“FORGET ME” – NEW VIDEO from BORN RUFFIANS

The death of rock icon David Bowie has affected the world in so many ways, and many artists have been inspired to pay tribute, reflect, and share insight through their work. Toronto-based band Born Ruffians have recently unleashed “Forget Me,” their new video that stars frontperson Luke Lalonde, who wrote the song on the day Bowie died. “What…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES

In the process of writing and recording their anticipated new album, The Soft White Sixties, makers of funky working-class soul, the band relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles. “It made us uncomfortable; you get stuck in your own ways,” explains frontman Octavio Genera. “For us, our lives pointed that way, and we were all able…

PREMIERE: “SLAVE” by PUPPET REBELLION

It’s no secret that the Brits know how to rock, and Puppet Rebellion knows how it’s done. The Manchester-based outfit, who has shared stages with the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen and the Slow Readers Club, is gearing up to release its debut full-length album in November via Scruff of the Neck. To give…

PREMIERE: “STEP INTO THE LIGHT” by THE BREAK LIGHTS

New Jersey indie rockers The Break Lights, who recently landed on NPR’s radar with an impressively ear-catching Tiny Desk Concert submission, will release their self-recorded/self-produced new album, The Bright Life, on September 22nd. Today, the band reveals their latest single, “Step Into The Light,” which follows their Beatles-esque head-bobber, “Why Don’t You Call Me?,” shared…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with HENRY JAMISON

“My vocabulary got pretty big, pretty fast. My songs are organically a little wordy, though, I don’t say to myself, ‘I’m a wordy person, so I’m going to use all the words I know,’” explains dry-witted Vermont-based singer/songwriter Henry Jamison, who grew up with an English professor and a composer, otherwise respectively known as “mom…

PREVIEW: THE QUIET HOLLERS at THE BASEMENT on 6/30/17

Louisville’s beloved post-punk outfit Quiet Hollers, who toured for the greater part of last year, and who will appear at Nashville’s The Basement on Friday, June 30th, will release their new album, Amen Breaks, on  July 7th via sonaBLAST!. In keeping with frontman Shadwick Wilde’s penchant for double and triple entendres, the record’s title has…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PICKWICK

I’ll never forget when I first heard “Hacienda Motel,” the breakout hit from Can’t Talk Medicine, the debut album from Seattle-based Pickwick back in 2013; frontman Galen Disston’s soulful vocals carried on a retro-infused layer of reverb-y goodness made that track virtually strut right out of the speakers. I was hooked. Since then, we Pickwick…

“LAID OUT” – NEW VIDEO from JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS

On Friday, June 9th, post punk/rock outfit Junior Astronomers return with Body Language (out via Refresh Records), the long-awaited follow up to their acclaimed 2013 album, Dead Nostalgia. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina (and land of my birth), the band has toured across the country supporting artists like Manchester Orchestra, Modest Mouse, All Get Out, Piebald, and The Weeks. No big deal. Body…