PREVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST at THE HIGH WATT on 8/1/19

Sequestered in the desert of Western Australia, the vibrant, red flowers of Eucalyptus macrocarpa stand out against the harsh landscape. The rare tree, nicknamed “rose of the west,” manages to prevail over the severe climate, opening its beauty to those who seek it. It’s with this image that Gina Barrington (vocals, guitar) found solace and inspiration for her project Rose of the West,…

PREMIERE: “NAME THAT TUNE” by MEIKO

  We never know truly what others deal with on a daily basis; undetectable pain behind a smile, buried shame in a spirit, a heart burdened by unbearable sadness. And, when wounds are hidden, they fester. It’s only when we overcome our fears and talk about our experiences and struggles that the hurt can begin…

PREMIERE: “SIMPLER TIMES” by IF I COULD_FOREVER

Nashville may have a country music heritage, but the indie pop scene is exploding. Every day, we discover new bands making poptastic waves, and we are excited to share what’s happening with you! Beloved readers, meet brand spanking new duo IF I COULD_FOREVER, who will unleash their debut single “Simpler Times” tomorrow. It’s a classic Nashville…

NEW MUSIC MONDAY!

“Dime Store Pistol” – C A Y N E “Jon Buscema, the brilliant producer behind ‘Dime Store Pistol’ and ‘In The Weeds’ (released 2017) and I were hoping to make a song that lights a fire in anyone who listens to it- male and female alike,” says Jessica Cayne, the pop/rock powerhouse behind C A…

ALBUM REVIEW: “CLASSIC” by FREEDOM FRY

French-American couple Bruce Driscoll and Marie Seyrat, otherwise known as Freedom Fry, is an indie-pop duo founded in Los Angeles in 2011 whose authentic but versatile sound has truly changed the game. Their songs, which range from playful blends of instruments and upbeat tunes to vocals with raspy depth and soulful harmonies, tend to illustrate…

Eo8 PRESENTS: COMMON DEER at THE HIGH WATT on 3/8/18

In honor of day two of Wild Moccasins week, East of 8th presents an exclusive interview with indie-rock band, Common Deer. Don’t miss them make their Music City debut March 8th as they perform alongside Wild Moccasins at The High Watt. One of music’s greatest powers is its ability to bring about hope in times…

PREVIEW: THE WLDLFE at THE HIGH WATT on 3/1/18

From pop country to indie pop, Jansen Hogan has already had an interesting musical journey. What began as a solo act for the now-college senior has morphed into Indianapolis-based band THE WLDLFE, which is poised to make quite a few waves in the pop-rock world. The transition began, as many do, with heartbreak. “I went…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SC MIRA

“Never been to hell and back, I can’t imagine it’s pretty,” coos Sc Mira’s Sadye Cage in the band’s recent single, “Mexico.” Lead by a voice like a White Rabbit in Wonderland that lures listeners into an unpredictable adventure, this Canadian band has the corner on cool. “A few years back. we recorded and released…

“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…

“SAIL AWAY” – NEW VIDEO from BEN HAZLEWOOD

Australia-based pop artist Ben Hazlewood has unleashed the much-anticipated music video for his single “Sail Away”; the hazy video illustrates the product of a rum-filled night mixed with intense emotion, caused by a great loss, and features Hazelwood’s signature arena-sized vocals dripping with intensity and oozing emotion.  ‘Sail Away’ is the second release from Hazlewood’s 5-track EP EOS; “The video for ‘Sail…