If you’ve been following my weekly new release posts you’ve probably heard of Ian Yates already. If not, you’ve really been missing out. Ian Yates is an artist from Liverpool, UK who makes indie worship and alternative rock. It’s the former that doubt will interest IVM readers the most so check out his two most recent singles “Blackout” and “Belly of the Beast” below. Continued →
August 13, 2018
August 11, 2018
Check out the brand new music video for Jordan Feliz jam “Changed”. The song appears on Jordan’s recent album, “FUTURE” which is available now through Centricity Music. Video can be found below. Parental Advisory: This video may cause uncontrollable urge to dance. Catch Jordan at So Cal Harvest Free Event next weekend.
July 30, 2018
For King & Country have just dropped another music video off their upcoming new full length album “Burn The Ships”. The emotionally charged new track “God Only Knows” connects with the listener in more ways than one. It is a beautiful song with a much deeper message. It balances words of hope and peace in the storm of doubt and pain with an underlying message of mental health awareness. Maybe I’m wrong but I haven’t seen this issue done with this caliber of quality in quite some time. Check out the video below and remember that there are always arms to catch you when you are at your worst and most desperate. There are those out there (including Christians) suffering the same afflictions, including myself.
July 29, 2018
Slow Coming Day recently reunited at Joshua Fest last weekend. You can catch their performance of the classic song “Pages Yet To Be Written”, below. Their new song “All Things New” appears on the IVM compilation “Family & Friends Sampler 3” which is available through our webstore right here.
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.
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 23, 2018
Emerging from their nearly 2 decade long slumber, The Prayer Chain are set to bring the rock and show us all how a well seasoned band of veterans can bring the noise but in a good way. The band are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut full length “Shawl” and will be playing hits from not only that album but “Mercury” and other selected tracks as well. Joining the band this Saturday night at House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. will also include a rare reunion from Dakoda Motor Co., and Pax217. This is one show you don’t want to miss out on. Tickets and info right here.
Grandpa Loves Rhinos will release their new ep this fall digitally through Indie Vision Music. This will be one release you won’t want to miss and a fantastic introduction to a group of guys with unique experience. Paul and Seth Hyde create some of the most catchy, ear pleasing music around while also holding down the fort in their respective jobs in the military. Continued →
July 12, 2018
The world is full of grit, seriousness, and dark themes within media. Whenever something “fun” comes around, it’s a nice change of pace. The Protest’s debut album on Rockfest records, Legacy, provides a Christ-centered, lighthearted yet heavy hitting album that’s perfect for some summertime head-banging. Continued →
July 9, 2018
July 3, 2018
We all know how fond IVM is of pop-punk, so it’s my pleasure to introduce you to yet another fine pop-punk/alt-rock band: My Heart Lies. The band hails from Bowling Green, Kentucky and consists of Michael Nichols (vocals, guitar), Jared Rosdeutscher (lead guitar), and Douglas Hurt (drums). Continued →
July 2, 2018
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.
June 18, 2018
June 16, 2018
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!
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 →
June 2, 2018
Appearing out of nowhere is a new indie pop/edm project from Aaron Sprinkle and Jessie Villa called “Luna Wave”. They just released the 5 song self titled debut ep through digital networks. Get a sample of it via Spotify below. This well produced and composed little ep features 5 songs that bridge the divide between indie pop, edm, and what remains of alternative rock. If you enjoyed some of the sounds on the last Aaron Sprinkle album “Real Life”, he takes it a step further into pop territory and you’re going to be a fan. Aaron is a talented fellow and this ep is a perfect example. Enjoy!
May 26, 2018
This is cool news and something that reminds (some) us of our ages. It’s hard to believe but the debut from Starflyer 59 (Silver album) is now being pressed on vinyl in honor of the album’s 25th anniversary. This ground breaking album set the stage for not only Starflyer 59 and Jason Martin but also Tooth & Nail Records. Continued →
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 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 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?
April 26, 2018
April 21, 2018
Luke Easter who was the powerful lead vocalist for long running Christian metal band – Tourniquet, has returned to the music scene in the form of a 7 track ep which he is raising money for on IndieGoGo. He has some pretty amazing special guests laying down instruments and I am positive that mixed with his talents the Ep will be an unforgettable experience. Continued →
April 17, 2018
April 16, 2018
The new rock band Poetic Descent which feature former members of Mayfly and a sound all their own, is back with a brand new track called “Consuming”. Their sound can best be described as a passionate, aggressive take on rock n’ roll that is sure to please long time fans of a fading genre with something fresh and unique. RIYL: Incubus, Story of the Year, Project 86, Tool, Spoken. Check out the song stream below.