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.

April 3, 2022

The Blamed Recording New Album

The Blamed have been dropping little hints about recording a new album and well friends, they’ve done it! The band is in a studio NOW, recording what will be their next full length record. Big anticipation for this one as “The Church is Hurting People” was incredible. Looking forward to the next chapter for this legendary band.… Continued →

April Fools, Are You There?

I would just like to take a moment before I start posting all these news stories from my home here in sunny Southern California, to say, hello, are you there? Seriously though, this April Fools may have gotten a bit out of hand in regards to the amount of Makeshift3 news stories and if you were offended just keep in mind, most of us have been severely affected by the sheer multitude of SPAM. This may be the very last post mentioning Makeshift3 on Indie Vision Music.… Continued →

April 1, 2022

Makeshift3 Added To Morbius Soundtrack

In a last minute attempt to boost sales numbers of tickets for Morbius this weekend, the band Makeshift3 were added to the soundtrack for the new film. They are unlisted and not credited but their music can certainly be felt in this anti-hero film starring the great Jared Leto. A rep for Sony/Marvel had this to say about the last minute addition to Morbius: “We were looking for the perfect music to add in at the end of the post-credits scenes.Continued →

UnoriginalVinyl & Tooth & Nail Records Join Forces to Press "Fluorescent Black" On Vinyl For the First Time

In what seems like one of the most unlikeliest of all scenarios, well, it has somehow magically come to fruition. Unless I was caught up in some sort of unforeseen nightmare or tripped out from not having enough carbs on this KETO diet, or a lithium overdose, the very first pressing of “Fluorescent Black” by the darlings of punk-metal – Makeshift3, is a go. The beautifully handcrafted, time tested elements of this package will include the original album all freshly remixed by Tom Lord-Alge and mastered by Bob Ludwig.… Continued →

Members of Homeplate and Makeshift3 Form New Ultraband - Makeaplate365

There are moments in history that change things forever. Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address. Armstrong and the moon. Peter Griffin and the Chicken. The latest to be added to this list is the brand new ultraband comprised of members from 2 of the hottest up and coming punk bands – Homeplate and Makeshift3. When asked about the band, called Makeaplate365, Cody Thompson, drummer of now defunct “Homeplate” had this to say “It is a pyramid scheme.Continued →

Nickelback Announce World Tour With Makeshift3

Nickelback will return to the stage again and this time they are taking out the band Makeshift3 for a string of dates, mostly at coffee shops and and church basements. Nickelback will be supporting their new “worship” record – “How The Bible Reminds Me” which features 12 very catchy, radio friendly tunes consisting entirely of melodies from “How You Remind Me” & “Photograph” but based on different bible verses. Makeshift3 are fresh off their new drum solo album “Fluorescent Cymbals” and will be touring it alongside their friends in Nickelback.*… Continued →

Nate Parrish Announces the "Hey Parrish, You There?" Tour This Fall

Nate Parrish will be heading out on the “Hey Parrish, You There?” tour with Makeshift3 this fall. Nate Parrish will be headlining, playing songs off his incredible new full length “Soul Surgery”. Makeshift3 will be supporting and comprised by a very futuristic collection of (ro)bots playing all the instruments. Just imagine something along the lines of the Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey end sequence. It’s be a very explosive evening and each date will be different from the one before.… Continued →

Light The Way "Long Story Short" Out Now and Tour With Makeshift3 This Summer

Light The Way have just dropped their most insane set of songs thus far and a magical collection of new tracks that will get just about any punk lover fired up. You can stream the album now through all digital networks or pick it up on CD right here. Small Step Records is on a roll so make sure to support them. The band have announced a special “Desert Tour” with Makeshift3 this summer. It’s guaranteed to get HOT.… Continued →

Empty Atlas Announce Eric Mattson as 2nd "Jr" Drummer

Empty Atlas have announced that Eric Mattson of the long running band – Makeshift3, has joined the indie act – Empty Atlas, as their 2nd “Jr” drummer. He will be contributing cowbell, tambourine, congas, and some maracas. Even some steel drum will be added to the impressive band’s new sound. I like to call it “Post-Indie-Reggae-Island-Rock”, a unique sound in it’s own right and sure to delight fans all over the globe with the infectious summertime jam sessions.… Continued →

Welcome Makeshift3 to Furnace Fest 2022

It has just been announced that the band – Makeshift3, have just been added to Furnace Fest 2022 as one of the new headliners. Indie Vision Music will be there to support and share (spam) good music with everyone in attendance. This is such super-secret news that nobody else knows about it yet, but we’ve been given exclusive access to one of the finalized line up sheets that was found in a trash bin outside Furnace Fest HQ.… Continued →

March 31, 2022

The Juliana Theory - Playback '99 (Burn The Cassette Deck)

The Juliana Theory return with a brand new song and news of an ep that’ll drop in May through Equal Vision Records. Check out the new song “Playback ’99 (Burn The Cassette Deck)” below. This is all kinds of fun and the nostalgia runs deep through their veins. I still bump “Understand This is a Dream”, “Emotion Is Dead”, and “Love”, and I definitely still enjoy them. Looking forward to the new ep. “Still The Same Kids, Pt.Continued →

March 28, 2022

Light The Way "Long Story Short" Releases This Friday!

