Tag: Alternative Rock

October 25, 2018

Mellowdramatic Wallflowers make all releases available

90s quirky alternative band Mellowdramatic Wallflowers have recently made all their releases available for free download here. The Oklahoma-based band remained independent throughout their existence, but released four full-length albums during their time. The band reluctantly changed their name to Admiral Twin (inspired by a historic Tulsa movie theater) to avoid confusion when the similarly-named mainstream rock band The Wallflowers gained in popularity. Continued →

October 18, 2018

REVIEW : Lo Tom - Lo Tom

This is a fun record, that’s really easy to listen to. It’s not really ground-breaking, just straight-forward indie rock with really warm guitar tones. While there’s not a lot of distinction between the guitar and bass, for some reason that’s not a bad thing, it just adds to the simplicity. Continued →

October 12, 2018

September 21, 2018

September 20, 2018

Remedy Drive - Warlike (Official Music Video)

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”.

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September 7, 2018

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August 4, 2018

Samuel Powers - Nashville

Maryland based indie-punk rock band, Samuel Powers, are celebrating the one year anniversary of their last full length “Wonder” by releasing a brand new song inspired by the hit show of the same name – “Nashville”. This band is unique in the fact that their songs are all centered around and inspired by classic tv shows like Wonder Years, Saved by The Bell, Boy Meets World, and now Nashville. Band member Brody B. was actually a writer here at IVM for many years and typed up some now classic reviews. Check out “Nashville” below. [Website]

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July 29, 2018

The Choir Release New Album "Bloodshot"

Longest running alternative rock band in the Christian music scene – The Choir – are at again, dropping a super catchy and ear pleasing new full length record titled “Bloodshot”. It is truly amazing that after all these years this band can continue to churn the hits and songs most people haven’t yet discovered. A band of this talent bubbling just beneath the surface is unheard of but guess what, us fans have these legends to cherish all to ourselves. Am I right? Please go support these wonderful independent musicians by picking up merch in their store here or by purchasing in your digital store of choice. You can check out a new song in lyric video format, below. Catch the band live with The Prayer Chain and Dakoda Motor Co. in Nashville on August 4th.

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July 23, 2018

The Upside - New World (New Song)

This new band deserves a proper introduction. They are called “The Upside” and they play a furious blend of pop-punk, alternative rock, and even a bit of easy-core for a unique sound all their own. The band just released their first song today titled “New World” which you can listen to below. I’ve heard 3 of the new songs from their upcoming ep due out this fall and let me tell you, you’re in for a real treat. Punk rock meets ministry meets rock n’ roll. [Website]

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July 2, 2018

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June 16, 2018

The Prayer Chain Practices and Prepares for Their Upcoming Shows This Summer

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.

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March 18, 2018

REVIEW : Stavesacre - MCMXCV

First things first. Have you heard there’s a new Stavesacre album out? Yeah? I bet you’re wondering who played on it? This is the classic 5-member line-up:
Mark Salomon – vocals
Sam West – drums
Dirk Lemmenes- Bass
Ryan Dennee – guitar
Jeff Bellew – guitar

Besides the Against the Silence EP in 2009, this line-up hasn’t made a record together since Speakeasy. Continued →

February 21, 2018

Indie Flashback: Blood and Water

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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February 13, 2018

REVIEW : Blank Books - EP1

The Sprinkle brothers are back! If you don’t know who that is, then stop reading. Go and find Poor Old Lu, The World Inside, Aaron Sprinkle, Paloma, Fair . . . I could go on but I’m using up valuable reviewing space (and I didn’t even mention the production credits)! Continued →

November 3, 2017

September 8, 2017

Introducing: Rusty Shipp

I’d like to introduce our readers to the self proclaimed “Nautical Rock n’ Roll” band Rusty Shipp. Check out the band’s new music video for the track “Devil Jonah” and also a lyric video for the other single “Tip of My Tongue”. Fans of Silverchair, Incubus, Dinosaur Jr., and even Foo Fighters, will find something to appreciate about this band’s old school rock influences. The band’s new album “Mortal Ghost” is now available.

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August 23, 2017

August 18, 2017

Introducing: Shake It Up

I am introducing you readers to a new ep from Shake It Up. A few of you long time readers may recognize this project because we had posted about various singles in the past. Well Daniel Nothe and his band Shake It Up are back with their debut Ep titled “Everything That Makes You Wonder”. It is a spacey, garage rock type project that would please fans of 90’s bands especially those on Tooth & Nail back in the day. The production is surprisingly on point for an independent group and I am completely captivated by every song start to finish. Maybe I’m a bit biased because I just dig this sound and those classic bands. Digging the fuzz tone and shoegaze-like instrumentation. Check out this new ep below and be sure to stay tuned for updates on this project.

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January 13, 2014

This Is All We Know album cover

REVIEW : Number One Gun - This Is All We Know

Number One Gun more than delivers in the return to their original lineup. Complex and intricate instrumentation back Jeff Schneeweis’s signature vocals over eleven tracks that range from all-out rock anthems to electronic-laced ballads. Any fan of the band’s catalog will find something to love on this solid album.

June 12, 2013

March 7, 2013

REVIEW : Rest. - Slaves EP

Rest. was recently on tour with Spoken for their “Illusion” album release tour. In honor of that, here is our review of their 2012 release “Slaves EP.”

May 3, 2012

February 29, 2012