AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JAY NASH

If variety is the spice of life, then veteran singer/songwriter Jay Nash’s musical accomplishments could season every dish on the planet. When he’s not scoring films, writing songs for commercials and television, making music in The Contenders, his duo with drummer Josh Day, or writing and recording with other artists, Nash is putting out records of…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE NORTHERN EMPTY

Denver-based folk-pop band The Northern Empty is on a new trajectory; what started as Nick Anderson’s solo project a couple of years ago has now become a five-piece powerhouse with its sights set on world domination. Their story began at the University of Denver, when Anderson met Cooper Leith, and the two grew to four…

“FRIENDSHIP (IS A SMALL BOAT IN A STORM)” – NEW VIDEO from CHICANO BATMAN

Los Angeles-based matching vintage formalwear-sporting foursome, Chicano Batman, cut their teeth making Brazilian Tropicália blended with early ’70s psychedelic soul and romantic pop, and their reputation grew exponentially. The band will make their boldest statement yet with the release of their third album, Freedom Is Free, out March 3rd via ATO Records. While I questioned whether I was cool enough to…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GUIDANCE

“I think we’re going to revert back to new forms of rock music, but the technology and capabilities of electronic music aren’t going away,” observes Stefan Pruett, who conducts his musical business under the moniker Guidance.  A lifelong lover and maker of electronic music, Pruett feels it has become sadly generic these days, and that…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with DEL WATER GAP

“A girl I like recently told me she showed her mom my band, and her mom said ‘I like it, but he sings about girls too much’,” laughs Holden Jaffe, frontman of New York City-based folk rock outfit Del Water Gap, who recently released a new single, “Vanessa.”  The band has been diligently crafting a new…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “ABOVE THE TREES” from TIM McNARY

“This song means a great deal to me and was one of the first songs I wrote that I was really proud of lyrically, emotively, and musically,” says Nashville’s Tim McNary of the title track to his latest EP, released earlier this year. The video, filmed and directed by CRFT/SVCS is a stunning interpretation of…

“LOUD” – NEW MUSIC from COUCHERON

Norwegian songwriter/producer Coucheron has been a busy guy since moving to Los Angeles, finding himself featured under spotlights and on lists, producing tracks from Mayer Hawthorne, Charlie Puth and Nick Jonas, to name a few; he also just finished a 20-date US tour this fall with Scandi comrade Lemaire. Now the 22-year-old is working on his own material and recently released a brilliant new A-side single, “Loud,” via Tooth…

“COMPANY OF THIEVES” – NEW VIDEO from GEORGIE

“Did I come to your flat with a sign on my back saying ‘screw me over’?” snarls British artist Georgie, in her 60s-tinged debut single, “Company Of Thieves.” The recently-released video features our heroine roaming a city’s night time streets like a badass as conflict ensues around her. Nothing fazes Georgie. Over the last decade, the…

“ACOUSTIC VERSIONS” – NEW EP from HIGHASAKITE

Norwegian indie rock band Highasakite has released Acoustic Versions, a four-track EP out now via Propeller Recordings with songs from Camp Echo, their wildly popular album released in May of this year, which has garnered over 13 million streams on Spotify to date. The spellbinding release features lush and flowing piano and Ingrid Helene Håvik’s crystalline vocals to present otherworldly interpretations of each song. Recorded live…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JOHN FATUM

“I’m from Chicago, I grew up with the blues and gospel, and that’s in my heart of hearts. I identify with that kind of music the most, along with jazz and folk music,” explains Brooklyn-based folk singer John Fatum, who will release his self-titled sophomore album on December 9th via Dala Records. Fatum’s first record,…