Tag: singer songwriter

December 31, 2021

Song of the Day: Mike Stand - Footsteps of Love

I don’t know why it took me so long, but recently a very simple thought has helped me out immensely in my spirituality and my walk with Christ. It’s simply this: choose love. That’s it. When I am tempted to sin, choose love instead. When I want to be selfish, choose love. When I want to do something that would only please or elevate myself and not others, choose love. Mike Stand was singing about it decades ago.… Continued →

October 23, 2021

John Sierra (Attalus) Returns With New Music

The former guitarist John Sierra of much adored post-hardcore band Attalus, has returned to release new music under his own name. It’s beautifully moving and inspiring, causing one to self reflect and gaze upon the beauty of life God has provided. His new song “The Tide” just dropped yesterday (listen below), and “The Wonder” came out a few weeks back as well. I’m loving these tunes and I look forward to many more to come.… Continued →

October 11, 2021

Song of the Day: Mat Kearney - Billion

Mat Kearney is who I’ve been listening to most the past few years. hailing from Oregon. He has so many songs that I relate to. This love song is dedicated to my girlfriend Mindy whom I had been waiting for my entire life. Also check out One Black Sheep, Heartbeat & Moving On, etc…! When you stopped me in my tracks The very first time Had me going The very first night Waved goodbye, your keys locked inside I knew you were the only one With your crazy voice mail, seen your spotted toes Way funnier than anyone knows With your daddy’s eyes and your grandma’s gun You’re the only one That little crook in your teeth and your 5 inch feet When you tie your hair up in the bun Whatever the weather, we’ll stick together forever ‘Cause you’re the only one Seven billion in the world baby I only wanna be with you I don’t want another girl baby I only wanna be with you Waiting for you all my life I can’t wait another night Seven billion in the world And you’re the only I want, it’s true Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah I only wanna be with Only wanna be with Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah Only wanna be with you You put too much salt on everything you eat Wake up freezing ’cause I stole the sheets And you talk to the wall, pop your gum in your sleep You’re the only one And you worry about your dad on his motorbike The way your voice cracks when you wanna fight And you never wanna sleep so I talk all night To the only one Turn out the lights and hold me tonight We don’t need the sun Whatever the weather, we’ll stick together forever ‘Cause you’re the only one Continued →

September 7, 2021

Jeff Elbel & Ping Announce a New Crowdfunded Album!

Jeff Elbel has been around the block a few times. Active in one form or another since the 1980s, first via Farewell to Juliet, then Sunny Day Roses, and then Ping. He’s played with members of mainstream new wave/prog band The Fixx and also new age instrumentalists Mannheim Steamroller. He’s even had songs featured on Dr Demento! His latest project The Threefinger Opera is almost at its goal of $5,000 and boasts a wide variety of packages from downloads to CDs, vinyl, and other merchandise!… Continued →

July 11, 2021

Benjamin Daniel Announces New Album "Shelterheart"

The somber yet soothing sounds of Benjamin Daniel and his music, are woven into the fabric of Indie Vision Music and our community here that has been built back up post-2016 “rebirth”. If you don’t know who he is or what his music sounds like then do yourself a huge favor and pull up “Benjamin Daniel” on your favorite digital network (or here) and give it a listen. He just launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the new album, “Shelterheart”, which you can read all about right here.… Continued →

June 23, 2021

Orion Walsh - So Many Places to See (Official Music Video)

Orion Walsh is back with a new full length album titled “So Many Places” which drops digitally and on CD, July 7th. Pre-Order Digitally and on CD from Orion’s bandcamp right here. If you enjoyed ANY of his prior material or the work he did in Slow Coming Day, you will certainly find yourself a fan of this album. Check out the music video below as well as a preview listen of the new album (via bandcamp).… Continued →

June 17, 2021

Nightbirde Plays Original Song That Gets Her the Golden Buzzer on AGT

An indie singer/songwriter by the name of Nightbirde, performed on America’s Got Talent last week earned her the coveted Golden Buzzer by none other than Simon Cowell himself. Nightbirde has been creating her own indie music for the past couple of years and overcame a terifying bout with cancer along with many bumps and bruises along the way to get where she is now. Make sure to follow her on Facebook here and watch the performance from last week, below.… Continued →

