Tag: Ska Punk

June 8, 2022

Song of the Day: Five Iron Frenzy - Every New Day

Probably my most fave song from this long time running punk/ska band. I have never seen live & I am sad. 🙁  Anyways here are the lyrics & probably why I like it so much. Can you imagine the world where CCM radio would have this as a worship song instead of nonstop Hillsong? When I was young, The smallest trick of light, Could catch my eye, Then life was new And every new day, I thought that I could fly.… Continued →

May 13, 2022

Song of the Day: The O.C. Supertones - Adonai

No, The Supertones weren’t the first Christian ska band. The Israelites’ first album pre-dated them by a year. But in the UK, Rev Counta and the Speedoze* (another incarnation of Ishmael United) had released a full-length as early as 1980! And perhaps some Jamaican bands that didn’t fit into the CCM/CBA mold had been active earlier than that, it’s hard to say. However, the Supertones were the first Christian ska band to release an album on a nationally-distributed label, releasing The Adventures of the O.C.Continued →

February 8, 2022

July 4, 2021

IVM 21: No Lost Cause - Take 2 (Full Album Stream)

In honor of our country’s independence and a day of mass country-wide celebrations, I thought it would be appropriate to share a very special new album that Thumper Punk Records is releasing next week by the ska-punk project, NO LOST CAUSE. It is special in that very few “Christian” bands are even playing this style of music and even fewer can play it as good as this sounds. “Take 2” is a full length record comprised of new and old songs from the NLC catalog all reworked/remixed and with added horn sections to make these songs sound so much more incredible than they did in the past.… Continued →

May 28, 2021

Epic Squad 5-0 Interview

A two part interview series featuring Jeff and John Fortson of Squad 5-0 fame has just been posted. It’s very in depth and features some fun behind the scenes knowledge. There is also mention of the band’s new EP on the way. Both parts listed below. Follow this account too for news on the upcoming releases. Oh and for added bonus, it looks as though Ronnie Martin of Joy Electric and Brothers Martin fame has laid down some moog on some of these EP songs!… Continued →

May 7, 2021

Reese Roper (Five Iron Frenzy) and Joe Yerke (Insyderz) Launch Pickle & Bootshoppe Podcast

Reese Roper and Joe Yerke are up to their old games again. They obliterating our ear drums with a new podcast that will chase friends away and make enemies of family members. This “Pickle & Boot Shoppe Podcast” is the things nightmares are made of. Listen through your favorite podcasting/digital network now. Make Millennials shed snowflake tears with this icy cold, middle aged attempt to grasp at fading youth. Well, you know I do appreciate the music of both their respective bands so I can’t knock this too hard even if they are jaded, sarcastic old guys that reek of grotesque cynicism.… Continued →

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September 3, 2020

Five Iron Frenzy - So We Sing (Lyric Video and Watch Out For Angry Grown Ups)

Five Iron Frenzy just dropped their controversial new song with a reference to a donkey. Forgive Reese, he really doesn’t know that he just invited like a ton of grown ups to come chase him down, and maybe their kids too? Yikes! Seriously though, people will be upset (even I have questionable taste) but remember one thing, the more angry you get, the more Reese will write. Please do not give Reese & Co. more reason to write lyrics.… Continued →

August 31, 2020

Five Iron Frenzy Return With First New Album Since 2013

Five Iron Frenzy have suited up in their super punk rock suits once again to battle time in their pursuit of world domination. Ok, maybe that’s a little dramatic but the band is back in action and ready to drop a kickstarter campaign TOMORROW. You’ve seen the hints, you’ve seen the activity, now head over to kickstarter right here and “save” the campaign so you’ll be the first to take part when it does launch, tomorrow.… Continued →

August 18, 2020

Five Iron Frenzy Request Your Immediate Attention

They say the word on the street Is “something’s going down”… When the revolution comes. That’s right friends, the 8 piece band of legends known as Five Iron Frenzy are dropping massive hints around social media and online about (potential) future plans. You should probably follow them through the interwebz. I do know more and probably shouldn’t. An interview has been written from myself and is in their hands. When the timing is right hopefully you’ll all get to read more, learn more, yell, laugh, Carry on.… Continued →

