December 25, 2022
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 →
November 27, 2022
Light The Way to Release New Song "Monster"
Light The Way will be releasing a new song called “Monster” which is being described as a “fast-paced, melodic and even a bit of a moody track. Lyrically it explores the idea that sometimes the enemy is…yourself! This song touches on self-sabotage and that there’s more to life”, later this week. Click Here to pre-save. What is your favorite Light The Way song so far? Are you ready for more?… Continued →
November 22, 2022
The Young Escape Bring on the Nostalgia With New Song "Turning My Heart"
[Lyric Video below] This really great young new group called THE YOUNG ESCAPE, has been drawing more attention online lately and through strong word of mouth which has led to their recent signing with BEC Recordings and a brand new song called “Turning My Heart”. Upon first listen to this wonderfully made new indie-pop-rock song, you are transported out of your musically lackluster and boring, bland same old song existence. There is a certain familiarity here and they wouldn’t be without praise from radio/media but something about this song strikes me as fresh.… Continued →
October 4, 2021
for KING & COUNTRY - For God is With Us (Music Video)
The indie-pop-rock group known as for KING & COUNTRY, are back with a brand new song and accompanying music video, “For God Is With Us”. This song will appear on the band’s upcoming 4th full length release. Watching the band from a personal perspective last night at the So Cal Harvest Crusade was simply mesmerizing. They may fall into that “CCM” category by writers, journalists, and hipster music aficionados but make no mistake, these gentlemen are an entertaining and talented bunch. It is music of substance with a purpose to not only reach your heart but to also get your blood pumping faster and your body moving to the beat.… Continued →
July 11, 2021
Benjamin Daniel Announces New Album "Shelterheart"
The somber yet soothing sounds of Benjamin Daniel and his music, are woven into the fabric of Indie Vision Music and our community here that has been built back up post-2016 “rebirth”. If you don’t know who he is or what his music sounds like then do yourself a huge favor and pull up “Benjamin Daniel” on your favorite digital network (or here) and give it a listen. He just launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the new album, “Shelterheart”, which you can read all about right here.… Continued →
December 12, 2020
25 Best Christian Rock Albums of 1995
These are my 25 Best Christian Rock Albums of 1995. This was a monumental year for Christian Music and really the beginning of what was to come over the course of the next 2 decades. Check out my list below along with a playlist featuring some of the songs.… Continued →
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 →
October 5, 2019
Soulfood 76 "Original Soundtrack" Gets Vinyl Release
The classic Soulfood 76 album “Original Soundtrack” (1996) is getting the vinyl treatment via Old Bear Records. You can pre-order this classic right here.… 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 →
April 3, 2018
5 Must-Follow Spotify Playlists
Everyone is talking about Spotify today because of their initial public offering. So I thought I’d take a minute to share a few of my favorite Spotify playlists with you. 1) New Music Friday Christian by Spotify New Music Friday Christian is just one of Spotify’s many, many, curated playlists. What’s great about this playlist though is every Friday Spotify completely updates it with freshly released new songs. Sometimes that’s a good thing–I mean who doesn’t want to be the first to discover the next big hit?… Continued →
December 12, 2013
Guardian - The Real Me
Guardian have released the video for their new song “The Real Me”! The song is the first single off of their upcoming album Almost Home, which is set to release in early 2014. The new single will be available on iTunes on December 13th. … Continued →
March 4, 2013
Salvador - Make Some Noise
Check out the music video for the title track off of Salvador‘s new album Make Some Noise! … Continued →
October 9, 2012
Salvador - God of Forever
Salvador have debuted the lyric video for their song “God of Forever”, the first single off of their upcoming album Make Some Noise! “God of Forever” is also available for download on iTunes.… Continued →
September 25, 2012
REVIEW : John Mark McMillan - The Song Inside the Sounds of Breaking Down: Deluxe Reissue
This has been a good improvement on an already great album, and shows listeners how much potential John Mark McMillan has in his writing ability.
September 1, 2012
REVIEW : Beautiful Eulogy - Satellite Kite
This debut release from the trio consisting of co-founders Braille and Odd Thomas of Humble Beast, and beat maker Courtland Urbano, speaks of the truth of God's character, grace, and compassion.
August 21, 2012
REVIEW : Josh Garrels - B Sides & Remixes EP
Josh Garrels' style is a soupy conglomerate of folk, hip hop, soul, and classical, tied in with a vocal style that's uniquely haunting, giving listeners a recipe for greatness that promises a pleasing aftertaste.
November 8, 2010
REVIEW : Josiah James - Oceans
The middle release in a trilogy of conceptual EPs. Intriguing? You haven't heard the half of it yet...
April 6, 2010
REVIEW : whatistruth - No Caps EP
Emotive hardcore that goes a long way in answering the question that their name poses.
March 13, 2009
REVIEW : ReVrence - EP
Female-fronted rock with a heart to worship God and touch the world.
March 12, 2009
REVIEW : Since Forever - Welcome To The Nightmare
Upbeat pop-punk from the heartland. Since Forever's 6-song EP hits the spot.
REVIEW : Everfound - Anticipation EP
Anticipation... the name says it all. Now that I've heard it, waiting for Everfound's full-length release to drop this summer is killing me.
REVIEW : Fairgreen - When You Come Back Home
Fairgreen is great music with a great heart.
March 5, 2009
REVIEW : Before We Forget - L.T.D.
Looking for some southern hardcore just like mamma used to cook? You're in the right place.
REVIEW : Clemency - Vapors
It's true, life is but a vapor... but I for one hope that these guys are around for a good long while.