Tag: playlist

January 10, 2023

Playlist: Christian Music Universe 2022

The Christian Music Universe is back with their second annual playlist. The project was started last year to bring together Christian music lovers from across the universe to create a collaborative playlist of their favorite songs of the year. This year’s team included Brandon Jones and myself as well as eight others. Give the playlist a listen on Spotify and YouTube and share you’re favorite songs of 2022 with us in the comments.
Continued →

July 16, 2022

Best of Psalm 46

This summer my church is doing a sermon series on Psalm 46. It’s something we’ve been doing every summer for the last few years—picking a Psalm and reading through it every week. Naturally as a music lover I enjoy looking to see what artists have made a song based on the Psalm that we’re studying. This year I might have gone a little overboard though. Do you know how many songs titled “Psalm 46” there on Spotify? Yeah, neither do I. As it turns out Spotify’s search function stops at 1,000 songs.… Continued →

July 4, 2021

Playlist: 21 for 21 in 21

I decided to celebrate Indie Vision Music’s 21st anniversary with a new playlist. I picked 21 new songs from 21 of my favorite female solo artists to create the playlist. You’ll find a variety styles here, from well-known artists like Madison Cunningham and Lacey Sturm to lesser-known artists like Tenielle Neda and Abby Holliday—because you know that’s just how we do it here at IVM.
Continued →

December 12, 2020

My Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2020

I should probably be working my Best of 2020 list right now, but as I set out to make my annual Christmas playlist I kept stumbling across great new albums and EPs. So while my top albums of 2020 list sits on the backburner for a few more weeks, enjoy this list of my top 10 new Christmas albums and EPs that were released this year. Oh, and stick around for that aforementioned playlist at the bottom of the page.… Continued →

October 3, 2020

55 New Songs from September 2020 You Should Listen To

While I haven’t been posting about it the past few months like I was earlier in the year, I’ve been continuing to update the New Release Sampler playlist on Spotify every month with new songs. I felt like taking some notes while I was putting the finishing touches on it today though and thought I’d share them readers. So here are the 55 new songs I picked out from September 2020 that I think that you should hear. 1. ’68 – Bad Bad Lambo Love is Ain’t Dead has been one of my most listened to new releases this month.… Continued →

July 6, 2020

Return of the Not-So-Weekly New Release Sampler

I’ve been creating new playlists every month this year that feature my favorite newly released songs. It turns out though it’s difficult to build a following when you’re constantly creating new playlists. So I’ve decided it’s time to resurrect the Weekly New Release Sampler that’s been stagnating for nearly a year now. Except it probably won’t be weekly anymore. Instead I intend to continue what I’ve already been doing this year by updating the playlist once a month with the best new releases. So follow along and discover some of the great new music!… Continued →

June 7, 2020

Playlist: May 2020

Did you hear anything good last month? I know I found a few new things to enjoy. I thought I’d try something new this time and include a few of the albums and EPs I listened to this month in addition to my Spotify playlist. Check it out and let me know what you were listening to during the month of May!
Photo: Seth HardwickContinued →

May 8, 2020

April 5, 2020

March 17, 2020

Playlist: Songs of the Day

Do you like playlists comprised of multiple genres featuring songs that span several decades? Yeah, maybe this was a bad idea but it’s too late now! I’ve compiled a playlist of all Song of the Day picks from our staff since we started the feature last summer. Well not all. There were at least dozen or so songs I couldn’t find on Spotify. But there is still over 5 hours worth of songs here if you fancy yourself a genre Renaissance man.
Continued →

March 6, 2020

December 10, 2019

A 2019 Christmas Playlist

With just over two weeks left before Christmas now seems like the perfect time to share the Christmas playlist I’ve been working on with you. Since the beginning October I’ve been compiling all the new Christmas releases this year. Currently my count sits at 631 new Christmas songs this year. That’s a lot of new Christmas music! And while you could listen to all 20 new versions of “Joy to the World” if you wanted to, you might find my highly curated 2019 Christmas playlist a little less daunting.… Continued →

August 6, 2019

Songs of the Day - August 6, 2019

Sorry guys, I don’t have a song of the day today. After wading through over four dozen new singles and a handful of new albums this week I was only able to narrow it down to thirteen songs. So here are your songs of the day:
  1. Pray for Sleep – Dear Death (feat. Hashu)
  2. Random Hero – Tension
  3. Bloodlines – Spiritual Warfare
  4. Built by Titan – Ghost
  5. Sink In – Drive 
  6. CLOUDLAND – Over Again
  7. Stillman – Shook
  8. LNYX – Beauty in the Breakdown
  9. Grant Owen – Everything Changes
  10. Crystal Rome – Island
  11. Jon Webster – Caught Up
  12. Tenielle Neda – No Fear in Love
  13. Eikon – Kingdom (feat.
Continued →

May 31, 2018

Five Post-Hardcore Albums You Probably Missed

5 Modern Post-Hardcore Albums You Probably Missed

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. It’s a careful balance of mosh-inducing energy and admirable riffage. Here are just five albums you probably missed over the years. 1. Teraphim (Matter) Matter released “Teraphim” in 2014 before quickly breaking up. Sitting at seven tracks (30 minutes of material), it’s closer to an EP than a full-length; nonetheless, it’s conceptually cohesive and manages to cover a lot of ground – specifically, the book of Ezekiel.… Continued →

April 23, 2018

IVM Staff Picks Playlist on Spotify

Are you one of those people who when asked what kind of music you like always respond, “all of it.” Well lucky for you we have a pretty eclectic staff here at IVM and we’ve put together a staff picks playlist just for you. Two playlists actually. One playlist has new music perfect for finding your next favorite band. The other playlist is full of classics so you can find that band you missed out on all those years ago. We hope you’ll enjoy listening to these playlist as much as we enjoyed making them.… Continued →

April 11, 2018

Gravity Galore: A Brief History of Christian Songs Titled "Gravity"

“Fire” and “water” are arguably the most overused metaphors in contemporary Christian music. But there is another common nature-themed metaphor in Christian music you may not have noticed: gravity. I by no means consider my research to be exhaustive, but I found nearly two dozen songs from the past 25 years with “gravity” in the title. Researching Christian music prior to the 1990’s is a difficult task. While I have little doubt that this theme continues back into the 80’s and maybe even 70’s the earliest contemporary Christian song titled “Gravity” I’ve been able to find so far* is from 1995.… Continued →

June 21, 2012