“THROW OURSELVES IN” – NEW MUSIC from MARSICANS

British pop rockers Marsicans have gone full-tilt boogie on their new track, “Throw Ourselves In,” a favorite from the band’s numerous live shows. This joyously anthemic fist-pumper pays tribute to relationship-centric FOMO with fuzzed out guitar licks, raucous rhythms, and general pandemonium. Stepping it up with every release, the band, a favorite at Eo8, combines their infectious carefree…

PREVIEW: NOW, NOW at MERCY LOUNGE on 10/12/17

Minnesota-based pop-rock duo Now, Now got their start where most great things happen—in marching band. “I miss those days,” says Brad Hale. “I miss it too,” says partner-in-music KC Dalager. “I feel like those were my glory days of music. like it was the one thing where I felt like, ‘I’m good at this and…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “HOLLYWOOD” by CARVERTON

Carverton, Nashville-based purveyors of effervescent, party-infused pop rock, released their self-titled headbanger of an EP in August. Today, the band is unleashing a tongue-in-cheek new video for EP track “Hollywood.” “We wanted to shoot a porno for the music video, but our manager said that probably wasn’t a good idea,” jokes band bassist Sean Wykoski.…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MICHAEL FRANTI

“Sleep is the key. Wherever and whenever. I’ll throw my backpack down in the airport and catch a catnap,” laughs Michael Franti of his hectic tour schedule. Franti and his band, Spearhead, are currently in the midst of a worldwide trek across the globe on their Love Out Loud Tour, which began in June and…

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 BANNERS

“Co-writing is like writing a page in your diary and then immediately showing it to someone you don’t know,” laughs the angelic-voiced BANNERS, who is gearing up to release a new EP via Island Records this month. The Toronto-based native Liverpudlian has been traveling to Nashville to take part in the local creative and collaborative…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with LIVINGMORE

Spencer Livingston and Alex Moore, otherwise known as Livingmore (see what they did there?), are preparing to release Ok To Land, their debut album set to arrive later this year. The pair recorded the album with producer and friend Brian Rosemeyer at Kingsize Soundlabs in Eagle Rock, California. “We tracked everything on Saturdays and Sundays…

TRACK-BY-TRACK with TWO CHEERS

In 2015, Bryan Akcasu, the creative force by alt-pop project Two Cheers (and pizza chef extraordinaire), was in transition. In the midst of releasing a brilliant sophomore album, Splendor, the Los Angeles-based Akcasu packed his bags, drove cross-country, and put his kickstand down in his home state of Michigan. After lineup changes, personal tragedy, and…