The brand new Light The Way album, “Long Story Short”, drops worldwide on this Friday via Small Step Records. This outstanding NEW album from Light The Way is without a doubt, the best the sounding record the band has ever made. It’s a combination of all their greatest songs and even some new sounds mixed in. You’ll love the acoustic oriented track as well. Listen to “Goofball” below in lyric video fashion and make sure to pre-order the CD and merch at the Small Step Records website (Merch is shipping right now and NO waiting), you’ll even get an instant download of the whole album with purchase!… Continued →

Stairwell (CA) Officially Reunites, Announce Members, and to Play Furnace Fest 2022

Stairwell, a band I’ve been a long time fan of and known for 2 amazing albums, “Pacific Standard Time”, and “The Sounds of Change” which both came released on Takehold Records (Hopeless Records picked up the final record and re-released it), just announced their reunion and lineup. Joining long time members Jonathan Caro and Zak Schultz is Justice Gulmatico (Bloodshed), Jeff Jacquay (Unashamed, Rainy Days), and new face – Andy Lara. This 5 piece lineup is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face and bring back the fun.… Continued →

WORDS "Hopscotch" Available Now

The mighty fine WORDS, just dropped their brand new single titled “Hopscotch” and you can listen below. The song is available now through Honey Gold Records and on your digital network of choice. What do you think? This band is killer and I love everything they’ve put out so far. [Thanks for the tip from one of our readers]… Continued →

Watashi Wa - Let Me Prepare You (Official Music Video)

Watashi Wa have dropped their brand new music video which is probably the first as “Watashi Wa” in over 15 years. The song is “Let Me Prepare You” and the sounds mixed with the fun visuals of this video make an all around great track, even better. Watch the music video with some questionable dancing skills, below. The Watashi Wa 2 song single is available now and “People Like People” album is due out May 20th 2022 via Tooth & Nail Records.… Continued →

March 25, 2022

Nate Parrish - Nostalgia (Official Lyric Video)

Nate Parrish is about to unleash album #2 in just 2 short weeks from today. On April 8th 2022, the album “Soul Surgery” will be unveiled and soon following will be much acclaim and admiration for Nate’s work. I’m about to dive in to the album as of this writing so I’ll let you know what I think in the next week or so. From the 2 songs revealed thus far and all the song clips, this just might be one of my favorite albums of 2022, and it’s still early in the year!.… Continued →

Dismissed Take The Good With The Bad for 19 Years

It’s hard to believe that 19 years have passed since a young 24 year old Brandon connected with a band of youngsters that nobody outside of our very small small population of Orange/San Diego counties had heard. I remember eating some tasty tex-mex food at Chevy’s (remember that place?) here in Laguna Niguel, CA. back in early 2003 and through the talking noise of fellow patrons with full bellies of perfectly formed machine made tortillas, I discussed the future of IVM and a band, Dismissed.… Continued →

Watashi Return From Hiatus and Drop Two New Singles

You might recall a couple posts over the past few months about the return of Watashi Wa and I’m excited to finally share the fruits of their (reunion) labor. The band is back and have just released 2 new singles through Tooth & Nail Records with a full length “People Like People” due this spring/summer through the label. The two new singles feature some mighty guest spots (and I hear the album will have even more!).… Continued →

March 21, 2022

The Case For Heaven Film Premieres April 4th, 5th, & 6th

You may have heard about this special documentary film called “The Case For Heaven” which is based off the book of the same title by the great Lee Strobel. If you haven’t heard about the film, check out the trailer below. It is playing in theaters nationwide beginning on April 4th, 5th, and 6th and tickets are on sale now. This special film was directed by Mani Sandoval and Executive Produced by his brother, Gil Sandoval.… Continued →

March 20, 2022

Relent - Heavy (Official Music Video)

Relent have just put out an extremely powerful, truthful, and eye-popping music video that is revealing as much as it is a sad revelation of what goes on in the darkest places of humanity. The video centers around the horrors of sex trafficking and the evil desires of mankind’s perversion. Lust kills and destroys the spirit of so many but there is hope. Watch with the mindset to share and make changes.… Continued →

Watashi Wa Are Back in 2022 and With a New Album

It’s quite Clear that 10 Years and Separating States are not enough of a Fleeting moment to Look at Watashi Wa, a band who has very much been missed. They may have lost a few battles but they’re certainly gonna win that war. Don’t count a good band out and they aren’t the wrong kind even in the slightest. It’ll take all of me but I’ll be cheering loudly for this band’s return to form.… Continued →

Maylene & The Sons of Disaster to Play at Furnace Fest This Year

In what many would consider an absolute miracle, Dallas Taylor and the boys in Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, are coming out of what some had called – “a permanent retirement” to play one of the biggest underground festivals of the year. Don’t ever count a good band out and certainly don’t discount God’s mighty hands on someone’s life. Witness this mighty rebirth at Furnace Fest this year and get ready to rock out with one of the best bands around.… Continued →

Light The Way - Goofball (Official Lyric Video & Life Lesson)

Learn about life, growing up, and grasping at fading youth while still embracing that punk rock spirit through the California pop-punk four-piece outfit, Light The Way. If you haven’t given their newest song “Goofball” a listen yet, well then I wish you the best and enjoy your cold corner of the room while the rest of us embrace the next big thing. Seriously, this is a great song not just in the pop-punk realm of things but as an extremely relevant and current piece of music that’ll get you singing along and nodding your head in agreement.… Continued →