Author: Brandon J.

I am 39 years old living in Orange County, CA. with my wife and 3 children. I enjoy living a life for God, Family, passionate music, the ocean, the mountains, gardening, and working in the Machining industry (Real Job). I founded this site in July of 2000 and love the community we have here.

October 30, 2018

Ethan Luck "Let it Burn" Out Now

The highly anticipated new album from well seasoned punk rock veteran, Ethan Luck, is out now. The album is jam packed with memorable choruses, bass heavy delivery, and a warm, inviting horn section that will keep you entertained for hours. This 10 track album was funded by fans through Kickstarter with a lot of us getting the vinyl version among other incentives. When I say “Buy it” I don’t mean that lightly. It is my full intention to persuade you, the reader, to drop what you’re doing and support true independent music by purchasing the album. SMLXLVinyl is stocking the album for those that missed out on the crowd funding campaign. More info can be found below. Just think of it this way, if you enjoyed the sounds of that 2004 OC Supertones album “Revenge of the OC Supertones” (that Ethan Luck helped write and played on) then you’re going to love this. Just take the more somber, introspective, and kick back songs of that record mixed together with some Interrupters, Rebelution, Hepcat, and The Dingees, to get an idea of the sounds found within. The production is top of the line and the musicians featured are definite pros (ex-members of OC Supertones, The Ws, and more). Ethan has been in so many bands in the past 22 years or so that it would be tough to document each involvement. Demon Hunter, Relient K, The Dingees, Value Pac, Project 86, OC Supertones, Pax, etc etc. Thank you Ethan for making the album you were always meant to create. Now all of you go give this as listen!

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Reliance - No Matter What (Official Music Video)

A very promising new punk rock band out of Arizona called “Reliance”, have just posted their brand new music video for their song “No Matter What”. This expertly shot music video captures the essence of punk rock and showcases the talent these guys have. Listen to the song below and make sure to purchase their ep right here. Recommended for fans of: Pennywise, Pulley, Bad Religion, No Use for a Name, Authority Zero, and Rise Against.

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October 29, 2018

The Blamed to Release "Split Ep" with The Satire via Indie Vision Music

In anticipation for the upcoming digital release of The Blamed / The Satire “Split Ep”, we have posted a special “teaser” video below. The video features samples from 3 songs that’ll appear on The Blamed portion of the ep. You can currently purchase the CD version of this split right here via the Indie Vision Music webstore. Itunes preorder goes up on November 5th and full digital release on November 30th. In case you missed the full song stream of “I Guess This is Goodbye” (6500 streams since launch 2 weeks ago), I have posted it below. The Blamed and Indie Vision Music thank you for your support. Follow The Blamed here. #PunkNeverDies

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October 28, 2018

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October 25, 2018

Slow Coming Day Reunite for New Ep

That indie/emo band known as “Slow Coming Day” have reunited and will release a new 5 song ep in 2019. The band recently released a new song which you can check out on digital networks and a another song “All Things New” that was on “Family & Friends Sampler 3” which I put out a few months ago. This highly underrated band will seek to win over hearts worldwide with their catchy brand of melodic songwriting and emotion drenched songs. Go listen to “Farewell To The Familiar” on digital networks and the “A Part of Me Died Ep” on bandcamp here to get prepared. Check out a video of the band performing at Joshua Fest this past summer, below.

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October 22, 2018

Craig's Brother To Release New Ep on Indie Vision Music

This has been under wraps for awhile but I’m excited to reveal some very tasty punk rock news for you. California based melodic punk band, Craig’s Brother, a band of which has been playing together in one form or another for over 2 decades now will return with a new Ep titled “Devils in the Details”. The new ep will see release via Indie Vision Music by end of year. This 5 song ep will feature 5 new songs including “Meilynn’s Song” that you heard back in January of this year. “Devils In The Details” will be the first new music from the band since 2011’s “The Insidious Lie”. These songs will impact and inspire, leaving the listener with a big smile and their fist in the air. Look for a new song to premiere right here very soon. For now, head to StoreFrontier and grab the Craig’s Brother Logo merch. You can find the album cover below. Ep to be available Digitally and on CD (possibly Tape).

