Tag: pop-punk

April 15, 2022

Song of the Day: MxPx - Want Ad

Y’all better to get ready to put your boxing gloves on. You ready for this? Pokinatcha is the best MxPx (Magnified Plaid) album. Why? It was melodic, but still very much punk–bordering even on old school hardcore at times. It’s by far their most unique record, before they settled into the more polished pop-punk sound that everyone remembers. To be clear, I have no problem with the direction they later took (except for maybe moving further away from Christian spirituality and theology as the years went by, but that’s another post altogether).… Continued →

April 12, 2022

REVIEW : Light The Way - Long Story Short

Light The Way began in 2016 and started off releasing their fantastic debut ep, “Grace”. They followed that up in the following 3 years with – “Dude, Lame” (EP) in 2017, “False Memory Syndrome” in 2018, and “Dad Gang” (EP) in 2019. I’m proud to say I had the most excellent opportunity to be involved in the album release process for all of those releases. I will forever be grateful for the chance to live out my dreams releasing positive, faith-centered, pop-punk music with a strong message about hope, love, grace, and peppered generously with fun and witty lyrics.… Continued →

February 18, 2022

January 26, 2022

January 8, 2022

25 Of My Favorite Albums From 1996

This is my 25th anniversary tribute to albums that released during the year of 1996 (and/or presumed to have released during this particular year). It was a monumental year in underground, indie music and one that was ignited by artists sharing a similar Christian Faith. While the rest of the world was consuming their Michael W Smith, or Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, DC Talk, Amy Grant, Rebecca St. James, Jars of Clay, or even that guy who wrote the Butterfly Kisses song, we on the indie circuit side of things were rejoicing with a newfound optimism.… Continued →

December 4, 2021

October 15, 2021

Song of the Day: Slick Shoes - Last

Among the plethora of pop-punk bands in the Christian scene, Slick Shoes were one of the best, probably top 5 out of hundreds. Formed in 1994 in Southern California (like most Christian pop-punk bands), they released their debut EP for Tooth & Nail in 1997, then proceeded to release 6 full-lengths, a split with mainstream band Autopilot Off (FKA Cooter) and a live album. The band won a lot of points with me by taking their name from one of my favorite movies of all time, The Goonies.… Continued →

October 10, 2021

January 22, 2021

Adam Lohrbach (Home Grown) Returns With New Project

Adam Lohrbach who was a founding member and vocalist for So. Cal. pop-punk band – Home Grown, returns with a deeply personal new pop-punk project titled RadicalRadical. You can learn more at this link here and listen to some studio cuts of NEW songs that’ll be released on his debut album which is out this year. If these song samples are any indication of what’s to come on this debut recording, we are in for one heck of a surprise and quite possibly one of the BEST pop-punk albums of 2021!… Continued →

December 31, 2020

Best of 2020: Rob Jensen

I was going to write a little intro to this list of mine, but in the end I figured I’d just let it speak for itself. Alot of great music dropped despite all the year brought us and these are my top 20. Let me know what you think!     20. Everything In Slow Motion – “Influence”. (Rock/Hard Rock) Released 10/16/20 on Facedown Records. Influence was the band’s first release since the 2016 ep, Laid Low.… Continued →

December 6, 2020

No Lost Cause - Hope For The Hopeless (Official Lyric Video)

No Lost Cause just dropped a new version of “Hope For The Hopeless” featuring smooth, warm, and well placed horn parts throughout. This is the best that No Lost Cause has ever sounded. The song will appear on the upcoming album, “Take 2” which will release on Thumper Punk Records next year. You can download this song, just click the description on the YouTube video. For Fans of The O.C. Supertones, Five Iron Frenzy Suburban Legends, The Insyderz, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, etc.… Continued →

November 26, 2020

20 Of My Favorite Albums From 2000

This is a big year not only for music, anniversaries, but also Indie Vision Music in general. Yes, my friends, this year is the 20th Anniversary of the website/store/label and everything IVM means to me. I thought of a few different things I could do for the anniversary but due to time constraints and well, this pandemic which has completely changed EVERYTHING about our daily lives, I decided to keep it simple. I have put together this little write up on what I consider to be 20 of my favorite albums of that monumental year in music history.… 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 19, 2020

Audiophile Drops New Ep, "Neapolitan"

Audiophile just dropped their brand new 3 song EP titled “Neapolitan” through all digital networks and streaming sites. Check out a Spotify stream of the EP, below. This is a fun little band that harkens back to the golden age of early to mid-00’s pop-punk goodness with plenty current sounds to keep it fresh. It’s like All Time Low, The Starting Line, Mae, We The Kings, Mayday Parade and The Maine meet The 1975 and Jonas Brothers.… Continued →

September 17, 2020

Homeplate - Expectations (Official Lyric Video)

