Tag: punk rock

May 18, 2018

Indie Vision Music Presents: As We Are (Official Music Video)

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.

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April 26, 2018

Ethan Luck Launches New Campaign for Ska / Reggae Album

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!

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April 20, 2018

Slick Shoes Release New Song "Hold It Down"

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.

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April 19, 2018

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MxPx Prove It To The World That Tomorrow Is Not Just Another Day and Take Their Punk Rawk Show Directly to the Fans

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.

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March 30, 2018

Light The Way Available Now + Other IVM News

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!

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March 28, 2018

March 23, 2018

Small Wars Drop New Lyric Video for "Bombs", Launch Vinyl Pre-Order

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.

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March 21, 2018

Altar Boys and Lo Fidelity Records Launch "No Substitute" Album Kickstarter

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.

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March 20, 2018

March 17, 2018

IVM to Release Debut Ep by Small Wars, Launch Teaser

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.

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March 15, 2018

Light The Way Pre-Order Goes Live on IVM Bandcamp

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!

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March 14, 2018

March 13, 2018

Altar Boys Announce "No Substitute", First New Album in More Than Two Decades

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.

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February 25, 2018

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February 21, 2018

C:28 Releases Smashing New Punk Rock Album "Once Blind"

Arizona based 3 piece punk band C:28 has just released their new EP titled “Once Blind”. This smashing new hit release will please fans of all those great melodic fast paced punk bands of the past while staying true to themselves and keeping it current. These guys are a legit punk band and play with furious energy throughout all 6 songs on this ep. After the end of the last song if you’re not a fan then you obviously have little music appreciation. For Fans of: Pennywise, Descendents, Millencolin, and old Offspring. Listen below

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February 19, 2018

Introducing: Reckless Threat

I am bringing you news of a new band called Reckless Threat today. This Tennessee punk rock band just released their debut ep titled “The Upstart Sessions” that you can take a listen to below. Featuring former members of Neutral Agreement, Shakedown Boulevard, The Hotshot Freight Train. Their gritty take on a classic punk sound is sure to please all fans of the style of music we call “punk”. Download their debut 4 song ep for name your price (Free) below

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February 13, 2018

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January 24, 2018

Thumper Punk Records Comes to An End 2008-2018

David has announced an end to the much loved and adored Christian punk rock label, Thumper Punk Records. He started it as a music site in 2008 and we all watched it grow as a record label the past 10 years. Him and his label will be sorely missed but we commend him for wanting to devote more time to his family. It’s tough in this scene and I know exactly how he feel coming from my perspective. With my experience the past 18 years I can tell you honestly that I have thrown in the towel a few times, wanted to a few more times, and have been battling personal doubts about my work even more times. It isn’t easy managing full time work, family, and trying to keep expenses under control. We all do it out of love for the scene and deeply feel drawn towards sharing our piece of hope with a crowd that isn’t so welcoming these days. That’s the point though, to share in times of darkness, doubt, and disbelief. Anyway, I thank David for the years of support, the years of awesome underground punk rock music with a real message, and for giving these bands a platform when so many others in the “industry” look the other way for more desirable returns on their investments. We all know that’s not the purpose and David is real proof that risk taking is more important than safety. JCHC for life! Read the full statement below and a little teaser by me.

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