Tag: Emo

September 10, 2022

Saint Valleta (The Beautiful Mistake, Stranger Kings) - Scars (New Song)

Saint Valleta which is the new project from Josh H. of The Beautiful Mistake and Stranger Kings (among many other bands and projects), has just released a new song titled “Scars”. It follows up that post-hardcore/emo/rock sound perfectly and is not only a trip through nostalgia but a modern take on rock n roll with a moody introspective vibe. Like Thursday meets Glassjaw, Anberlin, and Armor For Sleep. Check out “Scars”, below and make sure to add to your playlists.… Continued →

July 30, 2022

New Feel Good Anthems Spotify Playlist

So Indie Vision Music is on a roll with new Spotify playlists. For those that use Spotify, we are using this as an opportunity to spread the word about new music and artists we think you should be listening to. A mix of indie and larger artists as well as everything in between. All styles represented throughout these various playlists. This new one I just created is called “New Feel Good Anthems” and it is just that.… Continued →

Anberlin - Two Graves (Official Music Video)

Anberlin just dropped their new EP and first new music in 8 years, yesterday. The EP is titled “Silverline” and another one of the songs has a music video for it. Check out the official music video for “Two Graves”, below. What are your thoughts on this new Anberlin music and the EP in general? “Silverline” is out now via Equal Vision Records, now!… Continued →

July 18, 2022

Marca - 1492 (New song)

A really cool sorta new indie rock/emo band by the name of “Marca” which features a member of Living Sacrifice and Eso Charis, just dropped a new song titled “1492” which you can listen to below. The song will appear on the band’s new EP “Breathe: Pulse” which releases on August 5th and can be pre-ordered right here. For fans of: Further Seems Forever, Circa Survive, Brand New, My Epic, and The Juliana Theory.… Continued →

July 7, 2022

Anberlin Announce New EP + New Song

I missed posting about this over the long Fourth of July weekend. Was busy with family and health issues. Anyway, one of my personal favorite Rock bands are back in action. Anberlin have announced their signing to Equal Vision (as reported earlier) and just dropped their new single “Circles”. While different, this song invokes a certain familiarity and instant likability. If you are a longtime fan then I’m sure many of you will appreciate the new direction.… Continued →

June 30, 2022

June 11, 2022

REVIEW : Cicero - You Can't Outrun Your Mouth

Hailing from Portland, OR, Cicero began in the mid-00s and called it quits a few years later, only to reform last year. Greg Dimick (Crux, Empty Tomb, Govt Hate Mail) got me a copy of their new album so I could review it, and I’m grateful for the opportunity. You Can’t Outrun Your Mouth is being advertised as 90s emo, but in some ways that’s a disservice to the band. While there are certainly hints at Midwestern emo, particularly the more subdued Christie Front Drive-take on the genre (listen to “Monsters in Masks” and tell me you don’t hear it), YCOYM is more nuanced than that.… Continued →

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 →