Eo8’s TOP 8 of 2017

Ah. It’s that time of year again when tastemakers and pundits compile lists of the year’s best musical offerings. We at East of 8th decided to focus our efforts on highlighting albums that impacted us in 2017, whether they were recognized by the mainstream or not. Some of these artists hail from our own backyard,…

“FREEZE ME” – NEW VIDEO from DEATH FROM ABOVE

Canadian “mustached merchants of death dance discord,” Death From Above, have released a new video for their latest single, “Freeze Me.” Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Canadian filmmaker Corey Adams, “Freeze Me” features bulge-tastic body builders in a Mt. Olympus-like mansion setting–a bizarre, yet fitting accompaniment to the song’s muscle-bound and guitar-heavy riffs.…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with ALVAREZ KINGS

In the frenzied midst of releasing a brand new album, planning a launch party, and squaring away months of tour dates, Alvarez Kings guitarist Sean Parkin is a good-natured sport, especially as I do my darnedest to convince him to move the electro-pop rock outfit to Nashville from the British Isles, a lovely addition to our…

ALBUM REVIEW: “FEEL YOUR FEELINGS FOOL!” by THE REGRETTES

“Be soft, be shy, read a book, and learn to cook/Be nice, be dumb, clean the floors, and wash your pores/Be light, be small, wear a dress below your knees, not less/Be insecure, be a wife, cater to a man for the rest of your life,” sings Lydia Night, outspoken frontwoman of Los Angeles punk-centric…

PREVIEW: ATLAS GENIUS at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 4/15/16

Alt-pop sibling duo Michael and Keith Jeffery, also known as Atlas Genius, have been tearing up the highways touring in support of their latest album, Inanimate Objects, released last August via Warner Brothers Records.  I had the chance to chat with both Jefferys, who gave me the witty low-down about tour life in their gorgeous…