PREMIERE: “PLEASE PLEASE” by FRANCES & THE FOUNDATION

Nashville rock scene fixtures Frances & The Foundation, composed of lead vocalist and badass bassist Samantha Frances, guitarist Nathan Zumwalt, and drummer Wes Cramer, have recently been tearing up the highways and sharing their gritty brand of alt-rock with eager listeners. The trio is preparing to release their new full-length album, Nothing Is Perfect, Everything Is Fine, on June 2nd;…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “GEMINI” by RAVINER

We at East of 8th celebrate creativity and innovation every chance we get, and Nashville rock band Raviner is the star of our current party; their anthemic 2016 debut EP, [DISCONNECTED], explored themes of self-discovery and self-realization, disillusionment with institutionalized religion, spiritual and emotional abuse, all centered around a core message—believing in yourself.  Now the…

PREMIERE: “STARS & GALAXIES” by CARVER COMMODORE

Carver Commodore represents not only the reincarnation and rebranding of roots rock outfit The Bear & The Bride, it signifies a complete metamorphosis. Situated in Florence, Alabama amidst the rich heritage of Southern rock and soul songwriting styles of Muscle Shoals, Carver Commodore blends those roots with shimmering guitar licks and pop sensibilities. The band…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “EVAPORATE” by RIVAL SHAPES

Tuscan, Arizona-based indie rock outfit Rival Shapes will release their new EP, Pull, on May 23rd, a follow-up to their 2016 release, Push. Pull is a collection of the darkest and most heart-wrenching songs from the Rival Shapes thus far, about the seeking, attainment, preservation, and loss of love. The band describes the EP as “a rainy day record. A stay…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “ONE MORE” from ELISABETH BECKWITT

Nashville singer/songwriter Elisabeth Beckwitt recounts her story of addiction in her ethereal track, “One More.” Beckwitt, who has maintained her sobriety for five years, seeks to provide insight into the painful fight that consumes the entire bodies and souls of those in the struggle. “This song came to me in a moment when I felt…