirrors [Single]
  • Searching Serenity – Solace [Single]
  • Sower – rocky ground (false conversion) [Single]
  • Sower – thorns (false profession) [Single]
  • Then It Ends, Wolves At The Gate – Fraud [Single]
  • Torndown – Warriors [Single]
  • Undefeated – Insane [Single]
  • The Undertaking!
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June 21, 2024

Anberlin Release First New Song With Matty Mullins and Music Video for "Walk Alone"

Anberlin have returned with their slightly revamped lineup featuring Matty Mullins taking over lead vocals from Stephen Christian who is on a hiatus from the band. Check out the brand new song “Walk Alone” in this imaginative and fun music video, below here on our website. The band’s new album “Vega” is available August 2nd through Equal Vision Records and is up for pre-order right here. Super limited vinyl so get yours now! (follow at Anberlin on socials to get the direct link).… Continued →

Song of the Day: U2 - Pride (In the Name of Love)

Let’s get this out of the way. Some of you hate U2 for one reason or another–the ‘pompous’ nature of the lead singer, the ‘self-importance’ of their message, the fact they had the audacity to include a free digital album to people who didn’t ask for it. Others of you will love U2–the ingenuity, the forward-thinking approach to a genre that was struggling when they reinvigorated with new life, and the sincerity with which they tackled a whole host of social issues. Then a few more will be indifferent to the band whatsoever.… Continued →

June 20, 2024


xREDLINEx is somewhat of a supergroup, from the DIY/independent hardcore scene, featuring ex-members of Zao, 2Minute Minor, October Bird of Death, Blindside (the one from Chicago, not Sweden or Pennsylvania), and several others. The music on Tongue Tied features a throwback sound that is a mixture of late 80s hardcore and mid-90s metallic hardcore. Unlike 2Minute Minor, there is not a strong punk presence, and while there is no metalcore whatsoever, there are some clearly metallic riffs a la 90s ‘chugga chugga’ style hardcore. That’s all cool in my book as that’s one of my favorite subgenres of hardcore, and there seems to be a real lack of the style is the current scene.… Continued →

June 17, 2024

CHPTRS - You Changed Everything (LIVE, Feat. Marie Hines)

CHPTRS return with yet another beautiful song that defies all comparisons, similarities, and definition. This group continues to pump out quality music in the realm of experimental, indie, pop, post rock kinda stuff but like I said above, defies definition. Go check them out and listen to their new LIVE version of their track “You Changed Everything”, a collaboration with vocalist, Marie Hines. The group is currently putting the finishing touches on “Chapter Eight” which will be their next release. Follow them on instagram at wearechptrs or on the web at… Continued →

Introducing: Descriptor

Today I am going to spotlight a killer new post-hardcore/post-metal heavy yet melodic band called “Descriptor“. They recently released a new song titled “Deathwork” and it is beautifully heavy, really great and hits me in all the right places. The vocalist can sing with the best of them and whoever is doing the screamed parts does it to the best of his abilities. Very passionate, hopeful, and heart piercing stuff. Imagine HANDS meets Least of These meets My Epic meets La Dispute meets Touche Amore.… Continued →

Lambs & Lions Bring Their Street Punk Oi! Sound to a Worldwide Audience

A brand new punk band “Lambs & Lions” with a heavy emphasis on Oi! and Street Punk, are taking the punk world by storm by unleashing their furious blend of passion, energy, and a strong spiritual connection through a biblical narrative. The group featuring a member of Living Fire (Luis Medeiros) and featuring a really great multicultural aspect with members from Croatia, the UK, and Brazil (now living in California). If you don’t know Lambs & Lions yet you certainly will in the near future.… Continued →

June 14, 2024

Song of the Day: E.D.L. (Every Day Life) - Endurance

Every Day Life, commonly known as E.D.L., was an early innovator in the rap-core scene, fusing hip-hop and hardcore into something new, several years before it morphed into nu metal and became ubiquitous on rock radio. The band came from Southern California, and while musically innovative (our featured track also has a slight nod to industrial), they were also not afraid to touch controversial subjects in their lyrics, especially those related to racial relations in the United States, and other social topics and justice-related issues. Their debut album cover featured a scene from the L.A.… Continued →

June 13, 2024

My Epic - Make Believe (New Song + Music Video)

We are getting so close to the release of the new My Epic album and this is the 3rd song from that new album, “Loriella”, due out June 28th on Tooth & Nail Records. Check out this new song titled “Make Believe” below this post. The song takes on a decidedly more chill, electronic infused vibe not all that far in sound from say The Postal Service, Unwed Sailor, even some Band of Horses. You can find the lyrics to the song over on this YouTube page that the song appears on.… Continued →

Hopeful. Rise Up From the Sun Swept Beaches of Southern California With Their Own Unique Blend of Indie Rock

A new band has emerged from sandy coastline of Southern California with a mission to share their own unique blend of positive, hope filled rock n’ roll that’ll chase away the despair and fill one with passion. That band is called Hopeful. I stumbled upon this band from an ad on Instagram and lately that’s how I’ve been discovering some great indie talent. These guys are fantastic and I encourage you to check out their songs below. Look up Hopeful. “When The Turbulence Hits” EP on digital networks and give them a solid listen.… Continued →

June 9, 2024

Max McNown - Macbeth (Live Performance Video)

A really great up and coming young alt-folk-country artist by the name of Max McNown just dropped his debut full length “Wandering” a month ago and has just put out a new song “Macbeth”. The song is available through all digital networks and you can now watch a killer live performance video of the song below, right here on our website. For more info on Max McNown, click here.… Continued →