Tag: alternative

February 24, 2018

February 20, 2018

January 30, 2018

Camp Hope (Cam Smith from Hotel Books) - Ready To Fall

Cam Smith who goes under the moniker of Hotel Books has just announced his new alt-rap project – Camp Hope and has released a powerful new music video for the project that you can watch below. The song is titled “Ready To Fall” and features a sound that would please fans of Linkin Park, twenty one pilots, Beautiful Eulogy, Pax217, and Manafest. It’s that perfect balance between alternative and rap, indie rock and hip hop, sounds that are highly influential and musically gripping. Check out the music video below and make sure to pick up the debut album “Michael” via InVogue Records wherever fine music is sold/streamed. Continued →

January 28, 2018

January 22, 2018

David Tamaoka (Pennylane) - Ephesians 2:1-10 (Song)

Pennylane guitarist and vocalist – David Tamaoka, has recorded some “solo” music under his own name for the past 10+ years, ever since his band went on an extended hiatus. His studio output has been slim to none as he has worked steadily on building his family and working with his Church there in Hawaii. Well I am excited to reveal that he has finally emerged with some “live” recordings (with more to come hopefully) and you can hear one of them below. There are rumors of a Pennylane “reunion” and a new release but we’ll just leave it at that. Check out the live song based upon Ephesians 2:1-10, below. Continued →

January 19, 2018

January 17, 2018

January 13, 2018

IVM "Family & Friends Sampler 1" Now Available on CD

The new IVM “Family & Friends Sampler 1” is now available on CD and in my hands. This CD will begin shipping on Tuesday next week. Anyone that orders the CD via Bandcamp gets the digital albums version with purchase. $3 for CD + Digital or $2 for digital only. Featuring 20 bands as seen in picture below. Tons of great music. Currently scouting bands for “2” due out in late spring/early summer. Order here. If you want merch only and don’t need the digital bandcamp files, I also have it in the official IVM store here. All items on both bandcamp and storenvy are shipped by ME! Continued →

January 11, 2018

January 9, 2018

January 1, 2018

The Prayer Chain Announce Vinyl Release of "Shawl" and Live Show

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. Continued →

December 25, 2017

December 21, 2017

Slow Coming Day - Watching It Fall Apart (Acoustic Music Video)

Check out this really cool music video of Orion and Brandon performing acoustically the Slow Coming Day track “Watching It Fall Apart” in Hollywood, CA. Video is below. You can find the indie Slow Coming Day release “A Part of Me Died” (2002) right here for free download or their full length “Farewell to the Familiar” (2003) available on all digital networks. Continued →

December 19, 2017

December 18, 2017

Switchfoot Announce Hiatus

The men in Switchfoot have announced their hiatus in 2018. They’ve been a band for 20 years which is quite an accomplishment. The fact that these core guys could stick together this long and put out a consistent set of cherished songs for 2 decades is admirable. I wish them the best and thanks for all the years of entertaining, uplifting and well loved songs. We were meant to live for so much more, indeed. Continued →

November 30, 2017

November 28, 2017

November 25, 2017

November 22, 2017

Blank Books (Aaron & Jesse Sprinkle) Announce Debut Ep

Blank Books a band that features world renown producer (and musician) Aaron Sprinkle and his legendary drumming/songwriter genius brother, Jesse Sprinkle, have announced their debut EP which is available digitally now and it is available on CD for pre-order right here. This is the band I told you about a few years ago and one i’ve eagerly been anticipating since Jesse shared a song stream with me quite a while ago. This band and its’ members have a quite a music pedigree so you can only expect the very best from these two. I can’t even begin to list off all the bands they’ve been in, a part of, and produced over the years. I am sure you can wiki it but I recall Poor Old Lu, Rose Blossom Punch, Solo work, Fair, Demon Hunter, Dead Poetic, Vekora, and so many more. In fact, if you have a list feel free to post it in the comments. [Thanks synnr sainte jebbeau for the news tip] Oh and listen below ;) Continued →

November 18, 2017

November 12, 2017

November 8, 2017

Bring Anberlin Back!

While Anberlin remain as a much loved personal favorite and staple of my music diet, I can’t help but wonder if it has been just too short of time for a “reunion” to happen. What say you, is 3 years not enough time to have a full Anberlin reunion, tour, and album or should they wait a couple more years? Continued →

November 6, 2017

November 3, 2017

October 31, 2017

October 28, 2017

Young Oceans "Suddenly (Or The Nuclear Sunburst of the Truth Revealed)" Now Available

Young Oceans, a daring, artistic, and passionate worship driven band from New York have just dropped their epic new album titled “Suddenly (Or The Nuclear Sunburst Of The Truth” which is available on all networks including their bandcamp page which you can take a listen to below. Please consider supporting this driven east coast band and check them out on tour with Plumb here on the West Coast. I highly recommend Young Oceans and this my friends is their epic new full length. Continued →

October 17, 2017

for KING & COUNTRY to Stream Priceless Film for Free Via Facebook Live Thursday at 8pm ET

Christian alternative-pop band for KING & COUNTRY will be streaming their Priceless film from 2016 via Facebook LIVE for Free this Thursday evening at 8pm ET. You can either watch on your mobile device/desktop OR you can log in on your mobile device and CAST the video to your TV (if you have a smart tv). It’s a pretty cool feature on Facebook. In other for KING & COUNTRY news, the band is on their “A Glorious Christmas Tour” with Casting Crowns and Rebecca St. James, for dates click here. Lastly, check out the band’s version of “Amazing Grace” with their sister Rebecca St. James, below. Continued →

October 15, 2017

Delta Fleet - Traffic (2 Song Stream)

I’ve been a fan of the band Delta Fleet for several years now. A few members played together with a few members of Pennylane in a band called “The Relay” years ago. A few of the guys (minus Pennylane members) started this great band in their native state of Hawaii called “Delta Fleet” and I’ve been a fan ever since. These upbeat, catchy tunes are sure to win over any skeptic out there. The insane voice of frontman/guitarist Jacob Pierce is about to take this scene over one fan at a time. Check out our stream of 2 songs from their new 3 song ep titled “Traffic” that is now available through digital networks including iTunes and Spotify. Continued →