“SAIL AWAY” – NEW VIDEO from BEN HAZLEWOOD

Australia-based pop artist Ben Hazlewood has unleashed the much-anticipated music video for his single “Sail Away”; the hazy video illustrates the product of a rum-filled night mixed with intense emotion, caused by a great loss, and features Hazelwood’s signature arena-sized vocals dripping with intensity and oozing emotion.  ‘Sail Away’ is the second release from Hazlewood’s 5-track EP EOS; “The video for ‘Sail…

MAKING AN IMPACT: GIRLS WRITE NASHVILLE

“It makes me feels so good,” sings eight-year-old Nailah, about music. The youngest participant in the Girls Write Nashville program, Nailah is already a seasoned musician who began her journey at Nashville’s ASET Academy of Performing Arts at the ripe old age of three.  Girls Write Nashville is an exciting new program in town which strives to…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JAKE McMULLEN

“It’s the only thing that makes sense in the world,” says Jake McMullen about music; the quiet and contemplative singer/songwriter began his musical journey at the age of 10, but at 19, began to take seriously the idea of making it his life’s pursuit. “Before that, I never realized what it could do,” he adds.…

MAKING AN IMPACT: GIRLS WRITE NASHVILLE

Meet Sydney. Like so many in our community, this East Nashvillian has high hopes and songwriting aspirations–however, at the ripe old age of six years old, Sydney got started on her dreams early, and now, at 13, she is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her heroes, superstar Beyoncé and icon-in-the-making Alessia Cara. “I’ve always wanted…

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!

Air Traffic Controller—Echo Papa EP There’s something so refreshing about bigass banging anthems, and Boston’s Air Traffic Controller knows exactly how to make ‘em. Their latest release, Echo Papa, follows up their acclaimed 2016 album Black Box, and features seven ocean-sized and electrified fist-pumpers that will not only make you move, but might also make…

“TORPEDO” – NEW VIDEO from THE OBGMs

THANK THE GOOD LORD for Canadian punk quartet The OBGMs, their ferocious single “Torpedo,” and its accompanying mind-bending new video–a life-preserver thrown into the midst of the pop music ocean we’re drowning in over here. We’ll forever be grateful to The OBGMs for this heroic endeavor. “Torpedo” is the first single off of the band’s debut album…

“CALM DOWN” – FREE DOWNLOAD from LONE KODIAK

Long before East LA’s newest indie power trio became Lone Kodiak, singer/guitarist Dainéal Parker and bassist Daniel Alden were in a Portland band called Emberghost. Having risen to the upper ranks of a crowded PDX “post-hardcore” scene with their aggressive mix of anger and sorrow, Emberghost reliably sold out large venues like The Roseland and earned…

TRACK-BY-TRACK with TWO CHEERS

In 2015, Bryan Akcasu, the creative force by alt-pop project Two Cheers (and pizza chef extraordinaire), was in transition. In the midst of releasing a brilliant sophomore album, Splendor, the Los Angeles-based Akcasu packed his bags, drove cross-country, and put his kickstand down in his home state of Michigan. After lineup changes, personal tragedy, and…

“FREEZE ME” – NEW VIDEO from DEATH FROM ABOVE

Canadian “mustached merchants of death dance discord,” Death From Above, have released a new video for their latest single, “Freeze Me.” Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Canadian filmmaker Corey Adams, “Freeze Me” features bulge-tastic body builders in a Mt. Olympus-like mansion setting–a bizarre, yet fitting accompaniment to the song’s muscle-bound and guitar-heavy riffs.…