Tag: Melodic Punk

December 12, 2023

December 6, 2023

Too Bad Eugene Finish Recording New Album and New Single Out December 14th!

Too Bad Eugene have just finished recording their brand new album. The band will debut their new single on December 14th and you do not want to miss out on this song. I feel that it’s their strongest work by far and ranks up there with the best of the best in melodic punk rock. You like good music well then you’re going to sink those teeth in deep to this new song, and the album too I’m sure. I’m almost 99.9% positive that I’ll dig this new album so much that it’ll rank up there high on my year end list of 2024.… Continued →

December 3, 2023

Check Out: Calling Hours

I know this band doesn’t exactly fit under the banner of Indie Vision Music (Christian bands and the like) but I really enjoy them and this new (Debut) album by Calling Hours is an absolute joy to listen to. The album “Say Less” just released in November on the mighty Revelation Records and it’s already making waves in the punk and hardcore communities. This album rides the waves of any great melodic punk/rock band but takes it up another whole level and far exceeds expectations. I went into this record knowing about “Popeye from Farside” which if you didn’t know, was a highly influential and somewhat short-lived punk/hardcore band from So.… Continued →

November 25, 2023

Too Bad Eugene Launch Kickstarter For New Album

The band Too Bad Eugene have just launched a new kickstarter campaign to help fund the finished recording and mix on the new album. I’ve already heard an early mix of a new song titled “Shaking My Fist At Clouds” and I must say, this is the absolute best the band has ever sounded. It’s an extremely catchy track with tons of melodic, fast punk rock, along with great sounding BGVs like the band has become well known for. Plus a great “Get off my lawn” yet entirely positive, lyrical content.… Continued →

November 8, 2023

Sam's The Hero Sign To Small Step Records, New Single November 17th

An underground indie pop-punk band I’ve been following since the Punk Never Dies days called Sam’s The Hero, has just announced they have signed with Small Step Records and will be releasing their label debut single on November 17th. You might have heard them on Fighting From The Ground Up Vol. 3 so get ready to stage dive off your bed to the sweet melodic pop-punk sounds of Virginia’s own Sam’s The Hero. More to come soon.… Continued →

October 25, 2023

American Arson Release New Song "Arrowheads" and Music Video

American Arson have returned strong this year with a bunch of songs off their upcoming album “Sand & Cinder, Tide & Timber” due out November 3rd on Facedown Records. This latest titled “Arrowheads” is a perfect representation of the glorious punch and delivery that American Arson have to offer through their music. There is something awe inspiring and utterly magnificent about this band. Everything from their songs and artwork to the songwriting and vocals just strike me as unique, a cut above the mundane. This is another bright spot for the killer independent label that Facedown Records remains.… Continued →

July 14, 2023

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May 6, 2023

REVIEW : Craig's Brother - Easily Won, Rarely Deserved

I’ve been sitting on this review since last November and since I tend to move slower these days with my writing contributions, it’s better later than never. Let me start off by saying that Craig’s Brother have been a favorite of mine since I first heard “Homecoming” all those years ago (25!). Their blend of melody, aggression, and thought provoking lyrics set them apart from the rest of the pack. I once had a label spinoff of Indie Vision Music and in 2019 I put out their “Devils in the Details” EP, one of the best accomplishments in all my years of running IVM.… Continued →

April 23, 2023

Introducing: Sam Hauge (Pop-Punk)

I heard about Sam Hauge through Paul at Small Step Records and I must say, I’m impressed. A certain “Classic” 00’s pop-punk sound but mixed in with a modern sensibility in songs off the latest full length record by Sam Hauge that just dropped titled “Out of Isolation”. I guarantee that you’ll find these songs irresistible and instantly likeable. Check out the album below via Spotify (Or your digital network of choice) and in our “Pop Punk Dads” playlist.… Continued →

April 5, 2023

Best of 2022: Brandon Jones

I’m finally getting around to doing a quick write up on some favorite releases and songs from the past year. These may or may not be in any particular order and is based upon a mix of memory and my 2022 Spotify playlist where I throw everything new onto it for continual playback throughout the year. Read below and feel free to post your own favorites of 2022 that I’m sure were accidentally skipped on my own list (and maybe even have yet to be discovered).… Continued →

March 21, 2023

Too Bad Eugene - Non Grata (Official Music Video)

