PREMIERE: “BREATHE” BY VERA BLOOM

On your first listen of “Breathe,” the debut single from Nashville’s Vera Bloom, your ears may deceive you into thinking you know this artist.  After all, there’s plenty of grunge influences to remind you of Nirvana or Veruca Salt, but tempered by a smoothness suggestive of Skating Polly.  There’s also power vocals that kick into... Continue Reading →

THE 8 x 8th PLAYLIST: NEW MUSIC FOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2020

Alternative rock is back! (At least for a few songs this week) We also get one of the more epic lo-fi tracks I've heard in a long time as well as a retro synth banger that you can't miss. Without further ado, here is this week’s East of 8th playlist presented in the order they... Continue Reading →

THE 8 x 8th PLAYLIST: NEW MUSIC FOR AUGUST 22, 2020

If you're a music lover, you've already noticed how much great music has been coming out recently. So, this week we're giving you 9 new songs instead of just 8! This week is focused on a chill vibe. This playlist is ready for you to find some shade on these hot days and find some... Continue Reading →

ALBUM REVIEW: HOLLY HUMBERSTONE — FALLING ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL EP

Sometimes you listen to an album that single-handedly raises the bar for what we should expect from new music.  However, those moments don’t usually come from an artist’s debut EP.  On Falling Asleep at the Wheel, Holly Humberstone presents us with an emotionally deep, sonically mature, and thoroughly enjoyable album. On one hand, this should... Continue Reading →

THE 8 x 8th PLAYLIST, AUGUST 7, 2020

This week we have some genuine indie and alternative rock songs in the mix. Real electric guitar riffs! Real pulse-raising drum beats! However, the real highlight of this week's additions is the wealth of female vocal talent. We've got raw emotion, groovy soul, and show-stopping tracks coming your way! Without further ado, here is this... Continue Reading →

The 8 x 8th Playlist: New Music July 31, 2020

Any good playlist merges a bunch of music genres so you never know what to expect. The 8 x 8th Playlist was created to bring together everything from indie rock to baroque pop. Good music is good music no matter how you define it. We were particularly blessed with the releases this week as the... Continue Reading →

THE 8 x 8th PLAYLIST: JULY 24, 2020

Rounding up the latest in new indie rock, alternative, and indie pop music. 8 new songs added just in time for the weekend. Take a listen! This week has a little bit of everything on the East of 8th playlist. From an angsty alternative anthem to true hip-moving indie pop, and even a few crossovers... Continue Reading →

A Playlist From Natalie Claro

Pushing limits—and breaking them—is the only constant for Natalie Claro.  “Multi-instrumentalist” doesn’t do her justice. She is the sole writer, producer, and instrumentalist of all her music.  Her shows are an adrenaline rush, musically and visually. Her lyrics frequently tackle topics ranging from politics to mental health, presented in an ear-catching style. With her newly... Continue Reading →

AUSTIN WARD MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Technology is so awesome - until it's not. As I sit here with a strained neck, eyes bleary from staring at my computer screen, sore wrists, and the inability to get away from the constant barrage of information which wreaks havoc on my emotions on a daily basis (which is totally my fault as I... Continue Reading →

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