PREMIERE: “NAME THAT TUNE” by MEIKO

  We never know truly what others deal with on a daily basis; undetectable pain behind a smile, buried shame in a spirit, a heart burdened by unbearable sadness. And, when wounds are hidden, they fester. It’s only when we overcome our fears and talk about our experiences and struggles that the hurt can begin…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “HARD TIMES” by WINSTONS

It’s been almost two years since we heard from Brooklyn-based Winstons, one of our most favorite garage-rock duos and all-around purveyors of electrified badassery. Way too long, y’all! Today, Lou Nutting and Ben Brock Wilkes are back with a crunchy new video, “Hard Times,” a track from their self-titled debut full-length LP, out March 1st (“Hard Times”…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “MR. VALENTINE” by ANNA MOON

Oh, Valentine’s Day–such a polarizing thing; while it’s awesome to remind loved ones that, well, you love them, in its hokey and aggrandized Hallmark form, it can create unrealistic expectations and can send folks who are unattached down a shame spiral. That’s why we can’t get enough of Nashville singer-songwriter Anna Moon‘s supreme kiss-off to that whole…

PREMIERE: “LET IT BE” by LANAÉ

It takes a lot of strength to face this world every day, and when you fight anxiety daily, it can feel like you’re in quicksand, sinking deeper the harder you try to overcome it. Nashville-based artist Lanaé takes an alt-pop turn and addresses her own struggles in her new single “Let It Be,” set for…

PREMIERE: “SIMPLER TIMES” by IF I COULD_FOREVER

Nashville may have a country music heritage, but the indie pop scene is exploding. Every day, we discover new bands making poptastic waves, and we are excited to share what’s happening with you! Beloved readers, meet brand spanking new duo IF I COULD_FOREVER, who will unleash their debut single “Simpler Times” tomorrow. It’s a classic Nashville…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “NEVER KNOW” by ERISY WATT

It’s been said that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but as we all know, life’s paths are never so direct. “I started writing our single ‘Never Know’ in college, but then I put it down for a while. One of my songwriter friends told me that if you can’t finish…

PREMIERE: “SHE SMILES” by ANNIKA BENNETT

It’s been said that jealousy is just love and hate at the same time; this concept is the foundation of “She Smiles,” the brand new single New York City-based singer/songwriter Annika Bennett. “It’s a terrible truth, though I love her I would love to see her bleed,” sings New York City-based singer/songwriter Annika Bennett in her  “She…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “TONGUE TIED” by PAOLA PROCTOR

When you’re frustrated beyond all belief, sometimes you just want to throw something, and sometimes, the easiest thing to throw is a tantrum. In “Tongue Tied”, the entertaining new video from and starring Nashville-based artist Paola Proctor, we see the aftermath of one well-pitched doozy after what appears to be a disagreement with her love.…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “YOUR ABSENCE, A CLOSENESS” by MONICA MOSER

“If your absence is a closeness your presence is just a lie,” declares Nashville singer/songwriter Monica Moser in “This Ache,” the first song on her new album your absence, a closeness, which is set for release tomorrow, October 5th, Moser’s first official release since her 2013 debut EP Human Heart. The record includes three previously released singles, three…

PREMIERE: “GIVE IN TO ME” by CHARLOTTE LEIGH

Nashville-based songrafter and Zac Brown protégé Charlotte Leigh, a self-described city girl who revels in the freedom of the great wide open, got her start singing in church. With a firm grasp on her roots, she spreads her wings with “Give In To Me,” her new single set for release on September 28th. “This song is by far…