Homeplate just released an epic debut EP by the name of “Derby City” through Indie Vision Music, last month. You might have missed and this is the perfect opportunity to check out a great song from this EP. The song features the talents of Phil Carper of the band At The Wayside. Check out the song below and if you like what you hear, you can stream/download the whole ep on your digital network of choice or buy on cd by clicking this link.… Continued →

August 25, 2020

Introducing: Life Avenue (Video In Post)

Life Avenue is a pop punk band from the UK. The band certainly has a heavier pop punk sound that kind of has hints of Paramore mixed in there as well. There’s a new song on the way, and we’ll certainly keep you updated on that, but for now check out the video below for their song, “World’s Not Waiting” and let’s hear what you think of these guys!… Continued →

August 23, 2020

The Prettybads & What's Your Damage? "Split" Coming From Indie Vision Music on September 1st

Indie Vision Music is proud to announce the long awaited “Split” release by two powerful, female fronted punk groups – The Prettybads & What’s Your Damage?. The “Split” album drops on September 1st through all digital platforms, bandcamp, and on CD. I will have some CDs for sale in the IVM store soon. Check out one song from each band below and preorder digital right here. Visit the band’s bandcamp stores here & here to order direct.… Continued →

August 21, 2020

Homeplate - I Need Grace

Homeplate dropped their debut ep “Derby City” last Friday and it seems to be garnering quite some interest. Check out another song off this Ep titled “I Need Grace” which is a lot more straight forward than other relationship type faith innuendo tracks. The Simple Plan meets old Hawk Nelson sound of this song and acoustic guitar strumming beginning is sure to make a fan out of any pop-punk follower of the early 00’s. Check out the spotify and soundcloud streams below.… Continued →

Slick Shoes Release New Song "Visitors"

Slick Shoes just released a jaw dropping new melodic punk inspired tune called “Visitors” to all digital platforms. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming EPIC new album “Rotation and Frequency” due out September 25th. Listen to the song below. This band continues to “Wow” and “Inspire” even after almost 25 years. This song is certainly no exception to the rule that Slick Shoes are one of the most powerful voices in today’s modern punk rock scene.… Continued →

August 18, 2020

Grandpa Loves Rhinos Band

Grandpa Loves Rhinos Get Interviewed by Bionic Buzz

Paul and Seth Hyde of Grandpa Loves Rhinos were recently interviewed for the site Bionic Buzz which you can watch or read here. You can also check out the interview direct on our site below this post. “Searching in the Sarchasm” has been out for over a week now and we would love to know your thoughts on which song or songs are your favorite. Sound off in the comments below and make sure to check out Grandpa Loves Rhinos on all digital networks now.… Continued →

August 14, 2020

Indie Vision Music Releases Homeplate "Derby City" EP

I am proud to announce the release of the debut ep from Derby City pop-punk band, Homeplate. The “Derby City” Ep is now available wherever you find quality digital music and IVM Bandcamp as well. You can purchase this 5 song collection on CD and get a sticker and button with your order right here for $5 (+Shipping). Thanks to Eric of Brave Days and Phil of At The Wayside for lending their talents to this amazing set of songs.… Continued →

August 13, 2020

Jesus Freak Hideout Releases Epic 49 Song Free Compilation

Long running Christian Music website, JesusFreakHideout.com, just dropped Volume 9 of their “Songs We’ve Been Trying to Tell You About (and Others We Haven’t)” compilation series right here. Go download it and give these great indie artists a listen. Thanks to John, Scott, and the rest of the JFH gang for giving my artists a platform. I hope you all enjoy it. John DiBiase is also a talented artist and some of his drawings take up residence in my home.… Continued →

August 5, 2020

Grandpa Loves Rhinos to Release New Album "Searching In The Sarchasm" This Friday

We are gearing up for the release of the new full length by the band Grandpa Loves Rhinos, THIS FRIDAY! Are you ready? Check out some video reveals of the CD and Merch. (Vinyl will be shown soon). You can also still order this album in several different bundles right here via Bandcamp. Just a word of caution, after Friday night, the bundles will come down and only the stand alone merch will be available (no more bundles).… Continued →

Homeplate - Time Stands Still (New Song)

Check out this brand new Homeplate song, “Time Stands Still”. The song appears on the band’s debut ep titled “Derby City”, due out August 14th on Indie Vision Music. Pre-order on CD with Sticker/Button right here via bandcamp. Tracklisting with featured guests can be seen below. Don’t forget to read their personal interview with Sound in the Signals where they get down to details, right here.… Continued →

August 1, 2020

Slick Shoes - Carry This (New Song)

Slick Shoes are back with yet another NEW song. This one is titled “Carry This” and you can listen to it below. Song is available now on all digital platforms. Pick up the band’s new album “Rotation & Frequency” when it releases on September 25th via Tooth & Nail Records. Pre-Order the album in several different bundle options or stand alone CD/Vinyl right here. This heavy hitting new track is sure to win over fans old and new with infectious energy, unforgettable melodies, and a certain blast of heaviness with fast beats and even a breakdown.… Continued →