Tag: punk rock
May 26, 2023
The Blamed have just announced that they will release a new 2 song 7″ single via The Charon Collective featuring 2 redone songs off the much loved “Frail” album that were recorded live during the pandemic. Pre-order the very limited (50 copies) 7″ right here via bandcamp.… Continued →
Introducing: Teeth For Eyes (Feat. Members of Crux, Govt Hate Mail, Empty Tomb)
A brand new punk rock n’ roll band by the name of TEETH FOR EYES has emerged from the shadows and ready to get to business. The band recently posted their introductory pics which includes behind the scenes studio work. The band features some members of a mostly well-known punk band (to us anyway) called CRUX as well as other notable, associated acts such as Govt Hate Mail and Empty Tomb, among many others. Check them out on Instagram right here or @teethforeyes. Make sure to save, bookmark, or mentally record that account because much more to come including actual music, yay!… Continued →
May 6, 2023
REVIEW : Craig's Brother - Easily Won, Rarely Deserved
I’ve been sitting on this review since last November and since I tend to move slower these days with my writing contributions, it’s better later than never. Let me start off by saying that Craig’s Brother have been a favorite of mine since I first heard “Homecoming” all those years ago (25!). Their blend of melody, aggression, and thought provoking lyrics set them apart from the rest of the pack. I once had a label spinoff of Indie Vision Music and in 2019 I put out their “Devils in the Details” EP, one of the best accomplishments in all my years of running IVM.… Continued →
April 23, 2023
Introducing: Sam Hauge (Pop-Punk)
I heard about Sam Hauge through Paul at Small Step Records and I must say, I’m impressed. A certain “Classic” 00’s pop-punk sound but mixed in with a modern sensibility in songs off the latest full length record by Sam Hauge that just dropped titled “Out of Isolation”. I guarantee that you’ll find these songs irresistible and instantly likeable. Check out the album below via Spotify (Or your digital network of choice) and in our “Pop Punk Dads” playlist.… Continued →
April 5, 2023
Best of 2022: Brandon Jones
I’m finally getting around to doing a quick write up on some favorite releases and songs from the past year. These may or may not be in any particular order and is based upon a mix of memory and my 2022 Spotify playlist where I throw everything new onto it for continual playback throughout the year. Read below and feel free to post your own favorites of 2022 that I’m sure were accidentally skipped on my own list (and maybe even have yet to be discovered).… Continued →
March 24, 2023
Thumper Punk Records signs new artist!
Thumper Punk Records signs new artist! Can you guess who?!
March 22, 2023
Indie Vision Music x Tooth and Nail Records - I'm Your Biggest Fan 2 (21 Years Ago)
A word document popped up in my Dropbox while I was searching for old files. It showed that the tentative line up for the “I’m Your Biggest Fan 2” compilation that I assembled for Tooth & Nail Records on March 11th 2002, 21 years ago. A couple bands had to be swapped for a couple reasons but the final lineup is pretty close to what I had planned out. I have created a little collage video with a couple song samples from the compilation through YouTube which you can view below.… Continued →
March 17, 2023
Song of the Day: The Discarded - Religious Lie
I first heard of this LA punk band when I was running distro in the early 2000s. They had an EP out on The Legion (short-lived label that only released 3 titles), which I began stocking, and then they put out another release on the upcoming Clumsy Records (also home to Combat Junkies, The Stivs and a few others). I had the chance to catch them live at Cornerstone 2002, which was a fantastic show! In fact, that year was a great year for punk at the festival, as I also saw Huntingtons, The Remnants, One Bad Pig, World Against World, and Headnoise that year among others.… Continued →
December 22, 2022
IVM Presents: Nate Parrish "Jaded (Acoustic)" Free Download
I am proud to bring you a very special free download from the one and only Nate Parrish, right here on Indie Vision Music. This is just in time for the Christmas season and while it isn’t technically a “Christmas” song, it does have a soft touch to the heart in the way only a true punk rawker could understand. Check out the song below or click link. Buy some Nate Parrish merch, go buy his 2 albums, add any of his songs to your favorite digital playlists, and stream the heck out of these songs till the end of time.… Continued →
December 12, 2022
Light The Way Unleash the Monster
Light The Way are back in 2022 with yet another NEW song and it’s a fast punk rock banger. You’re going to love it. This is not 28 Days Later or The Walking Dead, not even Zombieland or Resident Evil, this is LIGHT THE WAY and they are here to devour you. Wait, that didn’t sound right, I meant they are bringing punk rock back in a fast and powerful way. It’s fast, short, and sweet, and a bit of rage inducing madness. Find out what the MONSTER is and listen to new Light The Way.… Continued →
November 27, 2022
Light The Way to Release New Song "Monster"
Light The Way will be releasing a new song called “Monster” which is being described as a “fast-paced, melodic and even a bit of a moody track. Lyrically it explores the idea that sometimes the enemy is…yourself! This song touches on self-sabotage and that there’s more to life”, later this week. Click Here to pre-save. What is your favorite Light The Way song so far? Are you ready for more?… Continued →
Five Iron Frenzy - When They Find You (Feat. Mike Herrera of MxPx)
In honor of Five Iron Frenzy day, the band drops hard hitting new song – “When They Find You”. The song features backing vocals from Mike Herrera of long running left coast punk act, MxPx. Listening to this song first time through I made up assumptions and drew targets to throw foam darts at in the hopes making my confusion stick somehow. I read through some comments on different social media sites, scratching my head reading some of the responses then instantly connected with the lyrics Reese Roper posted in the comments of the FIF page (Facebook).… Continued →
November 25, 2022
Nate Parrish - Attention Junkies (Official Lyric Video)
Nate Parrish is the kind of artist you can’t just listen to once. In fact, you’ll be addicted upon that first listen, being drawn into that raw, yet melodic punk rock spirit Nate Parrish is keeping alive through his passions and talent. There is certainly nothing boring or bland about this music. The music he makes straddles the line between raw punk rock authenticity and a commercial sound worthy of repeated listens on radio/tv/media. Taylor Swift’s jaw drops when Nate Parrish picks up his guitar and begins singing.… Continued →
The Prettybads Release Their Best Christmas Track, Yet!
