Tag: indie

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 →

Caedmon's Call Re-emerge From The Shadows to Drop Hints

In what may seem like a surprising move, a band that got their start with their debut record in 1997 – “Caedmon’s Call“, who inspired many and wowed fans across the globe with their original blend of music and lyrics, are teasing something BIG. Click on their website here and sign up for the newsletter list. They are saying “something NEW (and old) is happening SOON” on their website. Any guesses? Maybe a re-release of their debut for its 25th anniversary?… Continued →

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 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

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 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 22, 2022

for KING & COUNTRY - Love Me Like I Am (Official Music Video)

The group – for KING & COUNTRY – are on a roll with their creative media endeavors. The band is world renown for promoting their releases with extensive, professional music videos that accompany songs that just as good. Check out the band’s latest song in music video form for “Love Me Like I Am”, below. The new album “What Are We Waiting For?” is out worldwide on March 11th.… Continued →

January 17, 2022

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 4, 2021

Song of the Day: Broken Yoke - Ends With You

Broken Yoke formed as a rap rock hybrid from Ohio & have released 4 albums. Besides this one check out Beautiful, another fave of mine from the band. Also check out these thought provoking lyrics. Anytime, anywhere There’s a place that I can go Where I can know Your truthful love’s Revealed It’s only in this place that I feel Your presence move inside of me My eyes desire to see beyond the door My soul slowly crying out To know you more My flesh growing weaker with time but I Regain my strength in you I spent time on the other side Crossing the line Swallowed by pride, and wondering why All my tendencies Are giving up so easily And so I surrendered my life to you I can’t go where others go And i can’t know What some other knows My life will show That I’ve been change by the person Who willingly Gave up his life for me Dying just to set me free Fearless eyes Timeless times I see forever fall from you Patient hands Pull me in It begins and ends with you I’ll never know again What it might be like To go again One second Without a touch from you I found the way I’m gonna stay Forever I need to say More that I’ve ever known You help me Realize who I am You help me See the man living within You help me Shine the light so I Find my way back to you 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

Spoken in Tongues Release "Ghosts" Ep

A really great newer indie rock band by the name of Spoken in Tongues have just dropped their brand new Covers ep titled “Ghosts” through bandcamp/digital networks. You can download the EP right here at Bandcamp. Spoken in Tongues are an impressive indie band rooted in everything from 80’s new wave, and 90’s underground indie music with post hardcore tendencies. It’s a diverse set of sounds and if you know the players on this release, you’ll understand instantly just why it is that they stand apart from the rest.… Continued →

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 21, 2021

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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 →

Beloved Drop First New Original Song In Nearly 2 Decades

Returning to our collective mindset here in 2021 with their first new song in almost 20 years is “Abyss” by the band Beloved. It is everything you wanted the band to sound like in 2021 and everything you’ve dreamed about for years. It certainly does live up to expectations and takes them in an entirely new yet still grasping on to pieces of the past. While I can certainly name off handfuls of bands that have recently reunited that maybe shouldn’t have, Beloved are not one of those bands.… 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 →