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September 5, 2022

Pop Punk Dads

All you kids prepare to cringe like it’s so yesterday. If your Dad likes it, then it’s definitely not cool anymore. Duh! So, give this playlist a listen and either try not to cringe or embrace your inner Dad. Check out Pop Punk Dads now on Spotify. Click here or listen below. We have a variety of new and recent playlists so please take a listen below this message. Thanks to Dave Owens of the band Names Without Numbers for the glorious picture!… Continued →

August 25, 2022

April 30, 2022

30 of The Greatest Indie Bands Of 2022

Following up last year’s grand list with one built around this year, is our new “Indie” band list for 2022! Check out “30 Of The Greatest Indie Bands of 2022” below and make sure to follow it up with the 2 prior lists from 2020 and 2021 respectively. These articles are our biggest posts every year and hopefully this one will continue in that same tradition. Click here for the official spotify playlist of the artists below.… Continued →

April 9, 2022

New Features at Indie Vision Music

[Update]: Ok, this should be the last update in regards to the new features and “GIPHY” integration. I have fixed it so everyone who comments will be able to post a GIF. Remember, 1st comment on IVM always has to be approved for user before comment goes live. [End of Update] Messed around a little on the site today and added some new features. You can now use “GIF” clips when making a comment on a particular post.… Continued →

March 1, 2022

New Spotify Playlists to Rock Your Day

I’ve been creating some recent NEW Spotify playlists that a few of you might appreciate. A new one called “Pop Punk 30” which is just that, a top 30 of the moment featuring a bunch of indie pop-punk bands we cover. There is also the “Indie Vision Music Official 2022 Playlist” that has a fair mix of brand new songs and classic hits from some IVM friends, “New Song Hits“, and “Pop Punk Essential Playlist“.… Continued →

May 17, 2021

April 17, 2021

20 Indie Albums You Almost Forgot Existed

This will be a series of posts based upon old “indie” (or ‘independent’ for the savvy) albums released over the past few couple decades collecting dust and cobwebs in the vaults of our devices (or computers for those living in the past). Check out these 20 Indie Albums You Almost Forgot Existed and maybe discover something old that is now new again? Enjoy.… Continued →

February 15, 2021

Indie Vision Music x Song Blast Playlist - Number 3 & Number 4

We are hosting a Spotify playlist series and this week I am combining #3 (Click Here) and #4 (Click Here). The overall goal of these is to increase exposure for some great independent talent and hopefully, get some hefty plays. I think with enough attention we can increase plays while also drawing attention to great independent talent who have something positive to say. These plays will not only help independent bands who own their music but also independent labels who rely on streams and purchases across digital networks (yes, including Indie Vision Music).… Continued →

February 8, 2021

Indie Vision Music x Playlist Blast Week 2

I got this idea from the whole Gamestop / AMC Theaters / Silver concept being run through Wall Street by savvy investors and reddit users. In this case we are hosting a Spotify playlist to increase exposure for some great independent talent. The goal is to get these songs to 100,000 plays. It’s a hefty goal but I think with enough attention we can get it done. These plays will not only help independent bands who own their music but also independent labels who rely on streams and purchases across digital networks (yes, including Indie Vision Music).… Continued →

February 6, 2021

Support Indie Vision Music With a Button

I am enabling the PayPal donation button here on Indie Vision Music. Since this is a self-run hobby inspired website run in my off hours away from work, the financial burden can sometimes outweigh the positive outcomes of this site. There are costs involved in operating IVM, little things but unfortunately they add up. There are still bills to pay. If there is anything IVM can offer in return, please let me know in the comments and I’ll gladly support the best I can.… Continued →

January 1, 2021

Best of 2020: Brandon Jones

Despite all the despair, hopelessness, fear, anxiety, death, destruction, and uncertainty that 2020 has thrown at us, we have all taken solace in our music and found hope through it. We are carried through the pain with messages of inspiration, songs of motivation, and songs that just plain electrified our souls. The following is a collection of albums, eps, and songs that were meaningful to me in 2020. Not all of the releases listed below are “Christian” but most of them rocked me to my core!… Continued →

December 11, 2020

Commenting on IVM Works Again

We (actually Fusse) have fixed the commenting feature on Indie Vision Music website and it works once again. It has been down for over a week with tons of comments going nowhere. Please return today and leave your comments below the posts that interest you. More content coming in the days ahead including a special look back at “The Top 25 Christian Rock Albums of 1995” that I’ve been slowing working on for a few months now.… Continued →

November 26, 2020

Pop-Punk Duo Homeplate Will Record New EP For Release in 2021

The pop-punk duo known as “Homeplate” are returning after just a few months from the release of their incredible debut EP, “Derby City”, to record MORE NEW MUSIC. That’s right friends, the guys will reconvene in the studio soon to lay down some new tracks for another EP. If you enjoyed “Derby City” as much as I did, you’re in for a real treat. No word yet on whether a label will pick these guys up and release future tunes but stay tuned.… Continued →

November 10, 2020

Song of the Day: Leaderdogs For The Blind-Restless

One of my all time fave releases, Lemonade, was from a band released by the defunct R.E.X. Music. Forming circa 1993, the 4 band members had changed their name from Leaderdogs to add For The Blind. They blew Christian indie music lovers away with an industrial/hard rock hybrid with iconic songs such as Yellow & Black Attack (no, not the Stryper album!), Better Ways, Ripple & Supersaturated. They followed up with The Resurrect Me EP that included other the greats Pollinate & Lie You Buy.… Continued →

