“POWERFUL OWL” – NEW ALBUM from BELLE MINERS

Canadian/Australian trio Belle Miners released their debut album Powerful Owl on November 3rd and announced a string of tour dates in Australia in January 2018. The album was made while travelling and performing in Australia, and produced by JUNO award-winner Joby Baker at Baker Studios in British Columbia, Canada. Life-long friends, Canadian musicians Felicia Harding and…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with DONORA

“It didn’t seem different at the time,” says Casey Hanner, vocalist for Pittsburgh-based alt-pop band Donora, who has music in her DNA. “When I was a kid, my dad was doing a lot of jingle work. He had a studio in the basement of our house, always working on music. People would come over and…

ALBUM REVIEW: “THE WILD” by THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE

Canadian indie-rock band The Rural Alberta Advantage has undergone some changes in tune in the past year with the departure of original band member, Amy Cole, but this loss sure hasn’t knocked them off their feet. Brand-new album, The Wild, perfectly encompasses the evolution of RAA’s sound over the years- blending sophisticated harmonies and intricately crafted…

ALBUM REVIEW: “DEADBEAT GRAFFITI” by BLACK PISTOL FIRE

If you haven’t yet heard of Black Pistol Fire, you should—but even if you haven’t, that probably won’t be true for very much longer. From their energetic festival appearances to the unexpected artistry that you hear on each new release, this Canada-bred Austin, Texas-based duo, composed of guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown and drummer Eric Owen, will…

“PLAY DEAD” – NEW ALBUM from MUTEMATH

We’ve had such a crush on alt-rock outfit MUTEMATH since we first heard their adrenaline-surging tune “Spotlight” on the swoon-worthy Twilight soundtrack back in 2008 (thou shalt not judge), and got addicted to their trademark stop-motion music videos. Recently, the seasoned rockers released Play Dead, their fifth studio LP, and it’s nothing short of fantastic. While we’re used…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JASON WILBER

“You can put one of those records on and it casts a magic spell—you can be somewhere else in some other story. It was an escape,” says Jason Wilber, who discovered Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins and Tom T. Hall in his parents’ record collection as a child. From childhood piano lessons and commandeering his…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “LEILA” by COREY LEITER

August 21, 2017 will be a momentous day; Nashville will be partially in the path of totality for the solar eclipse—an event which hasn’t affected the area in 500 years, and one which will bring an estimated extra 1.4 million people to the Music City. August 21st is also the day that Nashville-based singer/songwriter Corey…