News that has been a long time coming and something I am over the moon excited about. The Omaha, Nebraska based indie/emo band Names Without Numbers, have indeed signed with Indie Vision Music. I will be working with the band to promote their new upcoming music including a special single that goes live on May 21st. I have a special connection to this band and followed them for several years during the last decade until they broke up. I actually put the band on a compilation I produced called “I’m Your Biggest Fan Vol. 2” back in 2002 on Tooth & Nail Records. I loved their music and their song “Waking From The Coma” is perfect early 00’s independent rock n’ roll with that perfect balance of post-hardcore and emo ambiance. These guys came to an end during the mid part of last decade but reunited a year ago and have been playing shows again plus recording NEW music. Watch the video below and get a piece of the story in a fun behind the scenes look from Dave. Their new music rules and you’re all going to love it. It’s a departure from the pop-punk you think we may be defined by but in actuality IVM seeks to expose listeners to a broad spectrum of music styles. Welcome NWN to the family and prepare to be thrilled with independent music that doesn’t suck. Stay tuned to their page and ours for a new video each week leading up to the release of the song(s). Continued →
April 24, 2018
April 18, 2018
Captain the Sky’s deluxe re-release of “Lions & Foxes” blends the best of post-hardcore and math rock technicality with fun acoustic jams.
April 16, 2018
Check out this fun lyric video by the comical and incredibly catchy indie-hip hop artist, Ben Knight, below. The song is titled “The Lighter Side Of The Dark Knight” and I think you’ll pick up on the content once you give it a listen and read the lyrics. The music of Ben Knight can best be described as some insane explosion between the music of Will Smith, Weird Al, and Furthermore, while offering a glimpse into the mind of a modern hip hop jokester. It’s a fun, comical, and witty take on modern rap with sounds/beats that will get you humming along for days. Ben’s new album “Myld Stallyn” is out this Friday right here on bandcamp. Continued →
April 14, 2018
Archabald did a live Q&A earlier this week and here’s the session for you to listen to! If you’re looking for the key points, they have a new EP titled “Carcosa” that is almost ready for distribution. There will be accompanying materials like videos and even a short story (as a physical item to complement the lyrical content of the EP). Continued →
April 13, 2018
Mainframe “Burn The Boats” and No Lost Cause “Slow It Down” are both now available through all Digital Networks. You can also grab Mainframe “Burn The Boats” on CD from IVM right here or here. CDs ship next week. Don’t forget to check out the new Heart Like War single “What We Do” with Leanor Ortega Till of Five Iron Frenzy on sax, through all digital networks. Next week Small Wars “Small Wars” 4 song ep/7″ will be out through IVM. *Vinyl will ship in June or July as soon as it is completed. All orders of Small Wars right here will get instant download of the ep on release day. Last release of April and for several weeks will be Must Build Jacuzzi “Last Place” and I am truly excited about this release among all the other fantastic albums put out this past month. Tapes are going fast due to it’s limited nature so get yours right here. After these “Metallic Gold” ones sell out it will not be reprinted and next pressing will be on a new color. Now on to the really exciting announcement, Indie Vision Music can officially say we have Billboard Charting Songs on the Nielsen Top Christian Rock Charts! It may seem insignificant and so small time but for a label like IVM with no team, no employees, no radio staff, this is a huge accomplishment. I’ve been working so hard at this for nearly 18 years and have never reached such a powerful ranking. This is only the beginning and there is still so much more to offer. If you want to help IVM continue charting, call BrokenFM or visit them at www.broken.fm and make your requests. The songs below are the ones I have charting. Continued →
April 3, 2018
March 13, 2018
“Ultraviolet” tackles big questions of faith head on with a wall of reverb, lyrical poeticism, and a fair share of experimentation.
February 17, 2018
While VEAUX‘s first single really isn’t a new song (it’s their last song released under the Medic moniker), this time it’s accompanied by a video. Ultimately, it’s just another great opportunity for readers to get acquainted with this energetic indie pop trio that surely has a bright future ahead. Continued →
February 10, 2018
The Oh Hellos have wasted no time releasing a strong follow-up to “Notos”, this time opting for a festive, autumnal mood.
February 5, 2018
February 4, 2018
We haven’t heard much from James McCurley’s solo project, Black Pages, for several years. His first EP was a promising mix of ambient, pop, and singer/songwriter, but his new single, Back Down, takes things up a few notches. Much like his previous tracks, Back Down is largely subdued and a bit pensive, though it feels a bit more stream-of-consciousness as well. Continued →
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. Continued →
January 28, 2018
LEDGES’ debut album is an ambitious release that proves they’re not afraid to take risks.
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. Continued →
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 →