Chamber pop may not be the most well-known, or well-respected genre. Nonetheless, it holds some of the most intricate compositions and rides the line between progressive and radio-friendly. Here are our top 10 chamber pop groups you need to check out. Continued →
October 6, 2018
August 31, 2018
10 years ago seems like it has passed within an instant. Some of these albums listed below are forgotten hits and some are still being played today. This list are my recommendations and mine alone. Feel free to disagree with my selections. Check out some of these now “classic” albums from the year 2008, below. The Best of 2008: 10 Years, A Look Back. Brave Saint Saturn as #1?
Atlas is an artsy mix of post-rock and strong percussion grooves, paired with numerous sing-along moments.
August 27, 2018
August 26, 2018
For King & Country have gotten quite creative, with an artistic attempt at creating an engaging music video. It feels as though each one of their new music videos comes across as a sort of mini-movie. It’s quite an impressive undertaking and shows a group with talent that many others lack in their presentations. I think these guys are going to really impact listeners with this new album and if these new songs are any indication of the direction of this new album, count me as number one fan. This album and the new one from Lauren Daigle are highly anticipated new releases for myself. Check out the new music video for the song “Amen” off their forthcoming album – “Burn The Ships”. Pre-order on physical media including vinyl right here.
August 20, 2018
August 18, 2018
Adjy’s wordy, four-track EP is a whirlwind of driving percussion and proof that you didn’t pay attention in English class.
August 9, 2018
August 6, 2018
August 4, 2018
Weathered is a band you absolutely NEED to check out, like right now! So much positive, uplifting, and altogether AMAZING stuff coming out of Facedown Records and this band is one of them. Check out the new song “Burn” off their Facedown Records debut “Stranger Here”, due out August 17th. This band is in a league of their own but would surely please fans of Make Do and Mend, Balance and Composure, Citizen, Superheaven, and Brand New. Pre-Order in a few different bundles including Vinyl and CD right here
August 2, 2018
Following up on the “introducing” feature that I brought you a few weeks ago is another new song from indie singer-songwriter, Benjamin Daniel. Check out the track “Inside My Shadow”, below. Follow Benjamin Daniel here. This song will appear as part of a new two part full length titled “Shaping Season” with Vol. 1 out this fall and Vol. 2 out summer 2019.
July 29, 2018
Longest running alternative rock band in the Christian music scene – The Choir – are at again, dropping a super catchy and ear pleasing new full length record titled “Bloodshot”. It is truly amazing that after all these years this band can continue to churn the hits and songs most people haven’t yet discovered. A band of this talent bubbling just beneath the surface is unheard of but guess what, us fans have these legends to cherish all to ourselves. Am I right? Please go support these wonderful independent musicians by picking up merch in their store here or by purchasing in your digital store of choice. You can check out a new song in lyric video format, below. Catch the band live with The Prayer Chain and Dakoda Motor Co. in Nashville on August 4th.
July 11, 2018
Archabald flirts with hardcore influences on their latest conceptual EP.
July 3, 2018
July 1, 2018
Moda Spira, the electro-pop project of Latifah Alattas of Page CXVI, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for her new album, due this fall. 2016’s self-titled release saw a hazy mix of synths, passionate vocals, and diverse songwriting. The upcoming album chronicles the unexpected end of her marriage and her journey through pain. Continued →
June 30, 2018
Archabald showcases a heavier, darker direction on “Carcosa”, due July 13. Check out a new single here!
May 31, 2018
Post-hardcore is a genre of stigmas – on one hand, the easycore bands tend to dominate modern perception. On the other hand, people might form expectations around Fugazi. Arguably, the staple of modern post-hardcore borrows from hardcore but throws in a stronger melodic focus. Continued →
April 26, 2018
The uniquely individual Israeli music group known as Miqedem are back with their second full length effort of original songs composed entirely in Hebrew and centered around sacred biblical text. This is worship music done not by hipsters in the Nashville spotlight or big arena Christian rock events, but by a group of messianic jews who are composing something fresh and entirely original. The group is currently on tour in the U.S. right now so be sure to check out their Facebook page for all the tour dates. Check out the album below and purchase on bandcamp here.
We had a chance to talk with Beaver Falls, PA indie rock group Captain the Sky about their new deluxe EP, the future of the band, and Chick-fil-A. Check them out on Facebook and be sure to follow them on Spotify!
April 24, 2018
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).
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.
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.
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.