I didn’t want this news post to slip through the cracks (my news roundup probably did just that). Too Bad Eugene just released their first ever music video and it’s for the song “Non Grata” off their most recent full length “Distance” which is out now! Check out the music video below. You can purchase the album on Vinyl/CD right here and trust me it’s totally WORTH IT!… Continued →

December 12, 2022

Light The Way Unleash the Monster

Light The Way are back in 2022 with yet another NEW song and it’s a fast punk rock banger. You’re going to love it. This is not 28 Days Later or The Walking Dead, not even Zombieland or Resident Evil, this is LIGHT THE WAY and they are here to devour you. Wait, that didn’t sound right, I meant they are bringing punk rock back in a fast and powerful way. It’s fast, short, and sweet, and a bit of rage inducing madness. Find out what the MONSTER is and listen to new Light The Way.… Continued →

November 25, 2022

Nate Parrish - Attention Junkies (Official Lyric Video)

Nate Parrish is the kind of artist you can’t just listen to once. In fact, you’ll be addicted upon that first listen, being drawn into that raw, yet melodic punk rock spirit Nate Parrish is keeping alive through his passions and talent. There is certainly nothing boring or bland about this music. The music he makes straddles the line between raw punk rock authenticity and a commercial sound worthy of repeated listens on radio/tv/media. Taylor Swift’s jaw drops when Nate Parrish picks up his guitar and begins singing.… Continued →

Gametime Drop "Just Start" Today

Gametime just released their brand new song titled “Just Start” and it reminds me of all the best parts of Pop-Punk without sounding cheesy, derivative, and bland. The song features Peter Munters formerly of Over It and Runner Runner. These guys are super talented. Check out “Just Start” below, right here at Indie Vision Music. The song is available through all digital networks, now. [Sorry for the dated Gametime photo, its all that is floating around till the most current version takes a new pic] Continued →

November 19, 2022

Next In Line to Possibly Reunite?

Nothing like a good news story to sorta, kinda, maybe drop a hint that a former Indie Vision Music band “might” get back together and “might” celebrate 20 years of “Traffic” next year. There has to be some interest out there so let your voices be heard loud and clear. Do you want to see ALL of their pre-Indie Vision Music, 2003 Indie Vision Music, post-Indie Vision Music, and all the fun unreleased stuff in between, finally get posted up on digital networks? There have been a lot of songs here and there that dropped on the Indie Vision Music website over the years dating back 2005 when the store/label morphed into a webzine.… Continued →

November 18, 2022

Craig's Brother - The Sacrifice (New Song)

Craig’s Brother released their fantastic new album titled “Easily Won, Rarely Deserved” just last week and it is already reaching countless numbers of punk rock fans the world over and garnering very favorable reviews. I enjoy so many of the songs off the new album and find it extremely difficult to skip any of them. This is just one of the many good ones that appear on this latest full length album. It has a deep, profound emotional connection and Ted’s lyrics show a side many other bands struggle to put forth in their own songs.… Continued →

November 3, 2022

Craig's Brother Release New Song "Rodeo Clown"

Craig’s Brother release yet another new song off their upcoming album which drops November 11th. The song is titled “Rodeo Clown” and is a passionate ballad of sorts, similar to a couple tracks off the classic album “Lost at Sea” and “The Aaronic Blessing (Peace on Earth)” from The Insidious Lie. This is a powerful song, one that builds on emotion and connects on a very real human level. It is classic Craig’s Brother and yet modern enough to take them out of 90’s era.… Continued →

October 19, 2022

Last Chance Marie Joins Small Step Records

One of my favorite up and coming record labels called Small Step Records is a community of sorts and a breath of fresh air in a scene of sameness and monotony. The founder Paul Hyde is also a member of the band Grandpa Loves Rhinos which joins Homeplate, Light The Way, and now… Last Chance Marie! They are also another great punk rock band and have a solid sound that isn’t a copy of anyone. If you want good production along with a certain rawness only punk rock can bring you, then check out the music of Last Chance Marie.… Continued →

Craig's Brother Drop "Violent Faith" Today

Craig’s Brother drop yet another song off their upcoming new album “Easily Won, Rarely Deserved” that comes out in a few weeks via their new album home – People of Punk Rock Records. This new song is titled “Violent Faith” and is played in that same great fast melodic punk style the band has become world renown for. Listen below and stream or download at your favorite Digital Network. Let us know your thoughts on the new stuff. Continued →

