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. Continued →
January 6, 2018
January 1, 2018
Author’s sophomore release takes the best of “Of Brighter Days” and tops it off with synths and 80s influence for an album that’s full of energy and technicality.
December 25, 2017
Here is my “deluxe” review list for 2017 – 20 great albums paired with 17 EPs you shouldn’t overlook. This year, we saw strong releases from veteran acts and new groups alike, and they certainly weren’t confined to one genre. Hopefully you can find a new artist through the list below – and please let me know your opinions in the comments! Continued →
December 23, 2017
“Notos” is an explosive EP full of layered, diverse instrumentation and compelling vocals and lyrics.
About Chris DuPont
Chris DuPont is a singer-songwriter from Ann Arbor, MI. who mixes stylistic elements of indie, folk, and ambient. His approach to songwriting is down-to-earth and honest, paired with subdued instrumentation. Vibrant strings accentuate the emotional experience, resulting in songs that certainly have a lot of radio potential but which manage to maintain artistic expression nonetheless. Continued →
New Archabald Album Out in 2018
Albuquerque, NM. experimental rock group Archabald has been teasing followers with a combination of cryptic posts, humorous polls, and poetic quotes. All this considered, a new album is in the works. It hasn’t been revealed exactly how far the group is into the writing process, but you can expect more news as time goes on. Continued →
December 9, 2017
Although Abandon Kansas dropped off the map for several years after the release of “Alligator”, they’ve returned with a deluxe edition of their 2007 album, “You Build a Wall, I’ll Build a Ladder”. It contains the original track listing along with demos, acoustic versions, and other sundries. Continued →
November 25, 2017
The Welcome Wagon returns with a strong orchestral folk follow-up to 2012’s “Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices”.
Mark Mathis’ latest EP is a refreshing blend of folk, alternative, and worship.
October 14, 2017
Latifa Alattas (Page CXVI) released an explosive progressive art-pop album in 2016 under the moniker of Moda Spira in 2016. Check out just what you’ve been missing.
September 11, 2017
Check out this special song stream from the new group, Evergreen. The song is titled “Faithful” and appears on the band’s debut self titled ep, available now. This independent worship group features an ex-member of Attalus (John Mark Amos) on bass. Their deeply spiritual and on fire lyrics will inspire all those that have open ears to hear. Check out the song Faithful, below. The ep will be available on all digital networks in a few weeks but for now you can purchase on CDBaby here. Continued →
September 2, 2017
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August 12, 2017
Dallas indie rock outfit Little Image emerges with a vibrant and dynamic debut that blends influences of From Indian Lakes with elements of ambient and traditional emo.
July 28, 2017
2007 was definitely a strong year for music. As much as I enjoyed some of the more popular releases of the year, the lesser known albums certainly held a place in my heart. The albums listed below are a mix of independent, underground, and mostly over looked releases from the year 2007. Feel free to dissect and discuss below in the comments. Oh and I left off 2 important 2007 honorary IVM releases because that would be self-promotion am I right? Quick and the Dead “Going Home“, and “Hearts Bleed Passion Vol. 2” both released in the year 2007 on CD, toward the end of the year. All in all, a very solid year in music but then again, isn’t every year? Playlist for this list follows at end of article. Continued →
July 26, 2017
July 22, 2017
Medic has unveiled “Smoke”, a hazy indie pop track, that you can check out below. For fans of Copeland, Author, Polyenso, and The Weeknd.
July 19, 2017
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June 16, 2017
Coopertheband released the first single off their upcoming album “Kingdoms” today. The song is titled “Rebels” and is the first track on the album. In addition to a new single Coopertheband announced that Kingdoms will be released on July 11, 2017. Continued →
June 14, 2017
Cool Hand Luke emerges from the dead with an amazing blend of alternative, ambient, and indie that may serve as their strongest album to date.
May 20, 2017
Least of These’ Wolves EP is a progressive powerhouse, showcasing a variety of new musical elements and thought-provoking lyrics.
May 12, 2017
April 18, 2017
It has been a few years since OceanSpeak’s eponymous EP, sea the same. It was certainly a great step forward for gritty progressive indie, but the band unfortunately didn’t last too long.
Tiger Drive stands as the rebellious stepchild of OceanSpeak. Continued →
April 15, 2017
I first discovered Danen Kane through a mutual friend when I lived up in Green Bay. There’s a coffee shop that draws in bigger acts like Disciple and Flatfoot 56, but they also host open mics and local acts. I hadn’t heard of him before, but I was curious enough to check out his music online and liked what I heard. Continued →