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Collington - Trouble (Official Music Video)

A really impressive new group by the name of Collington has just released a music video for the song “Trouble”. If you haven’t heard Collington before then drop what you’re doing right now and give this song a listen. Recommended for fans of Band of Horses, Hozier, Switchfoot, The Fray, and Damien Jurado. It’s an eclectic mix of artists just like the music of Collington. Debut album “In Between”, out now!

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October 19, 2018

October 18, 2018

Brian Ortize - Oh The Joy & Emmanuel (New Song Streams)

Brian Ortize, an artist who has been making music at least as long as I have been running IVM, just released his new songs which you can hear below. Brian was a member of Buddy Ruckus and played as part of Telecast for years. Not only that but he has been a worship leader for around a decade now. Check out “Oh The Joy” and “Emmanuel” via his new label home – BEC Recordings below and make sure to purchase wherever you find good digital music. [Facebook]

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October 17, 2018

Anberlin Tease Reunion With New Profile Image

Update: The band has changed their official website and have posted this same image. Anberlin has been dropping little hints the past few months that are leaving fans guessing. Today they swapped out their profile image on facebook with a new pic that appears to be a photo taped back together. Could this be symbolism? Could this another hint at a reunion? Or is it just a standard photo image swap and/or nothing at all? You debate below and talk about your favorite Anberlin moments from years past. Let’s all stand back in eager anticipation for the next step and hopefully it is the one thing us fans are hoping for…..reunion.

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October 15, 2018

The Blamed - I Guess This Is Goodbye (New Song Stream)

Legendary hardcore punk band- The Blamed, are back with new music and we are proud to stream this first new track titled “I Guess This Is Goodbye”. The song will appear on the group’s new split CD/Digital release with The Satire which is due out by the end of this month. Check out the song below and order good from The Blamed right here. Check out the back album cover below with track listing for the Ep. Art by Josh Bump Galletta

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October 14, 2018

Full Circle - A Documentary About The Former Members of Hawk Nelson, Their Reconciliation and Rebirth as Aid & Effect

A few film makers have embarked on a quest to bring the story of the Ex-Members of Hawk Nelson to life. It is a documentary about Music, Passion, and Friendship. A story about reconciliation and the rebirth as new band, Aid & Effect. Check out the kickstarter for this film right here and get a lot more info than what i’m sharing here (those are Canada prices by the way). Watch the video below.

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October 12, 2018

Mainframe - We're Being Followed (Single)

Check out this brand new single from Mainframe that will be a benefit to support their ministry efforts in a far away land. You can read more on the “single track” page over on bandcamp here and get full details. Stream the instrumental surf-rock track below and donate if you’d like to add the song to your collection. All funds raised from the sale of this single and the group’s 2018 ep “Burn the Boats” will go toward supporting their ministry in this hostile country that isn’t so friendly to those sharing the gospel.

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October 10, 2018

Theocracy "Mirror Of Souls" 10th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue

Ulterium Records will release the Theocracy album “Mirror of Souls” in honor of the 10th anniversary of this acclaimed album. You can pre-order from Ulterium direct right here. It is a limited pressing and available in 2 different color options (Colored option limited to 150 copies). I still remember hearing this record for the first time and being blown away by not just the quality but the musicianship and those vocals! There really isn’t another “Christian” group like them out there and they deserve all the praise they get. Ulterium Records is an amazing label and has continued to put out quality power metal and symphonic metal for over a decade now. I remember giving these tracks to a reviewer we had at the time and I can just imagine what must have been going through his mind at the time. “What the heck is this?”, he must have said lol, good thing I was persistent in getting coverage for Theocracy. I think myself and our readers are better off for it, right?

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