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 21, 2018
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.
April 8, 2018
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.
April 7, 2018
Jen Ledger who has been with the band Skillet for a few years (and albums) has emerged as a new solo artist, releasing her first new song titled “Not Dead Yet” (listen below). This debut LEDGER 6 song ep will release on Friday April 13th worldwide via Atlantic Records. Read a more in depth story (and interview) about the new ep at Loudwire right here. Take a listen to the song then comment below with your thoughts. I love the Flyleaf meets Evanescence meets Fireflight vibe of this. I’m not just saying that because she is a “female” vocalist fronting a rock band, I’m saying it because those are all powerful female vocalists and so is Jen Ledger.
March 15, 2018
Don’t listen to this album if you want to feel happy. Lyrically and musically, this is moody alternative rock taken to its logical conclusion. Decade brims with melancholy: “All the beauty I ever wanted is going to fade away” (“Fade; Decay”); “…helpless in will, my body just gave up” (“Do You Wanna Find Out?”); “There’s no one on the road that I can call a friend” (“Closer”). Continued →
March 12, 2018
February 24, 2018
February 20, 2018
January 30, 2018
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.
January 28, 2018
LEDGES’ debut album is an ambitious release that proves they’re not afraid to take risks.
January 22, 2018
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.
January 19, 2018
January 17, 2018
January 13, 2018
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!
January 11, 2018
January 9, 2018
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 25, 2017
1. Colony House “Only The Lonely”
Only The Lonely really struck a cord with my personally. Every song on this album revolves around our need for each other–a message I sorely need to hear. Thankfully, this record rocks and got spun a lot in 2017. Continued →
December 21, 2017
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.
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.
December 18, 2017
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.
November 30, 2017
I love “best of” lists. But I hate waiting until the end of the year for them. Hence my new monthly feature “What Did You Listen To?” Leave a comment and let me know what you listened to this month. Here are few of my favorite releases from November 2017:
Kingslynn – Into the White LightWhat Did You Listen to? Continued →