VIDEO PREMIERE: “OH ELEANOR” by FOREST FIRE GOSPEL CHOIR

It’s been said that love is all we need—and in Forest Fire Gospel Choir’s whimsical new video “Oh Eleanor,” that statement rings true between two humanoid bug creatures who meet on a bus and dance their way through the streets of Memphis. Of the video, the band says: “‘Oh Eleanor’ is for daydreamers and hopeless…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “NOTHING CIVIL” by JEREMY & THE HARLEQUINS

It’s no secret that relationships take work. It’s been said that peace isn’t the absence of conflict, it’s the ability to deal with the conflict. Our culture is rife with examples of our decreasing ability to solve problems constructively through civilized discourse fueled by empathy in action. New York-based rockers Jeremy & The Harlequins tackle the…

“HOW SIMPLE” – NEW VIDEO from HOP ALONG

Following the release of their latest album Bark Your Head Off, Dog, Philadelphia indie-rock band Hop Along debuted the album’s first music video for their atypical break up song, “How Simple.” Despite being a song about the fears and life lessons associated with growing up, the video showcases frontwoman Frances Quinlan dancing about unapologetically–perfectly complementing such an…

“I WANT YOUR TROUBLE” – NEW VIDEO from BRANDY ZDAN

Nashville indie-rocker Brandy Zdan is causing a ruckus with the release of “I Want Your Trouble,” the first single from her upcoming album, Secretear. Zdan reveals the song was inspired by a text message she received from her now-husband, Aaron Haynes. He wrote, “I WANT YOUR TROUBLE.” Both Zdan and Haynes knew they held the…

“SHATTERING GLASS” – NEW VIDEO from BROOKE ALEXX

Nashville’s very own powerhouse pop singer Brooke Alexx is shattering gender norms with her new single, “Shattering Glass.” It’s the newest female empowerment anthem and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Gender equality seems to be a hot topic these days, especially during the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and “Shattering…

“EYE MAKEUP” – VIDEO from WILD MOCCASINS

In honor of day three of Wild Moccasins week, East of 8th is featuring one of our favorite music videos from Wild Moccasins. The video for “Eye Makeup” is an interesting one, but the story behind the song and its unique video is even more intriguing. Often overlooked, clothes, makeup and the glitz and glamor…

“SAINT”- NEW VIDEO from VÉRITÉ

Despite the song’s title, VÉRITÉ is no saint in her recently-released music video. The song tells a story of a woman who is unapologetically imperfect, admitting she is anything but a saint. The single’s video effortlessly conveys this message of sinfulness. Taking place in a mansion that is so empty to the point of eeriness,…

“GETTING ALONG” – NEW VIDEO from THE MAGIC GANG

UK rockers The Magic Gang are living up to their name with their newest single, “Getting Along.” The surprisingly upbeat heartbreak anthem is the first song released off the band’s upcoming self-titled album, scheduled to debut March 16th. With the song’s electric guitar influences and joyous sounding melody, upon first listen, someone might not realize…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS” by CATALINA

“I’m glass made of different sand,” sings Nashville-based alt-popster Catalina in her new song, “Blood Sweat, Tears”; the native Chilean grew up on a steady diet of Motown, Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Michael Jackson and Madonna, which has inspired her own brand of latin-infused soulful pop. “Blood, Sweat, Tears” was inspired by a sense of nostalgia…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “CONFIDENCE DON’T GO” by RYAN HARRIS BROWN

We at East of 8th are die-hard coffee nerds, and can honestly admit that without a daily dose of its warm, caffeinated goodness, we’d all be hot blubbering messes. We can also be regularly observed finding solace at any one of Nashville’s plethora of stellar coffee shops, so imagine our delight when friend and previously-featured…