Author: Brandon J.

I am 44 years old living in Orange County, CA. with my wife and 2 children (+1 adult son). I enjoy living a life for God, Family, passionate music, the ocean, the mountains, gardening, and working in the Machining industry. Kauai is my special place. I founded this site in July of 2000 and love the community we have here.

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 →

May 28, 2024

Demon Hunter "Summer of Darkness" 20th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Demon Hunter’s sophomore album “Summer Of Darkness” which is heralded as a classic among fans and peers alike, is getting the vinyl re-release treatment. Not only are there 4 different color variants but you also get this: “IT’S HERE. Summer Of Darkness on 2xLP vinyl. 20-page large format booklet w/ extensive liner notes by Ryan Clark, 24×24 foldout poster, silver metallic ink throughout. 4 color variants, each limited to 500. DemonHunterStore.com” So pick up your copy from either the DemonHunterstore.com… Continued →

Names Without Numbers Join the Fair Vaux Family

Names Without Numbers are proud to announce their signing to new label home – Fair Vaux. The band will release their brand new single “Box Fort Kingdom” on July 5th via the label. Stay tuned for further news and updates on both the band and label. I am proud to say I once worked with this killer band back when they were on the IVM label and going back 2 decades ago when I put them on my first compilation experience with Tooth & Nail Records called “I’m Your Biggest Fan Vol.Continued →

May 20, 2024

May 17, 2024

My Epic Continue to Forge New Paths and Make Fans of the Masses with New Song "Heavy Heart"

I have nothing but absolute good things to say about My Epic and the beauty of the music they create. This new song really hits me deep in the chest and is a beautiful testament to not only talent, singing, songwriting, and all that but also to the power of words and swaying of notes. This new song “Heavy Heart” by My Epic is quite possibly the best thing the band has ever done up until this point which is an enormous mouthful to proclaim considering expectations were always high to overcome the heights of past accomplishments.… Continued →

Convictions Release Emotional New Track About Loss, "Hurts Like Hell"

The heavy music band (you call it whatever genre you’d like because they do it best) – Convictions, just dropped a new song a week ago titled “Hurts Like Hell” and coming from personal experience dealing with the grief of loss, I know exactly how that feels. Listen to the emotionally charged and feelings triggering new song in lyric video format below and make sure to give these guys a follow on your socials.… Continued →

Five Iron Frenzy Announce Two So Cal Shows in August with Craig's Brother and The Ruffolos

Five Iron Frenzy are adding some exciting “Old School Set” shows around the country celebrating the band’s rich past and fun, sometimes goofy, nature. The band just announced 2 more shows for the old school sets and they are happening right here in Southern California this August. First show is on August 9th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. and the 2nd show is at House Of Blues in San Diego. Both shows will feature Craig’s Brother and The Ruffolos. I’ve got insider news that a few members of Too Bad Eugene will also be playing in the lineup for Craig’s Brother that evening, similar to the CB lineup that played a series of shows in Canada around Red Bridge Fest last year (look it up on YouTube).… Continued →

May 16, 2024

What's Your Damage and Captive Portal "Exit"

This incredible new 80’s synthwave version of What’s Your Damage song “Exit” has been beautifully assembled in part by Captive Portal and just released to all digital networks. Make sure you head to your favorite and give this song a listen. For us 80’s music fans and those who grew up as little ones in that decade, this song is the perfect tribute and flows oh so well. Really, check it out. Follow: captiveportal and whatsyourdamage_chicago .… Continued →

Noise Ratchet Announce Reunion Date at Furnace Fest and Till We Have Faces Re-Release on Vinyl

Noise Ratchet have announced their reunion by being added to the Furnace Fest 2024 lineup and they’ve also teased the vinyl re-release of their now classic album, “Till We Have Faces”, originally released by The Militia Group in 2002. The band would go on to record and release a follow up EP for The Militia Group before departing for a major and recording their ill fated full length with Rick Rubin which was shelved and has been in the vault ever since. I’ve heard it and it would have been the band’s finest work and on par with the biggest bands of the 00’s.… Continued →

