Tag: punk

January 9, 2019

Craig's Brother "Devils In The Details" Track Listing

I am excited to reveal the track listing for the new Craig’s Brother ep “Devils In The Details” (to be released soon on Indie Vision Music). The ep which comes 15 years after their last ep “Epidemic” shows a band building on the strength of their previous material while embracing the future and offering some thought provoking punk rock. Pre-Orders for the CD will go live as soon as we get a release date locked in. Things take time and quality is the most important so let’s all sit patiently waiting for the punk rock kings to knock one out of the park.

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January 6, 2019

Best of 2018: Rob Jensen

2018 had a number of great albums, all of which I couldn’t list here, but after careful consideration, these are my top 20, none of which are listed lightly. See which ones you’d have picked out and maybe find some new music to check out. Continued →

December 26, 2018

Letter Kills Teasing Return?

Letter Kills just might be teasing a comeback. It’s a little soon to speculate what it could mean; a one-off reunion show? An new album? I recommend finding the band on their social networks like Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with whatever is going on, because there certainly appears to be activity of some kind going on. Continued →

December 21, 2018

December 17, 2018

Reliance to Record New Ep in March of 2019

Reliance have just announced that they will be recording in Los Angeles with Dave Klein, March 2019. This punk band is beginning to blow up in a good way with their latest single “Broken Bottles” gaining traction and hitting the Billboard Charts under the Christian Rock category for radio play, last week. Make sure to request “Broken Bottles” over at Broken.FM and keep this song in rotation.

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December 8, 2018

December 3, 2018

Skip Brooks: Fight The Good Fight Memorial

I bring you unfortunate news today. Loving father and well regarded scene veteran and minister, Skip Brooks, has just lost his battle with Cancer. He leaves behind a loving wife and children. To help with funeral costs, friends of Skip have launched a special set of Memorial Shirts in his honor. Check out the shirts right here and purchase one to help pay for hospital bills and funeral costs. All money raised from the sale of these specials shirts will go to the family to help pay these costs. Please take a minute a read up a little more on Skip Brooks, his ministry, and the friends who loved him most, below.

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November 30, 2018

November 27, 2018

The Blamed Get Played on SiriusXM Faction Punk, New Ep Out This Friday!

I’m thrilled to announce that The Blamed have been picked up by SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Faction Punk (Channel 314) are playing the new song “I Guess This is Goodbye”. The song will appear on the group’s new “Split Ep” with The Satire which is out this Friday on Indie Vision Music. Pre-order now on iTunes for $1 off the regular price when it goes on sale Friday. You can also find it on bandcamp here and CD here. Listen to two tracks from the split ep, below. The band are currently finishing up work on their new full length release which will be the first full length effort since 2002 “Give Us Barrabas”. Go support The Blamed and pick up some merch direct from the band. They are starting to announce some new shows for 2019 so follow them on Facebook / Instagram for news.

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November 25, 2018

IVM Christmas Collection

Christmas Songs

For those of you who braved the crowds on Black Friday, you probably heard Christmas songs playing on the PA overhead. I put together a Spotify playlist of Christmas songs that my wife and I enjoy this time of year to share with all of you.

November 22, 2018

Under the radar releases of 2018 so far....

With today being Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, 2019 will be here before we know it. There have been so many great releases these past 11 months, but some have gone with little or no recognition. This post is to bring to light some of those releases. 

November 13, 2018

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Christian Ska, Punk, and Hardcore in Spanish

So a few months back, a Christian deathcore/hardcore band from Matamoros, Mexico took the scene by storm with their message of faith, hope, and love that comes through Christ our Saviour. That band was My Place Was Taken. What seperated them from others doing the like is that their lyrics are all in Spanish. Continued →

November 8, 2018

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November 1, 2018

Indie Vision Music Creates "Christian Pop Punk and Punk Rock Playlist" on Spotify

I decided it was time, time for some positive uplifting Christian Pop-Punk and Punk Rock Playlist curated by your friends at Indie Vision Music. This playlist is growing but the majority of it is complete. Check it out below and feel free to offer some suggests for bands/artists that didn’t make it on yet. Post your artist/song title below in comments. Thanks to Andrew Pickett for the cool 90’s inspired graphic. Let’s blow this thing up and gather a massive amount of followers.

