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.

October 29, 2022

Protect Your Heart Take Pop-Punk to the Next Level with "re(introduction)"

Have you been been aching for something new and something refreshing but the right band just hasn’t come on your radar yet? Well my friends Protect Your Heart are here to level the playing field and offer some truly incredible music in their new album “re(introduction)” that just dropped yesterday. If you haven’t been following my posts this year and you’re new to the realm of pop punk music, let me just say that this band is perfect for your stereos and headphones. Don’t waste another second reading this and filling your head with boring hard rock crap.… Continued →

Owl City is Back and New Music On The Way

Owl City which is the project of musician extraordinaire Adam Young, has been dropping hints for several months about future plans. I missed posting this last month but new music is coming soon. I guess there were puzzles to figure out online and some supporters got to hear a tease of new stuff first. I don’t know what it sounds like because I didn’t play the puzzles but this most certainly is exciting news! Are you looking forward to new Owl City music?… Continued →
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Slow Coming Day to Play Reunion Gig in So Cal with Watashi Wa

Slow Coming Day will be playing a very special reunion concert with the original band line up. Concert takes place December 16th at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa, CA. with Watashi Wa and Jon Caro (Stairwell). Show starts at 7pm and only $10. Check out a fun lyric video for their classic song “Pages Yet to Be Written” and also take a look at cool flyer as well. I’ve said it before but Slow Coming Day were a special kind of band that could have been a huge force in terms of reach and fanbase but for whatever the reason, they flew under most people’s radars at that time.… Continued →

October 23, 2022

Jesus Revolution Movie

I’ve been following news on this film since they first announced a year or two ago. So, what is it exactly? Well, the creators of films like “I Can Only Imagine”, and “I Still Believe” are taking their talents for making simple songs into feature length films and going a step further by transporting all of us back to a time when the “Jesus Movement” began. Watch the trailer for “Jesus Revolution” below and read on for a personal story from me…… Continued →

Morella's Forest Super Deluxe Vinyl Re-Release Shipping in November

All you early Tooth & Nail and indie rock fans who were alive in that thriving musical era of the 90’s, will be stoked to hear that Morella’s Forest debut album “Super Deluxe” is getting the vinyl treatment and available in two different beautiful color variants. You can buy the vinyl release through Lost In Ohio right here. These ship in November. This label has put out quite a few amazing re-releases including Fluffy and Sixpence None The Richer among several others. I’m holding out hope that some other 90’s era indie releases will get the vinyl treatment as well.… Continued →

A Tribute to Starflyer 59

This really cool project is devoted entirely to the man behind Starflyer 59, songwriter, producer, musician, singer, and creator – Jason Martin. This tribute is in honor of Jason’s 50th Birthday and there is an accompanying Vinyl LP featuring all these amazing, classic songs. It is titled “Major Awards: A Tribute to Starflyer 59” and is put out by Pacifirecords. Although the vinyl is officially sold out, you can check out who and what songs are covered right here. Hopefully other fans like myself were able to snag a copy ๐Ÿ˜‰… Continued →

When We All Become Old

So this really big festival called “When We Were Young” was about to kick off yesterday when some very unfortunate news blew through those seedy asphalt lined streets just like the strong desert wind – which unfortunately led to the cancellation of Day One. Tempers seemed to flare up online and hearts were broken not just from the emo but because of the absence of good live music that people from around the world traveled to see. So, with all this uncertainty many people began to throw out the inevitable “FYRE FEST” comparisons, much the same way some people tossed toward the rebooted Furnace Fest which as we all know went OFF with much fan love and support.… Continued →

October 19, 2022

Last Chance Marie Joins Small Step Records

One of my favorite up and coming record labels called Small Step Records is a community of sorts and a breath of fresh air in a scene of sameness and monotony. The founder Paul Hyde is also a member of the band Grandpa Loves Rhinos which joins Homeplate, Light The Way, and now… Last Chance Marie! They are also another great punk rock band and have a solid sound that isn’t a copy of anyone. If you want good production along with a certain rawness only punk rock can bring you, then check out the music of Last Chance Marie.… Continued →

Craig's Brother Drop "Violent Faith" Today

Craig’s Brother drop yet another song off their upcoming new album “Easily Won, Rarely Deserved” that comes out in a few weeks via their new album home – People of Punk Rock Records. This new song is titled “Violent Faith” and is played in that same great fast melodic punk style the band has become world renown for. Listen below and stream or download at your favorite Digital Network. Let us know your thoughts on the new stuff. Continued →

Precious Death Return and Working on New Album

I always enjoyed the music from Precious Death. Their albums “Southpaw” and “If You Must” are just plain great classics, groove metal mixed with a little hardcore. They were unique, bold, and not afraid to share their thoughts and feelings through the music they created. Unashamed about who they were and what they believed. There was one last album in 1996 before they went on hiatus. Now they are back, over 25 years later. According to their Facebook page, they’ve been working on a new album and as of this January, the writing had begun.… Continued →

October 5, 2022

HolyName are Back With "Creed" ft. Eric from xDeathstarx

HolyName have just returned in the most triumphant way possible. This self-described “preachcore” is everything our music scene has been missing. The band just dropped “Creed” featuring Eric of xDeathstarx (you listen to the song, below) I think people who are fans of the heavy music genre and sub genres are seeking to find answers and balance to our world. Music like this not only encourages a search for encouragement and spiritual nourishment but it also inspires the listener, makes you think, makes you rock out, and ultimately leads the listener to fall on his or her legs to pray and seek worship with the God who made us new in his image.… Continued →

Aaron Newberry Returns in 'Kid Again'

