Indie Vision Music is proud to present the debut ep from Grandpa Loves Rhinos. “Better Eat Your Wheaties” is now available wherever your find your music. You can also pre-order on CD from IVM right here. If you prefer bandcamp, it is up for download here. Thanks everyone for your support!
September 7, 2018
August 31, 2018
10 years ago seems like it has passed within an instant. Some of these albums listed below are forgotten hits and some are still being played today. This list are my recommendations and mine alone. Feel free to disagree with my selections. Check out some of these now “classic” albums from the year 2008, below. The Best of 2008: 10 Years, A Look Back. Brave Saint Saturn as #1?
August 27, 2018
The debut ep from Grandpa Loves Rhinos will be out on September 7th via Indie Vision Music. Pre-order on limited CD right here. Ep will be available on all digital networks beginning September 7th. CDs will ship later in September once finished at manufacturing plant. All orders containing this CD will ship together once available. The Ep will feature 5 awesome tracks, all mastered by Sef at Simpul Studio. Artwork for the release is done by Brian Middleton of Colesmith Comics.
August 24, 2018
Finally, after all these months of waiting in anticipation following the smash hit success of their first single “What We Used To Do” the band Grandpa Loves Rhinos are ready to roll out their latest and greatest Ep ever titled “Better Eat Your Wheaties”. The 5 song Ep will release sometime next month (release date to be announced shortly). View the album cover and track listing below. The Ep will be available on very limited CD (4 panel Eco Wallet) via a preorder in the IVM webstore right here. All pre-orders come with a bonus Mainframe “Burn The Boats” CD. All for just $5!
August 9, 2018
Light The Way have just posted a really cool imaginative take on their song “The BRKN Hearts Club” which appears on their new full length “False Memory Syndrome”. The album is available everywhere digitally or on CD from IVM here. Support these guys and make sure to visit their bandcamp and facebook pages. They are also on Instagram: @lightthewayca . Lyric video below.
August 6, 2018
Everyone needs to check out this promising new band from the great state of Oregon, Signal Versus Noise. The band recently played Joshua Fest and have a big show on August 23rd with The Ataris for that band’s “So Long Astoria” 15th Anniversary event. Their sound will please fans of Real Friends, State Champs, Anberlin, Bayside, and Capital Lights. Listen to the song “Nineteen” below and go grab their brand new album that released last month.
August 1, 2018
Heart Like War released their smashing new Ep “Start Over” last Friday and today is the unveiling of a music video for the song “Screaming”. Check out the music video below and make sure to support these guys by purchasing the ep direct from them right here on bandcamp. Quality So Cal Pop-Punk.
July 29, 2018
So Cal melodic punk rock band, Heart Like War, have dropped their brand new 5 song ep “Start Over” which features a whole new lineup and enhanced sound. If you enjoyed their music in the past you’re going to be blown away by the new stuff. The band takes their catchy pop-punk and melodic punk to a whole new level mixing in perfectly placed harmonies, hard charging guitar parts, sing-a-long vocals and a certain rough around the edges take that keeps the punk rock alive and well. “Start Over” takes on a whole new meaning as the band introduces a heavy dose of mental health awareness through songs built on a foundation of hope with a message that you’re never alone and never too far gone to get help. There is an answer to your pain, your struggles, and peace for the journey through this life. This important message needs to resonate with a global audience and especially among Christians who are too ashamed, too embarrassed, and too proud to admit when they need help for very real human afflictions like mental illness. So take a ride on the punk rock train and ready yourself for a message that needs to be heard. You can find “Start Over” on all digital networks.
July 23, 2018
This new band deserves a proper introduction. They are called “The Upside” and they play a furious blend of pop-punk, alternative rock, and even a bit of easy-core for a unique sound all their own. The band just released their first song today titled “New World” which you can listen to below. I’ve heard 3 of the new songs from their upcoming ep due out this fall and let me tell you, you’re in for a real treat. Punk rock meets ministry meets rock n’ roll. [Website]
Grandpa Loves Rhinos will release their new ep this fall digitally through Indie Vision Music. This will be one release you won’t want to miss and a fantastic introduction to a group of guys with unique experience. Paul and Seth Hyde create some of the most catchy, ear pleasing music around while also holding down the fort in their respective jobs in the military. Continued →
July 18, 2018
Get ready for a pop-punk explosion of positive vibes and a focus on mental health. It’s probably something that hasn’t been discussed at least in our scene anyway, in a long time. Dive into some super catchy and melodic punk rock that’ll bring a smile to any cynic’s face and help pick you up off the ground. The Heart Like War “Start Over” ep will be available through all digital networks and make sure to support the new lineup at a show near you. Oh and all of our friends in Japan will be super stoked to learn that Heart Like War will be making a stop in your country this November!
July 3, 2018
We all know how fond IVM is of pop-punk, so it’s my pleasure to introduce you to yet another fine pop-punk/alt-rock band: My Heart Lies. The band hails from Bowling Green, Kentucky and consists of Michael Nichols (vocals, guitar), Jared Rosdeutscher (lead guitar), and Douglas Hurt (drums). Continued →
June 30, 2018
MxPx have finally unveiled the first new song from their upcoming new 10th studio album, “MxPx”. This beautifully filmed music video and extremely catchy new song can be heard below. Mid-Life punk rock takes on new meaning and brings to the forefront all those fresh memories from years ago that were bubbling just beneath the surface. The nostalgia runs deep in this song and video and I think us as fans couldn’t have asked for a better first single. “Let’s Ride” is not only the perfect introduction to a band who have had so many trials during their run but also a reintroduction to a band you might have gave up on after their first decade. Seriously, check this out and run through the past with your arms wide open. Let’s ride.
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 →