A really impressive new group by the name of Collington has just released a music video for the song “Trouble”. If you haven’t heard Collington before then drop what you’re doing right now and give this song a listen. Recommended for fans of Band of Horses, Hozier, Switchfoot, The Fray, and Damien Jurado. It’s an eclectic mix of artists just like the music of Collington. Debut album “In Between”, out now!
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Update: The band has changed their official website and have posted this same image. Anberlin has been dropping little hints the past few months that are leaving fans guessing. Today they swapped out their profile image on facebook with a new pic that appears to be a photo taped back together. Could this be symbolism? Could this another hint at a reunion? Or is it just a standard photo image swap and/or nothing at all? You debate below and talk about your favorite Anberlin moments from years past. Let’s all stand back in eager anticipation for the next step and hopefully it is the one thing us fans are hoping for…..reunion.
October 12, 2018
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So this video was released back in January of this year along with their new album “The North Star” and I must say that it is a heavy hitter. I can’t believe I overlooked this release and didn’t give it proper promotion right here on IVM. Remedy Drive have created music that is deep and rich in content, overflowing with complex symbolism and a certain sense of urgency. You don’t come across music like this in Christian music scene all that often and I really enjoy this track as well as the album. For those looking for comparisons I would say I hear a bit of Switchfoot mixed with Jack White, Needtobreathe, The Black Keys, House of Heroes, and even a little Twenty One Pilots. Check out the video for “Warlike” below and purchase through all your favorite digital networks, streaming sites, or on CD from the band direct right here. They also have some items in their online store made by survivors of trafficking “T-shirts, bracelets, necklaces, elephants, boho pants and other items are handmade by survivors of trafficking and help fund organizations helping to rehabilitate and restore women who have been exploited”.
August 4, 2018
Weathered is a band you absolutely NEED to check out, like right now! So much positive, uplifting, and altogether AMAZING stuff coming out of Facedown Records and this band is one of them. Check out the new song “Burn” off their Facedown Records debut “Stranger Here”, due out August 17th. This band is in a league of their own but would surely please fans of Make Do and Mend, Balance and Composure, Citizen, Superheaven, and Brand New. Pre-Order in a few different bundles including Vinyl and CD right here
July 30, 2018
As you might have heard California has been struck by a series of destructive fires that have torn through towns with such force that people are left feeling broken. It’s terrible and unfortunately someone we have talked quite a bit about here on IVM, has lost his home and belongings as a result of these fires. Continued →
July 25, 2018
If Anberlin’s recent post on Instagram is any indication of an imminent “reunion”, count me as excited. I love this band and any mention of new music from them is certainly reason enough to justify a GOOD DAY. I didn’t really understand their breakup the first time (a hiatus would have been sufficient). Check out the post below and discuss among yourselves. Anyone game for more Anberlin music?
July 24, 2018
In case you missed it last month, I had Drew from Rival Consultants create a lyric video for the new Names Without Numbers song “The Apathy Anthem”. It came out pretty cool I think and if you give it a chance, I am sure you’ll enjoy it too. Names Without Numbers are an alt-emo-rock band from Nebraska who recently reunited after an almost decade long absence. Their music would please fans of Jimmy Eat World, Anberlin, The Classic Crime, Taking Back Sunday, House Of Heroes, Acceptance, and Thrice. Lyric video can be found below. Follow the band on Facebook / Instagram / Website.
July 2, 2018
I’d like to shine a spotlight on a new artist by the name of Collington. Collington are releasing their new single “Here We Go” today. Check out the music video and song, below. If you dig the sounds of Switchfoot, Band of Horses, Future of Forestry, My Epic, or Lifehouse then you’re going to love this new music. [Website]
Smalltown Poets have released an excellent new album titled “Say Hello”. We are offering a special full album stream below. I would encourage you to check this out and purchase online at your digital store of choice. This album is full of passionate praise and radio friendly rock n’ roll sure to please fans of Jars of Clay, Matchbox Twenty, Gin Blossoms, Mae, and Mercy Me.
