Tag: indie rock

July 10, 2023

REVIEW : Sally Grayson - The Darkness in Me

While I was first introduced to Sally Grayson formally in 2020, during the covid-quarantine era, it turns out that I had already heard versions of her music many years prior. She’d fronted Black Swift (based in Germany where Grayson transplanted) for a number of years, but long before that she was in Michigan-based (her native homeland) Standbye, an emo/indie rock band by whom I owned a CD. All that to say that while Sally’s name may not be familiar to the masses, she’s been making credible musical art for well over two decades now.… Continued →

July 8, 2023

July 7, 2023

Song of the Day: Destroy Nate Allen - B**bie Bar

Destroy Nate Allen is a fun, energetic band that mixes the simplicity and energy of punk rock with the acoustic sounds of folk, making for an interesting take on folk-punk. Quirky but sincere lyrics and vocal styles combine with straight-forward messages–usually on subjects other artists don’t want to touch–make for both a challenging and entertaining listen. Take “Boobie Bar” for instance. On the one hand it’s a crude song whose title I had to censor, just so it doesn’t get picked up by filters. On the other hand, the intent behind the song is just about as pure as it gets: Don’t go down to the boobie bar If you want a real relationship, you won’t get far Don’t go to that boogie bar The song comes from their 2012 album, With Our Powers Combined.… Continued →

June 30, 2023

The Julies Release Brand New Song Titled "Symmetry"

The Julies are back in a big way this year. They’ve had a couple prior (old) albums repackaged and released on Vinyl for the first time by Lost In Ohio and now they come back with a brand new song titled “Symmetry” which is quite frankly the best I’ve ever heard from them or any likeminded band for that matter. I hate using all the genre specific classifications when describing songs such as this because honestly, this band goes above and beyond to bring you music which rides a wave of uniquely, “Julies” music but terms like “shoegaze”, “indie pop rock”, “Dream pop”, etc could easily be applied to this then twisted around and around with the beautiful color hues projecting outwards.… Continued →

June 21, 2023

Luxury Vinyl Reissues

Burnt Toast Vinyl are proud to present a special reissue of the first 2 Luxury albums on Vinyl. “Amazing and Thank You” (1995) and “The Latest & The Greatest” (1997) are both getting beautifully arranged on a 180G Double LP, including colored vinyl with full color inserts and packaged in a thick, gloss gatefold jacket. Both are limited pressings of just 500 copies. Both albums have a couple of bonus tracks so you don’t want to miss out on this. Full press write up on the vinyl reissues can be seen below this post.… Continued →

June 7, 2023

June 2, 2023

Song of the Day: Lovelorn - Feather

This was one of those ‘one and done’ bands, meaning they only released one album as Lovelorn. However, they were connected directly and indirectly to a number of other projects. Vocalist Jayson Holmes had been in metalcore band Eso-Charis, and later formed The Handshake Murders (who mostly recorded on secular labels). Corey Putman (Eso-Charis, Norma Jean) and Arthur Green (Eso-Charis, Living Sacrifice) also made appearances on the album. The album is a wonderfully strange concoction of emo-core, hardcore, indie rock and math rock–almost like Roadside Monument meets Coalesce, but with bits of Karate thrown in just because.… Continued →

May 26, 2023

Check Out the Music of Nick Webber

I was just exposed to the music of Nick Webber by one of our writers – Casey G. He creates beautifully moving indie music that is both original and engaging. He’s one of a kind and for an “Indie” artist this is exceptional. Check out his new album “All The Nothing I Know” on all digital networks now, on bandcamp here (listen below), and read our review here. Check this out and you definitely won’t be sorry you did.… Continued →