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October 30, 2018

Ethan Luck "Let it Burn" Out Now

The highly anticipated new album from well seasoned punk rock veteran, Ethan Luck, is out now. The album is jam packed with memorable choruses, bass heavy delivery, and a warm, inviting horn section that will keep you entertained for hours. This 10 track album was funded by fans through Kickstarter with a lot of us getting the vinyl version among other incentives. When I say “Buy it” I don’t mean that lightly. It is my full intention to persuade you, the reader, to drop what you’re doing and support true independent music by purchasing the album. SMLXLVinyl is stocking the album for those that missed out on the crowd funding campaign. More info can be found below. Just think of it this way, if you enjoyed the sounds of that 2004 OC Supertones album “Revenge of the OC Supertones” (that Ethan Luck helped write and played on) then you’re going to love this. Just take the more somber, introspective, and kick back songs of that record mixed together with some Interrupters, Rebelution, Hepcat, and The Dingees, to get an idea of the sounds found within. The production is top of the line and the musicians featured are definite pros (ex-members of OC Supertones, The Ws, and more). Ethan has been in so many bands in the past 22 years or so that it would be tough to document each involvement. Demon Hunter, Relient K, The Dingees, Value Pac, Project 86, OC Supertones, Pax, etc etc. Thank you Ethan for making the album you were always meant to create. Now all of you go give this as listen!

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Reliance - No Matter What (Official Music Video)

A very promising new punk rock band out of Arizona called “Reliance”, have just posted their brand new music video for their song “No Matter What”. This expertly shot music video captures the essence of punk rock and showcases the talent these guys have. Listen to the song below and make sure to purchase their ep right here. Recommended for fans of: Pennywise, Pulley, Bad Religion, No Use for a Name, Authority Zero, and Rise Against.

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October 29, 2018

The Blamed to Release "Split Ep" with The Satire via Indie Vision Music

In anticipation for the upcoming digital release of The Blamed / The Satire “Split Ep”, we have posted a special “teaser” video below. The video features samples from 3 songs that’ll appear on The Blamed portion of the ep. You can currently purchase the CD version of this split right here via the Indie Vision Music webstore. Itunes preorder goes up on November 5th and full digital release on November 30th. In case you missed the full song stream of “I Guess This is Goodbye” (6500 streams since launch 2 weeks ago), I have posted it below. The Blamed and Indie Vision Music thank you for your support. Follow The Blamed here. #PunkNeverDies

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October 26, 2018

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American Arson Breaks Hiatus With "Rise"

Detroit post-hardcore duo American Arson have returned from a brief hiatus with the explosive-yet-catchy single, “Rise”, which you should definitely check out below. “Rise” opens with the pair’s trademark grit, before seamlessly going into a sing-along bit. The track shimmers with some of the most melodic elements we’ve seen from American Arson to date – the chorus is catchy and there’s a shimmering, synth-like ambiance at play that gives it a fair share of pop sensibility. Continued →

October 22, 2018

Craig's Brother To Release New Ep on Indie Vision Music

This has been under wraps for awhile but I’m excited to reveal some very tasty punk rock news for you. California based melodic punk band, Craig’s Brother, a band of which has been playing together in one form or another for over 2 decades now will return with a new Ep titled “Devils in the Details”. The new ep will see release via Indie Vision Music by end of year. This 5 song ep will feature 5 new songs including “Meilynn’s Song” that you heard back in January of this year. “Devils In The Details” will be the first new music from the band since 2011’s “The Insidious Lie”. These songs will impact and inspire, leaving the listener with a big smile and their fist in the air. Look for a new song to premiere right here very soon. For now, head to StoreFrontier and grab the Craig’s Brother Logo merch. You can find the album cover below. Ep to be available Digitally and on CD (possibly Tape).

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October 19, 2018

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October 15, 2018

The Blamed - I Guess This Is Goodbye (New Song Stream)

Legendary hardcore punk band- The Blamed, are back with new music and we are proud to stream this first new track titled “I Guess This Is Goodbye”. The song will appear on the group’s new split CD/Digital release with The Satire which is due out by the end of this month. Check out the song below and order good from The Blamed right here. Check out the back album cover below with track listing for the Ep. Art by Josh Bump Galletta

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October 14, 2018

Full Circle - A Documentary About The Former Members of Hawk Nelson, Their Reconciliation and Rebirth as Aid & Effect

A few film makers have embarked on a quest to bring the story of the Ex-Members of Hawk Nelson to life. It is a documentary about Music, Passion, and Friendship. A story about reconciliation and the rebirth as new band, Aid & Effect. Check out the kickstarter for this film right here and get a lot more info than what i’m sharing here (those are Canada prices by the way). Watch the video below.

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October 1, 2018

Huntingtons to Record New Album and Raising Money Through New Merch

I’m excited to share the news that legendary east coast punk rock band – Huntingtons, are working on a new album. They need your help to fund this release as they are going the independent route and have no financial backing. Go purchase some merchfrom them right here and help them put out the most epic punk rock album of all time. Oh and some shows with The Prettybads would be sweet too ;)

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