ALBUM PREMIERE: THE DULL BLUE LIGHTS

“We acknowledge that genre exists, but have no interest in confining ourselves to being just a soul band, or a mod band, or a reggae band, and on and on,” says Todd Fausnacht, lead vocalist/guitarist of Philadelphia-based band The Dull Blue Lights. A wise speaker once said, “Once you’re through changing, you’re through,” and The Dull…

PREMIERE: “WAITING GRACEFULLY” by SHY BILLY

Liverpool-based rip-roaring rock outfit SHY BILLY, formerly known as LYING BSTRDS, is back with another banger for your listening pleasure. On June 26th, the band will formally unleash “Waiting Gracefully”—which is what we’ve been trying to do since the release of “Shoelaces,” earlier this year. In grand SHY BILLY tradition, the song is a searing…

PREMIERE: “HERE I GO AGAIN” by KING WILDERNESS

Nashville-based artist Adam Walton spent the majority of his youth on skateboards and playing in punk rock bands in North Carolina; in college he fell in love with the sounds and melodies of folk and mountain music. Now, under the moniker King Wilderness, Walton is crafting music that combines the energy of his younger days with…

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;…

PREMIERE: “THE MIRAGE (WAKING UP WITH YOU)” by HEATHER BOND

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Heather Bond, who co-fronts The Daybreaks, has been a fixture in the Nashville music scene for almost a decade. Now, the multi-faceted Bond is releasing a brand new single, “The Mirage (Waking Up With You),” and its accompanying music video. “I wrote this song with Viktor Krauss in his home studio, which is…

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…