All of you California punk rock fans get excited because the mighty Slick Shoes and legendary Craig’s Brother are joining forces to play an epic night of melodic punk bliss together under one roof for one night only. Slick Shoes will be recording a live record this night. You don’t want to miss it. Show is on August 18th in The Parrish at House of Blues Anaheim. I wish I could be there but I’ll be camping around that time (dang it!). Tickets and info right here. Both bands are celebrating epic 20th anniversaries for their albums “Burn Out” and “Homecoming” respectively. Wow, has it been that long?
Tag: punk rock
July 15, 2018
July 11, 2018
I am really pumped to announce that the Small Wars 7″ Vinyl is finally here! Vinyl Record Pressing out of Florida did a fantastic job and they look beautiful. All pre-orders will begin shipping tomorrow and will finish up in to next week. I will be including some freebies with orders so look for those. Check out pics of this vinyl, below. If you haven’t purchased one yet, they are now $5 in the webstore here and will begin shipping once the orders roll in. The band will also have a bunch of these to sell at shows and such. Thanks again for supporting IVM this past year and for checking out out all the label bands. There will be another digital label release from Grandpa Loves Rhinos and possibly Mainframe then a break will take place for any physical albums. I am also going to begin work on “Family & Friends Sampler 4” because they are just so dang fun to do.
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 15, 2018
The long awaited debut full length from the 50’s influenced Houston, TX. based punk rock trio – The Prettybads, is now here! The album released today through Indie Vision Music and is available through the entire digital marketplace as well as on CD/Tape from IVM right here and on Bandcamp here. Continued →
I’d like to introduce all our readers to the incredibly powerful and aggressive punk rock sounds of Arizona’s own Reliance. Formerly known as C:28, the band just released their debut “Crashing Down Ep” through bandcamp (listen below). Make sure to like them on Facebook and look for the band to appear on IVM “Family & Friends Sampler 2” July 4th. Recommended for fans of Pennywise, Authority Zero, Rise Against, Milencollin, and No Use For a Name
June 11, 2018
June 2, 2018
I am truly thrilled about this upcoming 20 song release from Houston, Texas based punk rock band, The Prettybads. “Meet The Prettybads” will release on June 15th through IVM and features gritty yet poppy punk rock songs with enough 50’s doo wop and Ramones undertones to keep you entertained for hours. Check out the new song “Johnny” below and pre-order the album on CD or Tape over on the IVM Storenvy page here. You can also preorder the digital release via Bandcamp for just $6 here. All orders will come with free stickers including new designs by The Prettybads.
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 8, 2018
I’d like to take a moment and make an announcement. Indie Vision Music WILL have somewhat of a presence at the famed Audiofeed Festival this summer. I have two bands confirmed to appear (any guesses?). You will find a new IVM Family & Friends “Sampler” (Part 2) at this fest and will be on our band’s merch tables. Continued →
May 4, 2018
Like a Chuck Norris roundhouse straight to the kisser, one might wonder, where the heck that ferocious beat down just came from. 2Minute Minor in similar fashion, lets loose a barrage of straight to your face, knock you on your butt hardcore punk tracks. Continued →
Check out this behind the scenes look at what went into the making of this blistering, in your face hardcore punk record by Chicago band – 2Minute Minor. You can watch the recording sessions video for the album “Blood On Our Front Stoop” that releases next Friday, below. Purchase on Bandcamp here or in their merch store here.
May 2, 2018
April 26, 2018
Ethan Luck is a veteran. This seasoned musician and songwriter has been playing on albums for more pretty much all of his entire adult life. He has worked with nearly everyone from Pax (before the ‘217’), Project 86, The Dingees, Value Pac, OC Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K, recently as touring musician with Kings of Leon and of course his solo work. This new album will continue some of the more “punk” aspects of his last few solo releases and aim the focus directly at Ska and Reggae sounds, incorporating them in his punk rock aesthetic. If you enjoyed his work in the past and are hungry for the next wave of ska to hit, then definitely check out his campaign right here and join with the many others supporting this true comeback in the making. From the sounds of this first demo I can already tell that the album is going to be an enormous hit and reach both new and old fans alike. With this current interest in revitalizing the “ska” scene from people like those hosting the Back To The Beach Ska Fest (this weekend) and SuperNova International Ska Festival, to those putting together a documentary on 90’s ska, all those classic bands making a comeback like Save Ferris, and the next generation of bands like Must Build Jacuzzi, the scene is ripe for the next wave!
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 19, 2018
April 9, 2018
Grave Robber are back and with a new full length to present. The band’s new album “Escaping the Grave” will be out worldwide on April 13th. If you are any kind of a punk rock fan and love the horror genre of film then you are going to need this record in your collection. Order the CD right here. Check out 4 new songs from this album, below.
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 →
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
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 23, 2018
New Indie Vision Music band – Small Wars, have just had their new lyric video for “Bombs” premiered by HM Magazine right here. Check it out and make sure to leave a comment with your thoughts. Pre-orders on Orange Clear 7″ and Digital can be found here at our Bandcamp page. Small Wars features former members of Joey’s Loss and The Hotshot Freight Train. They play a spirited form of punk rock with a certain mix of social urgency and warmhearted fervor. Small Wars releases on April 20th 2018 with Vinyl orders shipping June or July.
March 21, 2018
Legendary punk rock n’ roll band – Altar Boys, have just launched a kickstarter for their “new” album “No Substitute” through Lo Fidelity Records. The album will be available in several different bundles/options including CDs, Vinyl, Shirts, and more. There will be several different Vinyl color options at different price levels that look super cool. For me personally, this is one of the most exciting crowd funding campaigns of 2018 and one I definitely want to back. If you’ve never heard the band before or are just a casual listener, don’t pass up this opportunity. Check it all out right here.
March 20, 2018
March 17, 2018
IVM is proud to announce the upcoming ep release from new band out of TN. called Small Wars. The band mixes in elements of Punk and Rock to create a sound all their own. Featuring ex-members of Joey’s Loss, The Hotshot Freight Train, among other notable acts, the band seeks to bring their brand of social awareness and raucous punk rock to a world wide audience. The ep will feature 4 songs and will be released on 7″ vinyl as well as through all Digital networks. Pre-orders will go up soon on the IVM Bandcamp page and will only be sold there. All 7″ purchases will include the digital files, a special Small Wars sticker, IVM Sticker, and the Family & Friends Sampler 1. Check out the band’s bio and a teaser clip for “Bombs”, below.
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
Altar Boys have announced their first “new” album in over two decades titled “No Substitute”. The album is actually a bunch of new songs written after their final album “Forever Mercy” but was never finished. The band has regrouped to finish that album with some new recorded parts, mixing, and mastering. It’ll be the best you’ve ever heard from these gentlemen since their last recorded effort. Read all about this new release below and when the crowd funding campaign goes live, we will post about it right here. Lo-Fidelity Records will be running the campaign along side these legendary musicians and songwriters. The band will be live on facebook tonight right here at 7:30pm PST.
I am excited to announce the upcoming EP release by mysterious punk rock band out of the Far East called Mainframe. The new song teaser for the title track “Burn The Boats” can be heard below. The Ep will release on April 13th digitally through Indie Vision Music. Make sure to follow the band on Facebook here. Check out the EP cover below.
February 25, 2018
Just wanted everyone to know that the new single from The Prettybads titled “My Molecules” is now available on all digital networks. The band’s debut punk rock album “Meet The Prettybads” will be hitting all digital networks and on CD April 20th 2018. Check out the song below and pick up on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify (+tons of others).