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…

NEW MUSIC MONDAY!

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Elliah Heifetz‘ new tune “You Shall Be A Blessing” is the perfect pick-me-up for a Monday afternoon. Brightly acoustic with sparkling touches deftly inserted in all the right places, Heifetz charms us with his poignant lyrics and his endearing vocal style, the combinaton of which could make the most stoic listener swoon. A…

ALBUM REVIEW: “LAVENDER” by O SUMMER

When I think of O Summer, I think of passion and the pursuit of dreams, of strength and sophistication, and of brilliance and boldness. I think of an indie-rock crew of fearless pals destined to change the world, and a circle of down-to-earth, funky friends who never miss an opportunity for a snack break at…

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…

PREMIERE: “EYES ON US” by MERRITT GIBSON

New England indie rocker Merritt Gibson writes songs that are deeply personal and unflinchingly honest as she seeks to understand the world and how she fits into it—a quest to which we can all relate. College freshman Gibson, however, displays perspective and observation that is beyond her years. On March 30th, she will release Eyes…

“WANT ME BACK” — NEW MUSIC from MOMMA’S BOY

Kansas City rockers Momma’s Boy have done it again with the release of their groove-driven single, “Want Me Back.” The final tune from the band’s three-part Dead Summer Singles Series tells the story of someone trying their hand at love again. Love can be a scary thing, especially after experiencing one too many heartbreaks. With…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE DISTRICTS

There is a rawness that puts the ‘indie’ in indie rock.  I look for a certain grittiness both musically and lyrically; there must be more than just a stage presence—more of a stage attitude that binds audience with band, both locked in the passion for pure rock music. Sometimes, even for seasoned indie rockers, it…