The Prettybads dropped their brand new Christmas track titled “Whoa Whoa Christmas” and I personally feel it is their best yet! Give the song a listen below and you can check it out on all digital networks now. … Continued →
November 22, 2022
Do I Smell a Ghoti Hook Reunion?
There are rumblings in the Ghoti Hook camp that could spell something new from the band which would be their first “official” reunion of the band members since 2002. A rather cryptic post dropped on their Facebook page here a couple days ago which has left people guessing. Check out the post and picture below to see if you can figure it out. No, I do not have any insider info on this one so I am right in line with the rest of you. … Continued →
November 19, 2022
Next In Line to Possibly Reunite?
Nothing like a good news story to sorta, kinda, maybe drop a hint that a former Indie Vision Music band “might” get back together and “might” celebrate 20 years of “Traffic” next year. There has to be some interest out there so let your voices be heard loud and clear. Do you want to see ALL of their pre-Indie Vision Music, 2003 Indie Vision Music, post-Indie Vision Music, and all the fun unreleased stuff in between, finally get posted up on digital networks? There have been a lot of songs here and there that dropped on the Indie Vision Music website over the years dating back 2005 when the store/label morphed into a webzine.… Continued →
SHORTHANDED Have Returned
Another awesome blast from the past punk rock band called – Shorthanded, have returned and will grace our ears with their musical presence very soon. The band have been recording new stuff at The Blasting Room in Colorado and the songs will be available in the coming months. Members of Crux and Shorthanded intermingled back in the 1990s and each did their own thing with great love and admiration. Go back and spin some of the early Shorthanded material and get ready for the new stuff.… Continued →
November 18, 2022
Craig's Brother - The Sacrifice (New Song)
Craig’s Brother released their fantastic new album titled “Easily Won, Rarely Deserved” just last week and it is already reaching countless numbers of punk rock fans the world over and garnering very favorable reviews. I enjoy so many of the songs off the new album and find it extremely difficult to skip any of them. This is just one of the many good ones that appear on this latest full length album. It has a deep, profound emotional connection and Ted’s lyrics show a side many other bands struggle to put forth in their own songs.… Continued →
November 3, 2022
Craig's Brother Release New Song "Rodeo Clown"
Craig’s Brother release yet another new song off their upcoming album which drops November 11th. The song is titled “Rodeo Clown” and is a passionate ballad of sorts, similar to a couple tracks off the classic album “Lost at Sea” and “The Aaronic Blessing (Peace on Earth)” from The Insidious Lie. This is a powerful song, one that builds on emotion and connects on a very real human level. It is classic Craig’s Brother and yet modern enough to take them out of 90’s era.… Continued →
October 29, 2022
Protect Your Heart Take Pop-Punk to the Next Level with "re(introduction)"
Have you been been aching for something new and something refreshing but the right band just hasn’t come on your radar yet? Well my friends Protect Your Heart are here to level the playing field and offer some truly incredible music in their new album “re(introduction)” that just dropped yesterday. If you haven’t been following my posts this year and you’re new to the realm of pop punk music, let me just say that this band is perfect for your stereos and headphones. Don’t waste another second reading this and filling your head with boring hard rock crap.… Continued →
October 19, 2022
Last Chance Marie Joins Small Step Records
One of my favorite up and coming record labels called Small Step Records is a community of sorts and a breath of fresh air in a scene of sameness and monotony. The founder Paul Hyde is also a member of the band Grandpa Loves Rhinos which joins Homeplate, Light The Way, and now… Last Chance Marie! They are also another great punk rock band and have a solid sound that isn’t a copy of anyone. If you want good production along with a certain rawness only punk rock can bring you, then check out the music of Last Chance Marie.… Continued →
September 23, 2022
REVIEW : Too Bad Eugene - Distance
California based melodic punk act known as Too Bad Eugene, have just released their epic 3rd full length album via the label People of Punk Rock Records and I feel it’s their best so far. The band draws upon past influences, mixes it up with some modern takes and superb production style then delivers the goods the only way they’d know how to. All those group vocal harmonies and mass sing-a-longs are without a doubt sweet music to my ears. The 13 tracks run the gamut between a sense of discontentment and imbalance while looking toward hope and finding the strength enough to keep the fire lit and ultimately carrying on.… Continued →
