June 11, 2018
May 18, 2018
I am proud to present the new music video from IL. based punk rock band – As We Are. The song “No Turning Back” will appear on the group’s new full length album which will be released through Indie Vision Music this summer. This 3 piece punk rock band plays a gritty in your face yet melodic and somewhat poppy style sure to please fans of The Story So Far, State Champs, Set Your Goals, (old) Hawk Nelson, Broadside, and Children 18:3. Check them out on Facebook here or at their website link above.
May 10, 2018
New At The Wayside CDs of the album “The Breakdown and the Fall” are now officially in stock at the IVM Webstore. Get your copy right here. I also have a special 4 pack featuring all 4 new IVM Releases for just $16 (savings of $14!) Plus if you order right now until June 1st, you will get 15% off your order of $15 or more (applied automatically). Continued →
May 2, 2018
April 27, 2018
Today is release day for an album I am really excited to share. This ska-pop-punk-core (whatever you want to call them because they defy all definitions) from the state of Illinois called Must Build Jacuzzi have put together an insane collection of songs assembled in an album known as “Last Place”. Continued →
April 26, 2018
April 23, 2018
The guys in pop-punk band, I Am Spartacus, are back with a great new track and video, “Nobody Wants To Be A Hipster” (I mean, they don’t do they? Really?) Check out the video below and leave a comment or three! Continued →
April 21, 2018
This great indie radio show called “The Undiscovered Sound” has been playing some IVM artists since last year and now that IVM has increased the amount of releases, we’re getting more airplay. I am happy to report that both Must Build Jacuzzi and Light The Way had songs on last week’s show which you can listen to right here (archived). Continued →
April 20, 2018
After a little over two decades apart, the original members of Slick Shoes have reunited and put their talents to work on new music. That’s right friends, original members including early shredder (guitarist) Jackson are back with a new song and have posted it up on their bandcamp page. Listen below and please throw up some change to support these guys.
April 15, 2018
April 14, 2018
Wisconsin pop-punk mainstays Page 2 held their farewell show last night. Now’s a good time as any to spin their 2016 EP, “Us Against the World”. I’ve also been in talks with singer/guitarist Matt Peters about a possible new “heavier” project to follow so we’ll keep you updated! Continued →
April 8, 2018
Check out this really cool 2018 sampler from NoiseTrade featuring 16 songs from the IVM catalog, most of which are recent. The only two tracks missing are Heart Like War “What We Do” and No Lost Cause “Slow It Down”. Head over over to NoiseTrade right here and download this awesome sampler for free. Continued →
Some of the best news of the week is that the long awaited ska(core)pop-punk album from the Illinois based band – Must Build Jacuzzi, is finally here. “Last Place” is available for pre-order over at this link via bandcamp (includes instant download of the new song ‘3rd Out of 3 Ain’t Bad’) in Digital, CD, and Tape formats. Or you can order from the IVM Storenvy page and pick up some other merch while you’re at it (storenvy purchases do not include digital downloads). This insanely awesome new album straddles the line between melodic pop-punk with harder skacore mixed in. It’s like that perfect balance between heavy and light. You’ll love it guaranteed. You’ll be able to download this album instantly on April 27th via Bandcamp and other digital networks. CDs will ship on or around April 27th.
April 3, 2018
April 1, 2018
That’s right friends, the much loved and critically adored long running legends of a band – MxPx, are back and with a new album. They are here to prove that 26 years later it isn’t the end but rather a step in the next phase of this band’s legendary career. It’s hard to believe that seeing them in some sweaty Church basement here in Orange County, CA. back in 1995 with all of us (band included) being youths, that their music would endure through the years attracting new fans each step of the way. For a 3 piece punk rawk band, that has to be a something they are proud of and all of us fans should commend them for. I know people grow up, beliefs change (for some), life situations alter, and other things in life can take a crazy spin, but when you have consistently solid music for 26 years you can’t help but sit back and be mesmerized by it all. I have always been a fan of this band because I appreciate positive music and because their sound has always remained a constant. They are a fitting reminder that you don’t have to go all prog-rock or super indie to be accepted by fans and peers. They are just themselves and that’s great for all of us. Anyway, the band has announced a kickstarter campaign to fund their new album. Watch the video below and contribute right here.
March 30, 2018
Alternative & Rock
- Faintheart – The Overview Effect [EP]
- Knox Hamilton – Trade My Trips [Single]
- Light The Way – False Memory Syndrome
- My Epic – Ultraviolet [EP]
- Odds of an Afterthought – Strongholds [EP]
- Vital Empire – Terrified [Single]
Contemporary & Pop
- Christa Wells – Butterfly [Single]
- Jordan Biel – I Got It Made (Songs for Her) [EP]
- Kyle Reynolds– I Do [Single]
- Pat Barrett – Pat Barrett [EP]
- Ruelle – Carry You [Single]
- Various Artists – God’s Not Dead: A Light In Darkness (Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)
Dance & ElectronicContinued →
This is news on all the IVM related releases. First up, Light The Way. Today is official release day for the band’s new album “False Memory Syndrome”. Check out a full album stream over at NewNoiseMagazine.com right here. The band recently started an Instagram account which you can find here (@lightthewayca). The band’s new full length release “False Memory Syndrome” can be purchased/downloaded right here as well as all other major digital markets. Check out the lyric video for their song “Holy Ghost”, below. The band will be posting a lyric video of their own on Friday via their YouTube channel so don’t miss out on that. *CDs have shipped for all Light The Way orders. CD manufacturing took a bit longer than expected and I just received at my work yesterday afternoon after I had left for the day.
