A EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with STONE COLD FOX

Brooklyn-based electro-pop band Stone Cold Fox originally began as a the solo project of frontman Kevin Olken Henthorn; “I’d been in a bunch of different bands, and I was in place of trying to find a sound.  I started working with producer Ariel Loh, who played such a big part in that process, it just... Continue Reading →

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MASZER

Being a child of the 90s, I came of age wearing combat boots and flannel while wielding a 5-disc CD changer brimming with Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, and Dinosaur, Jr.; there was a special place in my musical heart reserved for those dark and emotive female-fronted grunge bands like Garbage and Veruca Salt, and the... Continue Reading →

STREAM “EUGENIA” – NEW EP from DARLA AND THE BLONDE

Encompassing the seductive glamour of goth, the catchy harmonics of pop, the experimentalism of prog-rock, and the narrative traditions of folk, Darla And The Blonde are a broad-based five-piece who craft their influences into a bold and distinctive brand of dramatic indie-rock.  Formed in East London by chief songwriter Nina Lovelace (rhythm guitar and backing... Continue Reading →

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE NORM

The musical hotbed that is Athens, Georgia is generally known as Americana, folk, and jam band central. “Our stuff is very different,” laughs Bryan Rucker, co-frontman of alternative hip hop-infused rock band, The Norm. “I’ve been around music my whole life; my dad was a member of the Bee Gees’ band, he played with Johnny... Continue Reading →

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with WANDERWILD

Ancient Athens was a powerful place; referred to as the “cradle of Western civilization”, the city was a center of the arts. Aptly-named Athens, Georgia, home of the first and most famous college music scene, has consistently produced legendary bands like R.E.M., The B-52s, and Drive-By Truckers; new bands continually emerge from Athens’ fertile musical... Continue Reading →

ALBUM REVIEW: “HALF A SECOND” by HEMMINGBIRDS

Chicago indie rock outfit Hemmingbirds released their new EP, Half A Second, in February; the EP bursts through the gates immediately with the title track, and while the tempo varies among its songs, the EP's energy never wanes. Brimming with glistening guitar riffs and nimble basslines skillfully steered by propelling percussion from the beginning, the EP skyrockets, takes the... Continue Reading →

ALBUM REVIEW: “DREAMVACATION” by DREAMVACATION

Los Angeles-based four-piece indie rock band DreamVacation, comprised of Ray Silva (vocals), Gerry Matthews (bass, backing vocals), Morgan Terrinoni (guitar), and Noah Alexander (drums), released their self-titled EP recently; the band members’ personal stories over the last three years have been rife with hardship—they’ve endured breakups, living out of rehearsal spaces or cars, marriages falling apart, and family... Continue Reading →

PREMIERE: “A RIVAL” EP by DOWN BOY

East of 8th is proud to premiere A Rival, the gritty debut EP from Nashville-based blues rock power trio, Down Boy.   Smooth grooves contrast with hot jams, spatial sequences, and raw crunch to form their unique sound.  Of the four-song EP, the band says, "When you realize that you are getting older, the mind thinks thoughts... Continue Reading →

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JANET DEVLIN

Irish alt-pop songstress and self-described "little emo kid", Janet Devlin, has never been afraid to be who she is.  As a teen, she entered a singing competition to earn money to buy a drum kit to join an all-female punk band.  A friend who loved her voice bought her a video camera on the condition that she would sing... Continue Reading →

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