May 12, 2023

Song of the Day: Twothirtyeight - Songs Will Write the Words

Early 2000s emo, you gotta love it! One of the best, and painfully one of the most obscure in the genre was twothirtyeight (or sometimes 238). The band hailed from Pensacola, FL in the state’s panhandle. Florida seemed to be a haven for emo and hardcore during that era, and many of those bands ended up on Birmingham, AL’s Takehold Records, and then eventually on Tooth & Nail when they bought Takehold’s roster and much of its back-catalogue. Twothirtyeight played a style of emo that minimized the hardcore influence and instead delved into a deeply emotional form of indie rock, like secular counterparts in Braid, Cursive, or Christie Front Drive.… Continued →

May 7, 2023

April 28, 2023

Switchfoot Announce The Beautiful Letdown 20th Anniversary Tour and Celebration

World renown San Diego, CA. based rock band – Switchfoot, will embark on a 20th Anniversary Tour celebrating a much loved, landmark album not just in “alternative rock” but in the realm of Christian music as well called “The Beautiful Letdown”. This fan loved and adored album racked up several hits back in the day that still get radio/satellite plays even now. For dates and locations of this tour click here. How many of you got tickets and who is most excited about this momentous celebration?… Continued →

Song of the Day: Delta Haymax - Tidal Wave

Gosh, this song . . . this band . . . has a way of evoking memories of a certain period of my life. Lo-fi indie rock with only 2 members. One on guitar and vocals, and the other on drums. They released a very short–only 3 songs–but brilliant self-titled EP on Tooth & Nail in 1997. T&N had a fantastic run of EPs around that time (Pedro the Lion, Warlord, Inner Means, Training for Utopia, etc.) and this was certainly one of them. The songs were lo-fi, but not noisy.… Continued →

March 27, 2023

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January 14, 2023

Names Without Numbers - "Florida" Out Now!

“Florida”, the brand new song by this incredible band – Names Without Numbers, is OUT NOW! This is underground indie/emo rock that doesn’t sound so underground. This is a polished and slick sounding new song and from a production standpoint, is as perfect as any of today’s best new rock songs. Listening to this and you just know you’ve stumbled on to something great. Listen to “Florida” by Names Without Numbers now on your digital streaming service of choice. Make sure to share the good news with friends and ADD it to all your playlists.… Continued →

January 6, 2023

Indie Vision Music Premiere: Names Without Numbers "Florida" (Official Lyric Video)

Indie Vision Music is proud to premiere the Lyric Video for the brand new track “Florida” from the midwest Indie-Pop-Rock act – Names Without Numbers. The song is titled “Florida” and is their most hotly anticipated new song, a track that sets them apart from the sameness and a rise above the generic. This is simply put, great music and THE perfect introduction to a band know for their soaring melodies and emotional storytelling. If you’ve been thirsting for an amazing rock song with hooks that rides that “indie” edge without sounding boring or repetitive, then this is a track that’ll make you a fan from the start.… Continued →

Damien Jurado Pulls His Music from Spotify for Ethical Reasons

Singer-songwriter and indie darling, Damien Jurado, long known for his poignant songs and unique arrangements, has as of this week pulled all of his music from streaming giant Spotify. The announcement came yesterday via his blog. Jurado didn’t mince words when it came to the reason behind his decision: “I simply cannot continue to support or align myself with a corporation who continues to profit off of the musicians it refuses to pay a fair and decent wage.” Read the full statement here: https://damienjurado.com/blog/2023/01/05/leaving-spotifyContinued →

Song of the Day: Coolidge - Trapped

The best way I can describe Coolidge is as a sort of ‘prequel supergroup.’ All of the members are now well-known for their contributions to indie rock, though none of them were very well-known at the time, and Coolidge remains a fairly obscure blip on the map of alternative music. Formed in 1992, the band featured Damien Jurado on bass and vocals, David Bazan (Pedro the Lion, Headphones, Lo Tom) on drums, and Eben Haase (Blenderhead, Don’t Know) on guitar. They played an intense and unique form of emo-core that interweaved lo-fi indie rock into the mix.… Continued →

January 5, 2023

Premiering New Names Without Numbers Song "Florida" Tomorrow!