May 8, 2021

Brownstory (Mainframe) to Unleash Debut Album May 25th

Indie Vision Music presents the debut 14 song full length from Brownstory titled “Replanting”. It’s an eclectic collection of songs ranging from folky, indie rock to acoustic, alternative, with a punk rock undercurrent. It has that 90’s vibe mixed with something current and Faith centered. Brownstory is the alter-ego of Mainframe, consisting of the same 4 members with a style all their own. Check out the 4 song album teaser below and pre-order on Bandcamp right here (featuring instant download of 5 songs).… Continued →

April 27, 2021

Allen Odell Releases Inspiring New Song Featuring Benjamin Daniel

Allen Odell just released an inspiring and dreamy sounding new song that is both laid back and poignant at the same time. A telling song for a challenging time we are in. Adding backing vocals of Benjamin Daniel just adds to the many layers this song already consists of. Check out “West Lawrenceville” below. The song deals with grief and heartache from a loss of life through the lens of hope. This is released as a 2 part single along with “Little Sparrow” so make sure to give that song a listen as well.… Continued →

April 13, 2021

Arthur Alligood Releases New Song Feat. Josh and Dean of Toad The Wet Sprocket

Independent solo artist – Arthur Alligood, is back and with a brand new song titled “It’ll Be Alright” featuring Josh and Dean from Toad The Wet Sprocket. It’s a beautiful song and really well done. Showcases Arthur’s immense talent and his ear for making a great song. Having two members from one of my favorite bands, Toad The Wet Sprocket, just makes this new song all the more special. The song is available on all digital networks now.… Continued →

March 6, 2021

Lauren Daigle - Hold On To Me (New Song)

Lauren Daigle just dropped a powerful new song titled “Hold On To Me” which can be heard right here at Indie Vision Music by clicking below. It’s a song about brokenness, healing, and restoration guided by hope. Hope through the storms of life and whatever may knock you down at your most vulnerable. As if you couldn’t tell, I really enjoy this track. Music video for the song drops later this coming week.… Continued →

January 2, 2021

Vanessa From Maine - I Still Have Faith (Ex-One Star Story)

Going way back into the vaults of IVM history a few of you might recall a female led indie pop-rock band called One Star Story. They had news and reviews on this site as well as appeared on multiple compilations. I just got a blast from the past when Vanessa (Rose) emailed me about her new project after more than 6 years away from making music. She was vocalist for One Star Story and now goes by the name of “Vanessa From Maine” on digital networks/streaming sites.… Continued →

November 1, 2020

Arthur Alligood Returns With a New Kickstarter Funded Album (Make it Happen Folks)

One of my favorite indie singer/songwriters, Arthur Alligood, returns with a kickstarter campaign to fund his upcoming new full length record. He is working with a couple Toad The Wet Sprocket members (as well as other guest musicians) on this album and it’ll be produced by Mikal Blue who has worked with groups/artists like Five For Fighting, One Republic, Jason Mraz, and Colbie Caillat among others. This highly anticipated new album needs support from fans and new fans alike.… Continued →

September 19, 2020

July 25, 2020

REVIEW : Roemer - Straight Bars and Guns

Roemer is a stripped-back acoustic/indie folk project. If you’re anything like me, folk has to be some really special to catch my attention—a quirky vocal style, effective use of harmonies, skilful playing, or best of all hard-hitting and/or poignant lyrics. If it has one or more of those, I’m more likely to pay attention. Straight Bars and Guns was written from an outsider looking in. Much like myself, Roemer is an American citizen living abroad. He in Berlin, me in the south of England.… Continued →

June 4, 2020

Bareheart Drops EP "In The Mo(u)rning" Tomorrow Through All Digital Networks

Bareheart which is the solo project of Ethan Tyler Collins of the band, Least of These, will drop his EP titled “In The Mo(u)rning” tomorrow. The EP will be available through all digital markets and streaming sites. Check out the emotional and moving new song “Rain” off the EP in lyric video form and the entire ep as well, below. He says his music is recommended for fans of City & Colour, Noah Gunderson, and Dustin Kensrue but I say it is recommended for fans well beyond that music scene he is a part of.… Continued →

