ELEPHANT REVIVAL MADE US A PLAYLIST!

We’ve had so much fun getting to know Elephant Revival (Bonnie Paine-vocals, washboard, djembe, musical saw, stomp box/Daniel Rodriguez-vocals, guitar, banjo, bass/Dango Rose-upright bass, vocals, mandolin, claw-hammer banjo/Bridget Law-fiddle, vocals, octave violin/Charlie Rose-banjo, pedal steel, guitar, horns, cello, double bass) and celebrating their Nashville performance; today, we close out Elephant Revival Week with a specially-curated playlist … Read more ELEPHANT REVIVAL MADE US A PLAYLIST!

CIVIL TWILIGHT MADE US A PLAYLIST!

It’s been one year since Civil Twilight debuted their album, Story of an Immigrant, and to celebrate, they’ve just returned with a full acoustic re-release of the already incredible record. “It was a lot of fun breaking these songs down to their core, stripping them naked and giving them a new outfit,” says singer Steven … Read more CIVIL TWILIGHT MADE US A PLAYLIST!

GET PUMPED for TRUETT at THE HIGH WATT on 7/27/16!

Beloved readers, the countdown to the big show continues! In order to get you pumped up for the TRUETT show on Wednesday, July 27th at The High Watt, our dear TRUETT has personally handcrafted a Spotify playlist to help you get your mind right. TRUETT says these songs are some of his favorites from artists … Read more GET PUMPED for TRUETT at THE HIGH WATT on 7/27/16!

PREVIEW: UP THE CHAIN in NASHVILLE THIS WEEKEND!

  Up The Chain,  a super tight jam rock outfit from the City of Brotherly Love, released their latest LP, The Prison Break, in March, and even features the guitar stylings of fellow Philly native Dan Schwartz of Good Old War. The band’s bolder, more unfettered sound can be attributed to its new form as a quartet with … Read more PREVIEW: UP THE CHAIN in NASHVILLE THIS WEEKEND!

ANDY FERRO’S GUIDE TO NASHVILLE

Andy Ferro, gifted writer, musician, and lead guitarist of Nashville rock band Ranch Ghost, is releasing his debut solo album, Muirhead, on Friday, February 26th via Rough Beast Records.  The seven-song, lo-fi, psych-folk gem is largely a solo effort, with a few sonic contributions from keyboards/sound-effects guru Mitch Jones (Fly Golden Eagle, Thunderbitch, Majestic).  East of 8th recently caught up with … Read more ANDY FERRO’S GUIDE TO NASHVILLE

GREAT STATES’ PLAYLIST for the MODERN “GATSBY”

East of 8th caught up with New Mexico alt-rock band Great States, whose debut album, Gatsby, is set for release on January 29th.  The band was inspired by the uniqueness of their surroundings, and also drew lyrical inspiration from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.   It seemed only fitting to ask the guys, “If you could … Read more GREAT STATES’ PLAYLIST for the MODERN “GATSBY”

THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15 PLAYLIST

What a great year it’s been! With so many amazing artists creating tons of quality music to dazzle and delight us in 2015, it was hard to narrow it down.  I’ve created a Spotify playlist for you so we can relive the magic together:     Feel free to check out my previous playlists for … Read more THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15 PLAYLIST

THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “Break Bones” – Wild Child

Austin-based indie folk band Wild Child released their third and latest album, Fools, this year; the record, which shows the group stretching the boundaries of what they’ve done before, is amazing in its entirety–and y’all, that’s not something I say very often about a whole album.  It was difficult to choose a favorite for the list, but … Read more THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “Break Bones” – Wild Child

THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “The Explode Boys” – Two Cheers

This year I was introduced to Detroit indie pop band Two Cheers, who released what I firmly believe is one of 2015’s best records, Splendor, their debut.  With glistening guitar licks, simmering basslines, pop-tactic drum rhythms, and frontman Bryan Akcasu’s Cure-esque vocal stylings, this song will create a confetti party between your ears. There’s just something about the easy … Read more THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “The Explode Boys” – Two Cheers

THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “The Business of Emotion” – Big Data

The next song on the list is from blog favorite Big Data‘s debut album, 2.0, released earlier this year.  Big Data, a.k.a. producer Alan Wilkis, enraptured the  universe with his first big hit, “Dangerous”, a commentary on the dangers of electronic voyeurism.   He is successfully riding the “paranoid electronic music” wave he created, but told me … Read more THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “The Business of Emotion” – Big Data

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