A little-known artist by the name of “Kid Again” (Project of Aaron Newberry formerly of The Tide, and Sons of God/SONS), that is relatively unknown to many but is incredibly deserving of all the appreciation and applause that will come his way. Aaron Newberry is a talented singer-songwriter that writes emotional, and introspective music, that seeks for hope that we are all reaching for while connecting with the listener in a rather simplistic, yet completely surrounding the senses. This is music that escapes categorizing & labels and chases away genre norms.… Continued →

September 30, 2022

Introducing a New Website and a New Song from The Offshore Accounts (Mainframe/Brownstory)

I am proud to introduce you all to this really great and encouraging new bible-based website called I Am A Wall. You can find the site at iamawall.com. Here are a few words about the site from its founder, Kim: “Each musician takes on a chapter in the bible to study. He or She then creates a song from what the Lord says to the individual. Iamawall is simply a documentation of what the musician creates. The web page catches and showcases the beauty of the Lordโ€™s heart and meets each person where they are in their walk with Him.Continued →

September 23, 2022

REVIEW : Too Bad Eugene - Distance

California based melodic punk act known as Too Bad Eugene, have just released their epic 3rd full length album via the label People of Punk Rock Records and I feel it’s their best so far. The band draws upon past influences, mixes it up with some modern takes and superb production style then delivers the goods the only way they’d know how to. All those group vocal harmonies and mass sing-a-longs are without a doubt sweet music to my ears. The 13 tracks run the gamut between a sense of discontentment and imbalance while looking toward hope and finding the strength enough to keep the fire lit and ultimately carrying on.… Continued →

September 21, 2022

Craig's Brother Release "Superhero"

Craig’s Brother just released one of their strongest songs since “Follow Your Heart”. This one is my favorite of the new stuff alongside Terrible Slave of course. It has that classic CB feel and adds a certain metallic guitar moment (even a solo), mid-way through the song. The music just flows so well and lyrically is as sharp as ever. Like their (mostly) unreleased song “Crutch”, there is a slight curse word which might turn off the grandparents, but it is fairly mild, just some excrement tossed around ๐Ÿ˜‰ Check out “Superhero” below.… Continued →

September 20, 2022

Fluffy - My Love (Official Video + Vinyl Pre-Order)

Lost In Ohio are re-releasing the long lost 3rd album from Fluffy, “Sugar Pistol”, and you can pre-order on Vinyl right here. Check out a fun song video created for the track “My Love” right here at Indie Vision Music (click below this message). The video stars Steve Hindalong who you might recognize from dozens of indie acts of the past several decades (The Choir, Lost Dogs, Lifesavers Underground, The Normals, Dead Artist Syndrome) as well as being a well known producer in his own right.… Continued →

September 19, 2022

Symphony in Peril Announce New Song and Lineup

Symphony in Peril are indeed back as a band. They just got done playing a festival over the weekend and are about ready to release a brand new song, as yet untitled. The band have announced their lineup which can be seen in the instagram embed below. The picture attached to this post is their new one. Who is excited for more pummeling metalcore action from this group? You can follow the band at instagram here @symphonyinperilContinued →

September 18, 2022

Red Strat are Coming For You

I’d like to tell you all about a brand new band, so new in fact that the red paint is still wet. This band is called “Red Strat” and features Tim Taber (The Prayer Chain), Jason Martin (Starflyer 59, Brothers Martin, Low & Behold, and more), Steve Dail (Project 86, Starflyer 59, Inner Means), Rob Withem (Fine China), and Charlie Martin (The Rocky Valentines, Starflyer 59). Velvet Blue and the respective members have all been sharing news of this new band and their first show on October 2nd at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa, CA.… Continued →

September 17, 2022

Life In Your Way "Waking Giants" Vinyl

A critically acclaimed band in their own right and a much needed album on vinyl from Life In Your Way is finally happening. Life In Your Way “Waking Giants” is getting pressed for Furnace Fest along with Embodyment “Narrow Scope of Things”, Dead Poetic “Four Wall Blackmail”, Blindside “Silence”, among many other awesome ones. Life In Your Way, Dead Poetic, and Embodyment, are all being pressed by Solid State Records in association with UnoriginalVinyl and Furnace Fest. What are you looking forward to the most both at Furnace Fest and the merch?… Continued →

September 10, 2022

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster Return With "Burn The Witches"

It’s so good to see and hear from Dallas Taylor on this new song, “Burn The Witches”. Once again, Dallas returns to his rightful place, fronting one of the finest metal/rock bands around – Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. Many wondered if he’d ever recover from his tragic accident but here he is bursting out from the studio and soon from the stage at Furnace Fest in a few weeks. Check out the new song and music video for “Burn The Witches”, below.… Continued →

Saint Valleta (The Beautiful Mistake, Stranger Kings) - Scars (New Song)

Saint Valleta which is the new project from Josh H. of The Beautiful Mistake and Stranger Kings (among many other bands and projects), has just released a new song titled “Scars”. It follows up that post-hardcore/emo/rock sound perfectly and is not only a trip through nostalgia but a modern take on rock n roll with a moody introspective vibe. Like Thursday meets Glassjaw, Anberlin, and Armor For Sleep. Check out “Scars”, below and make sure to add to your playlists.… Continued →

We Came as Romans - Golden (Official Music Video)

I had to post this. It’s a deeply emotional song and has a connecting message that is sure to reach those who are struggling emotionally, and mentally. As you know, the band tragically lost frontman, Kyle Pavone, four years ago. We Came as Romans just released a new song titled “Golden” which is centered around the loss of their bandmate. Their new album “Darkbloom” is out October 14th. Those who are struggling with mental health issues, there is a way out, there is hope. For many of us, that hope is in Jesus and for myself personally I rely on not only my hope & faith but also a psychiatrist and medicine to assist me in my journey.… Continued →