May 2, 2020

Orion Walsh Drops New LIVE Album via Bandcamp

One of my dear friends in the music industry and a super talented artist I might add, Orion Walsh, just released a LIVE full length titled “Greetings From Germany” that is a fundraiser of sorts for him. Please head over to bandcamp right here and drop some change. You’ll get a really great album in the process. Plus if you want, you can buy all of his other releases for just $17. All proceeds go directly to Orion Walsh.… Continued →

April 20, 2020

Keith Settles - Four Years (New Song)

Keith Settles is a name you may not instantly recognize but in terms of IVM past history, the name contains significant weight. Jess started out the IVM interview series on YouTube way back in mid 00’s and then when Keith Settles came aboard to help out, he created some of the finest video interviews we had up until that point. In fact, those are the last video interviews conducted by IVM (see YouTube page). Keith was frontman for a group out of So.… Continued →

February 29, 2020

Sef Idle - A Place To Call Home (New Song)

I missed posting about this last week due to illness but I’m back and just had to tell you all about this amazing new track solo acoustic-punk songwriter, Sef Idle. Sharing a lot in common with songwriters like Chuck Ragan, Joey Cape, Tony Sly, Billie Joe Armstrong, Ted Bond, and Trever Keith but incorporating his own original flavor and style. The song “A Place To Call Home” is pure poetry in motion and a song with a story to share.… Continued →

February 12, 2020

Sef Idle to Drop New Song on February 25th

Indie, Acoustic-Punk, singer songwriter known as Sef Idle, is back with a brand new song titled “A Place to Call Home”. The song drops on February 25th and is sure to tug at the heart strings and ignite the passion. Sef has been putting out solid singer-songwriter jams for over a decade now as well as with his other band, False Idle. Click here to save the song on bandcamp and make sure to check it out on all digital networks 2/25.… Continued →

July 12, 2019

Josh Garrels to Release New Album "Chrysaline" August 9th

World renowned and critically adored singer/songwriter – Josh Garrels, is back with a new album titled “Chrysaline” that hits on August 9th 2019. Check out the new single “The Banner” below and pre-order right here. The nice thing about Josh Garrels is that he hits all the right notes while maintaining complete originality. This isn’t one of those artists where you say “Oh, he sounds like so and so and his music is a tip of the hat to so and so”, that line of thinking.… Continued →

June 19, 2019

June 9, 2019

May 28, 2019

Joel Piper - As You Find Me (and more new music)

Joel Piper has been quietly releasing new music through digital networks. Joel not only drums/sings bgv for melodic hardcore band Lifelong but also has drummed for bands like Confide, Olivia The Band, and Dismissed back in the day. He also has another project called “Avery Pkwy”. His new solo music takes an introspective turn and dives into worship territory. It’s somber, it’s honest, and it is uplifting. Check out a couple new tunes below and find his music on your digital networks of choice.… Continued →

May 5, 2019

March 10, 2019

REVIEW : Good Saint Nathanael - Hide No Truth

If you’re reading this review, chances are you’re aware of Nate Allen. Released a ton of folk-punk albums with wife Tessa as Destroy Nate Allen. DNA was energetic, fun, and although there was always a message, it was generally focused outward (“Jesus, Keep us Safe from the Cops” and “Boobie Bar” come to mind). Good Saint Nathaniel is Nate’s latest project, a solo outing, in which he turns inward to personal reflection and resolution. And the results are surprisingly good.… Continued →

February 19, 2019

February 16, 2019

Slow Coming Day "1000 Years (Like a Day)" Now Available Digitally via Indie Vision Music

I’m beyond thrilled to announce the release of the new Slow Coming Day album “1000 Years (Like a Day)” which is available worldwide via all Digital Networks and streaming sites. Please consider purchasing a copy and if you stream on Spotify, add it to your playlists. Help us spread the word about this amazing new album. You can also buy on Bandcamp here or on CD from IVM here. I hope to have CDs by first week of March, I am just waiting on a few more orders in the store to cover costs of manufacturing these.… Continued →