“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),…

“RIVERMOUTH” – NEW VIDEO from RISING APPALACHIA

“Music is the tool with which we wield political prowess,” says Leah Song of rootsy folk band Rising Appalachia, who released a new video for their song “Rivermouth” in partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance – the largest and fastest growing non-profit solely focused on clean water, and Eco Watch, a large Environmental Action media network. “Music…

“UNHOLY WAR” – NEW VIDEO from JACOB BANKS

We are completely enamored with Nigerian-born, Birmingham, England-raised rising singer/songwriter Jacob Banks, who recently unveiled the video for his debut single “Unholy War.” The anthemic track is from his upcoming EP, The Boy Who Cried Freedom, set for release this April. The video is the first of a two-part narrative that Jacob wrote and co-directed himself – a short…

“FRIENDS” – NEW VIDEO from MARSICANS

Have you ever just wanted your friends? Marsicans, one of our favorite indie dance pop bands, has a whole song about it, appropriately titled “Friends,” out now via LAB Records. The song is about how friendships evolve as youth turns into adulthood. It showcases Marsicans’ trademark harmonies backed by a sometimes quirky, sometimes raucous groove.The fab…

“WITHOUT YOU” – NEW VIDEO from WINSTONS

If you’re a regular around here (and if you aren’t, you totally should be), you’ve noticed we’ve been drooling over Winstons, our new favorite New York-based blues rock duo. We literally, and I mean literally, can’t get enough of their soulful sound, and we want you to be as excited about them as we are.…