“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…

NEW VIDEO and BIG NEWS from TREVOR SENSOR!

On June 16, Trevor Sensor will release his debut album, Andy Warhol’s Dream, via Jagjaguwar. The album was recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago and was produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Damien Jurado), Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, and Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons, The Envy Corps). Today, Sensor shared “High Beams,” the first single from the forthcoming album. “The song derives from the desire to…

AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE from THE WHISTLES & THE BELLS

Nashville’s The Whistles & the Bells, alt-rock moniker of acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Bryan Simpson, will release his sophomore LP Modern Plagues via New West Records on April 28th. Prior to launching The Whistles & the Bells, Simpson had already won substantial success as a bluegrass mandolinist, serving a seven-year, three-album stint with the acclaimed progressive-bluegrass quartet Cadillac Sky.…

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…

“ENOUGH” – NEW VIDEO from WINSTONS

Our favorite blues rock duo, Winstons, has unleashed a new video for their searing new single “Enough.” This band makes a lot of noise for two people; if you’re a regular around here (and if you aren’t, you definitely should be), you’re already familiar with their gut-punching prowess. We can’t get enough (see what we did there),…