Tag: alternative

July 24, 2020

Song of the Day: Black Carnation - One Fine Night in a Daydream

Jangle Pop. While the term might not mean much to most listeners today, it was the dominant form of alternative rock (on both sides of the Atlantic) in the late 80s to early 90s. As 70s punk gave way to 80s new wave and synth pop, underground bands were looking for more earthy sounds, moving away from sythesizers and often including acoustic guitars and instruments borrowed from folk rock.… Continued →

July 17, 2020

Stavesacre "How To Live With a Curse" and "1995" Get Proper Vinyl Re-Release

For those that missed out on the crowd funding versions and the mess that turned into (not band’s fault), you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this re-pressing of Stavesacre’s really great 2006 album “How To Live With a Curse” as well as 2017’s comeback record, “1995” (MCMXCV). These two incredible releases are getting a special edition vinyl pressing on behalf of Unoriginal Vinyl and Tooth & Nail Records.… Continued →

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June 16, 2020

Song of the Day: Anberlin - Pray Tell

Another album celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary is “Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place” by the world renown alternative rock band, Anberlin. This Brendan O’Brien produced full length effort (their 5th album by 2010) was a slight departure from the sunny, bright, more upbeat sounds of their commercial break through record, “New Surrender”.… Continued →

June 9, 2020

Strategic - P B F A (Disquette*s Retrowave Remix) (Official Music Video)

The alternative rock/pop punk band from Wisconsin, Strategic, is back with a brand new music video for the remix of their song “P B F A” by Disquette*s. The song was originally released on the album Moving Pieces in 2019 which features a selection of re-imagined songs. The music video, which you can watch below, was created with help from IVM’s own Casey Gallenberger.… Continued →

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May 15, 2020

Song of the Day: Starflyer 59 - This Recliner

After releasing last year’s opus Young in My Head, Starflyer 59 are already back. The veteran indie rock band have just released a new single, “This Recliner” and boy oh boy is it good! Fueled by inspiration from the best of his 80s new wave AND shoegaze influences (The Church, Psychedelic Furs, Jesus and Mary Chain, et.… Continued →

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March 6, 2020

Song of the Day: Breakfast with Amy - Social Studies

Along with L.S.U. and the Altar Boys, another band that was really influential in getting me into alternative music (as opposed to straight metal and thrash of my teenage years) was Breakfast with Amy. Their debut album had enough punk rock influence to appeal to that side of me that wanted noise and aggression, but there was more to their sound than just loud, fast, and angry.… Continued →

March 2, 2020

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December 13, 2019

Names Without Numbers Release New Album Today via Indie Vision Music

Names Without Numbers return from a long slumber to release their smashing 9 song epic album titled “Silos & Smokestacks”. The album is jam packed with solid indie-alt-emo-rock tunes as well as a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Style”. Don’t take my word for it, listen for yourself at your digital network of choice (or on CD by clicking here) and I guarantee this will be your highlight of the year.… Continued →

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