October 21, 2020

October 15, 2020

Indie Vision Music Shirts and Merch

Indie Vision Music has a line of Shirts, Hoodies, Long Sleeves, Sweatshirts, Vnecks, and even facemasks for sale. I have added 2 new designs to our store and one is that super cool double sided “Break The Chains” design. The new designs are available in Tshirts, Women’s Ts, Kids Ts, Long Sleeves, Zippered Hoodies, Sweatshirts, and even Vnecks. We also have some TieDye designs and facemasks, perfect for social distancing. These designs will all be up until after the new year so there is plenty of time to get those Fall/Holiday/Christmas orders in.… Continued →

September 26, 2020

Nate Parrish Joins IVM

Punk rock singer/songwriter, Nate Parrish, has joined Indie Vision Music for the release of his new single, “Bullets and Blades”. The song hits all digital platforms on October 23rd. It’s that same great sound you’ve come to love from Nate with even more grit, melodies, and a cutting message perfect for these crazy times we live in. You can listen to a sample, below. Full song stream will be posted on a site very soon. New Ep out in early 2021.… Continued →

September 1, 2020

Indie Vision Music "Breaking The Chains That Bind You" Long Sleeve Tshirt Up for Pre-Order

This tasty new design by Flesh and Bone Design, is up for pre-order over on our Storenvy page. Please consider pre-ordering one. Pre-order will last until the end of September then it’ll drift off into the sunset. The price reflects printing a 3 position tshirt with 2 colors front/back and sleeve. Printed on soft fabric and in sizes Small-3XL. Grab yours here. Shipping date will be announced as soon as pre-order ends. Yeah I know it’s unbearably hot right now (especially here in Cali) but guess what, as we head into fall those temps will drop and it will be cozy time.… Continued →

July 28, 2020

The Greatest Hits You've Never Heard Volume 1 on Digital Networks

I put up Vol. 1 of “The Greatest Hits You’ve Never Heard”, an Indie Vision Music compilation chronicling the first decade of IVM, on all digital networks and streaming sites. Give these (classic) songs a listen or re-listen if it’s been awhile. I will add Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 soon. The art for the CDs is turning out nice and should be finished soon. [Spotify link]. Buy on CD right here from bandcamp and get digital download with purchase.… Continued →

July 26, 2020

July 23, 2020

July 13, 2020

The Greatest Hits You've Never Heard an Indie Vision Music Compilation

In conjunction with my new 20th Anniversary story I posted here on IVM a few days ago, I have released 3 compilations titled “The Greatest Hits You’ve Never Heard” featuring songs from IVM past history. All mastered by Sef Idle at Simpul Studio with artwork by Jordan of The Prettybads. Jordan is working on a layout for Vinyl/CD right now and once that is finished it’ll be revealed here and on bandcamp. You can currently download all 3 volumes now on Bandcamp for “name your price”.… Continued →

July 11, 2020

July 5, 2020

Indie Vision Music Turns 20

20 years ago I launched a site called IndieVisionMusic.com. It was initially an online Webstore only but then morphed into a record label then webzine then label and now all 3. It wasn’t a huge behemoth by any means (never was). I still run almost all operations myself in my free time when Iā€™m not working or spending quality family time. I have a great team of skilled writers on the webzine side that work so hard to keep you all updated and filled with inspiring content.… Continued →

June 6, 2020

My Statement On The Movement

Greetings friends and fellow Readers. I just wanted to drop a few lines about the meaning behind my silence and lack of words regarding the protests, murder of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter. First off, I support freedom of speech from each and every side. Protests are a part of that freedom our grandparents, great grandparents, elders, and all those relatives of the past fought so hard to defend. I support the rights of those that want to stand up and get their voices heard.… Continued →

May 29, 2020

Indie Vision Music Releases 8 Titles on Vinyl

In celebration of the upcoming 20th Anniversary of Indie Vision Music I have decided to put a couple titles on wax. This isn’t some big budget, massive vinyl release that so many labels and brands are doing these days. Through Kunaki and Vinyl Revolution a few titles have been given the green light for vinyl pressing. I am listing those titles below. Some are available to order now and more will be added soon. Click here to check out on Bandcamp.… Continued →

April 12, 2020

Indie Vision Music Introduces Light and Dark Theme On All Browsers

This week, Indie Vision Music introduced our very first theme switch design that allows you to alternate between “Light(side)” and “Dark(side)”. Pick your side and choose wisely! Kidding, but seriously this new theme switcher is pretty awesome. Just tried it on desktop Google Chrome and the “Light” one looks amazing. It works on both mobile or desktop versions of the Indie Vision Music website. I have long been wanting to switch up the site and offer the option of a lighter color so I feel as though this option is best move for us because it retains the original (2016) colors while also incorporating a lighter aesthetic.… Continued →

March 30, 2020

Slow Coming Day to Release New Music via Indie Vision Music

Slow Coming Day are making the return with a special release titled “Quarantine Sessions”. The release will feature 6-7 songs including acoustic versions of some classics and a new song or two. Orion is currently working on the songs now then it’ll go to mixing, mastering, and then ready for release. We expect to have this release ready this spring. Once a solid release date is locked in, we will reveal more including track listing, first song preview, and more.… Continued →

January 21, 2020

Craig's Brother "Devils in the Details" Available on 12" Vinyl Soon from IVM and People of Punk Rock Records

So stoked to announce that Indie Vision Music will be bringing you the 12″ vinyl release of Craig’s Brother “Devils In The Details” courtesy of People Of Punk Rock Records. We have a limited amount of copies coming this way in a few weeks. It’ll ship soon and is currently available for pre-order now in our Storevy store. I’m sort of testing the waters out and will order more as soon as I witness the demand for it.… Continued →