VIDEO PREMIERE: “REBELS” by COOPERTHEBAND

Coopertheband is a “bramily”—band/friends/family— composed of five massive music nerds with minds to rhyme and ten hot feet. This year, they released Kingdoms, their third album, which encompasses themes of love, challenges to modern life, and rebellion. Today, the Tennessee pop rockers unleash the video for album track “Rebels”; the video features the group set…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “HOLLYWOOD” by CARVERTON

Carverton, Nashville-based purveyors of effervescent, party-infused pop rock, released their self-titled headbanger of an EP in August. Today, the band is unleashing a tongue-in-cheek new video for EP track “Hollywood.” “We wanted to shoot a porno for the music video, but our manager said that probably wasn’t a good idea,” jokes band bassist Sean Wykoski.…

“FIRST TRY” – NEW VIDEO from JOHNNYSWIM

Dang y’all, JOHNNYSWIM knows how to make a music video. Their new offering, “First Try,” a song from their highly-acclaimed album Georgica Pond, is partially set in Nashville’s own landmark venue Exit/In–a glorious full-circle moment since the Music City is where their musical magic began. “First Try,” which features their young son Joaquin and scenes from…

“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…

“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…

“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.…

“LAID OUT” – NEW VIDEO from JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS

On Friday, June 9th, post punk/rock outfit Junior Astronomers return with Body Language (out via Refresh Records), the long-awaited follow up to their acclaimed 2013 album, Dead Nostalgia. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina (and land of my birth), the band has toured across the country supporting artists like Manchester Orchestra, Modest Mouse, All Get Out, Piebald, and The Weeks. No big deal. Body…

“THE WAY I DO” – NEW VIDEO from BISHOP BRIGGS

Y’ALL. In case you haven’t heard of critically-acclaimed alternative artist Bishop Briggs–and if you haven’t, do you worry one bit, there’s no judgment allowed here…plus, it’s my job to educate the masses on today’s best tunes–she’s dropped some fantastic singles over the last year, which have found a collective home on her self-titled debut EP, out now…

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…