I have a confession to make: after high school I stopped listening to worship music. I still heard my fair share of new worship songs on Sunday morning, but for me the last decade has just been a blur of worship songs that all sound the same. Continued →
May 21, 2018
Names Without Numbers is a four-piece rock and roll band from Omaha, NE / Council Bluffs, IA. Since forming in the summer of 2000, they’ve released an EP and a full-length album, toured the midwest, played in venues ranging from basements to festivals, slept on floors, fought…a lot, took a break, started families, came out of retirement, and are now writing and recording songs for an upcoming album. Stylistically, they play a unique blend of indie-rock with plenty of raw emotion and pop-punk energy. Some bands with a comparable style include Jimmy Eat World, Tiny Moving Parts, Moving Mountains, Anberlin, Sparta, Thrice and many others. Don’t miss out on this unique and incredible entertaining new song. “Goodnight” is available on all Digital networks beginning today plus the band is launching their very own IndieGoGo campaign. All contributors to the campaign will receive another track and further reason that this band is one you don’t want to miss out on.
May 19, 2018
May 18, 2018
I am really excited about this new Names Without Numbers music and especially their first new single in over a decade titled “Goodnight”. Check out the teaser clip below and watch the full version on PureGrainAudio this coming Monday. The band will release the single on Monday via IVM to correspond with their IndieGoGo campaign to fund the release of their brand new full length effort. Fans of Anberlin, Jimmy Eat World, Acceptance, Sparta, Taking Back Sunday, and House Of Heroes will find something to appreciate in the new music of Names Without Numbers. [Facebook]
May 17, 2018
The band “The Blamed” are back with a brand new song “Speaking To A Cold Room Of People Who Need Heat” that will appear on the Indie Vision Music “Family & Friends Sampler 2” due to release on July 4th 2018 at Audiofeed Festival and online digitally as well. If you want to pick up some merch from the band, you can do so here. Stay tuned for Sampler art to be revealed soon along with the tracklisting. This may be a Part 2 and Part 3 double release just so you know ;) Song teaser can be found below.
May 16, 2018
It has just now been announced that the well loved album from Dead Poetic, “New Medicines”, is getting the vinyl treatment by Tooth & Nail Records. It is available on Coke Bottle Clear (500) and Translucent Red (500). They are available for just $20ea and according to the store, shipping now? Go check it out. Speaking of vinyl, if you could have any 5 T&N releases from the past pressed on Vinyl what would they be?
May 15, 2018
May 14, 2018
Strike up the band, the gang is back. In 2015 members of the underground CHH label “God Sqwad Records” put together their first group project under the alias of “God Sqwad” titled “The Kingdom is Near”. The project was greeted with much acceptance from the CHH community, being featured on popular websites such as Rapzilla, West Coast Fiyah, New H2O and others as well as making an appearance in Rep The King Magazine. The album touched on many topics including the death rate in Tae Lamar’s (FKA B-Boy For Christ) region of the state; Chicago IL, The everyday pressures that Christian men face in our modern world, The loss of R.E.F.’s father, every day stress, and the walk and life of a believer. News has just broke that Tae Lamar, R.E.F., Geddenon & Elan Brio are back in studio beginning work on the second God Sqwad group album, this time adding new GSR members Jovi Harp – GSR, Nine GSR, Psalm and AT3: Alpha Team Alliance to the group. The album is expected to touch on many personal, social and religious topics much the same as found on “The Kingdom Is Near”.
