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…

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…

PREMIERE: “HERE I GO AGAIN” by KING WILDERNESS

Nashville-based artist Adam Walton spent the majority of his youth on skateboards and playing in punk rock bands in North Carolina; in college he fell in love with the sounds and melodies of folk and mountain music. Now, under the moniker King Wilderness, Walton is crafting music that combines the energy of his younger days with…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE LUNAS

Many have made wise and enlightened statements about life being about the journey rather than the destination, about making the most of the experiences encountered along the way, relishing the lessons learned and impact that our choices have on what’s to come. Sometimes, the path winds through areas of trying circumstances that lead to self-discovery…