Tag: 2020

January 3, 2021

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New Releases: December 25, 2020

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January 2, 2021

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Best of 2020: Noah Hardwick (Part III)

Something I realized once I started breaking my top 100 albums and EPs of 2020 list down into four posts is that each post became a micro-list of its own. For example, I wasn’t really thinking too hard about what album I was going to rank 26th when there were 100 albums. But when I split the list up suddenly being ranked 26th seemed really important as it became the last album a reader will see in this post.… Continued →

January 1, 2021

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Best of 2020: Noah Hardwick (Part II)

Some would say that putting together a year-end list of your top 100 albums and EPs is insane. And I agree. It’s one of the most ambitious things I’ve attempted since I started writing for IVM. So how did I do it exactly? Well I started out by putting together a list of all the albums and EPs I listened to during 2020—a feat in its own right. When I was done I had a list of about 300 releases which I then set out to rate on a scale of 1 to 10.… Continued →

December 31, 2020

December 19, 2020

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New Releases: December 18, 2020

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December 13, 2020

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New Releases: December 11, 2020

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December 12, 2020

My Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2020

I should probably be working my Best of 2020 list right now, but as I set out to make my annual Christmas playlist I kept stumbling across great new albums and EPs. So while my top albums of 2020 list sits on the backburner for a few more weeks, enjoy this list of my top 10 new Christmas albums and EPs that were released this year. Oh, and stick around for that aforementioned playlist at the bottom of the page.… Continued →

December 6, 2020

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New Releases: December 4, 2020

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November 30, 2020

Featured Album: Rottweiler Record's Fleas Naughty Dog Vol. 8

I know it’s not Christmas yet, but in the spirit of the season, Shawn Browning’s Rottweiler Records released their yearly Christmas compilation back on November 24, 2020. I remember seeing various Facebook posts about the upcoming project & is up on Rottweiler’s Bandcamp page. Consisting of 20 songs, this comp is sure to satisfy most hard subgenre lovers. The lead track For Unto Us is Malaysian band Shamash who actually released their first EP recently. Coming in on track 2 is progressive rockers Mawcore (formerly known as Blushing Well) with vocalist Joshua Redding who is pretty active on social media so it was nice seeing them here.… Continued →

November 29, 2020

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New Releases: November 27, 2020

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November 22, 2020

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New Releases: November 20, 2020

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November 15, 2020

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New Releases: November 13, 2020

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November 7, 2020

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New Releases: November 6, 2020

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November 1, 2020

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New Releases: October 30, 2020

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October 31, 2020

October 25, 2020

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New Releases: October 23, 2020

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October 24, 2020

Song Of The Day: As We Are-Paralyzed

So I had a chance to meet these guys while I was recording a sound byte from their record label owner for my online radio station a few years ago at Audiofeed Festival in Central Illinois. Wow, has their style changed. I would have classified As We Are’s (stylized sometimes as AsWeARe or just plain AWA) sound as pop punk, but with a rock twist a few years back when they came out with their self-titled EP.… Continued →

October 18, 2020

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New Releases: October 16, 2020

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October 11, 2020

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New Releases: October 9, 2020

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October 4, 2020

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New Releases: October 2, 2020

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October 3, 2020

55 New Songs from September 2020 You Should Listen To

While I haven’t been posting about it the past few months like I was earlier in the year, I’ve been continuing to update the New Release Sampler playlist on Spotify every month with new songs. I felt like taking some notes while I was putting the finishing touches on it today though and thought I’d share them readers. So here are the 55 new songs I picked out from September 2020 that I think that you should hear.… Continued →

September 25, 2020

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New Releases: September 25, 2020

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September 20, 2020

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New Releases: September 18, 2020

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September 13, 2020

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New Releases: September 11, 2020

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September 6, 2020

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New Releases: September 4, 2020

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September 3, 2020

Five Iron Frenzy - So We Sing (Lyric Video and Watch Out For Angry Grown Ups)

Five Iron Frenzy just dropped their controversial new song with a reference to a donkey. Forgive Reese, he really doesn’t know that he just invited like a ton of grown ups to come chase him down, and maybe their kids too? Yikes! Seriously though, people will be upset (even I have questionable taste) but remember one thing, the more angry you get, the more Reese will write. Please do not give Reese & Co. more reason to write lyrics.… Continued →

August 30, 2020

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New Releases: August 28, 2020

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August 23, 2020

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New Releases: August 21, 2020

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August 16, 2020

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New Releases: August 14, 2020

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