September 23, 2022

REVIEW : Too Bad Eugene - Distance

California based melodic punk act known as Too Bad Eugene, have just released their epic 3rd full length album via the label People of Punk Rock Records and I feel it’s their best so far. The band draws upon past influences, mixes it up with some modern takes and superb production style then delivers the goods the only way they’d know how to. All those group vocal harmonies and mass sing-a-longs are without a doubt sweet music to my ears. The 13 tracks run the gamut between a sense of discontentment and imbalance while looking toward hope and finding the strength enough to keep the fire lit and ultimately carrying on.… Continued →

September 21, 2022

Craig's Brother Release "Superhero"

Craig’s Brother just released one of their strongest songs since “Follow Your Heart”. This one is my favorite of the new stuff alongside Terrible Slave of course. It has that classic CB feel and adds a certain metallic guitar moment (even a solo), mid-way through the song. The music just flows so well and lyrically is as sharp as ever. Like their (mostly) unreleased song “Crutch”, there is a slight curse word which might turn off the grandparents, but it is fairly mild, just some excrement tossed around 😉 Check out “Superhero” below.… Continued →

September 5, 2022

Craig's Brother Release New Song "Terrible Slave"

Craig’s Brother have just released their brand new song titled “Terrible Slave” to all digital networks and streaming sites. The song appears on the band’s upcoming album “Easily Won, Rarely Deserved” due out November 11th on People of Punk Rock Records. This is the FIRST new song released from the band’s 4th full length record and the other songs released prior to this are stand alone tracks released as a “Self Titled” ep earlier this year. Pre-order the new record in all it’s glory right here (available on Vinyl, Tape, and CD) or on Bandcamp right here (Vinyl, CD, Tape).… Continued →

August 22, 2022

Craig's Brother - Easily Won, Rarely Deserved, Out November 11th

Craig’s Brother will release their 4th Full Length Album on November 11th through People of Punk Rock Records. The album is titled “Easily Won, Rarely Deserved” and it features 13 new songs that haven’t been released yet! You can pre-order this new album on Vinyl, CD, and Tape right here on the POPR website. Between this and Too Bad Eugene, the latter part of 2022 is going off with a bang! First new single will release on September 1st and it is titled “Terrible Slave”.… Continued →

August 20, 2022

Too Bad Eugene "Deconversion Story" Out Now

Too Bad Eugene have just released their new song “Deconversion Story” through all digital networks and streaming sites via People of Punk Rock Records. You can take a listen to this great song, below. This is the 4th song released from the band’s upcoming full length record “Distance” which is due to release on September 14th! This is shaping up to be the absolute must have melodic punk rock album of 2022! If you want to order on either Vinyl or CD, now is your chance.… Continued →

July 18, 2022

Too Bad Eugene "Distance" Dropping September 14th

Too Bad Eugene are back officially and will release their third full length record titled “Distance” on September 14th via People of Punk Rock Records. If you’ve heard the new song which is the title track, you know you’re in for not only classic Too Bad Eugene but just an all around amazing new melodic punk track. These guys flew under most people’s radars over 20 years ago but it’s never too late for new music discovery. Check out the song this Friday on all digital networks and make sure to pre-order the record right here.… Continued →

July 7, 2022

Gametime - J.A.R. (Green Day Cover)

Melodic punk band – Gametime, just dropped another NEW song and this time it’s a really cool cover of the Green Day b-side “J.A.R (Jason Andrew Relva)” which originally appeared on the “Angus” movie soundtrack back in 1995. It was one of their best B-sides and has since been re-released on the Green Day “International Superhits” album. Don’t be like other people and decide to jump ship to another country, give this solid melodic punk cover a listen today!… Continued →

May 28, 2022

Craig's Brother Ask the Question, Are You Unhappy?

Craig’s Brother return yet again with a song sure to bring out all those old fans and mix it up with the new school crew who found them more recently. The new song is titled “Are You Unhappy?” and it’s anything but. I would argue that this just might be some of the band’s finest work and my favorite of the 4 new songs released (so far). The band says news on the new full length is coming soon via People of Punk Rock Records, so get that wallet ready or your bitcoin (if any is left).… Continued →

May 10, 2022

April 3, 2022

The Blamed Recording New Album

The Blamed have been dropping little hints about recording a new album and well friends, they’ve done it! The band is in a studio NOW, recording what will be their next full length record. Big anticipation for this one as “The Church is Hurting People” was incredible. Looking forward to the next chapter for this legendary band.… Continued →