May 13, 2018
After four albums, one mix tape and even a chopped and screwed project. Idaho emcee, and God Sqwad Records artist R.E.F. has just announced a new album in the works. This new project is titled “Where, O Death, Is Your Sting” and is planned to contain several songs from his live performances that have been previously unreleased. Continued →
May 12, 2018
Contemporary & Pop
- Alisa Turner – Miracle or Not
- Amy Grant – Say It With A Kiss [Single]
- Blanca – Shattered [Single]
- Chris Howland – Holding Me Down (The Remixes) [Single]
- Drew Weeks – Motives [Single]
- Fleurie – Constellate [Single]
- Honest Men – Rose [Single]
- Jet Trouble – Neighborhood Kids [Single]
- Le Voyageur – Finally
- LoveCollide – I Don’t Want It (Dead End Diamonds Mix) [Single]
- Mat Kearney – Mat Kearney (Acoustic) [Single]
- Smalltown Poets – Say Hello
Hip Hop & Rap
- Aaron Cole – Virginia Boy [EP]
- Aha Gazelle – Ionou Jack [Single]
- Bizzle – Light Work
- Caleb Cruise – Let It Out [Single]
- Charlie Powers – Ok Lonely [EP]
- Conceptz – Lies [Single]
- Hoszia Hinds – I’m Bless [Single]
- Hyper Fenton & Moflo Music – The Lord’s Day [Single]
- Jackie Hill Perry – Crescendo
- Josiah Williams – Shine [Single]
- Marqus Anthony – Worse Than Useless [Single]
- Peabod – Shoot From The Hip [Single]
- Shope – XXY
- Taelor Gray – The Love Don’t Last Long
- Tobe Nwigwe – HÂRD.
May 10, 2018
I am going to introduce all of you readers to the new band Snakehound right now. The band features former vocalist for The Burial and past IVM contributor – David Marshall. Their sound runs the whole map but fans of Norma Jean, Converge, Everytime I Die, and The Chariot will really find something to appreciate here. Check out their new music, below and please support by purchasing on bandcamp. Their lyrics are deeply personal and the music is explosive in nature, like a full on assault upon the senses. Their debut full length is out soon but in the meantime check out a new song below.
New At The Wayside CDs of the album “The Breakdown and the Fall” are now officially in stock at the IVM Webstore. Get your copy right here. I also have a special 4 pack featuring all 4 new IVM Releases for just $16 (savings of $14!) Plus if you order right now until June 1st, you will get 15% off your order of $15 or more (applied automatically). Continued →
May 8, 2018
New singer by the name of “Adelaide” has just released her new single titled “UNFORSAKEN” and it is an uplifting, spiritual awakening set to pop rock music. Adelaide has a strong, commanding voice perfect for this style of music. I know there have been two other artists by the name of “Adelaide” that we have covered since the zine launched in 2005 but this is totally different and quite well done. Recommended for fans of: Evanescence, Fireflight, LEDGER, and Lauren Daigle.
I’d like to take a moment and make an announcement. Indie Vision Music WILL have somewhat of a presence at the famed Audiofeed Festival this summer. I have two bands confirmed to appear (any guesses?). You will find a new IVM Family & Friends “Sampler” (Part 2) at this fest and will be on our band’s merch tables. Continued →
May 5, 2018
Contemporary & Pop
- Alex e Alex – Something Else [Single]
- Anthem Lights – Class of 2018 EP
- Connor Flanagan – Strong Is Your Love (reImagined) [Single]
- Ginny Owens – Remind Me [Single]
- Ian Yates – All You Need Is Love [Single]
- Jonny Diaz – Watch You Be A Mother [Single]
- Lydia Laird – Nothing’s Impossible [Single]
- Mass Anthem – I Have This Hope / Control / By Your Side [Single]
- Mat Kearney – CRAZYTALK
- Plumb – Beautifully Broken [Single]
- Valerie Anne – Stay Now [Single]
- West of Here – The Other Side [EP]
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
Hip Hop & Rap
- 1K Phew – Georgia Shore [Single]
- Cellus Hamilton – Rap Game Change [Single]
- Charles Goose – A Voice in the Wilderness [EP]
- Hyper Fenton & Moflo Music – Night Vibe [Single]
- Ilish – Trapped [Single]
- Jackie Hill Perry – Woman [Single]
- Paradox – Tell You the Rest When I See You…
- R-Swift – Grateful [Single]
- Rockstar Jt – Bricks for tha Low (Remix) [Single]
- Sareem Poems – Shallow [Single]
- Steven Malcolm – Been There [Single]
- Tobe Nwigwe – SWAY.