We are proud to bring you a very special lyric video premiere from Names Without Numbers TOMORROW, both on YouTube and right here at Indie Vision Music. The song is titled “Florida” and it is by far the best work the band has ever done up until now, 2023. Make sure you click this link (or look below for the embed to the premiere). You can set a reminder on the YouTube page and also join in a live chat right there on our YouTube channel.… Continued →

December 23, 2022

Song of the Day: Half-Handed Cloud - Christmas Baby's Last Straw

Honestly I think this is a song that only Half-Handed Cloud could write. Aside from the ever-present pop bliss is a song about a baby trying to reach shiny Christmas ornaments that are out of reach, and yet so desirable. But Ringhofer makes a point that only he could make, about humanity’s incessant need to grasp for shining things that are always slightly out of reach and that we really don’t need after all. Merry Christmas IVM friends–may you find the true joy of Christmas this year–the baby in the manger!… Continued →

November 27, 2022

Names Without Numbers "Florida" Coming Soon

Names Without Numbers will return very soon with yet another incredible and a “built for radio” sound that they’ve become world renown for. I can’t promise it’ll sound exactly like that but I’m just going off past experiences and knowing this band actually has talent and experience to back up the hype. If I were to guess I’d say this will be absolute perfection, like if I had to guess and all. If you want to buy some Merch from the band direct then click here for their personally run store.… Continued →

November 25, 2022

November 3, 2022

Allen Odell Releases "Full Hearts, Empty Places"

I think we missed posting about this new full length from Allen Odell, a month ago. Allen creates some really mellow, chill, spiritually relevant post-emo and indie music that inspires. It’s one of those albums that draws you in with subtlety and puts you on a journey of discovery and heaven gazing self-reflection. This isn’t some sort of fists in the air, aggressive rock anthem worthy music to cause a ruckus. It is simply just good, deep music that will leave you haunted by soft spoken melodies.… Continued →

October 21, 2022

Song of the Day: They Sang as They Slew - City Highs, City Lows

Contrary to what the band name suggests, They Sang as They Slew was not a metal or hardcore band, actually quite far from either. If you hear similarities to the indie rock of Luxury, it’s because half of the band came from Luxury while they were on a break from touring–namely guitarist Jamie Bozeman and bassist Chris Foley (both of whom are Orthodox priests in their day job). I hope some fans recognize the band name from the epic battle scene in Lord of the Rings (the book, not the movie).… Continued →

October 20, 2022

REVIEW : LN - Monkeys & Spoons

It’s so great to have Gary Murray and co. back to making music again after almost a decade of quietude. Gary had to retreat for a few years beginning in 2014 while taking care of aging parents and other personal matters. Monkeys & Spoons certainly reflects that solitude, as well as the grief of losing someone you’ve had close. While the album cover nearly depicts contents of jazz fusion or post-rock (both Koinonia and strangely, Talk Talk are evoked by the artwork), don’t be led astray there.… Continued →

September 17, 2022

September 5, 2022

Midnight Hour "All That We Imagined" New Version

Midnight Hour have surprisingly released a NEW single which is a new version of an older song of theirs called “All That We Imagined”. Check out the song now on all digital networks or by clicking below. They also have a few other really great releases on digital networks if you want to discover or rediscover some great indie talent from So Cal.… Continued →

August 25, 2022

August 20, 2022

The Rocky Valentines "Off and On" Out Now

The Rocky Valentines which is the new project from Charlie Martin who just happens to be the son of Starflyer 59 legendary song maker – Jason Martin. The music influence and talents run rich through his blood and it is clearly evident on this first new song from the debut upcoming “Self Titled” EP due out September 2nd on Velvet Blue Music. Not only is the music great and extremely catchy but the vocals match that talent and the lush sounds radiate through your speakers with subtle intensity that will sway you.… Continued →