Tag: indie rock

May 9, 2022

April 3, 2022

April 1, 2022

Empty Atlas Announce Eric Mattson as 2nd "Jr" Drummer

Empty Atlas have announced that Eric Mattson of the long running band – Makeshift3, has joined the indie act – Empty Atlas, as their 2nd “Jr” drummer. He will be contributing cowbell, tambourine, congas, and some maracas. Even some steel drum will be added to the impressive band’s new sound. I like to call it “Post-Indie-Reggae-Island-Rock”, a unique sound in it’s own right and sure to delight fans all over the globe with the infectious summertime jam sessions.… Continued →

March 28, 2022

Stairwell (CA) Officially Reunites, Announce Members, and to Play Furnace Fest 2022

Stairwell, a band I’ve been a long time fan of and known for 2 amazing albums, “Pacific Standard Time”, and “The Sounds of Change” which both came released on Takehold Records (Hopeless Records picked up the final record and re-released it), just announced their reunion and lineup. Joining long time members Jonathan Caro and Zak Schultz is Justice Gulmatico (Bloodshed), Jeff Jacquay (Unashamed, Rainy Days), and new face – Andy Lara. This 5 piece lineup is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face and bring back the fun.… Continued →

WORDS "Hopscotch" Available Now

The mighty fine WORDS, just dropped their brand new single titled “Hopscotch” and you can listen below. The song is available now through Honey Gold Records and on your digital network of choice. What do you think? This band is killer and I love everything they’ve put out so far. [Thanks for the tip from one of our readers]… Continued →

March 5, 2022

February 22, 2022

January 24, 2022

Song of the Day: Kids - Golden Road

Kids is a relatively new indie rock band out on Tooth & Nail records. Today’s SOTD is an upbeat love song that will get stuck in your head. Check out the lyrics below. Well I don’t know the future so I wonder How to know if a golden road will end And the dreams we dream may lead to certain failure But where the road goes lead me to her All I know is I’m gonna marry that girl I’m gonna marry that girl I’m gonna marry that girl Can’t wait to tell her I will I’m gonna marry that girl No time for anyone else I’m gonna marry that girl Gone the days are all the pain and heartache Gone the dames and all failed attempts Cause the dreams we dare to dream are being granted I’ll claim forever until it happens All I know is Continued →

November 26, 2021

Song of the Day: Enemy Ships - Rock American Style

Welcome to the best band you’ve never heard of. Enemy Ships (FKA The Emergency, not to be confused with The Emergency, AKA Ten-33) was a sort of supergroup with members from Christian alternative heavyweights like Jason Martin (Starflyer 59, Bon Voyage, Neon Horse, etc.), Dirk Lemmenes (Stavesacre, Focused), Ryan Denne (Stavesacre), Travis Zimmerman (Jupiter James), and Frank Lenz (Fold Zandura, Frank Lenz, etc). The band recorded an album for mainstream Atlantic Records entitled The Emergencyin 2007, but sadly it was never released.… Continued →

November 25, 2021

Michael Knott Returns With New "All Indie" EP

Legendary singer, songwriter, musician, and one of the most recognized voices in Christian Music that many people still haven’t heard – Michael Knott, is back with a brand new EP. The All Indie EP Vol. 2 by Michael Knott is available right here through bandcamp on CD/Digital. “Underrated”, “Classic”, “Legend”, are all terms that can be unfairly associated with aging and relatively unknown musicians that have been slinging their instruments around for decades. Michael himself is more than just your common Christian Rock musician because he has been doing things his own way, despite his own struggles & past, and to the delight or dismay depending on how you look at it, for years and has inspired so many.… 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

October 21, 2021

October 1, 2021

Song of the Day: Havalina Rail Co. - I Change My Clothes

Havalina Rail Co. was a delightfully quirky, eccentric, genre-fusing and genre-bending experimental band from California. Across their 10-year career (give or take), the band dabbled in folk, ska, jazz, ragtime, blues, Americana, surf, and multiple internationally-themed genres. No two albums in their canon treads the same ground, and yet each successive opus is clearly recognizable as Havalina. The band stopped recording as HRC somewhere in the early 00s, but members have turned up elsewhere. Most notably are Matt Wignall who is a renowned photographer and is perhaps now best known as the producer for several Cold War Kids albums.… Continued →

September 21, 2021

September 11, 2021

New Indie Vision Music Spotify Playlists

Myself and Noah have been hard at work on creating a variety of Spotify Playlists featuring many bands covered by Indie Vision Music as well as other artists you might recognize. Check out the “Pop Punk Essential Playlist” I created a few weeks ago as well as the “New Song Hits” Playlist I just morphed from the prior “Song Blast” one. Each has new and recent songs from a collection of artists. A little disclaimer: The Pop Punk Essential Playlist is not one that features Christian music only artists.… Continued →

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 →

September 8, 2021

The Lost Chorus Release New Song "Ring The Mission Bell"

