for KING & COUNTRY have just revealed their music video for the new song/single titled “Pioneers”. The song features Joel & Luke Smallbone alongside their wives Moriah and Courtney, filmed against the volcanic backdrop of an otherworldly Icelandic landscape. This professionally filmed video truly captures the heart and soul of the song and showcases their vocal talents in an unprecedented manner. I have always been a fan of for KING & COUNTRY and I really enjoy this new song. I wish this group all the success in the world and I believe their new album with take them to new heights above what we’ve seen from them thus far. “Pioneers” is available now through all digital networks. The group’s new album is out October 5th 2018.
June 30, 2018
Archabald showcases a heavier, darker direction on “Carcosa”, due July 13. Check out a new single here!
June 28, 2018
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
June 27, 2018
“Can’t get a clear read when everybody’s joking / No emotion, emojis depict feelings / Crying is weak, hitting women is hard / There’s no role models, everybody’s a god.”
If you like your hip-hop contemplative and experimental, there’s a lot to like here. Continued →
Skip Brooks who is a long time member of our little music scene has unfortunately received devastating news, that he has stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma. On top of the cancer treatments, he is having to deal with heart related issues as well. Continued →
The new IVM compilation “Family & Friends Sampler 3” is up now for pre-order (Digitally) right here on Bandcamp. In advance of the July 4th release date I am dropping a special full sampler reveal stream below. Check it out and let us know what you think about that new 7-10 Split jam. These two samplers serve not only as a special 18th anniversary celebration for Indie Vision Music but also as one of the final IVM compilations for the foreseeable future. Read more below.
June 26, 2018
DENS’ Facedown debut release proves that the label’s decision to expand beyond their metal foundation is truly paying off.
June 24, 2018
Alternative & Rock
- Fever Fever – Details [Single]
- Jeremy Ryan – Into the Light: Songs of Redemption and Hope in the Midst of Despair [EP]
- Mae – 5 Light Years [Single]
- The New Respects – We Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere [Single]
Contemporary & Pop
- Austin French – Good Feeling [Single]
- Fleurie – Chasing Stars [Single]
- Iryne Rock – J.F.Y (Just for You)
- Keyondra Lockett – Try [Single]
- Koryn Hawthorne – Down Goes Rome [Single]
- Matthew West – All In
- Paper Lights – Everything Is Sound, Vol.
June 22, 2018
I am excited to bring you the 1st of 2 new samplers from Indie Vision Music. “Family & Friends Sampler 2” is now available for pre-order via bandcamp here for just $2. All pre-orders will receive download of 5 songs instantly. The full compilation drops on July 4th 2018. Sampler 2 will go up for Digital pre-order this coming week. Listen to the songs available, below. If you prefer a CD version, preorders are up on Storenvy here. *CDs probably wont ship until the week following July 4th due to delays on my end. Exclusive first listen to the sampler, below. All our samplers have been mastered by Sef at Simpul Studio and they sound amazing.
Another exciting signing to Facedown Records called “Weathered“, have just dropped their debut song “There Is One” via Facedown Records which you can listen to below. This is yet again another exciting addition to the growing “rock” roster of Facedown. Following bands like Everything In Slow Motion, My Epic, DENS, Comrades, Attalus, Withered seeks to connect with your soul through their shoe-gaze, mood mesmerizing new tunes. This is one of the finest new songs I’ve heard in recent memory and I am positive the rest of their full length will follow suit. Get pumped people because this is definitely the next exciting band to keep your eyes on. Pre-orders for the LP up here. “Stranger Here” drops on August 17th via Facedown Records.
After the past decade of just a few new songs here and there or a few re-releases (on vinyl) of their past catalog, the band MAE as a collective unit is BACK! Check out “5 Light Years” below via spotify. The song is available on all digital networks courtesy of Tooth & Nail Records. This reminds me of “Singularity” meets The Postal Service meets Sparta and Modest Mouse served in a bowl of Jimmy Eat World. It is electrifying, experimental, post-whatever everyone else is doing, and simply aggressive. It’s kind of like the Mae we’ve always wanted to hear that was bubbling just beneath the surface. It’ll be interesting to hear what everyone thinks. Comment below with your thoughts.
