Tag: Indie Pop

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 28, 2022

Watashi Wa - Let Me Prepare You (Official Music Video)

Watashi Wa have dropped their brand new music video which is probably the first as “Watashi Wa” in over 15 years. The song is “Let Me Prepare You” and the sounds mixed with the fun visuals of this video make an all around great track, even better. Watch the music video with some questionable dancing skills, below. The Watashi Wa 2 song single is available now and “People Like People” album is due out May 20th 2022 via Tooth & Nail Records.… Continued →

January 17, 2022

for KING & COUNTRY - Unsung Hero (New Music Video)

for KING & COUNTRY are gearing up to release their brand new full length record (their 4th) titled “What Are We Waiting For?” that drops on March 11th 2022 and have just released a new song titled “Unsung Hero”. It’s a beautiful song and a fitting tribute to parents all over the world that raise us, leading by example. For those that didn’t have the most ideal parental experience, consider it a song for anyone special that came into your life and taught you life lessons, speaking truth.… Continued →

October 23, 2021

Stephen Christian - Awaken (New Song)

Stephen Christian releases his 2nd new song titled “Awaken” off the upcoming album, “Spirited”, due out on BEC Recordings soon. Some people may not like the straight up worship oriented music of his solo work but as long time Anberlin fan (and Stephen Christian vocals fan), I love it. Hopeful and positive music that is much needed during this prolonged period of darkness our world is experiencing. Song can be found below or on your favorite digital network.… 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.… Continued →

September 11, 2021

Diving Deep into Shoegaze

So a new friend or acquaintance finds out you’re into music. The inevitable question follows: “what kind of music do you like?” How honest are you? Do you simply say, “I like a little bit of everything?” You know that’s not true. You can’t stand Matchbox 20. Do you try something a little more honest, but still generic, like, “mostly rock stuff.” No, that won’t work either–they might think you mean Lynyrd Skynyrd. Or are you blatantly honest with them, knowing they are unlikely to have a clue what you mean: “my favorite genre is probably shoegaze.”… Continued →

July 30, 2021

Song of the Day: Velour 100 - Toledo

I’m a sucker for all things shoegaze, including music that often falls under the wider umbrella of dream pop, madchester/baggy, indie pop and some forms of Britpop and space rock. While shoegaze had a limited representation amongst Christian artists, there were a few who really excelled in the genre. Ypsilanti, Michigan’s Velour 100 was one such artist. Led by Trey Many (who had honed his skills in the mainstream His Name is Alive and Liquorice; also a member of indie rock supergroup Lo-Tom), and rounded out by vocalist Amon Krist (daughter of renowned folk artist Jan Krist) on the debut, the band employed a trio of lead vocalists for their more accessible and also edgier sophomore effort Of Color Bright.… Continued →

June 27, 2021

Forum Blue Releases New 2 Song Single

Ray Torres better known as “Forum Blue“, has just released a special 2 song single through his bandcamp page titled “Mid Summer Never”. It’s like the perfect combo of pop sounds out of the 80’s and 90’s mixed with that new millennium sheen and indie undercurrent tying it all together. Like a perfect combo of Hall & Oates, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, and Pharrell Williams. This 2 song single hasn’t gone live to digital networks just yet but it is on bandcamp now.… Continued →

June 18, 2021

New Ronnie Martin (Joy Electric, Brothers Martin, Dance House Children, Morella's Forest 1988) Single on the Radar

Not much is known at this very moment but yes, it appears a new Ronnie Martin (Joy Electric) “single” is coming soon from the folks at Velvet Blue Music. The title is “From The Womb of the Morning The Dew Of Your Youth Will Be Yours”. This single doesn’t have a release date just yet but with all things Jeff Cloud of VBM, it’s probably pretty soon. Are you looking forward to new Ronnie Martin music?… Continued →

