AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MOTHER MOTHER

“Silence can be loud,” recalls Mother Mother frontman Ryan Guldemond, of time spent alone in a home studio he built in the woods of Quadra Island off the Eastern coast of Vancouver Island, where he and his sister and bandmate Molly were raised. He was under pressure to follow up the band’s acclaimed album, 2014’s Very Good…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with LOUIS SCHEFANO

“As a kid, music was hitting me really hard, and it caused me to go to an emotionally invested place. Songs were almost debilitating to me as a kid, I assumed it was the same for everyone else,” recalls alt-rocker Louis Schefano, who will release Opposite Side Of The World, his solo debut, on February…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with FELICITY

Felicity, born in Australia, raised in South Africa, and schooled in Colorado, has distilled the scenery and many experiences from her international lifestyle into an infectiously soulful brand of pop.  “The way I think about things or even say things is different,” she says. “Living abroad means different musical influences, and it’s definitely effected the…

ALBUM REVIEW: “ENTER THE KINGDOM” by FRONTIER RUCKUS

With their forthcoming album, Detroit-based folk pop outfit Frontier Ruckus invites us to “enter the kingdom”—however, in their world, that kingdom is set in the crumbling remains of the Motor City, and provides insight into the hardships endured in realizing that permanence is sometimes an idea instead of a fact. In this kingdom, old neighborhoods…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SMOKE SEASON

Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen, also known as Los Angeles-based electro-soul duo Smoke Season, want to tell a different story this Valentine’s Day. “There are two-person love stories being told all the time, we wanted to tell a one-person love story,” says Wortman. The pair chose to reimagine Lionel Richie’s 1984 classic hit “Hello,” and…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: BEAR’S DEN at 3RD & LINDSLEY

British rock band Bear’s Den made a return to Nashville on a stormy Tuesday night and were met by a sold out crowd at 3rd & Lindsley. The rain and thunder didn’t seem to deter anyone from making the trip through the doors of the legendary venue, evidenced by the absence of space to maneuver…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MOLLY BURCH

Austin-based chanteuse Molly Burch, with her smokey, come hither vocal style, splashed against a backdrop of vintage reverb and every-girl lyrics, can best be described in one word—timeless. “I’ve been singing my whole life,” she says in her quiet, breathy voice. “I started listening to jazz at an early age, and went to school for…

“HOW YOU GONNA STOP IT? VOL. 1” – NEW MUSIC from MATING RITUAL

“Take a chance with me, it will be alright,” sings Los Angeles-based Ryan Marshall Lawhon, a.k.a. Mating Ritual, in the title track of How You Gonna Stop It? Vol. 1, the first of two installments of his new album. The Phoenix-esque dance-tastic tune, in which Lawhon relays the ups and downs of the modern dating…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: WILD ADRIATIC at THE HIGH WATT

Fresh off last week’s release of their new album, Feel, New York-based three-member touring machine Wild Adriatic took the intimate stage of the High Watt in Nashville.  Feel, inspired by a painful breakup, was written to highlight the band’s evolution both in life and music. With that theme on display, the trio focused on songs from…

“ENOUGH” – NEW MUSIC from WINSTONS

“Love should be enough,” wails Winstons frontman Lou Nutting, in “Enough,” the Brooklyn-based band’s second single; the song follows single “Without You,” which premiered last week. Both will be available on limited edition 7″ vinyl or by download on  February 17th via Grand Jury, which can be pre-ordered here. Winstons make the kind of rock n’ roll that drills its…