I am really excited about this new Names Without Numbers music and especially their first new single in over a decade titled “Goodnight”. Check out the teaser clip below and watch the full version on PureGrainAudio this coming Monday. The band will release the single on Monday via IVM to correspond with their IndieGoGo campaign to fund the release of their brand new full length effort. Fans of Anberlin, Jimmy Eat World, Acceptance, Sparta, Taking Back Sunday, and House Of Heroes will find something to appreciate in the new music of Names Without Numbers. [Facebook]
Tag: indie rock
May 18, 2018
May 8, 2018
May 4, 2018
Something I’ve kept under wraps for a few weeks and a piece of news that I am truly excited about. The East Coast band – DENS, have indeed signed with California based record label Facedown Records and will release “No Small Tempest” Ep on June 29th. You can take a listen to the powerful new song titled “Deadrise” below. All you fans of Saosin, Thrice, My Epic, Attalus, and Armor For Sleep, will absolutely adore this new music. Facedown Records taking a chance on the more “rock” oriented bands like My Epic, Everything in Slow Motion, Attalus, and now DENS, is the best move they’ve ever made. I really enjoy their whole roster but the bands above have all made truly remarkable albums. Everyone go like DENS and give this new song a listen. Oh and you can pre-order this Ep in a few different bundle options right here.
April 29, 2018
Talkie, the band comprised of a few former members of the great Blood & Water, has returned with their 2nd full length effort called “Fundamental Things”. Right now for next 48 hours you can download the album for $1 via their bandcamp here. Great production quality and catchy indie-pop songs but I seriously want one more Blood & Water album. It probably won’t happy but whatever I’ll hold out hope ;)
April 26, 2018
April 21, 2018
This great indie radio show called “The Undiscovered Sound” has been playing some IVM artists since last year and now that IVM has increased the amount of releases, we’re getting more airplay. I am happy to report that both Must Build Jacuzzi and Light The Way had songs on last week’s show which you can listen to right here (archived). Continued →
April 20, 2018
April 15, 2018
April 11, 2018
March 18, 2018
First things first. Have you heard there’s a new Stavesacre album out? Yeah? I bet you’re wondering who played on it? This is the classic 5-member line-up:
Mark Salomon – vocals
Sam West – drums
Dirk Lemmenes- Bass
Ryan Dennee – guitar
Jeff Bellew – guitar
Besides the Against the Silence EP in 2009, this line-up hasn’t made a record together since Speakeasy. Continued →
March 15, 2018
Don’t listen to this album if you want to feel happy. Lyrically and musically, this is moody alternative rock taken to its logical conclusion. Decade brims with melancholy: “All the beauty I ever wanted is going to fade away” (“Fade; Decay”); “…helpless in will, my body just gave up” (“Do You Wanna Find Out?”); “There’s no one on the road that I can call a friend” (“Closer”). Continued →
March 13, 2018
The insanely talented Washington state based indie rock/post hardcore band – Voyagers, have just released their latest single titled “Cave In”. Check it out below or download here. You might recognize these guys from the latest IVM “Family & Friends Sampler” out now on CD/Digital. RIYL: Sparta, Thrice, DENS, My Epic, Thursday
February 13, 2018
The Sprinkle brothers are back! If you don’t know who that is, then stop reading. Go and find Poor Old Lu, The World Inside, Aaron Sprinkle, Paloma, Fair . . . I could go on but I’m using up valuable reviewing space (and I didn’t even mention the production credits)! Continued →
February 9, 2018
One of the most promising up and coming indie rock/post hardcore bands, DENS, release brand new single titled “Will You Keep Out All The Sadness”. The song is available on all digital networks today and you can stream it below in lyric video format. Between this and new My Epic, 2018 is already shaping up to be an amazing start of the year.
February 2, 2018
My Epic have announced a new double ep project for 2018. The first ep titled “Ultraviolet” will drop March 30th. The second ep titled “Violence” will be out late fall 2018. Both will release on long time label home, Facedown Records. Pre-orders for the first ep in several different bundles is available right here. Check out the new song “Of Wilderness” below and soak in the beauty of a truly ground breaking and influential indie band.
January 30, 2018
Fine China has released a fabulous new 3 song single titled “You Are Not The Future”. The single is available now wherever fine digital music is sold/streamed (see below). The band’s new album and first in 12 years, titled “Not Thrilled” is out February 23rd via Velvet Blue Music. Purchase this single on 7″ right here. You can also pre-order the full 12″ vinyl for the new album right here. In case you are unfamiliar with the group, their sound falls in line with all the greats in 80’s New Wave while also incorporating modern sounds. For fans of: New Order, The Cure, The Smiths, Starflyer 59, and Neon Trees.