May 9, 2024

Pennylane 20th Anniversary of "From Paradise To Parking Lots"

In 2004, I released the greatest EP that very little people got a chance to hear. MySpace didn’t have a big enough reach and I was a nobody from Orange County with Indie Vision Music, trying to play with the big boys. This band – Pennylane, deserved worldwide acclaim and their live shows plus studio performances were a testament to that endearing appeal of music and message. These Hawaii gents that uprooted their lives to move to Portland, Oregon and chase their dreams was the very reason the record was titled “From Paradise to Parking Lots”.… Continued →

The Pale Moonlight Cover Til Tuesday "Voices Carry" (New Band Feat. Conrad Tolosa Formerly of Ghoti Hook)

A really great new band called The Pale Moonlight has formed and features Conrad Tolosa formerly of Ghoti Hook alongside his wife Julia (Divebomber) and friend Jordan. You can check out their first track which is a cover of Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry”, below this message. For your Instagram followers just search up “The Pale Moonlight” on YouTube.… Continued →

Protect Your Heart - Keepin' Us Alive (Easycore From Los Angeles)

You’ve absolutely got to check out the new song from Protect Your Heart titled “Keepin’ Us Alive”. It is their strongest song yet and sounds incredible! If you are looking for that easycore sound with the perfect blend of heaviness meets melodic, pop-punk vocals then you’re going to love Protect Your Heart. They’re from Los Angeles, CA. and are here to rock your world. Get down and party with one of the greatest up and coming bands around. Check out the song below this message (or look it up on YouTube for you Instagram followers).… Continued →

April 27, 2024

for KING & COUNTRY Release New Song for the Film "Unsung Hero"

In case you didn’t know, the band for KING & COUNTRY along with Kingdom Story Company have put together a great new small film called “Unsung Hero” that does an incredible job at honoring family and lifting up those around us. I personally saw it with my 2 kids on Wednesday and we were all moved by it and felt the overall message deep in our hearts. If you have a chance to see it this weekend in theaters, I highly encourage you to do so.… Continued →

Too Bad Eugene Music Video for New Song "Fool's Gold"

Too Bad Eugene released an absolute killer new full length, their 4th in fact, and it is quickly gaining favorability among punk rock fans and even those not into that genre. They recently played at the Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas which is Fat Mike of NoFx fames own museum he founded. Check out this music video for “Fool’s Gold” off the band’s latest album, “Battle Scars”, out now on People of Punk Rock Records. If you want to own this magical piece of punk rock on physical media then you can order it on Vinyl or CD from their label People of Punk Rock.… Continued →

My Epic Release Music Video for New Song "Northstar"

My Epic have just dropped a music video for new song “Northstar” off their upcoming album, “Loriella” which drops June 28th on Tooth & Nail Records. Watch the music video below and if you click the video on YouTube, you’ll be able to read the lyrics. They have some limited vinyl up for sale right here in the Tooth & Nail store along with other good stuff. So what do you all thing about this new song? I for one, completely connect with it and love this direction that My Epic are taking.… Continued →

Benjamin Daniel Releases His Best Song Yet!

Benjamin Daniel who is a sort of, introspective, heart on the sleeve, indie solo artist who captures the imaginations and dreams of listeners across this great land through his music, is back yet again with more new music. This latest song is titled “Lights Out” and features the great Chase Tremaine in a supporting role. I highly encourage you all to give the song a listen then dig back through his older catalog of music to find an artist you’ll instantly connect with. A lot of his songs are deeply personal and highly encouraging.… Continued →

Spoken in Tongues Return With Killer New Song

Spoken in Tongues have returned with a brand new song titled “Jackie” and it is on all digital networks, now! The song will appear on the band’s upcoming EP, “Awkward Future”. You can preorder very limited amount of vinyl, tapes, and CDs of the EP right here on the band’s official bandcamp page. The self-described “your new favorite GRUNGE band” from Nashville, TN. is sure to get new and old fans alike of the genre alongside the greatest indie rock bands out there, excited. Oh and did I tell you that some special faces are a part of this project?… Continued →