PREMIERE: “STARS & GALAXIES” by CARVER COMMODORE

Carver Commodore represents not only the reincarnation and rebranding of roots rock outfit The Bear & The Bride, it signifies a complete metamorphosis. Situated in Florence, Alabama amidst the rich heritage of Southern rock and soul songwriting styles of Muscle Shoals, Carver Commodore blends those roots with shimmering guitar licks and pop sensibilities. The band…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with CLOSE TALKER

copper Central Canada, with its prairies and bitter winters, is not necessarily a scene where one would expect to encounter synthesizer-filled indie rock—but meet Close Talker from Saskatoon, the urban center of Saskatchewan, a band making pop rock waves in those grassy plains. “A lot of our friends make music suited for the prairies and for…

PREMIERE: “WANT:NEED” by KIERNAN McMULLAN

“By now I thought I’d have exactly what I wanted, but I don’t remember what I wanted it for,” sings Nashville-based songwriter Kiernan McMullan in “Want:Need,” the new single from his forthcoming album Baggage. “‘Want:Need’ is about a moment of clarity,” he explains. “It’s about reprioritizing what’s important in your life.” The indie powerhouse, who released his first…

“RULES” – NEW MUSIC from RAFFERTY

“Rules aren’t for living, take my hand, we’ll make ’em as we go along,” sings California-based pop rocker and part-time philosopher Rafferty, in his new single, “Rules.”  The song is a fist-pumping anthem of rock rebellion, bound to sky-rocket to sing-along, or rather, shout-along status. Give it a spin:     Website | Facebook |…

ALBUM REVIEW: “THE HEIGHTS” by KNOX HAMILTON

If The Beatles were correct and all we really need is love, then The Heights, the long-awaited and much-anticipated debut album from Arkansas-based pop rock outfit Knox Hamilton, is the cure for what ails you. At 13 songs strong, the album’s offerings are sweet but never saccharine, and showcase frontman Boots Copeland’s nicely-honed lyric-crafting sensibilities. The…

PREMIERE: “IN THE UNKNOWN” by VOLUNTEER

“I’m not gonna sit and wait for life to come and find me on its own,” opines Cory Quintard of Nashville pop rock outfit Volunteer, in the band’s new single, “In The Unknown.” “‘In The Unknown’ is kind of a personal mantra for me,” reveals Quintard of the single. “The concept of living your life…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: WHISSELL at THE HIGH WATT

It was all about girl power last night at The High Watt for the release of pop-flavored soulstress Whissell’s debut EP Old Souls, Young Bodies with FJØRA and Fleurie providing opening support. The audience was crammed into the intimate space, with many familiar faces from Nashville’s burgeoning pop community there to support the success of one of their…

ALBUM REVIEW: “ONLY THE LONELY” by COLONY HOUSE

Just when we think Tennessee pop rock outfit Colony House couldn’t possibly get more prolific, they prove us wrong—but honestly, we expect no less from our beloved Colony House boys. With their latest album, Only The Lonely, they’ve set the bar even higher for themselves, and for every band in their orbit. With an uber-rock n’…