June 17, 2021

Nightbirde Plays Original Song That Gets Her the Golden Buzzer on AGT

An indie singer/songwriter by the name of Nightbirde, performed on America’s Got Talent last week earned her the coveted Golden Buzzer by none other than Simon Cowell himself. Nightbirde has been creating her own indie music for the past couple of years and overcame a terifying bout with cancer along with many bumps and bruises along the way to get where she is now. Make sure to follow her on Facebook here and watch the performance from last week, below.… Continued →

May 28, 2021

Song of the Day: Cannon Heath Down - Bone (of Contention)

It’s amazing how one can listen to music for years, decades even, and still find an obscure gem from days gone past that was missed out. Vancouver’s Cannon Heath Down only released one album: 1987’s Heart-Throb Companion (and a cassette demo 2 years later). The self-produced album was only released on LP, and its stellar take on indie pop will appeal to fans of The Ocean Blue, Morrissey, Game Theory, Riverside, The Mighty Lemon Drops, etc.… Continued →

May 7, 2021

Author Return With On An On

A band we’ve discussed right here at IVM quite a bit in the past, have returned with a new single titled “On An On”. That band is Author and this is their new song. You can download/stream/purchase right here on their bandcamp page. This indie pop-rock song is the perfect song for our oncoming HOT summer sure to topple even the most cold of climates. Great production can be found here and layers of textures that make one become enveloped with a massive wall of sound.… Continued →

Revival Hymns Releases Brand New EP

Revival Hymns just dropped a brand new 3 Song EP titled “Birth Pains”. This is their first new music in over 7 years. The indie/shoegaze band has garnered much interest here in the states by way of Finland/Germany where the members reside. You can listen to the new song “Praise for the Bereft” below. “Incredible”, “Breathtaking”, “Inspiring” are not words to merely toss casually at artists in regards to igniting false hype around something a journalist may find especially appealing (or a record label deems “Important” for us as writers to check out).… Continued →

April 27, 2021

Allen Odell Releases Inspiring New Song Featuring Benjamin Daniel

Allen Odell just released an inspiring and dreamy sounding new song that is both laid back and poignant at the same time. A telling song for a challenging time we are in. Adding backing vocals of Benjamin Daniel just adds to the many layers this song already consists of. Check out “West Lawrenceville” below. The song deals with grief and heartache from a loss of life through the lens of hope. This is released as a 2 part single along with “Little Sparrow” so make sure to give that song a listen as well.… Continued →

April 20, 2021

April 14, 2021

At The Wayside Return With First New Collection of Songs Since 2017

At The Wayside are back and with a vengeance. The band recently entered their studio space and have recorded a brand new EP titled “Somewhere Between”. This surprise EP drops everywhere on April 20th and is sure to be one of the biggest hits of 2021! I mean just listen to the teaser and tell me this isn’t a most anticipated release. Get a taste and learn more at the link below or by visiting them on Facebook here.… Continued →

March 28, 2021

for KING & COUNTRY Release Full Live Concert Film and Deluxe Edition of "Burn the Ships"

for KING & COUNTRY just dropped their live concert film for viewing on YouTube here. It’s an intimate look at the band from behind the scenes and a showcase of their unforgettable, energizing live show. The band also released a Deluxe Edition of “Burn The Ships” which coincidentally just went GOLD by the way. The deluxe edition is out now and features remixes, collaborations, and more of all the songs found on “Burn The Ships“.… Continued →

March 6, 2021

Lauren Daigle - Hold On To Me (New Song)

Lauren Daigle just dropped a powerful new song titled “Hold On To Me” which can be heard right here at Indie Vision Music by clicking below. It’s a song about brokenness, healing, and restoration guided by hope. Hope through the storms of life and whatever may knock you down at your most vulnerable. As if you couldn’t tell, I really enjoy this track. Music video for the song drops later this coming week.… Continued →

February 17, 2021

Emo Empire Drops "The Rise of an Empire"