The super group of sorts known as “The Lost Chorus“, return with a brand new song titled “Ring The Mission Bell”. Check out the exceptional new song below to get a taste for what’s to come. Featuring members of this band and that band, maybe another band or two, too. Come on, do some digging and you’ll figure it out. This is going to be one of the best things of 2021. Check out the song via YouTube below and listen to the song as intended.… Continued →

Starflyer 59 Pre-Orders Up Now on Velvet Blue Music for New Album

Starflyer 59 are returning next month with a brand new album tiled “Vanity” that will be released through Velvet Blue Music. Jason Martin & Co. have been very active the past few years with loads of new music and if the 3 singles off this album are any indication of the quality present in this record then we are all in for a real treat. Pre-order the album in several different options via the Velvet Blue site right here.… Continued →

September 4, 2021

REVIEW : Meadows - In Those Days & Also After

I first found Meadows in 2014 with their debut EP. Since that time, I lost pulse on the band – that is, until their signing with Facedown Records. Stylistically, the band follows an emotional hardcore style similar to Touché Amoré, Defeater, or older La Dispute. In some ways, they’re more reminiscent of older melodic hardcore acts like Life In Your Way. While Facedown Records has shifted a bit with the addition of more “rock” flavored acts in recent years Meadows feels like a perfect bridge between the old and the new, melding some of the artistic nuance of DENS with the straightforward aggression of Take It Back!… Continued →

August 27, 2021

Song of the Day: Fluffy - Amboy Bound

Fluffy’s debut, Fluffy Luvs You, was a fun punk rock record, even if it was a little predictable. Featuring 3 chord thrash goodness, and nonsensical lyrics, it stood out in the Christian punk scene for its lack of preaching. So fans and critics alike were a little puzzled when the band dropped their sophomore effort, Go, Fluffy, Go! In place of the fast, simple riffs, were long, slow songs that juxtaposed indie rock, sludge metal, and noise rock–something that wouldn’t be seen in CCM by another artist for another 5 years (yes, I’m thinking of Warlord’s EP, from 1997).… Continued →

August 8, 2021

Meadows - The Call (New Song + Album Pre-Order)

Sorry for the onslaught of news this morning. I’ve got a lot to catch up on due to some health issues I’ve been going through. So let’s get at it. Meadows just dropped another new song titled “The Call” a week ago and have announced pre-orders for their upcoming album “In Those Days and Also After” via Facedown Records. Check out the pre-order here in some really sweet options including vinyl with some unique features. Album is out September 3rd on Facedown Records.… Continued →

July 17, 2021

July 16, 2021

Song of the Day: The Choir - Gripped

One of the longest-running indie/alternative bands in the Christian scene, The Choir emerged in the 1980s initially as Youth Choir, shortening the name after the release of one album and one EP. The band formed in 1983 and were instrumental in the early 80s Calvary Chapel scene in Southern California, that also included stalwarts like Undercover, Altar Boys, and 4-4-1. Where some of their counterparts flirted with punk and harder alternative sounds, The Choir’s sound rarely ‘rocked’ so much as it created atmospheres and layers that have never been easily pigeonholed into any particular scene or sound and yet have toyed with dream pop, indie pop, and at times even shoegaze.… Continued →

July 7, 2021

Song of the Day: Fever Fever - Aftermath

Catchy indie rock is what this band is all about and they hail from Columbus, Ohio which is the home of many amazing artists.. Another great one from them is Hypnotized which has a music video so be sure to check it out. They haven’t released anything since 2014 , but their website is still up & running. Here’s to hearing new stuff from this band. Continued →

July 2, 2021

Song of the Day: Starflyer 59 - Life in Bed

First things first: I must apologize for missing a couple of weeks on my Song of the Day features. We’ve been in the middle of an international move. Yes, after 13 years of life in the UK, my family and I have returned to the United States! And we’ve been living out of suitcases while we finalize our housing. So do please forgive me for missing a few posts. However, I hope a new song from Starflyer 59 this week can make up for it.… Continued →

June 27, 2021

DENS - Foolish (Tamed Tongues Sessions)

DENS released an absolutely stunning reworking of their 2020 full length, “Taming Tongues”, and re-released it as “Tamed Tongues” earlier this year. As you may have guessed, this too would further cement the band’s place among among some of the best bands in the music scene today. “Diverse” doesn’t even begin to tell the whole, complete story. You really have to experience all 4 of the band releases to understand the complexities, the melodies, the words, the worship, and the heart beat that keeps this band spinning.… Continued →

Josh White Releases New EP "Holy Haunt"

Josh White just dropped his brand new 6 song EP titled “Holy Haunt”. The EP is released in partnership with Humble Beast and Deeper Well. The title track, “Holy Haunt”, sounds amazing, brings on the chills and lets you know just how important Josh White’s music is. Influential is an understatement. Definitely the authenticity runs deep. “Holy Haunt” by Josh White now available on all digital networks and streaming sites. Listen to some songs below.… Continued →