September 21, 2022
Craig's Brother Release "Superhero"
Craig’s Brother just released one of their strongest songs since “Follow Your Heart”. This one is my favorite of the new stuff alongside Terrible Slave of course. It has that classic CB feel and adds a certain metallic guitar moment (even a solo), mid-way through the song. The music just flows so well and lyrically is as sharp as ever. Like their (mostly) unreleased song “Crutch”, there is a slight curse word which might turn off the grandparents, but it is fairly mild, just some excrement tossed around 😉 Check out “Superhero” below.… Continued →
September 5, 2022
Craig's Brother Release New Song "Terrible Slave"
Craig’s Brother have just released their brand new song titled “Terrible Slave” to all digital networks and streaming sites. The song appears on the band’s upcoming album “Easily Won, Rarely Deserved” due out November 11th on People of Punk Rock Records. This is the FIRST new song released from the band’s 4th full length record and the other songs released prior to this are stand alone tracks released as a “Self Titled” ep earlier this year. Pre-order the new record in all it’s glory right here (available on Vinyl, Tape, and CD) or on Bandcamp right here (Vinyl, CD, Tape).… Continued →
August 22, 2022
Craig's Brother - Easily Won, Rarely Deserved, Out November 11th
Craig’s Brother will release their 4th Full Length Album on November 11th through People of Punk Rock Records. The album is titled “Easily Won, Rarely Deserved” and it features 13 new songs that haven’t been released yet! You can pre-order this new album on Vinyl, CD, and Tape right here on the POPR website. Between this and Too Bad Eugene, the latter part of 2022 is going off with a bang! First new single will release on September 1st and it is titled “Terrible Slave”.… Continued →
August 20, 2022
Too Bad Eugene "Deconversion Story" Out Now
Too Bad Eugene have just released their new song “Deconversion Story” through all digital networks and streaming sites via People of Punk Rock Records. You can take a listen to this great song, below. This is the 4th song released from the band’s upcoming full length record “Distance” which is due to release on September 14th! This is shaping up to be the absolute must have melodic punk rock album of 2022! If you want to order on either Vinyl or CD, now is your chance.… Continued →
August 12, 2022
Song of the Day: Twotimer - I Forget
Pop-punk band Twotimer released 2 albums and then called it quits. Very little is known about the band, other than their recorded output. After a self-titled and self-released debut in 1998, the band signed to punk stalwarts Screaming Giant Records and issued See What Happens from Here in 2000. The album featured snot-nosed, yet melodic tunes that bordered on pop-punk and new school/skate punk, but with vocal harmonies. Recommended for fans of Side Walk Slam, Shorthanded, and early MxPX. “I Forget” is taken from the Screaming Giant full-length album.… Continued →
August 10, 2022
Too Bad Eugene "Deconversion Story" Out Next Week
Too Bad Eugene are releasing their next single titled “Deconversion Story”, next week. Us Kickstarter backers got to check out the song early and it’s a heavy hitter. You’ll be able to stream on all digital networks next week. The new album from Too Bad Eugene titled “Distance”, is out September 14th via People of Punk Rock Records and can be preordered on Vinyl (or CD) right here.… Continued →
May 10, 2022
An Honest Mistake - Never Feel The Same + Forget Me (Music Video)
A band that may ring a bell with a couple of you, are back with some new songs. A new one titled “Forget Me” just dropped a week ago. Listen below. There is also another recent song that came out not long ago titled “Never Feel The Same” which has a music video that you can watch below as well as “All Over Again”. Any old fans of An Honest Mistake?… Continued →
May 9, 2022
Flatfoot 56 "Split EP" With The Rumjacks - Out Now!
Flatfoot 56 return with a really sweet new “Split EP” release with their buddies in The Rumjacks. The split album just dropped on Friday and the past 2 music videos have completely slipped under our radar. If you’ve never heard the celtic inspired punk sounds of Flatfoot 56 or even The Rumjacks for that matter, then check out the release now wherever you find your digital music. Check out the 2 latest Flatfoot 56 music videos for “Sorry” and “Mud”, below.… Continued →