Emo Empire which the solo project of Billy Edwards (he writes, plays all instruments, produces, and records the songs on his records), just dropped another new album called “The Rise of an Empire”. Check out this unique indie-pop-rock new release via bandcamp right here or on digital networks of your choice. You can also listen to it right here on Indie Vision Music in the comments below. Think The Rocket Summer meets Dashboard Confessional meets Snow Patrol, Keane, and Thinktank.… Continued →

January 22, 2021

January 20, 2021

The Juliana Theory Seek Comfort in "Better Now"

The band The Juliana Theory, are back with a brand new song titled “Better Now”. This is a follow up to their surprise come back single, “Can’t Go Home”. As is evidenced in their music videos, the band is now just 2 members – Brett Detar and Joshua Fiedler in what can best be described as a pop-rock duo. “Better Now” is an emotional and inspirational anthem perfect for 2021 about rising up through trauma and overcoming pain.… Continued →

January 2, 2021

Vanessa From Maine - I Still Have Faith (Ex-One Star Story)

Going way back into the vaults of IVM history a few of you might recall a female led indie pop-rock band called One Star Story. They had news and reviews on this site as well as appeared on multiple compilations. I just got a blast from the past when Vanessa (Rose) emailed me about her new project after more than 6 years away from making music. She was vocalist for One Star Story and now goes by the name of “Vanessa From Maine” on digital networks/streaming sites.… Continued →

December 4, 2020

Song of the Day: The Swoon - Sweet Ally

Don’t you hate it when an amazing band releases one stellar album and then disappears off the map leaving virtually no trace whatsoever? That’s more or less what happened to Minnesota’s The Swoon. This intelligent, artsy, literate (one of the band’s song titles is a Dante reference) band made up one third of Christian jangle-pop’s ‘holy trinity’ (also including The Throes and The Walk). Their debut album was released on Narrowpath Records, in conjunction with Refuge (the obscure indie label also released such classics as debuts by Breakfast with Amy and The Crucified), and was made up of two earlier cassette-only demos, ben son, ben son Beatrice and Neverland, the latter of which was produced by Charlie Peacock.… Continued →

November 1, 2020

The Echoing Green Return With Collection of Songs on Vinyl

Not like they ever disappeared but new music on The Echoing Green front has been sort of quiet for past couple years. The Echoing Green emerged from the silence to drop a collection of of songs from 2002 to 2018 called “Violent Whispers: Songs & Stories From The Echoing Green”. This collection of songs is available right here on Vinyl (Limited to 500 copies). They are using funds generated from the sale of this album to fund a future release of NEW music.… Continued →

September 4, 2020

Song of the Day: Jetenderpaul - Don't Look Down

Lo-fi indie rockers, hailing from Kansas, Jetenderpaul were delightfully weird. They simultaneously embodied the avant-garde and pop music, writing short, melodious ditties that would never be on radio even though they should be. I was a huge fan of Velvet Blue Music in the 90s and picked up this EP on a whim, and I wasn’t disappointed. Although there really was nothing else like it in the Christian scene, the band’s work often appeals to fans of material from Danielson Famile and Havalina Rail Co.… Continued →

June 23, 2020

Song of The Day: Teddy At Night - Blueberry Water

My song for the day is from a newer indie-pop artist by the name of Teddy At Night. Teddy (Boldt) played drums for bands like Wavorly, Family Force 5, and more recently For King & Country, as well as many others. On his first solo endeavor as singer/songwriter, his songs take on more of a pop sheen, sprinkled with a heavy dose of 80’s like synth driven new wave. These are songs for the broken-hearted, the lovers, and the seekers.… Continued →

May 19, 2020

Slow Coming Day - Quarantine Sessions (Out This Friday)

Slow Coming Day will release a new album perfect for these times titled “Quarantine Sessions”. It will be out this Friday on Indie Vision Music. You can pre-order on bandcamp here and it will be available on every digital network available including TikTok for you savvy social media influencers (lol?). Check out all the songs below in a very special stream. I’ve also included some music videos. Hopefully there will be a physical media option soon.… Continued →