Following up their “Be The Change” full length debut (under the name LIV.), the band is back as Living In Victory and with an even more engaging new set of songs. This is hardcore lit by the match of passion and movement. You haven’t heard a band of Christians playing music this explosive in years. Check out the album on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Apple Music, Spotify, and more. Purchase from On The Attack Records right here. Listen below.
June 19, 2018
Check out this ep stream from new metallic hardcore band – Dreaded Dale. The band just released “Wayward Ep” today. It is available on their bandcamp here and through digital networks in a few days. Ep stream and a little background on the ep, below. The band plans to release 3 eps in 2018 so keep your eyes peeled and ears ready. Dreaded Dale has set out to bring Christ to a generation that has all but given up on typical Christianity
June 18, 2018
Spotify has become my go-to source for discovering new music. Between the personalized playlists, large community, and services that connect with it, Spotify is a great tool for finding your next favorite band regardless of how you listen to music. Here’s a few of my recent discoveries I’ve made on Spotify. Continued →
June 17, 2018
June 16, 2018
We’re a bit late on reporting this, but Dallas indie-worship act South of Royal have released their take on All Hail the Power, complete with an added chorus (ala Chris Tomlin). Sonically, there’s a bit of 80s and chillwave influence presence and comparisons could be made to M83. Continued →
Alternative & Rock
Contemporary & Pop
- Francesca Battistelli – The Breakup Song [Single]
- Jasmine Murray – Fearless
- Lydia Laird – Where Your Heart Is [Single]
- Plumb – Beautifully Broken (Remixes)
Dance & ElectronicContinued →
Check out the interview with Grandpa Loves Rhinos courtesy of The Christian Rock 20 this weekend. The band discuss a variety of topics including their time in the military (yes they are active duty), Family, Music, and the most Un Rock n’ Roll thing about them. The band’s new song “If Death Rolls Dice” will be on the IVM “Family & Friends Sampler 2” due out on July 4th!
In case you were living under a rock, classic alternative rock band (man, it feels weird to say that) – The Prayer Chain, have reunited and are making preparations for their upcoming 25th anniversary shows for their album “Shawl”. There are still some tickets available for the House of Blues Anaheim show so click here to get yours. Check out some practice preview video clips below.
A very special vinyl pressing of the influential 1989 album “Wakin’ Up The Dead” by the now classic Mike Knott led post-punk/alternative rock band – L.S. Underground otherwise known as Lifesavers or LSU for short. A kickstarter has been launched to pay for the release of this classic in classic vinyl/CD formats. Check it out here.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of groundbreaking and highly influential debut album from Starflyer 59, “Silver” has now been pressed to Vinyl. The record along with a few bundle options is available right here and shipping now. This is a limited edition and once Velvet Blue sells out, that’ll be it. Don’t sleep on this fabulous vinyl pressing. I received my bundle yesterday and it is truly amazing, check out a picture below. Brings back so many memories and nostalgic feelings.
Orion Walsh and Slow Coming Day have released their first new song in over 10 years titled “Maybe” and you can listen to it below. The song is available via bandcamp here. It’ll be up on Spotify soon. In addition to this song they also recorded another new track that will appear on the “Family & Friends Sampler” due out July 4th. Pre-orders launching soon. This song has a Postal Service (the band) vibe with an electro-indie-pop-rock like influence.
The gentlemen of pop/alt/prog act Captain the Sky are setting out to release their second full-length, “The Butterfly Effect”, this fall. This serves as a timely follow up to 2017’s “Lions & Foxes” and 2016’s “Mary Celeste”. Their newest single, Hibiscus, showcases a resurgence of their technical-but-radio-friendly sound with a strong mix of technical guitar lines, vocal trade-offs, and a strong rhythm section. Continued →