Author: Casey Gallenberger
July 2, 2020
Evan Maines, formerly of StateBirds, has resurfaced with a solo track for you to enjoy. It’s bluesy, relaxed, and soulful. Check it out below. … Continued →
Mo(u)rning is a very middle-of-the-road release. Its pop sensibilities give it a bit of a vanilla flavor - you probably won't dislike it, but it won't be your first pick, either. It's inoffensive; its subject matter is commonplace.
July 1, 2020
It'd be an understatement to say A Line in the Sand is highly-anticipated. Many IVM readers have supported the band since their inception, and our vicarious connection here has culminated to something truly exciting. This is the kind of album we deserve from American Arson - one that balances the best of their catalog with a insatiable hunger for growth. It's a lyrically-bold album which never obfuscates what it's trying to say. And while it takes a few listens to take everything in, A Line in the Sand is an ambitious debut LP that will not disappoint.
May 16, 2020
RIYL: Attalus, The Classic Crime, Cool Hand Luke, classic Emery
April 24, 2020
The much-beloved punk rock duo American Arson is back and set to bring their Facedown Records debut LP to the world. A Line In The Sand officially hits shelves 7/3, but the band has dropped their lead single, “Unbreakable”, to help whet your appetite in the meantime.… Continued →
March 22, 2020
DENS have released a behemoth of a concept album that solidifies them as one of the hottest upcoming bands on the Facedown roster.
Facedown alumni and post-metal juggernauts A Hope For Home are teasing new material (about time), but in the meantime, they’ve made their independently-released debut available on Bandcamp. This is a band that personally has been hugely influential and Realis is one of my favorite albums of all time, so I’m very excited to see what’s to come.… Continued →
February 22, 2020
Second to Safety's second album presents an intricate narrative in the form of nine genre-defying tracks.
February 9, 2020
Second to Safety will release "Esther" on 2/28 - check out the lead single here!
Minneapolis-based Author have been a bit quiet since the release of IIFOIIC but they’ve resurfaced with a slightly different lineup and a consequent change in sound. “Blur” deviates from the art-pop stylings of its predecessor, as well as the ambient-styled indie flavor of earlier releases.… Continued →
January 5, 2020
Here are my top 10 releases for 2019.
November 22, 2019
Glass Age's debut EP is an exciting resurgence for the gentlemen of Abandon Kansas.
November 19, 2019
Although bands like My Epic, Abel, The Ember Days, and Ascend the Hill have been incorporating elements of post-rock, ambient, and experimental pedal usage into their sound for ages, it’s the sort of thing that was bound to cross into the mainstream eventually.… Continued →
November 5, 2019
Abandon Kansas has been around the block a time or two, but they really seemed to reach a new high on Alligator a few years back. And while frontman Jeremy Spring has had a host of other projects he’s been working on, the band itself has been largely silent (well, apart from their cover band alter ego, A Band in Kansas).… Continued →
October 28, 2019
For fans of: As Cities Burn, Tiny Moving Parts, Mansions
October 6, 2019
For fans of Jon Bellion, Cubbage, Lawrence, and motown classics
August 18, 2019
LEDGES' returns in full-force with a new lineup on "Convenience".
August 10, 2019
July 21, 2019
July 20, 2019
Salt Creek's sophomore EP leans heavily on alt-rock for a catchy blend of radio-friendly songs.
July 19, 2019
June 29, 2019
Adjy return from three years of silence to debut a stunning set of tracks.
May 12, 2019
My Epic returns with their long-awaited follow up to Ultraviolet, and it's aimed to be one of their most provocative releases to date.
May 6, 2019
April 26, 2019
The Chairman Dances isn’t exactly known for convention when it comes to videography (case and point: this grocery store panic attack). This time around, their video takes the form of an oversaturated, film-style adventure akin to old home movies. Its plot is simplistic yet whimsical; it was also filmed on one of the coldest days of the year so the depicted antics certainly are not beyond the realm of reason.… Continued →
April 22, 2019
It'd be remiss to think Fair was simply Aaron Sprinkle's backing band. Subways on the Sun is fronted by Fair alumni and offer listeners an eclectic blend of grungey alt-indie that demonstrates their songwriting prowess.
April 7, 2019
Second to Safety has released a new song, "Signs of Life", which you can check out here.
April 6, 2019
Kings Kaleidoscope has shifted gears a bit on ZEAL, incorporating a heavy focus on production and hip-hop elements.
April 5, 2019
American Arson's Facedown Records debut is a great entry point for new fans.