Altar Boys have officially dropped their first new album in 25 years titled “No Substitute”. This new album is actually a collection of songs written after “Forever Mercy” and before they went on hiatus. The bare bones tracks have been re-recorded and freshened up for the world to hear. The songs run the style divide between their hit albums “Gut Level Music”, “Against The Grain”, and “Forever Mercy” while mixing in modern elements and a much fuller sound. It’s everything you’ve come to love about these legendary song makers and your expectations will be blown away. As much as I love those classic songs from the 80’s, there is just something special about the raw passion of a group of gentlemen coming to grips with their Faith, Hope, and age. This is truly timeless music and it doesn’t matter who you are or from what generation because these songs come from the heart. This album can’t be categorized or labeled as this or that, “No Substitute” is simply GOOD MUSIC. It’s rare for a band to maintain their legendary status for over 30 years and still come out swinging with the best of them. I can think of a handful of artists with or without the faith connection and to be honest some should have hung it up years ago. This isn’t the case with Altar Boys and as long as Mike and the boys still have a voice to share, nothing should stop them. Go check out “No Substitute” now on all digital networks. You can listen to the song “1000 Miles” below and I’ve posted the Spotify embed as well. Enjoy.
Tag: punk rock
September 13, 2018
September 7, 2018
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!
August 12, 2018
American Arson getting back to work after their hiatus and have just released a music video for their track “Sequoia” off the “Waymaker Ep”. It’s an amazing song so please check out the music video below. Purchase on bandcamp here. For fans of: A Wilhelm Scream, Make Do and Mend, Hot Water Music, Dogwood.
August 9, 2018
Arizona based Punk Rock band – Reliance, have just signed with Raven Faith Records. The band just released their 6 track raging punk powerhouse of an ep now which you can pick up digitally here or on CD from Raven Faith Records here. This explosive, faith centered new punk band is sure to please old school and new school fans alike. For fans of Pennywise, Pulley, Bad Religion, and Dogwood. You can’t go wrong with punk rock like this! Watch a special video below and listen to the ep as well.
Small Wars will hit up some dates with JM Lansdowne in September. View those tour dates right here and see if they are stopping in your town. Any Ohio Small Wars fans? Check those dates! Small Wars self titled debut ep is now available on 7″ from IVM right here or Digitally wherever fine music is sold/streamed. Continued →
August 4, 2018
Maryland based indie-punk rock band, Samuel Powers, are celebrating the one year anniversary of their last full length “Wonder” by releasing a brand new song inspired by the hit show of the same name – “Nashville”. This band is unique in the fact that their songs are all centered around and inspired by classic tv shows like Wonder Years, Saved by The Bell, Boy Meets World, and now Nashville. Band member Brody B. was actually a writer here at IVM for many years and typed up some now classic reviews. Check out “Nashville” below. [Website]
August 2, 2018
August 1, 2018. Raven Faith Records and Thumper Punk Records have jointly teamed up for the release of “Turn It Up!” from Fountain Valley, California, based punk band CPR. While musically influenced by Oxymoron, The Damned, and Black Flag, CPR has a unique street punk sound that sets itself apart. Said lead singer Jet Wilson: “Don’t write music to please the crowd. Don’t write music that’s already been done before.” CDs will be available directly from CPR and Raven Faith Records on August 1. Digital downloads available now from: Raven Faith Records and Thumper Punk Records.
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 30, 2018
Altar Boys have just announced a very special reunion gig and album release show for their long awaited new album “No Substitute”. The show will take place September 16th 2018 at House of Blues Anaheim with Crumbacher opening. Tickets and info can be found here. More info below. “No Substitute” is the new album featuring fully completed songs the band were working on toward the end of their run in the early 90’s after the release of “Forever Mercy”. The band ran a very successful kickstarter campaign to fund the release of this album showing that no matter the age good music is good music. These legends have been around for over 3 decades and have inspired so many others with their brand of rock n’ roll meets melodic punk rock. Don’t miss this show.
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]
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 15, 2018
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?
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 →