Author: Ian Zandi
June 29, 2015
In addition to the news of a surprise album that I brought earlier, Gungor is streaming a lyric video for their new song “Us For Them”.… Continued →
June 26, 2015
REVIEW : Jordan Taylor - Long Drive
Check out Ian Zandi's final review for IVM and find out if you should put "Long Drive" on your hard drive.
June 20, 2015
"Gallows" - Dustin Kensrue
Dustin Kensrue has revealed the new music video for his song "Gallows". He released that song on his record Carry the Fire earlier this year.
June 17, 2015
Heart Won't Stop - John Mark & Sarah McMillan
Husband and wife John Mark and Sarah McMilan have released a joint-track together ahead of their upcoming worship EP. “Heart Won’t Stop” is available as an instant download when You Are The Avalanche is pre-ordered. Their EP will be available for purchase on 6/23/15 via Lionhawk Records. … Continued →
May 29, 2015
The Jay Sekulow Band - "Undemocratic"
The Jay Sekulow Band has released their new single "Undemocratic". The band does not seem to have a permanent official lineup, but consistently includes John Elefante (Kansas), John Schlitt (Petra), and Jay Sekulow (Jay Sekulow Live!). The song is based off of Sekulow's new book of the same name that was released earlier this month.
May 26, 2015
REVIEW : Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface
"My name is Blurryface and I care what you think". Okay, here is what I think.
May 21, 2015
REVIEW : Josh Garrels - Home
Josh Garrels' falsettos. That should warrant a listen itself.
May 19, 2015
REVIEW : Dustin Kensrue - Carry the Fire
Check out this review and I will tip my metaphorical hat to you.
May 7, 2015
Righteous King - Isaiah Barker
Here is another Los Angeles local singer-songwriter to check out. Isaiah Barker is a worship artist from Redemption Hill Church in Whittier, CA. He released his album Righteous King earlier this year. You can view the title track’s music video below and download the song + chord charts for free here. The album is now available for purchase on iTunes. … Continued →
May 6, 2015
The Pieces - Phin
Remember that free album from indie rock band Phin that I posted about a few days ago? Well, there is more where that came from! The band’s newest single “The Pieces” is also available as a download on Noisetrade. Check out their new music video below. … Continued →
May 5, 2015
Light the Night - Jule Vera
Warped Tour band Jule Vera has just released the music video for their new song "Light the Night". In addition, pre-order options are now ready for their upcoming album Friendly Enemies. The iTunes pre-order is only $5.99 while various bundles on the band's website start at $6 (including a poster). The release date is set for June 30, 2015 via Purenoise Records.
April 30, 2015
Smoke - Plumb
Alt pop artist Plumb has released a lyric video for her song "Smoke". The song is featured among 6 others that you can download instantly when you pre-order Exhale on iTunes. The album will be available in full on May 4th.
Woman (Oh Mama) - Joy Williams
Alternative artist Joy Williams (formerly, The Civil Wars) posted a new music video on her Facebook this morning with the tagline: “I am a universe wrapped in skin. Maybe too much skin. But I felt I needed to show who I was from the inside out. Who we all are. I’m excited (and a little nervous) to share the video for “Woman (Oh Mama)” with you… Watch it it now!” “Woman (Oh Mama)” comes from Joy’s upcoming album Venus. There is currently no release date but it will be out this Summer.… Continued →
Sold Out - Hawk Nelson
Pop band Hawk Nelson has released a brand new lyric music video for their song "Sold Out". The song comes from their recent album Diamonds. Listen to the song in the video below. Or don't. I'm not the boss of you.
April 24, 2015
MercyMe - Flawless
MercyMe has released a video for their single “Flawless”. The song comes from their latest album Welcome to the New which is now available. … Continued →
April 23, 2015
REVIEW : Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
There's no shade being thrown at Sufjan Steven's latest album. Charlie Brown got it right when he said "good grief".
