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Limited Edition Dogwood + Indie Vision Music Shirts For Sale

A new limited edition Dogwood tshirt is now for sale over on the TeeBlaster site. Get this limited print on Black or Forest Green shirt and in sizes small-xxxl (for men). There is also a black tshirt available in women’s sizes.

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In addition to this awesome news, you can also help relaunch Indie Vision Music by purchasing a limited print of the new IVM logo here. Campaign ends in 13 days so get yours now. Shirt is available in three different colors for men and three different colors for women. Sizes small-xxxl

http://www.teeblaster.com/indievisionmusic

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Look for more limited edition tshirts by a few old school bands in the future. For now enjoy these two shirts and tell all your friends to pick one up.

Site launch?

The current plan is to relaunch Indie Vision Music in July 2016 (yes, next month). Next month just happens to be the 16th anniversary of the founding of IVM. Get ready!

Thanks for all the support and for following my blog.

-Brandon Jones

Indie Vision Music

Screaming Giant on Bandcamp/Twitter/Facebook

Anyone remember Screaming Giant Records? Well I actually worked at this label briefly when I was 18 years old. I kinda gave Kendall (Nadeau) the idea to launch a label after I showed him a bunch of Demos back in the day. The label launched as Slingshot Records then changed it’s name to Screaming Giant Records after we found out there was another label with the “Slingshot” name. I still remember passing demos of Incomplete, Dingees, Project 86, Bloodshed/Slingshot David, 180 (later Flight 180), Pax, Tasty Snax, and….OFFICER NEGATIVE. The label actually released the first two albums by the bands Second Half and Officer Negative but only one entered distribution and that was Officer Negative. The original pressing of this album had the rare song “Meathead” on it (later removed). I left the label right around the time of Tasty Snax release because I wanted to get married and focus my attention on our new family. I didn’t actually get back into “Music” until 2 years later when I launched Indie Vision Music.

So anyway that leaves us where we are at right now. I connected with Kendall recently (Backyard remodel) and asked him about putting all the old Screaming Giant releases in digital format on Bandcamp. He agreed and so I launched Screaming Giant on Bandcamp/Twitter/Facebook. The albums will slowly be added over time and all the song files uploaded soon. They will be available for purchase from this bandcamp link and available for a low price. The compilations will hopefully be for FREE Download if it all works out. There might even be a few rare/unreleased tunes as well if we can find them. So make sure to visit Screaming Giant here: [Bandcamp] [Twitter] [Facebook].

 

Punk Never Dies Compilations (and other rarities) Available Again

I have found the lost Punk Never Dies compilations and decided to upload them to the Indie Vision Music Bandcamp page for FREE Download. These two compilations originally appeared on Indie Vision Music.com as FREE Downloads back in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Go get em’ and enjoy! You can also find a rare 2 song Dismissed download featuring “Demos” originally recorded with Scott Silletta (Plankeye/Fanmail) back in 2001. Check those out below.

 

 

 

 

 

New Sounds: Mercy Street – Let Me Live

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Former Rufio singer, Scott Sellers, starts new band called Mercy Street and completely blows the lid off the pop punk genre. What his band had accomplished in the past decade with Rufio is turned up to 11 on this new full length under the Mercy Street name, and then some. Picking right up where Rufio left off on their last proper full length “Anybody Out There” but heading in a more edgy, less “commercial” direction. Songs like “Building Tolerance”, “Out of the Question”, “Guilty Conscience”, “Caught by the Wind”, “Die Young”, and the great closer “We See the Ending”, show the band at their strongest, most captivating. This band hits you over the head with a two ton hammer of alluring pop-punk and doesn’t relent for the entirety of “Let Me Live”. If you’ve been on the hunt for a straight forward, fast, and melodic, slightly aggressive, pop punk record with a bite, look no further than Scott and his band or ruffians called Mercy Street. Recommended for fans of old Slick Shoes, Rufio, old old AFI, New Found Glory, Much the Same. Listen here:

Mxpx “Pokinatcha” Turns 20

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It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the release of “Pokinatcha”, the album that put this little Bremerton Washington pop-punk band on the map. I still remember walking into a “Christian Bookstore” (remember those?) a year after it released and discovering this band everyone was beginning to talk about and going “Whoa!”. It was under produced and RAW but had that punk rock spirit and real heart. If it weren’t for bands like MxPx, Plankeye, The Blamed, The Crucified, Stavesacre, Focused, Strongarm, Unashamed, Bloodshed, Blenderhead, and all the other amazing faith based artists of the time especially Tooth & Nail Records. I probably wouldn’t have given thought about rekindling/recommitting my life to Christ which would have caused a chain reaction disrupting the space time continuum to where I’m at today ūüėČ Seriously, I am so grateful for these bands and especially the music of Mxpx. So thank you Mike Herrera for sticking with it all these years and fighting the good fight against all odds. Read a little retrospective by the band as posted on facebook today and a video from Mike, below. -Brandon Jones / Freedom Like a Song

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