Author: Ian Zandi
March 4, 2015
An interview with The Hawk In Paris' Dan Haseltine and Ian Zandi. Topics include their new single "Frozen Heart", finding inspiration, and why the band won't tour.
INTERVIEW : House of Heroes
The 2nd part of an interview between Tim Skipper, Stephanie Skipper, and Ian Zandi. This segment focuses on the House of Heroes project.
REVIEW : Mat Kearney - Just Kids
Read my review of Mat Kearney's latest (but not greatest) album yet.
March 3, 2015
INTERVIEW : Copperlily
Here is the first part of an interview done between Ian Zandi and Copperlily. The 2nd part will include House of Heroes.
February 19, 2015
INTERVIEW : Naturalist
An IVM exclusive interview with post-hardcore band Naturalist. Conversation topics include their intriguing cover art, the new album direction, and staring at people just to creep them out.
February 10, 2015
REVIEW : Flyleaf - Between the Stars
Click ahead to read my review of Flyleaf's transition from metal to pop-rock.
INTERVIEW : Ellie Holcomb
This is a transcript of a phone interview I had over digital coffee today with CCM singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb. The 30 minute conversation includes topics such as her album As Sure as the Sun, her involvement with Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, potential collaboration with Jon Foreman, touring plans, a relatively-unknown side project, and her thoughts on streaming services.
January 28, 2015
REVIEW : Talkie - Talkie EP
Talkie is the band that I always knew I needed to hear. Now you should hear them too. Check out my review of their grungy debut EP.
January 27, 2015
INTERVIEW : Aaron Gillespie
A phone interview of Aaron Gillespie conducted by Ian Zandi for IVM on 1.27.15. Topics include his new worship album, touring plans, his time with Paramore, Breaking Bad, streaming music, and vinyl purchases.
January 25, 2015
REVIEW : The Frozen Ocean - Skeleton Key
'Skeleton Key' is the passion product of a man named Dave. The name “Dave” might sound ordinary and not that interesting. Dave is one of the most common names out there. What could he possibly bring to the table that any other Dave can’t provide to us already? Dave Swanson is actually quite the contrary to that.
January 19, 2015
REVIEW : Misty Edwards - Little Bird
Misty Edwards has been going to IHOP in Kansas City, KS for over 15 years now. No, not the pancake restaurant (though maybe she has, I don’t follow worship leader’s eating habits). This is the review for Misty's latest album, 'Little Bird'
January 14, 2015
REVIEW : Chris Tomlin - Love Ran Red
Chris Tomlin's latest praise album Love Ran Red reaches a level of self-parody. Read on for the full review
January 8, 2015
REVIEW : Lacey Sturm - The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living
Provided with an advance reading copy from Baker Books, I reviewed Lacey Sturm's first published book "The Reason".
December 31, 2014
Third Day - Soul On Fire
Gospel Rock band Third Day announced their next single “Soul On Fire” alongside a new lyric video. Their new worship album, Lead Us Back, will release on March 3rd, 2015. … Continued →
December 28, 2014
REVIEW : Levi the Poet - Correspondence (a fiction)
Levi the Poet is like Edgar Allen Poe minus the mustache, raven, and overall grimness. Basically, they both write poems. Here is a review of Levi's latest spoken word/music mashup.
December 23, 2014
REVIEW : The Classic Crime - What Was Done, Volume 1: A Decade Revisited
A review of The Classic Crime's bookmark acoustic record. It has a tipping (or levitating?) chair on the cover which automatically makes it awesome.
December 18, 2014
REVIEW : King's Kaleidoscope - Becoming Who We Are
Spoiler alert: This album is good. Very good. Like, really really good.
December 17, 2014
REVIEW : Sullivan - Heavy is the Head
My review of Sullivan's recent comeback album, Heavy is the Head, from Spartan Records. (There is that word again. Heavy. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with Earth's gravitational pull?)
December 11, 2014
REVIEW : Hearts Like Lions - These Hands
A review of the major label debut release from indie rock band Hearts Like Lions
December 4, 2014
REVIEW : Copeland - Ixora
A flourishing return from indie rock band Copeland
December 3, 2014
Relient K Mmhmm 10th Anniversary Tour at The Glasshouse: Pomona, CA
A written review of Relient K's 10th Anniversary Tour at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. (Also feat From Indian Lakes and Blondfire).
December 2, 2014
Paramore - Hate To See Your Heart Break (feat. Joy Williams)
Former Civil Wars member Joy Williams has recently been featured in Paramore’s bonus track “Hate To See Your Heart Break” on their deluxe edition self-titled album. Watch both of the Williams record the song together in the video below. … Continued →
December 1, 2014
Lifehouse - Flight
Coming back from a short hiatus, Jason Wade and co. are back in action with a new single “Flight”. The alternative rock band is set to release their new album, Seven, independently in Spring 2015. Anybody looking forward to more tunes from Lifehouse? Personally, I think their last album, Almeria, was very underrated. … Continued →
November 29, 2014
REVIEW : The Modern Post - Lowborn King
The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.
REVIEW : House of Heroes - Hark! The House of Heroes Sing
Mint-fresh review of the crowdfunded holiday EP from Christian rock's beloved heroes.
May 29, 2014
REVIEW : Hillsong United - The White Album
Where feet may fail, remixes may rise.
April 1, 2014
REVIEW : Kye Kye- Fantasize
Read my review of the sophomoric effort that most bands can only dream of
January 22, 2014
REVIEW : Switchfoot - Fading West
Check out my review of Switchfoot's half-soundtrack, half-studio album Fading West.
November 11, 2013
REVIEW : Jenny & Tyler: Songs For Freedom: A Covers EP
“I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” –Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
October 26, 2013
REVIEW : Leagues - Spotlight EP
A rickrolling review of a semi-new EP from Nashville's next big thing.