January 26, 2018
January 20, 2018
You all need to give this new release from rising indie pop-rock band Oh, Eternity a chance. It’s an insanely awesome album filled with unforgettable melodies, vocals you can sing along with, and just enough “pop” where it’s not too overbearing. So many influences shine through on this release but if you were to make comparisons I’d say imagine a combination of Academy Is.., Plain White Ts, Edison Glass, Hearts Like Lions, My Epic, and Walk the Moon. It’s a diverse set of songs and an album I’m sure that many of you would welcome into your stereos. Check it out here. The band have released this album via New Vine Records.
January 17, 2018
January 12, 2018
The Beautiful Mistake have announced two reunion shows in Southern California taking place March 23rd at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. with Dogwood, Odd Robot, and Havoc Fiction, and also March 24th at Brick By Brick with Dogwood, the mighty – No Innocent Victim, and Bossfight. Dates and info can be found on The Beautiful Mistake Facebook page here. For tickets to Chain Reaction click here. Tickets to Brick by Brick in San Diego, click here.
January 9, 2018
Delta Fleet are excited to announce that they have teamed up with Chad and the great folks at Come & Live. You can find out more info below. Make sure to follow Delta Fleet here. I am a big supporter of Jacob Pierce and the guys in this Hawaii based alt-rock band, Delta Fleet. You can listen to the band’s recent song “Traffic” on the IVM “Family & Friends Sampler 1” here.
January 7, 2018
CHPTRS which features Josh Auer of Pax217, Avner, and recently The OC Supertones (2010-2017), has a new group called CHPTRS that is an ambient, experimental, indie rock duo. They released Chapter One back in fall of 2017 and now Chapter Two has been made available. Check out these two great eps over on MusicBed right here. You can also stream via Spotify below
January 6, 2018
The much loved indie/emo band, The Beautiful Mistake, is coming out of retirement to play some reunion shows. First show announced will be at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. on March 23rd with Dogwood, Odd Robot, and Havoc Fiction. This is going to be a great show but it’s a small venue so it’s best to buy your tickets now and reserve your spot to see some great bands in action. An event page has been made here on facebook.
October 31, 2017
Everyone needs to drop what they are doing and immediately click below to view this new music video for the song “The In-Between” by up and coming indie rock band, Tiger Drive. It is excellent both musically and visually. Plus, how can you hate a little “Stranger Things”, right? Thanks to Ryan at TunedUp for sharing this with me, go visit their site here for further info.
October 28, 2017
Young Oceans, a daring, artistic, and passionate worship driven band from New York have just dropped their epic new album titled “Suddenly (Or The Nuclear Sunburst Of The Truth” which is available on all networks including their bandcamp page which you can take a listen to below. Please consider supporting this driven east coast band and check them out on tour with Plumb here on the West Coast. I highly recommend Young Oceans and this my friends is their epic new full length.
October 25, 2017
Back in July of this year I told you about the former Esterlyn frontman Luke Caldwell, and his friend Clint Robertson who had a new show called “Boise Boys” that aired on HGTV. Well good news is that they have sent the show to series order, retooled it a bit and will now air “Restoring Idaho” in the coming months. Continued →
October 6, 2017
I have been privileged enough that I get to give the new Young Oceans record a listen. The album titled “Suddenly (Or The Nuclear Sunburst of the Truth Revealed)”, is a haunting trip through new wave instrumentation and worship centered musical adventure. The songs which remind me somewhat of a melting of styles, imagine The Killers meets The Decemberists and Death Cab For Cutie meets Cool Hand Luke at an intersection with the passing of Rend Collective. The weirdest comparison I can make is that I even hear a sliver of Chris Isaac. They have a unique take on a tired genre that people have created called “Indie Worship”. The group effectively breathe new life into the purpose and mission so many “Christian” artists try to create which is an atmosphere that causes people to contemplate and reflect on issues of Faith. Young Oceans aren’t afraid to explore new territory with their songs. It’ll be interesting to see if this album sticks and has that staying power so many albums lack. It has a commercial appeal in a non traditional sense. In “Christian” circles this kind of music isn’t fully embraced by radio but in terms of the general marketplace, this kind of music instantly draws people in. The grand scale and epic nature of these songs as a whole make it difficult for me to just pick and choose which ones are “favorites”. I encourage you all to seek out this project when it is released and listen in your special quiet place. Prepare to be captivated. Young Oceans “Suddenly (Or The Nuclear Sunburst of The Truth Revealed” releasing October 20th.