June 14, 2020

Pspazz Album Now on Digital Networks

Hawaii based pop-punk/alternative Rock band, PSPAZZ, has finally posted their 1996 Brainstorm International debut album “Missile Toe” on all digital networks. This fun, sun inspired, little goofy pop-punk album of the 90’s is sure to delight old fans and fans that have never ever heard of these guys. For fans of old Blink 182, NOFX, Sponge, Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Home Grown, Weird Al, and MXPX. Check it out below.… Continued →

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November 27, 2019

No Lost Cause - Where I Stand (New Song)

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! In case I fail to post anything tomorrow, here is a little premiere for you guys and gals. Check out the brand new song from No Lost Cause titled “Where I Stand”. This is the 3rd song we are releasing from the upcoming “P.S.” Ep due out December 6th on Indie Vision Music. Check out the song below. Pick up a (pre-order) CD right here. Or buy on Bandcamp here.… Continued →

August 8, 2019

Song Of The Day: The Insyderz - Sinner's Songbook

Today’s song of the day comes in the form of some punk-ska from our friends in Michigan based band – The Insyderz. I was a fan of this band dating back to 1997 when I heard their debut full length, “Motor City Ska”. The band released 3 full lengths, 2 worship/praise albums, and this final (?) full length in 2012. The song that meant the most to me and had me spinning it again was “Sinner’s Songbook”.… Continued →

June 3, 2019

Must Build Jacuzzi Need Help Booking Gigs on Upcoming Summer Mini-Tour

One of our bands, the great ska-punk-easycore ensemble known as Must Build Jacuzzi, are seeking shows/venues to book them on their way out to California from IL in late July for Joshua Fest and then dates back home to IL. They are looking for gigs on the way to Joshua Fest and on the way back. If you know of some good venues for these guys please hit them up on Facebook or send me a message here ivmrecords@indievisionmusic.com… Continued →

The Morginsky (OC Supertones) Family Loses Home in Fire

Tragically the Morginsky family (Matt Morginsky of OC Supertones) has lost their home and all belongings due to a fire. They have lost everything in their Denver, Colorado home. A complete loss. The family is all safe but their belongings are all gone. This is a call to arms to rise up and support this family in need. There is a GoFundMe page that has launched to help them through this difficult situation and you can click here to support.… Continued →

April 14, 2019

No Lost Cause to Record Final Release

No Lost Cause which is the music project of our very own Rob Jensen is seeking to raise enough funds to finish the recording of their final Ep “P.S.”. He hopes to release it this summer and it’ll be a slammin’ new ska/punk/rock album full of catchy anthems to get your fists pumping and legs moving. You can listen to the last No Lost Cause track from summer 18′ titled “Slow it Down”, on all digital networks.… Continued →

April 11, 2019

October Light - Something Special ft. Seekers Planet (Official Music Video)

Today is officially October Light day. In celebration of this momentous occasion, I have a music video from the new album for the track “Something Special ft. Seekers Planet”. Check out the music video below and pick up their new album “Till The End” wherever you find your music. CDs will be available in our webstore in the near future so look for that.… Continued →

October Light Release "Till The End"

I just have to say it straight off the bat, this is one of the best ska/punk/rock albums I’ve heard in the past few years. There have been a lot of great ones but there is just something entirely unique that makes October Light deserving of such praise. They make tight, rhythmic ska music with stellar production and with clear, upfront vocals as a featured element. I want to thank the band for sending me the song files and you can all find the same release on digital networks now.… Continued →

February 5, 2019

Freeto Boat Are Back!!!

Well, not really, but this late 90's Ska/Melodic/Skate/Punk band have just made their entire catalog available for a name your price on bandcamp. These gents will appeal to fans of Must Build Jacuzzi, Five Iron Frenzy, May Weather, Face Value, Shop 11 Phoenix, and MxPx.

November 20, 2018

April 27, 2018

Must Build Jacuzzi "Last Place" Now Available Via IVM

Today is release day for an album I am really excited to share. This ska-pop-punk-core (whatever you want to call them because they defy all definitions) from the state of Illinois called Must Build Jacuzzi have put together an insane collection of songs assembled in an album known as “Last Place”. Today is release day for this album that all of us are truly proud of thrilled to put in front of all you avid underground music fans.… Continued →

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.… Continued →