Tag: Christian Rock

June 17, 2024

Introducing: Descriptor

Today I am going to spotlight a killer new post-hardcore/post-metal heavy yet melodic band called “Descriptor“. They recently released a new song titled “Deathwork” and it is beautifully heavy, really great and hits me in all the right places. The vocalist can sing with the best of them and whoever is doing the screamed parts does it to the best of his abilities. Very passionate, hopeful, and heart piercing stuff. Imagine HANDS meets Least of These meets My Epic meets La Dispute meets Touche Amore.… Continued →

January 21, 2024

for KING & COUNTRY - Place In This World feat. Michael W Smith (Official Lyric Video)

for KING & COUNTRY return with a special cover of “Place In This World” and it actually features Michael W Smith whose song this is a cover of. Very cool. The band is gearing up for the film “Unsung Hero” based off their song of the same title. Here is a synopsis.. “Based on a remarkable true story, Unsung Hero follows David Smallbone as he moves his family from Down Under to the States, searching for a brighter future after his successful music company collapses. With nothing more than their seven children, suitcases, and their love of music, David (for KING + COUNTRY’s Joel Smallbone) and his pregnant wife Helen (Daisy Betts) set out to rebuild their lives.Continued →

October 13, 2023

Song of the Day: Mylon & Broken Heart - Again and Again (RIP Mylon)

Okay, Mylon LeFevre is a stretch for inclusion on Indie Vision Music. But hear me out. He wrote a hit song for Elvis Presley in 1964, “Without Him” for the king’s Gospel album How Great Thou Art. He was only 17 when he wrong the song (in 20 minutes according to the songwriter), and was paid $90,000 for it. He walked out with a paper bag full of cash and bought his first car, a Corvette. His connection to Gospel music came earlier, as he performed with his southern gospel singing family The LeFevres.… Continued →

August 5, 2023

Switchfoot - Meant to Live (Jon Bellion Version) New Music Video

Switchfoot recently released a 20th anniversary re-recording of their classic album “The Beautiful Letdown” and have now just put out a beautiful NEW video update of their song “Meant to Live” (Jon Bellion Version). Check out the music video below this post or at our website. Catch the band on “The Beautiful Letdown 20th Anniversary Tour” beginning at the end of this month.… Continued →

February 1, 2023

December 25, 2022

Indie Vision Music Most Wanted Band Reunions of 2023

Merry Christmas, Friends! I’m going to type up some thoughts on bands that should most definitely reunite in 2023 to 1) Play an anniversary set, 2) Re-Release a classic album on either vinyl, tape, or cd with bonus features (and band commentary) and 3) Throw some new and/or unreleased tracks at us that we most definitely need to hear. Thoughts and ideas can be found below…. Oh, and Tim Taber if you’re reading this, I hope you’ll consider the words below and incorporate them into future plans with Transparent Productions here in Orange County and Southern California in general.… Continued →

March 14, 2022

July 17, 2021

The Many Adventures of The Joneses and The Jesus Music Film (2021)

Well, we just returned from a wild week at Great Wolf Lodge here locally in So Cal. We spent countless days at the water park and even Knott’s Berry Farm as well as spending precious time with my wife and children. We even had our oldest son Brayden stop by for a bit on last Thursday. Overall, was a great time spent with family and unforgettable memories were had. My wallet still aches but well, what did I expect lol. I have some pics/vids up on my private Instagram so check it.… Continued →

June 27, 2021

April 27, 2021

Contagion Fest Phase II Full Streams Now Online

The online, quarantine-like “Fest” featuring a ton of great Christian rock, metal, punk, Post Hardcore, Indie, etc. bands, is now archived online via YouTube. You can watch Day 1 and Day 2 right here at IVM, below. This epic event is almost 10 hours total worth of engaging new music. Powerful stuff and unique for this music scene. Check it out below. Oh and our buddy Nate Parrish is one of the performing artists on Day 1. What did you think and did you have any favorite artists who performed?… Continued →

December 19, 2020

Song of the Day: Broken - Beautiful

Here’s another obscure band for ya! Broken released one LP on Mercy Street Records which had a small yet diverse array of artists: Real (Nu metal), Popcorn (rap), one of Seventh Day Slumber’s early releases & Salt (Southern rock). Broken has a hard hitting heavy rapcore/nu-metal sound. They released 3 songs to indie Christian rock/loud radio: Beautiful, Stand & Cage. My fave was the 1st track which had lyrics like “beautiful the blood shed for me”. It’s no disguise that this is a full on “Christian” band.… Continued →

December 12, 2020

December 7, 2020

BLOOD, SWEAT, and SIN: The History of Christian Rock (A New Docuseries by Michael Bridges)

Michael Bridges, a long time member of our Christian Music and Rock Scene has embarked on a journey to release a special docuseries all about his involvement in the scene, where its gone, and and what is has meant to him. Sure to be shocking, compelling, and altogether interesting. Check out the trailer below and view the special gofundme to help get this project off the ground, right here. This really reminds me of an Anthony Bourdain (RIP) style series in the most honest way and it definitely has my interest.… Continued →

