Tag: Emo

May 16, 2022

Song of the Day: Acceptance - Fire & Rain

Acceptance is a pop punk band from Washington state. I remember their song Different on mainstream radio back when emo ruled the airwaves in the early to mid 2000s. They had originally broke up in 2006, but reunited in 2017 & released albums on the label that I have always wanted to work for: Tooth & Nail. They have toured with Anberlin, Finch, Further Seems Forever & The Julian Theory all of whom I have seen live.… Continued →

May 10, 2022

Emery (Re)Join Tooth & Nail Records, To Release New Album and "Labeled Tour"

Emery have rejoined the Tooth & Nail Records family of artists and will release their new album “Rub Some Dirt On It” which will release on June 24th. The band has also announced a special “Labeled Fest Tour” for 2022 featuring Emery, Norma Jean, Oh Sleeper, Watashi Wa, Salt Creek, Idle Threat, and Aaron Gillespie (playing ‘Southern Weather’). For dates and times, click below. You can also find more info about the tour at the official website right here.… Continued →

May 9, 2022

April 3, 2022

Names Without Numbers - You Do The Talking (New Lyric Video)

I’d like to shed new light on this recent new song from Names Without Numbers. The song is called “You Do The Talking” and it’s hard to argue that this isn’t the BEST song the band has done. The band without a doubt have a diverse sound yet are extremely melodic, with precise attention pointed toward addictive melodies, and unforgettable harmonies. They are an alt-rock band with indie roots clearly showing, not afraid to shy away from a certain pop like influence.… Continued →

March 31, 2022

The Juliana Theory - Playback '99 (Burn The Cassette Deck)

The Juliana Theory return with a brand new song and news of an ep that’ll drop in May through Equal Vision Records. Check out the new song “Playback ’99 (Burn The Cassette Deck)” below. This is all kinds of fun and the nostalgia runs deep through their veins. I still bump “Understand This is a Dream”, “Emotion Is Dead”, and “Love”, and I definitely still enjoy them. Looking forward to the new ep. “Still The Same Kids, Pt.Continued →

March 25, 2022

Dismissed Take The Good With The Bad for 19 Years

It’s hard to believe that 19 years have passed since a young 24 year old Brandon connected with a band of youngsters that nobody outside of our very small small population of Orange/San Diego counties had heard. I remember eating some tasty tex-mex food at Chevy’s (remember that place?) here in Laguna Niguel, CA. back in early 2003 and through the talking noise of fellow patrons with full bellies of perfectly formed machine made tortillas, I discussed the future of IVM and a band, Dismissed.… Continued →

March 20, 2022

March 14, 2022

Names Without Numbers - You Do The Talking (Lyric Video)

Names Without Numbers return with their first NEW song of 2022. The song is titled “You Do The Talking” and it deals with issues of self doubt, social anxiety, and maintaining confidence while attempting to stay strong and dealing through the emotions. It’s a powerful track not just for subject matter but also because the music is some of the best out there. This is without a doubt one of the band’s strongest songs on record and one of my personal favorites.… Continued →

March 5, 2022

February 27, 2022

Secret and Whisper Reunites and Begin Work on New Music

Secret and Whisper recent emerged from Retirement (hiatus) and have been teasing fans on Instagram about new music they are working on. Don’t believe me? Head over to their Instagram account for proof. Just type in @secretandwhisperofficial in your handle little mobile instagram search box to see. Don’t have Instagram or Facebook, then just look below for a classic music video. As soon as there are more links, we will share them. A very underrated gem of Tooth & Nail past.… Continued →

February 18, 2022

Panther City Riots - What Do You Want (From Me) Official Lyric Video

This is a slammin’ new lyric video (and song) from that band, Panther City Riots. The band features Matt Shelton who is formerly from The Wedding and Letter Kills. This album was a sleeper hit and most of you probably missed out on it last year. Check out the lyric video for “What Do You Want (From Me)”, below and be sure to stream the entire new album now on your digital network of choice.… Continued →

February 8, 2022

Further Seems Forever "The Moon Is Down" 20th Anniversary Vinyl Set

You may have blinked and missed this super special 20th anniversary printing of “The Moon Is Down” by Further Seems Forever on Vinyl (one of the colors is sold out as of this post). It is a beautifully assembled piece of art and includes an 80 page hardcover book with photos, art, and more plus an Oral History of the Band with contributions from every member of FSF who played on this album. Grab one today right here in the T&N store before it too sells out.… Continued →

January 8, 2022

25 Of My Favorite Albums From 1996

This is my 25th anniversary tribute to albums that released during the year of 1996 (and/or presumed to have released during this particular year). It was a monumental year in underground, indie music and one that was ignited by artists sharing a similar Christian Faith. While the rest of the world was consuming their Michael W Smith, or Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, DC Talk, Amy Grant, Rebecca St. James, Jars of Clay, or even that guy who wrote the Butterfly Kisses song, we on the indie circuit side of things were rejoicing with a newfound optimism.… Continued →

December 2, 2021

Song of the Day: Subseven - Emotion

Subseven was a rock (some say emo/screamo) band from Oklahoma that signed with Flicker Records in 2003. The band would release “Subseven: The Ep” and the full length “Free to Conquer” before calling it a day in 2005. This Song of the Day, “Emotion”, hits hard and fast with a chorus sure to stay in your head all day. Don’t miss it!… Continued →

