Indie pop artist Jessie Early is releasing her new EP Wild Honey on March 31. “Body Can’t Hold” is one of the debut singles. Early is from Nashville, where many great artists have emerged through the years. There seems to be a bit of musical magic in that place, and it looks like Jessie got a wave of the wand.
Summer Clothes, Marc Scibilia – Our Song of the Day
Marc Scibilia is on the verge of big things. The young singer has already been through a career’s worth of twists and turns including a move from Buffalo to Nashville, being dropped by a label, appearing in a Super Bowl ad and then regaining control of his career. His new single “Summer Clothes” is a sweetly addictive pop rock offering with poignant lyrics. The song features Scibilia’s tender lyrics served over a beautiful synth-driven backdrop.
The Slang are a duo with a shiny gloss of pop spraypaint, catchy hooks, and radio-friendly alterna-rock. The duo of John Bobo and John Newsome took their talents to a Nashville studio and followed the prescription for feel good rock destined for a sunset trip down a California coastal highway. The group found their footing with their songs featured on the HBO and USA networks, and showcased slots at premier industry acronyms including MPMF, CMJ, and INXE.
Powerful and moving, indie rock band The Rival, bring their A-game to listeners on their new EP Sands. The EP is the Nashville duo’s second in a planned three release set, and it is a collection definitely worthy of more attention.
THE GILLS! The name kind of makes me want to scream it. This upbeat punk/pop/rock hybrid sound coming from Nashville via Pensacola, Florida is sure to get you on your feet. I got the chance to listen to The Gills over the past week, and I gotta admit. I’m impressed.
It’s been one hell of a start to 2016 for our favorite quintet of Nashville rockers. The Dead Deads have just disembarked from a raucous week rocking the high seas and then quickly released the video for their new single “Super Tiny” which you can sample below.
The Nashville-based quintet splashed onto the scene less than a year ago, and now with “Memphis Blues,” they’ve already delivered their second captivating video, which definitely complements the song well. The tagline on their video is appropriate – “This song and this film is a feeling . Fall in love with it.” The new single is a poppy alt-rock tune with a catchy dance vibe to it that’s just a blast to listen to. Joe Wilkinson’s voice reminds me a bit of Sir SLy’s Landon Jacobs, but the music is more mainstream – in a deliciously good way.
With each listen, I appreciate the song a bit more. The guitars are clever and catchy, and evolve nicely over the course of the four minute journey, including a nicely spotlighted solo or two, one of the benefits of a band with multiple guitar players. If you’re a fan of popular rock, I suggest you take it for a spin.
This new band has already seen nice success, garnering airplay on both MTVu and Nashville’s independent station, Lightning 100, and from what I’ve heard here, that’s just the beginning.
Snag the single on iTunes here, and check out the video below and see if you fall in love with it, too.
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After a long and tumultuous four year wait, Seryn is finally back with their much anticipated sophomore release Shadow Shows.
Since the 2011 release, of This Is Where We Are, the Indie rockers have changed their label, their management, tweaked their line-up, and maybe most significantly, relocated to the fertile Nashville music scene. They released their first single, “Disappear” a few months ago, and it’s a beautiful song, with nice harmonies, and excellent guitar. A nice sample of what you’ll see on the album:
The album was recorded in their old home of Denton, Texas, by talented engineer/producer McKenzie Smith of Sondre Lerche and Regina Spektor fame. Under his influence, we see the band branch a bit into the progressive rock genre, while still maintaining their folk rock roots.