VIDEO PREMIERE: “HOLLYWOOD GOLD” by THE PRESCRIPTIONS

Nashville-based rock outfit The Prescriptions recently partnered with GemsOnVHS to film a live back porch performance video for their new single “Hollywood Gold.” “‘Hollywood Gold’ happened very fast,” says The Prescriptions’ Hays Ragsdale. “The verses and chorus came together very quickly, probably took 15 minutes to finish writing. It was one of those rare moments…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “NEW YORK” by INNER TONGUE

In 2013, Vienna-based artist Inner Tongue was diagnosed with a rare vocal-cord disorder so severe that only a handful of specialists throughout the entire world were capable of treating it. The resulting surgery left him, for a time, unable to talk. The months that followed the operation were emotionally and physically shattering, and though he kept composing,…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “CONFIDENCE DON’T GO” by RYAN HARRIS BROWN

We at East of 8th are die-hard coffee nerds, and can honestly admit that without a daily dose of its warm, caffeinated goodness, we’d all be hot blubbering messes. We can also be regularly observed finding solace at any one of Nashville’s plethora of stellar coffee shops, so imagine our delight when friend and previously-featured…

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.…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “LEILA” by COREY LEITER

August 21, 2017 will be a momentous day; Nashville will be partially in the path of totality for the solar eclipse—an event which hasn’t affected the area in 500 years, and one which will bring an estimated extra 1.4 million people to the Music City. August 21st is also the day that Nashville-based singer/songwriter Corey…

PREMIERE: “THE MIRAGE (WAKING UP WITH YOU)” by HEATHER BOND

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Heather Bond, who co-fronts The Daybreaks, has been a fixture in the Nashville music scene for almost a decade. Now, the multi-faceted Bond is releasing a brand new single, “The Mirage (Waking Up With You),” and its accompanying music video. “I wrote this song with Viktor Krauss in his home studio, which is…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “GEMINI” by RAVINER

We at East of 8th celebrate creativity and innovation every chance we get, and Nashville rock band Raviner is the star of our current party; their anthemic 2016 debut EP, [DISCONNECTED], explored themes of self-discovery and self-realization, disillusionment with institutionalized religion, spiritual and emotional abuse, all centered around a core message—believing in yourself.  Now the…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “EVAPORATE” by RIVAL SHAPES

Tuscan, Arizona-based indie rock outfit Rival Shapes will release their new EP, Pull, on May 23rd, a follow-up to their 2016 release, Push. Pull is a collection of the darkest and most heart-wrenching songs from the Rival Shapes thus far, about the seeking, attainment, preservation, and loss of love. The band describes the EP as “a rainy day record. A stay…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “ONE MORE” from ELISABETH BECKWITT

Nashville singer/songwriter Elisabeth Beckwitt recounts her story of addiction in her ethereal track, “One More.” Beckwitt, who has maintained her sobriety for five years, seeks to provide insight into the painful fight that consumes the entire bodies and souls of those in the struggle. “This song came to me in a moment when I felt…