November 9, 2020

Song of the Day: Weathered-Quick Tempered

Facedown Records indie rock band Weathered’s first & latest single Quick Tempered from their upcoming album lyrical content is simply some of the most profound lyrics that I’ve seen in a while. They seem to align with my favorite Bible verse that I have tattooed on my arm. 2 Corinthians 10:5 says Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Here are the lyrics up until the bridge.… Continued →

November 2, 2020

October 24, 2020

Song Of The Day: As We Are-Paralyzed

So I had a chance to meet these guys while I was recording a sound byte from their record label owner for my online radio station a few years ago at Audiofeed Festival in Central Illinois. Wow, has their style changed. I would have classified As We Are’s (stylized sometimes as AsWeARe or just plain AWA) sound as pop punk, but with a rock twist a few years back when they came out with their self-titled EP. The 3 member band consists of drummer Caden (drums), vocalist/guitarist Dale & bassist Eli.… Continued →

July 17, 2020

Jodi Essex - Weightless (Live)

I’d like to shine a light on independent rock artist, Jodi Essex. She just released a LIVE video for her song “Weightless” off the album “Irreverent” that is available now. Check out “Weightless” below as well as some more info on the artist. If you enjoy these sounds then make sure you purchase her CD right here. I can best describe her sound as a cross between Crystal Lewis, Amy Lee, Fireflight and Bon Jovi with a strong emphasis on spiritual story telling and worship centered lyrics.… Continued →

April 27, 2020

Slow Coming Day - Ghost Town USA (New Song)

We are proud to premiere the new Slow Coming Day quarantine themed track titled “Ghost Town USA”. The song is off the upcoming release aptly titled, “Quarantine Sessions”, which will drop next month on Indie Vision Music. This will be a digital release and not only will it be on every digital network but it will also be on the Slow Coming Day bandcamp page right here (preorder). View the full tracklisting right here.… Continued →

March 26, 2020

Song of the Day: Spoken - Promise

I loved Spoken from the moment their 3rd record dropped “Echoes of the Spirit Still Dwell”. The minute I heard this song, “Promise”, from the album “Moment of Imperfect Clarity”, I couldn’t shake my Spoken fandom. This band and their music came out at the perfect time post-9/11. It was uplifting, positive, and the songs were incredibly addictive in melodies. The Used, Story of the Year, Senses Fail, and Blindside all would have made perfect tour mates during this time period. The song “Promise” was really an inspirational song, one that felt like a warm pat on the back and an embrace when you feel broken and miserable.… Continued →

February 14, 2020

D-Gibby Kicks Off "Soulful Sundays"

Do you like to sometimes sit back and throw on some reaction videos on YouTube, seeing how others enjoy (or sometimes don’t) some of the same music you listen to? A favorite of mine that I check out often, is D-Gibby. He has some really great reactions to music I enjoy listening to, both Christian and secular alike. Recently, D-Gibby has begun to do something he’s calling “Soulful Sundays”, which feature reactions to Christian bands and artists. This past week he covered Skillet, P.O.D., and RED.… Continued →

February 1, 2019

Introducing Rockfest Radio

Rockfest. The name is carrying more and more clout as the days pass, and rightfully so. Founded by Seventh Day Slumber frontman, Joseph Rojas, Rockfest kicked off as the City Rockfest Tour that would showcase both up and coming bands as well as more seasoned acts, all pretty exceptional. This year’s lineup will feature Righteous Vendetta, Seventh Day Slumber, The Protest, Random Hero, Zahna and Amongst the Giants. Wow.   Rockfest, then came to become the moniker for the newer label, Rockfest Records. The label boasts some especially talented groups like Amongst the Giants, Zahna, The Protest, The Persuaded, Seventh Day Slumber, Random Hero, and Silversyde.… Continued →

December 17, 2018

Indie Vision Music Hits Billboard Radio Charts

Earlier this year we were stoked to learn that IVM had several artists charting on the Billboard Christian Rock Charts for Radio Play. Mainframe, Grandpa Loves Rhinos, Light The Way, and Craig’s Brother all had songs on the charts throughout much of the year. It went a little quiet past few months until a friend alerted me to this last week’s chart showing Grandpa Loves Rhinos and Names Without Numbers both landing a spot. On top of that, a really cool punk rock band by the name of Reliance charted with their song “Broken Bottles” who we support here at IVM.… Continued →

September 25, 2018

The Altar Boys - A Voice Lost, A Voice Found (The Story Behind 'No Substitute')

The long running, “legends in the making” Christian band known as The Altar Boys who have survived for decades and somehow come out on top with their best album ever, “No Substitute”. The group has just offered a behind the scenes glimpse of just why it is they returned with this new album after a nearly 25 year absence from new recorded music. The fact that their music has endured for different generations and continued to influence youth who are now adults with families of their own is testament to the power of music and Faith.… Continued →

August 11, 2018

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