Matthew O'Neill

From The Horse’s Mouth: Matthew O’Neill on Campfire Cook

A profound dynamic connection to the natural world is a hallmark of Matthew O’Neill‘s music. At its core it involves bridging wilderness experience with contemporary human spheres via innate sensitivities. This had led him to many interesting places and spaces. Implicit in the music is a felt responsibility to reinvigorate the world of man via wild sources. In so doing, … More »

Nelsonville Music Festival 15 adds The Black Lips, Tim Easton, more

Nelsonville Music Festival15 is just about two months away and they have a fourth lineup announcement to share with you! The fourth round of lineup announcements for this year’s NMF is headed up by Atlanta garage punk rockers The Black Lips who play Saturday! Joining The Black Lips in this round is East Nashville singer-songwriter Tim Easton, the legendary Ohio underground rock … More »

Stanley And The Search tour in support of Weightless (2015)

Los Angeles, CA indie/punk band Stanley And The Search is heading out on the road this May with This Legend(ex-members of Yellowcard),Bad Luck and Dear You. They will be touring in support of their latest release “Weightless” which is out now on 12″/CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records. “Why keep singing if the song is dead?” Stanley And The Search … More »


Albums In The Stream: Manett, Stigma-Style EP

Born and raised on the Pacific island of Guam, former member of the experimental Brooklyn band Cholo, and now a Manhattan office worker, Rosa Bordallo’s songs are so dreamy, so psychotropic, so perfectly poppy that they must be heard to completely understand their heartthrob-inducing effects. Recording under the name Manett, her most recent release, a three-song EP called Stigma-Style, is … More »

Bohannons (Photo by Max Hartleroad)

Song Premiere: Bohannons, “White Widow”

Following Bohannons’ previous two efforts (the Steve Albini-produced debut EP Days of Echo and their critically-acclaimed 2012 album Unaka Rising) the Chattanooga, TN-based foursome will be releasing their sophomore studio full-length, Black Cross. Black Shield this March (through This Is American Music). On it, brothers Marty and Matt Bohannon and company deliver an intense, highly-charged platter that incorporates punk, metal and southern roots music into a heavy and heady melting … More »

Fuji Kureta

From The Horse’s Mouth: Deniz Ozturk (Fuji Kureta) on Yetunde EP

Fuji Kureta is an electronic pop duo consisting of Sahin Kureta (music-programming) and Deniz Ozturk (lyrics-vocals). These two, who have been making music together since late 2008, make songs in English and in French. The band’s sound oscillates between soft but strong melodies and very inventive beats. Yetunde EP is the first release of Fuji Kureta on South Africa based … More »

Dear Fawn

Song Premiere: Dear Fawn, “You’re Never Coming Back”

In 2012, Tifani Tanaka of Dear Fawn collaborated with her friends for the release of, I Played the Queen. The EP was a lo-fi throwback to when lyrics played an important part of music before style superseded substance. The EP featured surf soaked guitars, stripped down drums, and an urgency in thevocals that quickly made waves in the Dayton, Ohio, music scene. After … More »


From The Horse’s Mouth: Jessica Maros (Kuzin) on Cavity

Kuzin (pronoucned “cousin”) is the solo moniker of Jessica Maros, a Los Angeles-based by way of Nashville artist and one half of the critically acclaimed duo Escondido. Her solo debut CAVITY, produced by Bill Reynolds, Grammy-nominated producer and member of Band of Horses, ranges from stripped-down acoustic confessionals to fuzzy, full-band freak-outs. In a recent feature, blog Lockeland Springsteen described … More »

Joseph Huber (photo by Geoff Firebaugh)

Showing His Roots; An interview with Joseph Huber

Joseph Huber’s music is little bit country, a little bit bluegrass and a little bit good old American roots rock and roll. His latest record, The Hanging Road, which was voted one of the 50 Essential Albums of 2014 by Saving Country Music, showcases a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who captivates listeners with his sincere and expertly-crafted songcraft. Acclaimed for … More »

Frogbelly and Symphony (photo by Juha Hansen)

Albums In The Stream: Frogbelly and Symphony, Blue Bright Ow Sleep

Frogbelly and Symphony are born of the clash and fusion that characterized the late 20th century. Disparate influences from the Old World to New York are brought together in the furnaces of Sheffield and Brooklyn, revealing a stylistic repertoire that injects the indigenous workingman’s soul into the periphery of the bohemian metropolis. Academically trained in traditional instrument playing and constantly … More »