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July 15, 2018

Slick Shoes to Record LIVE Show and Play With Craig's Brother August 18th

All of you California punk rock fans get excited because the mighty Slick Shoes and legendary Craig’s Brother are joining forces to play an epic night of melodic punk bliss together under one roof for one night only. Slick Shoes will be recording a live record this night. You don’t want to miss it. Show is on August 18th in The Parrish at House of Blues Anaheim. I wish I could be there but I’ll be camping around that time (dang it!). Tickets and info right here. Both bands are celebrating epic 20th anniversaries for their albums “Burn Out” and “Homecoming” respectively. Wow, has it been that long?

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Forum Blue - A Precious Place

Beautiful songs are one in a million and not so easy to come by regardless of what websites/radio/media throw in your face. Simple songs like this one can be just as powerful as next year’s big chart topping artist. Forum Blue is the new project of Ray Torres of Ray Torres & The Mercy (an artist I wrote about quite a bit over 5 years ago). This song is titled “A Precious Place” and is an honest love letter to his Father who has long since passed. Give this touching song a listen and hug those closest to you.

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Sef Idle - At Arm's Length (Hangnail Cover)

I really have to draw attention to one of the most excellent acoustic pop-punk “cover” tracks done in recent memory. Sef Idle has been playing for years fronting and playing guitar for bands like uniSEF and False Idle but has recently come forward as a skilled acoustic-punk singer/songwriter. Sef Idle just released “Someday, Today” back in May and it is a fitting reminder of how raw, natural talent can captivate the listener. It’s not that often that you hear a Christian singer/songwriter in this genre be so overwhelmingly effective with honesty and conviction, letting the music do the talking through words and song. Check out this new cover song of the Hangnail classic “At Arm’s Length” done only the way Sef could do and let the music speak to you. It’s raw, melodic, and still pleasing to the ears. It’s just a real and honest rendition of a song most people probably wouldn’t even be familiar with. If you would like to purchase this song, it is a part of the new compilation “ZAP-O-MATIC No.2” available right here. All sales go to support Skip and his Cancer treatment/recovery.

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July 14, 2018

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New Releases: July 13, 2018

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Contemporary & Pop

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July 11, 2018

Small Wars Vinyl is Here!

I am really pumped to announce that the Small Wars 7″ Vinyl is finally here! Vinyl Record Pressing out of Florida did a fantastic job and they look beautiful. All pre-orders will begin shipping tomorrow and will finish up in to next week. I will be including some freebies with orders so look for those. Check out pics of this vinyl, below. If you haven’t purchased one yet, they are now $5 in the webstore here and will begin shipping once the orders roll in. The band will also have a bunch of these to sell at shows and such. Thanks again for supporting IVM this past year and for checking out out all the label bands. There will be another digital label release from Grandpa Loves Rhinos and possibly Mainframe then a break will take place for any physical albums. I am also going to begin work on “Family & Friends Sampler 4” because they are just so dang fun to do.

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New Releases: July 6, 2018

Alternative & Rock

Contemporary & Pop

Dance & Electronic

Folk & Singer Songwriter

Hard Rock & Metal

Hip Hop & Rap

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July 6, 2018

July 4, 2018

Introducing: Benjamin Daniel

Benjamin Daniel is a new artist i’d like to introduce you all to. His music beautiful new song “Shaping Season” and purely magnificent in every mention of the word, is now streaming below. Benjamin is currently working on new recordings and this is one of his first to feature. This 5 minute and 30 sec epic song takes the listener on a journey through unshakable emotion, piercing sadness, unmistakable hope, and the redemption that shines through it all. I’m a tough one to be swayed by new solo independent music but there is something truly amazing about this debut track and something awe inspiring. You might remember Benjamin as a contributor here at IVM and an avid listener of great music. Check out the song “Shaping Season”, below.

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Happy 4th of July and the 18th Birthday of IVM

In honor of our great country’s independence and the 18th Birthday of Indie Vision Music, I have released both of the new “Family & Friends Samplers” through all digital networks and streaming sites. Plus it is up on bandcamp as well, right here. These compilations are jam packed with awesome new and unreleased music from a variety of bands spanning on sorts of genres and musical styles. There is literally something for EVERYONE! Check out the IVM Spotify Playlist below featuring all 3 samplers. You can also purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play where I would hope you might write a nice review? That would be cool ;). The CD versions of the two new samplers will be shipped to me on July 11th so all of you with current orders in the storenvy webstore will have them shipped out shortly after. Thanks again everyone for supporting what I have done for the past 18 years here at this website. I know the site has gone through countless changes, alterations, logo swaps, staff member changes, on and off label releases, entertaining comments, but most of all a beautiful community and one that I treasure deeply. I have seen so many trials, errors, personal struggles, professional mistakes and mishaps, sadness and stress, but there has always been a heavy dose of perseverance on my part. I haven’t give much thought to the negativity or anyone who has put down what I’ve attempted to accomplish these past 18 years. It didn’t matter then and doesn’t matter now. I do what I do because I love this music we share and the passion I have for sharing this Faith I’ve grown to embrace regardless of my shortcomings. I’ll never give up the fight even long after this site retires someday and I hope in some small trivial way that IVM has touched a few people across the globe and hopefully for the better. We are all so different and from unique backgrounds but inside, we’re all the same. No matter where you’re at or where you’ve come from, there is a God who loves you and cares for you. Let this music speak to you and Don’t give up the fight! #IVMFOREVER Also, in celebration of our 18th Birthday there are a handful of new/old tshirts, hoodies, kid’s tees, and women’s tees over here in our Storefrontier site. Please pick some up and help support Indie Vision Music

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June 30, 2018

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New Releases: June 29, 2018

Alternative & Rock

Contemporary & Pop

Dance & Electronic

Folk & Singer/Songwriter

Hard Rock & Metal

Hip Hop & Rap

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MxPx - Let's Ride (Official Music Video)

MxPx have finally unveiled the first new song from their upcoming new 10th studio album, “MxPx”. This beautifully filmed music video and extremely catchy new song can be heard below. Mid-Life punk rock takes on new meaning and brings to the forefront all those fresh memories from years ago that were bubbling just beneath the surface. The nostalgia runs deep in this song and video and I think us as fans couldn’t have asked for a better first single. “Let’s Ride” is not only the perfect introduction to a band who have had so many trials during their run but also a reintroduction to a band you might have gave up on after their first decade. Seriously, check this out and run through the past with your arms wide open. Let’s ride.

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June 28, 2018

Pick It Up - Ska In the 90's Film

Some awesome people have come together to make an awesome movie and dare I say, it looks AWESOME! Seriously, a lot of us here in Southern California grew up with this Ska stuff and these influential bands truly had something remarkable to say not to mention the actual music that set a precedent for what was to come. This new film called “Pick it Up – Ska in the 90’s” is currently being filmed and will document everything cool that took place during the heyday of Third Wave Ska in the 90’s across the country. There will be interviews with all the big ones like Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, No Doubt, Save Ferris, Dance Hall Crashers, Hepcat, Buck O Nine, The Toasters, Fishbone, as well as members of Five Iron Frenzy and The O.C. Supertones. The makers of this film have launched a kickstarter to fund the process and make it something HUGE. Heck, maybe even a theater premiere could happen if enough people contribute to this campaign. Click here for the campaign. You can watch a few clips below. SKA SKA SKA! #SkaLives

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June 27, 2018