ALBUM REVIEW: “THE UNIVERSE IN YOU” by THE LONELY BISCUITS

The Lonely Biscuits are no stranger to funky guitar riffs, quirky love songs and Napoleon Dynamite vibes. The Universe in You, the indie-rock band’s latest album, is no exception to these characteristics. With its upcoming March 30th release, you’re going to want to crank this one up for the upcoming sunshine and warm weather. The…

PREMIERE: “EYES ON US” by MERRITT GIBSON

New England indie rocker Merritt Gibson writes songs that are deeply personal and unflinchingly honest as she seeks to understand the world and how she fits into it—a quest to which we can all relate. College freshman Gibson, however, displays perspective and observation that is beyond her years. On March 30th, she will release Eyes…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with WALKER LUKENS

“I really started my new year with a whimper,” laughs Texas-based pop rocker Walker Lukens. “I played on New Year’s Eve outside in the 21-degree weather, woke up on New Year’s day, and slowly declined into sickness,” he says. “The flu was all around us.” Even so, that whimper is a minor dip in the…

ALBUM REVIEW: “BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE” by THE WOMBATS

With grey skies and chilly winds serving as a constant reminder that it’s still winter, The Wombats come roaring forward with enough catchy riffs and waves of high-energy synth to thwart the bleakness of the season’s five o’clock sunsets. While a close listen to the lyrics on the band’s new album Beautiful People Will Ruin…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “LOWLANDS” by SAMECITY

After their sophomore release, Afterglow, in March 2016, Nashville-based pop-rock trio Samecity has spent a relentless year and a half on the road touring across the country. Today, the band unleashes their new album, Lowlands, into the digisphere. The five-song EP features a satisfying blend of harmonies from front folks Justin Bowersox and Hannah Bowersox,…

PREVIEW: LOW CUT CONNIE at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/25/18

“We’re so excited that the cult is spreading,” declares Adam Weiner, the charismatic frontman of Philadelphia-based piano rock outfit Low Cut Connie. “We’re not one of these bands who is all of a sudden going to be on the cover of some super hip magazine or something. It’s a slow creep. What I’m most proud…

ALBUM REVIEW: “I LIKE FUN” by THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

An unstoppable musical force who has released captivatingly catchy tunes since 1986, iconic pop rock band They Might Be Giants has been an integral part of my lifelong personal soundtrack. From singing along to their “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” theme song when watching television as a kid, using “Istanbul” in sixth grade history class to learn…

PREVIEW: COBI at THE BASEMENT EAST on 12/8/17

“I was playing in bars at age 12,” reveals Los Angeles-based artist Cobi, whose tour with explosive alt-rock duo Black Pistol Fire concludes at Nashville’s Basement East on Friday, December 8th. “We’d play blues covers from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., that’s how I got started. I grew up in a really small town, there…

“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…