May 26, 2018
IVM presents this incredible new song “No Other Way” from solo alt-rock artist – Jeremy Ryan. It’s unlike most stuff you’ve come to expect from solo singer/songwriters in recent memory. This is solid alternative rock done right. Expect Jeremy’s music to take off in a big way in the coming years. Lyrics, bio, and song can be found below.
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 10, 2018
Tooth & Nail Records has just released this really great new music video of a sweet song titled “Talk All Night For Nothing” by Tyson Motsenbocker and features Jon Foreman of Switchfoot. Check it out below.
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The Eclectic Podcast recently did an in-depth interview asking about Oh Eternity’s latest LP ‘I Exist’ (released Nov 2017), their musical influences & the importance of discipleship and community for Christian touring & recording artists. Check it out here. Press release: “The Eclectic podcast seeks to showcase Christian music from Hip-Hop/Rap, Alternative, Folk, Metal, Indie, Rock and Electronic, and everything else in-between! Chris & Joel had a shared vision to promote more underground and alternative artists and bands that have a heart & mission to use their art to glorify God. With each episode, we’ll be playing music and discussing and dissecting it. You’ll hear interviews, get music news & enjoy the wide spectrum of music written by artists and bands who craft their music from a Christian worldview.” Check it out below.
March 13, 2018
Excited to reveal the brand new single from the latest IVM signing, Grandpa Loves Rhinos. The song is titled “What We Used To Do” and can be heard below. The band mixes up a variety of influences ranging from emo, pop punk, and alt rock to create a sound all their own. If you’re into bands like Jimmy Eat World, Acceptance, Relient K, The Juliana Theory, Third Eye Blind, LIT, Eve 6, and Brandtson, you’re going to love this! The group’s debut IVM EP will be out this summer.
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A little known independent band by the name of Blood and Water from Nor Cal splashed onto the scene towards the end of the last decade with a few indie releases (one of which can be found here) before signing with upstart new label Eden Records and releasing their label debut “In Character” in 2010. This critically acclaimed and fan adored full length has come to be accepted as one of the finer independent releases of the past decade. It’s incredible how much connects people and this band did just that. Although they didn’t tour much outside of California or top billboard charts, their music certainly won over fans like me and the impact has been felt. With captivating energy, uncompromising passion, and all around good vibes, you can’t help but be mesmerized by the music of Blood and Water. They had this certain likeable quality and a sound not easily replicated. In fact, their genre bending pull on alternative rock music was one of a kind. This music was certainly “commercial” enough to be accepted by the masses but like all good stories this one came to an abrupt halt after just this album (and song ‘Traffic’). While some people embrace the music of Talkie (featuring members of Blood and Water), I’ll forever be connected to this band and pray for a time that these guys will reunite to bless us all with an undeniable good time. Check out some of their music below and reminisce about the time you first discovered this band.
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Delta Fleet are excited to announce that they have teamed up with Chad and the great folks at Come & Live. You can find out more info below. Make sure to follow Delta Fleet here. I am a big supporter of Jacob Pierce and the guys in this Hawaii based alt-rock band, Delta Fleet. You can listen to the band’s recent song “Traffic” on the IVM “Family & Friends Sampler 1” here.
January 1, 2018
Beloved Southern California 90’s alt-rock band, The Prayer Chain, have just announced a new campaign to fund the vinyl pressing of their much loved debut full length “Shawl”. The band crossed all barriers and industry confines to write songs that conveyed emotions which the general “Christian” market just wasn’t prepared to deal with at the time. Their music transcends all labels and tags that may be associated with the band to truly be recognized as the powerhouse rock act that they were. This and “Mercury” were the band at their finest. They were powerful, pioneering songwriters that were a step above all the rest. Check out the campaign here and let’s push them to that level where we’ll get one chance to see them LIVE again.
December 19, 2017
Just in time for Christmas comes word that The Prayer Chain have posted their 1995 “Mercury” album for purchase on Vinyl format which includes a digital download of that same album. You can either buy the digital album, Vinyl, or both. Purchase here. I have this album and I must say that it’s a definite favorite of the 90’s, don’t miss out on this.