Tag: alternative

July 14, 2021

July 11, 2021

July 3, 2021

June 27, 2021

DENS - Foolish (Tamed Tongues Sessions)

DENS released an absolutely stunning reworking of their 2020 full length, “Taming Tongues”, and re-released it as “Tamed Tongues” earlier this year. As you may have guessed, this too would further cement the band’s place among among some of the best bands in the music scene today. “Diverse” doesn’t even begin to tell the whole, complete story.… Continued →

June 18, 2021

June 17, 2021

Winona Ave to Drop 12 Song Debut Full Length

Winona Ave which is a new group featuring former members of Blank Pages, will drop their 12 song debut full length on June 25th. If you’ve heard any of the previous singles released over the past year then you are in for quite a ride. This is a lively collection of songs with singular focus of offering hope despite whatever circumstance you are in or curveball life throws at you.… Continued →

June 10, 2021

Mainsail Becomes Summer Years

Those incredibly talented So. Cal. based pop-punk underground hit makers known as Mainsail, have returned as the band – Summer Years. A couple former members of Mainsail remain (Including Lead Vocalist Nick L.) along with some new talent and one can only guess at the sheer awesomeness that the sounds of Summer Years will contain.… Continued →

May 15, 2021

May 8, 2021

Brownstory (Mainframe) to Unleash Debut Album May 25th

Indie Vision Music presents the debut 14 song full length from Brownstory titled “Replanting”. It’s an eclectic collection of songs ranging from folky, indie rock to acoustic, alternative, with a punk rock undercurrent. It has that 90’s vibe mixed with something current and Faith centered. Brownstory is the alter-ego of Mainframe, consisting of the same 4 members with a style all their own.… Continued →

April 13, 2021

Arthur Alligood Releases New Song Feat. Josh and Dean of Toad The Wet Sprocket

Independent solo artist – Arthur Alligood, is back and with a brand new song titled “It’ll Be Alright” featuring Josh and Dean from Toad The Wet Sprocket. It’s a beautiful song and really well done. Showcases Arthur’s immense talent and his ear for making a great song. Having two members from one of my favorite bands, Toad The Wet Sprocket, just makes this new song all the more special.… Continued →

April 8, 2021

April 7, 2021

Song of the Day: L.S.U - Freedom

L.S.U. has been around since the mid 80’s & have had several monikers including Lifesavers, Lifesavers Underground & L.S. Underground. They have also attacked several genres including, alternative, new wave, indie rock, surf rock & a tad being goth tinged with Michael Knott being the mainstay. Freedom is the first I heard from them from 1994’s Grace Shaker & the lyrics portray an homage to the death, burial & resurrection of Jesus.… Continued →

March 28, 2021

March 22, 2021

March 5, 2021

Song of the Day: 4•4•1 - Show Me

4•4•1 burst onto the SoCal new wave scene in 1984, releasing their debut album on Royal Commandment Records (soon to be re-named Blue Collar Records). The band formed in 1983 in Los Angeles County, diligently rehearsing in the garage of bassist/keyboardist Glenn Holland’s parents. They recorded a 4-song demo and subsequently sent out copies to area youth pastors.… Continued →

February 12, 2021

January 22, 2021

December 25, 2020

December 4, 2020

Song of the Day: The Swoon - Sweet Ally

Don’t you hate it when an amazing band releases one stellar album and then disappears off the map leaving virtually no trace whatsoever? That’s more or less what happened to Minnesota’s The Swoon. This intelligent, artsy, literate (one of the band’s song titles is a Dante reference) band made up one third of Christian jangle-pop’s ‘holy trinity’ (also including The Throes and The Walk).… Continued →

November 26, 2020

20 Of My Favorite Albums From 2000

This is a big year not only for music, anniversaries, but also Indie Vision Music in general. Yes, my friends, this year is the 20th Anniversary of the website/store/label and everything IVM means to me. I thought of a few different things I could do for the anniversary but due to time constraints and well, this pandemic which has completely changed EVERYTHING about our daily lives, I decided to keep it simple.… Continued →

November 19, 2020

November 7, 2020

REVIEW : Starflyer 59 - Miami (EP)

There used to be a fairly well-known release formula for SF59. Step one: release full-length album. Step two: release EP of similar material within the following year (or even later that same year). While the formula has been tweaked over the years, it still more or less holds. Whereas She’s the Queen was the counterpart to Silver, Miami functions that way for Young in My Head.… Continued →

November 1, 2020

Arthur Alligood Returns With a New Kickstarter Funded Album (Make it Happen Folks)

One of my favorite indie singer/songwriters, Arthur Alligood, returns with a kickstarter campaign to fund his upcoming new full length record. He is working with a couple Toad The Wet Sprocket members (as well as other guest musicians) on this album and it’ll be produced by Mikal Blue who has worked with groups/artists like Five For Fighting, One Republic, Jason Mraz, and Colbie Caillat among others.… Continued →

October 21, 2020