Mat Kearney - One Black Sheep
Here is Mat Kearney's brand new animated music video for his single "One Black Sheep". The song is featured on his recent album Just Kids. It is now available and you can read my review of the album here.
April 20, 2015
REVIEW : We Are The City- Violent
This is an excerpt of my review of We Are The City's latest album. You should read the full review instead of the excerpt. It's much better.
April 11, 2015
Wish - Lifehouse
Lifehouse recently premiered a new track from their upcoming album Out of the Wasteland. You can read some blurbs about “Wish” on PopCrush. … Continued →
April 6, 2015
Twenty One Pilots - Tear In My Heart
Twenty One Pilots have released the second single from their upcoming album Blurryface. Watch the music video for “Tear In My Heart” below and then preorder the album to be available on May 19th. How does this single compare to “Fairly Locals”? … Continued →
March 27, 2015
Daniel Bashta - Seas of Crimson
Below you can view the lyric video for Daniel Bashta’s new song “Seas of Crimson”. Pre-orders are now up for his For Every Curse EP. It will be available on April 21st. Seas of Crimson lyric video by Daniel Bashta from Daniel Bashta on Vimeo.… Continued →
March 20, 2015
REVIEW : Copperlily - Copperlily
My review of Copperlily's first full-length album #PutABirdOnIt
March 13, 2015
Colony House - Second Guessing Games
Colony House premiered their new music video for “Second Guessing Games” yesterday from their relatively underrated album When I Was Younger. The band will be playing their final show of the tour with KONGOS and Sir Sly at the Wiltern in Los Angeles tonight (sponsored by KROQ). This summer, you can catch Colony House on the Tour De Compadres. … Continued →
Hotel Books - Constant Conclusions
Here is a brand new music video from indie rock/spoken word group Hotel Books. This song, “Constant Conclusions”, can be found on their upcoming album Run Wild, Young Beauty on April 7th, 2015. … Continued →
March 11, 2015
Cold War Kids - Hotel Anywhere
Indie pop-rock band Cold War Kids have released a new music video/lyric video for their song “Hotel Anywhere”. That song can be found on their latest album Hold My Home available now. View the video below. … Continued →
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors - Tightrope
Coming off of their recent release of Medicine, folk band Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have put out a video for their single “Tightrope”. You can view the seemingly-random animated video over at Relevant Magazine.… Continued →
REVIEW : The Brilliance - Brother
I like vanilla ice cream. I really do. It's simple, sweet, and to the point. No quirks, nuts, or slime to get in the way of what really matters. On the other hand, vanilla ice cream can get old really fast. Who would want to eat the same-ol same-ol "normal" vanilla ice cream 24/7? Nobody, that's who. CCM worship music is exactly like ice cream (in fact, I sometimes confuse them and put sonicflood albums in my freezer). Vanilla ice cream/CCM is great for pleasing large amounts of people in gatherings such as churches or ice cream socials (or ice cream socials at church). However, in my own time, I like to have a little bit of cookie dough in my ice cream to chew on. David Gungor and John Arndt are my cookie dough ice cream.
March 10, 2015
INTERVIEW : Fireflight
Here is an e-mail interview between Dawn Michele, vocalist of Grammy-nominated rock band Fireflight, and Ian Zandi. However, most of these questions are actually adapted from our very own Brandon Jones. Be sure to check out their new independent album INNOVA when it drops on 5/5/15. The current single "Resuscitate" is Fireflight's eighth #1 hit.
March 9, 2015
NEEDTOBREATHE - "Brother feat. Gavin DeGraw"
NEEDTOBREATHE premiered their new music video for "Brother feat. Gavin DeGraw" over the weekend on VH1. View the video below. NEEDTOBREATHE has been the subject of a lot of the news here lately including the announcement of a new live album and the mega-sized Tour De Compadres.
March 5, 2015
Britt Nicole - Set The World On Fire (Neon Feather Remix)
Christian pop star Britt Nicole has released a lyric video for the Neon Feather remix of her song "Set the World on Fire". She is releasing The Remixes on March 17th.