While VEAUX‘s first single really isn’t a new song (it’s their last song released under the Medic moniker), this time it’s accompanied by a video. Ultimately, it’s just another great opportunity for readers to get acquainted with this energetic indie pop trio that surely has a bright future ahead. Continued →
Author: Casey Gallenberger
February 17, 2018
Over the Ocean‘s last release is almost five years behind us now. “Be Given to the Soil” was a heavy blend of post-rock and post-hardcore paired with gritty baritone vocals. Think if John Mark McMillan sang for My Epic. It’s always refreshing when a band takes an unconventional route in conveying faith-based topics in an nontraditional context – and that’s certainly something these men do well. Continued →
February 10, 2018
Chasing Victory’s first material in almost 11 years showcases a powerful mix of post-hardcore and southern rock that’s full of grit and energy.
The Oh Hellos have wasted no time releasing a strong follow-up to “Notos”, this time opting for a festive, autumnal mood.
February 4, 2018
We haven’t heard much from James McCurley’s solo project, Black Pages, for several years. His first EP was a promising mix of ambient, pop, and singer/songwriter, but his new single, Back Down, takes things up a few notches. Much like his previous tracks, Back Down is largely subdued and a bit pensive, though it feels a bit more stream-of-consciousness as well. Continued →
January 28, 2018
Jonathan Ogden experiments with melding worship and R&B on his latest EP but fails to leave a lasting impression.
LEDGES’ debut album is an ambitious release that proves they’re not afraid to take risks.
January 13, 2018
Indie pop group Medic have announced they will be calling it quits. However, this all follows the group’s move to Nashville and the release of several singles (with hints at even more music). Other bands have made similar announcements before rebranding under a new name and optimists think there’s a chance that may be the case here. Continued →
January 10, 2018
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January 1, 2018
Author’s sophomore release takes the best of “Of Brighter Days” and tops it off with synths and 80s influence for an album that’s full of energy and technicality.
December 29, 2017
December 25, 2017
Here is my “deluxe” review list for 2017 – 20 great albums paired with 17 EPs you shouldn’t overlook. This year, we saw strong releases from veteran acts and new groups alike, and they certainly weren’t confined to one genre. Hopefully you can find a new artist through the list below – and please let me know your opinions in the comments! Continued →
December 24, 2017
Here is a small selection of originals and covers throughout the years by some of our favorite artists.
December 23, 2017
“Notos” is an explosive EP full of layered, diverse instrumentation and compelling vocals and lyrics.
About Chris DuPont
Chris DuPont is a singer-songwriter from Ann Arbor, MI. who mixes stylistic elements of indie, folk, and ambient. His approach to songwriting is down-to-earth and honest, paired with subdued instrumentation. Vibrant strings accentuate the emotional experience, resulting in songs that certainly have a lot of radio potential but which manage to maintain artistic expression nonetheless. Continued →
New Archabald Album Out in 2018
Albuquerque, NM. experimental rock group Archabald has been teasing followers with a combination of cryptic posts, humorous polls, and poetic quotes. All this considered, a new album is in the works. It hasn’t been revealed exactly how far the group is into the writing process, but you can expect more news as time goes on. Continued →
December 9, 2017
Although Abandon Kansas dropped off the map for several years after the release of “Alligator”, they’ve returned with a deluxe edition of their 2007 album, “You Build a Wall, I’ll Build a Ladder”. It contains the original track listing along with demos, acoustic versions, and other sundries. Continued →
November 25, 2017
The Welcome Wagon returns with a strong orchestral folk follow-up to 2012’s “Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices”.
Mark Mathis’ latest EP is a refreshing blend of folk, alternative, and worship.
November 18, 2017
Harp & Lyre’s aggressive 2012 finale deserves some time in the light.
If this is the first time you’re reading about Nashville’s explosive dance-rock trio, Medic, let me first direct you to a few other articles: A review of their 2016 full-length and their previous single, Smoke. For those who have been following the band for any length of time, their sound has developed from traditional indie pop into a more refined, darker synthetic wall of reverb. Continued →
Eclectic electronic rap-rock project SMOTZ has resurfaced with a new single in anticipation of his new album, “Ghost Boy”. Listen below.
WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS FLASHING IMAGES
November 8, 2017
We’re proud to celebrate the (second) one-year anniversary of IVM. Take a look at some of our most-read content and share your own memories.
October 28, 2017
Hotel Books’ latest release manages to hit me where it hurts the most.