I am happy to announce that I have just received the finished mixed/mastered songs for Mainframe “Burn The Boats Ep” and it is unlike anything else out there. Very unique and set apart from some of the staleness purveying the music scene at large. I have now just posted the Ep for Digital Download/Limited CD Purchase over on bandcamp here or IVM Storenvy store. The CD and Digital Release Date is April 13th 2018! Check out a song stream of “Burn The Boats” below. Follow Mainframe on Instagram @mainframepunk
News on Small Wars….As reported last week, The new Small Wars vinyl 7″ has been posted for pre-order right here. The Vinyl comes in Orange Transparent and color folder slipped inside a protective poly sleeve. Manufacturing being handled by VRP (Vinyl Record Pressing) out of Florida. Digital version of the Ep is also up for preorder via this link. Release date on Digital is April 20th 2018. Check out the lyric video for “Bombs”, below.
I just released the new Heart Like War single in lyric video form (watch below). The new song will be released to all digital networks on April 6th and full album out this fall.
Lastly, the long awaited Must Build Jacuzzi full length will be in my hands at any moment. Pre-Orders will launch soon via Bandcamp and Storenvy.
Oh and that fabulous album from The Prettybads is being finished up in the mixing/mastering department by Sef of Simpul Studio. There is a lot of interest coming in for this group and I am excited to share with all of you soon. Thanks for supporting IVM!
March 28, 2018
IVM Presents the brand new single from So Cal. pop-punk band, Heart Like War. The song is titled “What We Do” and features a special guest appearance by Leanor of the band Five Iron Frenzy. Check out this catchy new number below in lyric video form. Song will be available through all digital networks on April 6th.
March 21, 2018
Sometimes it’s crazy to me to see how old some albums are, and this is definitely one of those instances. Hardly feels like it’s been 15 years, maybe because I still have this one in my listening repertoire on a semi-regular basis. Continued →
March 20, 2018
March 15, 2018
I am excited about this new Light The Way album “False Memory Syndrome” (like you couldn’t tell, haha) and I am pleased to tell you that I just put it up for pre-order on IVM bandcamp page here. There are two options, CD and Digital. All digital and/or cd purchases come with immediate download of the song “Thrillhouse”. The single “Holy Ghost” in lyric video form will premiere next Tuesday on Groundsounds. All CD purchases on either Bandcamp or Storenvy come with a free Light The Way “Green UFO” sticker and “Family & Friends Sampler 1”. “False Memory Syndrome” will be released to all Digital Networks on March 30th!
March 14, 2018
I am proud to welcome No Lost Cause to the IVM family of artists. A teaser clip for a new No Lost Cause song titled “Slow It Down” can be heard below. Final mix/master of this new song will appear next month on all digital networks and you can check out the new NLC full length out this summer on IVM. Follow NLC on facebook here.
March 13, 2018
Excited to reveal the brand new single from the latest IVM signing, Grandpa Loves Rhinos. The song is titled “What We Used To Do” and can be heard below. The band mixes up a variety of influences ranging from emo, pop punk, and alt rock to create a sound all their own. If you’re into bands like Jimmy Eat World, Acceptance, Relient K, The Juliana Theory, Third Eye Blind, LIT, Eve 6, and Brandtson, you’re going to love this! The group’s debut IVM EP will be out this summer.
February 24, 2018
February 21, 2018
A little known independent band by the name of Blood and Water from Nor Cal splashed onto the scene towards the end of the last decade with a few indie releases (one of which can be found here) before signing with upstart new label Eden Records and releasing their label debut “In Character” in 2010. This critically acclaimed and fan adored full length has come to be accepted as one of the finer independent releases of the past decade. It’s incredible how much connects people and this band did just that. Although they didn’t tour much outside of California or top billboard charts, their music certainly won over fans like me and the impact has been felt. With captivating energy, uncompromising passion, and all around good vibes, you can’t help but be mesmerized by the music of Blood and Water. They had this certain likeable quality and a sound not easily replicated. In fact, their genre bending pull on alternative rock music was one of a kind. This music was certainly “commercial” enough to be accepted by the masses but like all good stories this one came to an abrupt halt after just this album (and song ‘Traffic’). While some people embrace the music of Talkie (featuring members of Blood and Water), I’ll forever be connected to this band and pray for a time that these guys will reunite to bless us all with an undeniable good time. Check out some of their music below and reminisce about the time you first discovered this band.
February 13, 2018
Punk rock and pizza are similar in more ways than one. While the two can complement each other quite well, music – like food – requires a recipe. Unfortunately, Young Poet’s Thrive in a Modern Era tastes more like a dubious experiment than a well-made pizza pie. Continued →
February 8, 2018
Pop punks I Am Spartacus have released a new music video for the song “The Last Stand” and it sounds pretty great! Check it out below and sound off in the comments below that!