#tbt: FOREIGN AIR at MARATHON MUSIC WORKS

With the meteoric rise of electronic music with mainstream music lovers, many rock bands are forming or retooling to marry traditional indie rock sounds with electro elements. This influx of electronic influence often creates music outside of the band’s target genre, making it either too “pop” or too “rock” for the works to have an authentic…

PREVIEW: JOYWAVE at THE BASEMENT EAST on 2/28/18

“I love experiencing Nashville, it has great coffee and great food. But playing there is a whole different thing,” levels Daniel Armbruster, frontman of Rochester, New York’s own electro-rock outfit Joywave. The band is on the second leg of their tour in support of their latest release, Content, which brings them to The Basement East…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: MUTEMATH in PORTLAND!

Astounded.  That was the feeling when I left MUTEMATH’s recent show in Portland, Oregon. It has been a long time since I was truly surprised at the visual artistry of a performance, but these gentleman delivered nothing less than a stunner. I arrived at the Crystal Ballroom late, rushing through the traffic and the rain…

“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…

“BRAVE” – NEW MUSIC from ZAYDE WØLF

Fresh off the release of his EP, Hidden Memoir, this March, Eo8 fave ZAYDE WØLF is back with “Brave,” a new tune featuring his signature anthemic style and arena-sized and beat-heavy sonic landscape, adored by sports teams all over the country and eager listeners all over the planet. “I didn’t come from much, but I had a head…

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!

Air Traffic Controller—Echo Papa EP There’s something so refreshing about bigass banging anthems, and Boston’s Air Traffic Controller knows exactly how to make ‘em. Their latest release, Echo Papa, follows up their acclaimed 2016 album Black Box, and features seven ocean-sized and electrified fist-pumpers that will not only make you move, but might also make…

“HIT PARADE” – NEW MUSIC from MUTEMATH

HOLY BUCKETS, Y’ALL. Our favorite Grammy-nominated funktastic electro-rock conglomerate, MUTEMATH, is back with new music for eager ears–their new single, “Hit Parade” is a tasty morsel of the goodness to come. The band will soon release their fifth studio album, Play Dead, their most progressive work to date. In creating this new music, they took an unhinged and…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with ALVAREZ KINGS

In the frenzied midst of releasing a brand new album, planning a launch party, and squaring away months of tour dates, Alvarez Kings guitarist Sean Parkin is a good-natured sport, especially as I do my darnedest to convince him to move the electro-pop rock outfit to Nashville from the British Isles, a lovely addition to our…

ALBUM REVIEW: “BELIEVE” by STRING CHEESE INCIDENT

String Cheese Incident will release their seventh studio album on April 14th boasting an incredible mix of new and old sounds alike.  The group, comprised of Michael Kang, Bill Nershi, Michael Travis, Keith Moseley, Kyle Hollingsworth, and Jason Hann, hails from Colorado, where they formed over 25 years ago.  SCI’s infectious sounds offer something for almost every…

“YOU PULL IT” – NEW EP from THE BYZANTINES

  The Byzantines, considered “Australia’s answer to Kasabian,” recently released You Pull It, their brand new EP via Marshmallow Pavement Records. The four-song EP embraces driving rhythms, walls of buzzy guitar, and a little bit of synth to tie the electro-bow on the party package. We dig its muscle, and so will you:   Website | Facebook | Twitter