November 16, 2021

Red Weather Release Nostalgia Driven Gem of an Album

Virginia Beach, VA. based Indie/Emo Rock band – Red Weather, just put out a real quality album by the name of “Wish You Well”, that was released last Friday. The album is that sort of melodic roller coaster ride full of emotions, feelings, ambition, and that unmistakable sense of nostalgia pulling it all together. You think you know the genre, well think again. Let Red Weather breathe new life into past sounds and hear them play with energy, passion, and a zest for life.… Continued →

November 13, 2021

Presenting: Small Step Records - A New Pop-Punk, Indie, Emo, Easycore, Ska, Label

I’m proud to introduce the IVM community to a new DIY label called “Small Step Records“, run by some great friends of mine. They will be releasing the brand new Homeplate EP soon which will undoubtedly smash expectations and garner new fans across the globe. The band Grandpa Loves Rhinos has also joined the ranks. This is a new endeavor and you will be hearing a lot more from Small Step in the weeks, and months to come.… Continued →

October 18, 2021

September 23, 2021

Further Seems Forever x Strongarm Collab?

This is just a rumor but word on the street is that a possible Strongarm reunion (either in song or set) is taking place at the end of Further Seems Forever’s performance at Furnace Fest this weekend. Don’t quote me but a special ending is planned so stick around, #thesecretsoftheheartmademanifest. Who would love to hear a little Strongarm for old time’s sake? They should totally live stream this as well as the entire fest for us losers stuck at home wishing they were at Furnace Fest.… Continued →

September 11, 2021

Beloved Drop First New Original Song In Nearly 2 Decades

Returning to our collective mindset here in 2021 with their first new song in almost 20 years is “Abyss” by the band Beloved. It is everything you wanted the band to sound like in 2021 and everything you’ve dreamed about for years. It certainly does live up to expectations and takes them in an entirely new yet still grasping on to pieces of the past. While I can certainly name off handfuls of bands that have recently reunited that maybe shouldn’t have, Beloved are not one of those bands.… Continued →

September 8, 2021

Anberlin - Two Graves (Official Lyric Video)

Anberlin are back after a long hiatus and are presenting their first new song since 2014 titled “Two Graves”. It is a definite “heavy” song in the realm of Anberlin music and I’m sure many will come to love this song as well as the band. They’ve certainly been missed and just hearing new music after all this time is a refreshing dose of nostalgia. Check out the song below and the band at a show near you this fall.… Continued →

August 14, 2021

Radical Radical to Release Debut Full Length August 27th

One of my most anticipated albums of 2021 from a highly recommended new band by the name of Radical Radical, drops on August 27th. This emo driven pop-punk album is sure to impress just about anyone who gives it a chance and the nostalgia dripping from your stereo will be enough to overwhelm the senses in a most powerful way. Get into the new record by watching the teaser below and make sure to mark August 27th on your (digital) calendars for the release of Radical Radical “I Feel Like I Want To”.… Continued →

July 17, 2021

Radical Radical Release 3rd Song, "I'm Not Ok, and That's Ok"

This is a truly exciting and mood stimulating new music project from Adam Lohrbach formerly of pop-punk kings, Home Grown. Radical Radical has now grown to be an official band with 4 members and played their first live show a few weeks ago to a very enthusiastic crowd here in Southern California. The band just released their latest song, the 3rd one so far in 2021 for those keeping track. The song is titled “I’m Not OK, and That’s OK”, which most definitely has an honest, open, and hopeful viewpoint expressed through some great emo/pop-punk.… Continued →

July 10, 2021

Pennylane Concert Footage from 2006

I also found this old concert footage of the band Pennylane performing at Kauai Christian Fellowship in Poipu, Kauai in the great state of Hawaii. This is also a short segment and I believe my camera died which is why I didn’t film it all or something (memory is foggy). Anyway, check out this long lost fragment of Pennylane in a time long since past, and enjoy what you see. Sound is not good FYI and it was a small room with bass overflowing and drowning out the rest of sounds.… Continued →

July 3, 2021

June 28, 2021

Inner 29 - Degrees (Official Music Video)

Brazil based pop-rock-emo band – Inner 29, are back with another new track and carries the title “Degrees”. The band has put together a very professional music video that adds so many levels of texture and presents the band in a whole new light. If you’ve never heard these guys before and don’t have a clue what this band is all about, check out the video below and stream/down the song now on your digital network of choice.… Continued →

June 4, 2021

Song of the Day: Bloodshed - Martha

The amazing thing about “Martha” from Bloodshed’s 1995 self-titled EP isn’t just how complex it is. Yes, it hits that sweet spot, distinctive of top-notch emo-core where the perfect balance of harsh and soft, noisy and melodic come together. It’s also not how mature the lyrics are. They’re inspired by a poem written by a young girl (the song’s namesake) during World War 2. It’s also not how proficient on the instruments the members were. The track features complex, angular riffing that wasn’t all that common in mid-90s hardcore, a mixture of clean singing and hardcore screaming.… Continued →