PREMIERE: “THESE ARMS ARE OPEN” by KAIL BAXLEY

  Singer/songwriter KaiL Baxley‘s experiences are as diverse as the day is long–the Los Angeles-based South Carolina native and son of a couple of outlaws who learned to dance from James Brown–the Godfather of Soul himself–has been an amateur boxer, a gunshot survivor, a football star, and a traveling troubadour. Those narratives naturally inform his…

PREMIERE: “POTENTIAL” by HADLEY KENNARY

“How can you tell when a habit becomes a pattern? Is it a matter of patience, or maybe a matter of time?” sings Nashville songstress Hadley Kennary, in her new single “Potential,” as she contemplates a battle that is valid, but one that may or may not be worth the fight. “‘Potential’ is a song…

PREMIERE: “WHEN YOU’RE GONE” by EMILY MURE

Reimagining someone else’s work can be a daunting task, but New York City-based singer/songwriter Emily Mure does it with heartwrenching style and ethereal grace as she puts her spin on The Cranberries’ “When You’re Gone,” the latest single from her forthcoming EP, Sad Songs and Waltzes, set for release in September. In addition to The…

PREMIERE: “SWEET TOOTH” by KELSEY WATERS

Nashville pop-rock artist-on-the-rise Kelsey Waters has been performing since age 14 but has saved her best work for her reimagined solo career, rolling her life story into a batch of dark, guitar-fueled songs inspired by electric rock n’ roll and pop noire. She makes raw, guitar-driven music, heavily rooted in the sound of ’90s female rockers-…

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PREMIERE: “KAPOW” by MADAME PSYCHOSIS

Summer just isn’t summer without its song.  The one that you play with the windows rolled down.  The one that keeps your pulse racing so you don’t miss a moment of those fun in the sun days. The one that you only need to hear once and you know you’ll listen to it a thousand…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “LOVER PLEASE” by THE MAYTAGS

Thanks to modern-day inventions like Valentine’s Day, the Hallmark channel, and Lifetime movies, we’ve been programmed to think there’s something wrong in our love lives if we’re aren’t always swooning, filled with butterflies, and brimming with lust.  We forget that love is a choice and a lot of times, it ain’t pretty. Des Moines-based outfit…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “BLUE RIDGE GOODBYES” by EDWARD and JANE

Chattanooga, Tennessee-based folk-rock band Edward and Jane, helmed by Timothy “Edward” Carpenter and Emilie “Jane” Creutzinger, are known for their gut-punching lyrics, anthemic compositions, and soaring harmonies, a fact beautifully showcased on Too Early To Tell, their latest EP, released last fall.   While the five stunners housed on Too Early To Tell are in the Americana vein, the…

PREMIERE: “WHY AM I ALONE” by WIDESPELL

Loneliness–it’s something we all experience, and interestingly, in this age of constant digital connection, people are lonelier than ever. Losing someone you love, and who you thought loved you back, is never easy, but sometimes the pain ignites action, and in the case of Nashville’s Widespell, it inspired a song. “Why Am I Alone,” the…

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”…