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New Indie Vision Music Tshirts / Site Relaunch

Indie Vision Music is now officially 16 years old. I founded the site on July 4th 2000 as an independent online music store, sharing music from independent Christian artists/bands. A lot has changed in 16 years but one thing remains the same: PASSION. So with this renewed passion and burning desire to share hopeful music with a whole new generation, I am aiming to re-launch the Indie Vision Music site at www.indievisionmusic.com The site should be live and ready to go in a few weeks.

To help celebrate this anniversary milestone and the re-launch in general, I have had 3 newly designed tshirts created by Brian Morgante at Flesh and Bone Design. They are all posted for sale at just $16 each! That’s right, 3 new designs, 3 colors each, sizes small-xxxl. There is even a woman’s tshirt (Circle Logo Design, click the pull down menu to see it). Help re-launch the Indie Vision Music and get the promotional hype train rolling.

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In addition to the new merch, I have posted up all the old Indie Vision Music compilations that were offered through our website in the past. Check all those out for FREE right now on the IVM bandcamp.

What will you see on the new IVM site? Well for one, the focus will primarily be on music news. We will have some writers joining us that will contribute a variety of reviews and other writings. We may do a few interviews as well.

So get ready to join with me in taking back the music scene one step at a time. Embrace the music, embrace the passion.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

“Lost” Dismissed Footage From Sonshine Festival 2003

As you all know by now, Indie Vision Music.com has met it’s end after 15 years of operations. In honor of this passing, I thought it was fitting to go out with some lost footage of the band Dismissed performing LIVE at Sonshine Festival back in 2003. This was filmed by a friend and longtime supporter of IVM named Matt B. Check out the video below and make sure to download all the old IVM related releases for FREE right here. RIPIVM / RIPDISMISSED

New Sounds: Brookhurst

A new band has arisen. That band with their heavy punk leaning sound has come out strong with their debut “Self Titled” full length. The band is called Brookhurst and would be recommended to fans of Over It, Much the Same, Craig’s Brother, Slick Shoes, and Inspection 12. The group actually features members of Craig’s Brother, Hey Mike, Goodbye Valentine. They are from Los Angeles and hold true to that sunny California punk sound so many bands aim to create. If you’re searching for the next punk rock band to call yourself a fan of, look no further than Brookhurst. Listen to the album below and pick it up wherever fine digital music is sold (iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Bandcamp).

Five Iron Frenzy – So Far

Five Iron Frenzy have launched their brand new music video for the track “So Far” off their latest album, “Engine of a Million Plots” which is available now. Check out the video below. Make sure you head over to their webstore here and check out the latest merch.

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Song Premiere: November 17th (A Common Goal)

acommongoalI am very excited to announce that I will be premiering a brand new song from Boston, MA. punk rockers,  A Common Goal taken from their upcoming “Split Decision” co-release with fellow punk band, False Idle. The song is a cover of False Idle’s “Where Do We Go” and will stream right here at Freedom Like a Song beginning on the morning of November 17th. The split release will go up for pre-order soon via Thumper Punk Records.

New Sounds: Fire The Sun

firethesunA new recommendation for today, October 30th is the Southern California melodic hardcore punk band, Fire The Sun. The Ventura, CA. band just released their debut independent full length “An Evolution in the Creation of a New Self Being” via NoiseTrade that you can check out and download for FREE below. The album has that perfect combination of harsh, aggressive, hardcore tone mixed with melodic, fast and furious punk beats. It’s rough and raw yet great production for an independent band via Paul Miner (Thrice, Atreyu, New Found Glory, Throwdown, Death By Stereo, etc). Their sound takes on variance all it’s own and straddles the line between both punk and hardcore much the way bands like Death By Stereo, Thrice, Rise Against, Strongarm, Stretch Arm Strong, were doing more than a decade ago. It’s that old school inspired sound that keeps it interesting and yet current enough to keep it from being boring. These guys are spirit filled and certainly aren’t ashamed to say so. So check out this new album and also make sure you download the Strongarm “cover” of “Stand Together” right here.

http://noisetrade.com/service/widgetv2/c45d2bcd-4a37-4635-b41e-3af33006d3da

Help Fund Craig’s Brother “The Story of How We All Die”

craigsbrotherpicCraig’s Brother are in the final stretch of their kickstarter campaign to fund a new Ep and 7″ titled “The Story of How We All Died”. There are just 15 hours left in the campaign and they are 39% funded of their $8525 goal. Consider contributing to this campaign by pre-ordering the Ep/Vinyl right here. I’ve also included a little Spotify playlist of some CB tunes to listen to below to refresh your memory. Let’s get this funded!

 

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