February 3, 2023
90s alternative. People either love it or hate it. Despite the excesses of the genre, or the just plain slackness of it, I still love it. 3 Car Pile-Up was never going to win any awards for their musical contributions–unless it was maybe the high school talent show. Their one and only album is raw, somewhat sloppy, and even kind of juvenile in its approach to both music and lyrics. However, that is exactly what I love about it. If you can’t relate to the lyrics of “Dweeb” then I’m not sure you actually lived through American Christianity in the 80s/90s: When I was in grade school, my friends made fun of me They used to call me stupid names, like “Jesus Boy” or “Freak” But I knew come Sunday, that I’d be number one ‘Cuz I knew all my verses, and I would get some gum I’m a dweeb!… Continued →
November 23, 2022
Have you heard of xNo Kingx?
xNo Kingx are a new Christ centered, scripture based, beatdown, straight edge, hardcore band out of Nashville, Tennessee. FFO: Cultist, Prayer, and heavy beatdown hardcore. No king but Christ!
July 17, 2021
The Many Adventures of The Joneses and The Jesus Music Film (2021)
Well, we just returned from a wild week at Great Wolf Lodge here locally in So Cal. We spent countless days at the water park and even Knott’s Berry Farm as well as spending precious time with my wife and children. We even had our oldest son Brayden stop by for a bit on last Thursday. Overall, was a great time spent with family and unforgettable memories were had. My wallet still aches but well, what did I expect lol. I have some pics/vids up on my private Instagram so check it.… Continued →
July 16, 2021
Song of the Day: The Choir - Gripped
One of the longest-running indie/alternative bands in the Christian scene, The Choir emerged in the 1980s initially as Youth Choir, shortening the name after the release of one album and one EP. The band formed in 1983 and were instrumental in the early 80s Calvary Chapel scene in Southern California, that also included stalwarts like Undercover, Altar Boys, and 4-4-1. Where some of their counterparts flirted with punk and harder alternative sounds, The Choir’s sound rarely ‘rocked’ so much as it created atmospheres and layers that have never been easily pigeonholed into any particular scene or sound and yet have toyed with dream pop, indie pop, and at times even shoegaze.… Continued →
August 25, 2020
REVIEW : Review: Idle Threat. "Nothing Is Broken For Good"
"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." -Psalm 147:3 Spirit Filled Post Hardcore act, Idle Threat. have released their Tooth & Nail debut "Nothing Is Broken For Good" full of passion, heart, and faith. RIYL: My Epic, Household, Paperweight, Arms for Elephants, and Trainwreck-era Boy's Night Out
October 17, 2019
INTERVIEW : Chase Tremaine
Join me as I interview Nashville emo-rock advocate Chase Tremaine about his new single “Matter” and his upcoming album Unfall. In the interview Chase explains the meaning behind his song “Matter,” how he hopes his new album will help grow the emo/pop-punk scene in Nashville, and why CDs still matter (no pun intended). You can find out more about Chase and his music at ChaseTremaine.com and get your physical copy of Unfall by backing his Kickstarter campaign before November 5th. P. S. If you enjoyed this interview head on over to JesusFreakHideout.com… Continued →
November 14, 2018
INTERVIEW : VEAUX Goes Behind the Scenes on New Single
We had the pleasure to talk with Nashville indie-pop trio VEAUX about their upcoming single (due 11/16), what it takes to survive as a band in this day and age, and how the band continues to refine their sound.
August 25, 2018
Introducing: Apollo LTD
I mentioned this band back at the beginning of the summer in my post “7 Bands I’ve Discovered on Spotify This Year” but since they’ve got a new single out this weekend I thought I’d take time to give them a proper introduction. Apollo LTD is a alternative pop band from Nashville, TN consisting of Jordan Phillips and Adam Stark. The band is signed to Residence Music, a subset of Centricity Music, who goal to help Christian artists who desire to make more than just worship songs.… Continued →
August 20, 2018
You may not know who Fleurie is but there’s a good chance you’ve heard her voice before. The Nashville-based artist has had her music featured in a lot of TV and movies recently (The Shape of Water, Bones, and Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger to name a few). She’s also appeared on songs like NF’s “Mansion” and House of Heroes’ “Crash.” Oh, and she’s written music with quite a few other artists like Sarah Reeves, Local Sound, and Cody Carnes.… Continued →
Check Out the Debut Album from The New Respects
The pop-soul-rock-n-roll band The New Respects have finally released their first full-length album. The album is called Before The Sun Goes Down and is streaming now on all major music services. Watch the music videos for their two most recent singles “Before The Sun Goes Down” and “Freedom” below. … Continued →
Tiger Drive Release Remix EP
The Nashville-based alternative band Tiger Drive released a new remix EP titled Views today. The EP features four different remixes of their song “Legend” by Petey Mac, RMC, Royal Vera, and CLAUDIØ. You can stream the remixes on Spotify below. … Continued →
August 11, 2018
VERIDIA Release New Single "Numb" Ahead of New Album
VERIDIA, an alternative band from Nashville, TN, have released a new song titled “Numb” in support of their upcoming album The Beast You Feed coming this fall. You can check out the song below and pre-order the album on Pledge Music. … Continued →
August 4, 2018
Samuel Powers - Nashville
Maryland based indie-punk rock band, Samuel Powers, are celebrating the one year anniversary of their last full length “Wonder” by releasing a brand new song inspired by the hit show of the same name – “Nashville”. This band is unique in the fact that their songs are all centered around and inspired by classic tv shows like Wonder Years, Saved by The Bell, Boy Meets World, and now Nashville. Band member Brody B. was actually a writer here at IVM for many years and typed up some now classic reviews.… Continued →
July 3, 2018
New Singles From Tiger Drive
In case you haven’t been keeping up, 2018 has given us two new singles from the indie band Tiger Drive. The first single is a called “Legend” and came out on January 4th and the second single is titled “Here We Come” and was released May 25th. You can find the music video for “Legends” and audio for “Here We Come” below. If you’re wondering who Tiger Drive is, then you might remember the guys from their previous band, Oceanspeak.… Continued →
October 30, 2016
TRAMPS (Ex-Members of The Wedding and The Overseer) to Release Debut Ep November 18th
A new band called “TRAMPS” (how they gonna explain that one) featuring ex-members of The Wedding and The Overseer are releasing their debut ep on November 18th featuring the song “Nashville”. Pre-order here on iTunes. [Website]… Continued →
April 23, 2015
REVIEW : Rachel Taylor - Magnetic
When there is a handful of solo artists who share the name Rachel Taylor, its hard to not bring a comparison to their music. Let me introduce you to the one who isn't from He Is We...
April 14, 2011
REVIEW : The Running Back - The Running Back EP
With very tight music and well-crafted songs, The Running Back bring worship that will appeal to fans of alternative and indie rock without sounding like the same old songs over and over.
September 7, 2010
REVIEW : Veritas - Bull Neck EP
It seems that the most talented musicians tend to flock to Nashville to help broaden the careers & horizons. I'm not sure if these guys are originally from that area, but they are currently in a great place.
December 30, 2009
INTERVIEW : Ben Crist of The Glorious Unseen
A gift for the new year. Hear what comes from Ben Crist's heart as 2009 comes to the end.