May 4, 2018
Something I’ve kept under wraps for a few weeks and a piece of news that I am truly excited about. The East Coast band – DENS, have indeed signed with California based record label Facedown Records and will release “No Small Tempest” Ep on June 29th. You can take a listen to the powerful new song titled “Deadrise” below. All you fans of Saosin, Thrice, My Epic, Attalus, and Armor For Sleep, will absolutely adore this new music. Facedown Records taking a chance on the more “rock” oriented bands like My Epic, Everything in Slow Motion, Attalus, and now DENS, is the best move they’ve ever made. I really enjoy their whole roster but the bands above have all made truly remarkable albums. Everyone go like DENS and give this new song a listen. Oh and you can pre-order this Ep in a few different bundle options right here.
A new band called “Gut Punch” have emerged from behind the curtain and are ready to pummel your face off with their furious hardcore energy. Check out their debut song “Finish Line”, below. You can follow them on instagram here: @gutpunchhc This band features (former?) members of Born Blind and No Innocent Victim and reside in the San Diego, CA. region. Who else digs this?
Check out this behind the scenes look at what went into the making of this blistering, in your face hardcore punk record by Chicago band – 2Minute Minor. You can watch the recording sessions video for the album “Blood On Our Front Stoop” that releases next Friday, below. Purchase on Bandcamp here or in their merch store here.
May 2, 2018
In celebration of the upcoming new music from Nebraska based indie rock/emo band Names Without Numbers, the band has been posting these special “Meet the Band” type videos on their Facebook page. They will do it every week leading up to the May 21st release of the brand new single on IVM and the launch of their IndieGoGo campaign. Check out the video (both of them) below. Make sure to visit them on Facebook here and say hello. This talented group of men known as Names Without Numbers for those that are unfamiliar with their music would most likely earn a fan out of you for those that enjoy bands like Anberlin, House Of Heroes, The Juliana Theory, Jimmy Eat World, and Taking Back Sunday.
Following in the footsteps of solo outings from the greats like Tony Sly, Joey Cape, Tim Armstrong, and Chuck Ragan, comes this new solo ep from punk warrior – Sef Idle. The first official song from the “Someday, Today” Ep has been released and this incredible new track “I Don’t Remember” can be streamed below. The song appears on the “Someday, Today” Ep due out May 8th. Buy it on Tape/CD here and on Bandcamp here.
April 29, 2018
Talkie, the band comprised of a few former members of the great Blood & Water, has returned with their 2nd full length effort called “Fundamental Things”. Right now for next 48 hours you can download the album for $1 via their bandcamp here. Great production quality and catchy indie-pop songs but I seriously want one more Blood & Water album. It probably won’t happy but whatever I’ll hold out hope ;)
Laura McElroy who is one-half of the songwriting team of Post-Hardcore/Indie band Comrades (Facedown Records), has announced some “solo” dates under her own name. This singer-songwriter has released a couple of demos right here on bandcamp and will hopefully work on a ep or full length at some point (yes please). Catch her at Audiofeed Festival this summer!
April 28, 2018
Alternative & Rock
- Must Build Jacuzzi – Last Place
- NEEDTOBREATHE – Darling [Single]
- The Protest – Noise Revolution [Single]
- The Protest – What Else You Got [Single]
- Relentless Flood – Escape the Fall
- Talkie – Fundamental Things
- ’68 – Two Parts Viper (Digital Deluxe)
Contemporary & Pop
- Austin French – Wide Open [Single]
- Ayiesha Woods – Wild Crazy Beautiful [Single]
- Bonray – Inside Out [Single]
- Brenton Brown – Sing of Your Love [Single]
- Jet Trouble – Only One [Single]
- Matt Hammitt – Like Arrows (From “Like Arrows”) [Single]
- Mat Kearney – Money [Single]
- Newsong – Glue [Single]
- Phil Wickham – Till I Found You [Single]
- Sanctus Real – Changed
- Sarah Reeves – Easy Never Needed You
- Verses – Letting Go [Single]
- Westover – Memory [Single]
Dance & Electronic
Folk & Singer/Songwriter
- CASS – Silhouettes (GCM Sinai Sessions) [Acoustic] [Live] [Single]
- Salt Of The Sound – Meditations, Vol.
April 27, 2018
Today is release day for an album I am really excited to share. This ska-pop-punk-core (whatever you want to call them because they defy all definitions) from the state of Illinois called Must Build Jacuzzi have put together an insane collection of songs assembled in an album known as “Last Place”. Continued →