PREMIERE: “UNDERTOW” by JON REYNOLDS and THE ACHES

“Find me a groove that I want to play, not worried about yesterday, I’m right here and now,” sings Nashville singer/songwriter Jon Reynolds in his new tune “Undertow.” The track, written with and produced by Ben Cramer of Old Sea Brigade and mastered by Josh Reynolds (Little Big Town), is the lead single from Fear Of…,…

PREMIERE: “GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS” by SALIM NOURALLAH

Sometimes, we have to endure the mundane in order to achieve the marvelous. Such is the story of “Going Through The Motions,” the new tune from Dallas-based seasoned songcrafter Salim Nourallah.  “Another songwriter I admire once said this about the ‘occupation’ of songwriting: ‘Most of the time to those around you, you don’t appear to…

PREMIERE: “SHANGRI-LA” by FOX GRIN

Shangri-La is a distant, imaginary place, one where everything is pleasant and you can have everything your heart desires. Nashville-based art rock duo Fox Grin brings that idea a little closer with their new and appropriately-titled single “Shangri-La,” a tune from their forthcoming album Dusk, due out early next year. “‘Shangri-La is about the escaping feeling…

PREMIERE: “SPARKLING JENNY” by NICK CIANCI

It’s a deflating experience when it’s supposed to be your special day, but the world just doesn’t cooperate—and we’ve all been there. New York City-based singer/songwriter Nick Cianci, who will release his debut EP, High-Fidelity Depressed next month, introduces us to one such unlucky lady in “Sparkling Jenny,” the first single off the EP.  “In…

PREMIERE: “ANDY” by WANDERWILD

Since its beginnings as the folk-y solo project of Athens, Georgia-based singer/songwriter Matt Martin, to its current indie rock incarnation and full-band status, you could say Wanderwild has come a long way. Change is inevitable, but growth is optional, and in the case of Wanderwild, the growth curve is off the charts. Today the band…

PREMIERE: “I STILL REMAIN” by THE WESTERN DEN

In search of creative community, Deni Hlavinka and Chris West were drawn together with magical magnetism to form The Western Den; initially creators with folk sensibilities, the pair has pushed past those sonic boundaries with their forthcoming debut album, A Light Left On. Today, the band unleashes album track “I Still Remain”; its spare string…

PREMIERE: “DEEP LOVE” by DELA KAY

It’s been said that nothing worth having comes easy, an idea embraced by Nashville popster Dela Kay, in her new single, “Deep Love.” The song narrows its focus on the tough question we all must ask at one point in a relationship – “Are you my forever love?” Kay explains that she wrote the song…

PREMIERE: “ORDINARY LOVE” by AJA WARREN

“Sade is the sensuality queen, and this song really epitomizes the ideas that I love to sing about; a deeper and more real love than one can imagine, a searching for something more than typical,” explains Los Angeles-based artist Aja Warren of her new single, “Ordinary Love.” Warren, whose background experiences include film, modeling, and…

PREMIERE: “PEACE OF MIND” by BROTHER MAN

At East of 8th, we do our best to feature the most exciting new alternative offerings taking over the digisphere at any moment, from alt-pop to alt-folk and everything in between. In my heart of hearts, however, I love straight up blues-inspired guitar-driven rock n’ roll. Bands like Austin’s Black Pistol Fire, Brooklyn-based Winstons, and…

PREMIERE: “GIANTS” by COVENHOVEN

It’s a gray and stormy day here in Nashville; there’s something special about rainy days, something that leads to reflection and contemplation as if the rain makes us slow down, quiet our minds, and look at the world in a different way, even if only for a few moments. Colorado folkster Joel Van Horne, who…