Speak Low If You Speak Love shares video for “Knots,” tours (2015)

Indie singer-songwriter and State Champs bassist Ryan Scott Graham has debuted a new video for his song “Knots” from his solo project Speak Low If You Speak Love. The new video directed by Elliott Ingham and can be viewed now atBaebleMusic.com. The song is featured on Speak Low If You Speak Love’s debut album, Everything But What You Need, which … More »

Thayer Sarrano

From The Horse’s Mouth: Thayer Sarrano on Shaky

Thayer Sarrano is forging her own path into a southern-psych-dreamland, bottling up ghosts and bringing them to life through her ethereal desert rock hymns. The tones tremble and bend, layered in swirling atmospherics. The angelic voice will pull you in close to share devastatingly beautiful and heartbreaking secrets, while shadowy figures dance in the background. This is music that envelops … More »

Corinna Nix (photo by Tim Kuhl)

Heart and Soul; An interview with Corinna Nix of Simon and Corinna

When Corinna Nix packed all her earthly possessions into her ’97 Chevy Lumina to return to Dayton, Ohio the future felt pretty uncertain. She’d completed her studies in vocal jazz at the Chicago College of Performing Arts and spent several years in the city developing her distinct style as a member of Unearthd and The Lix. However, the constant hustle … More »

InFested: An interview with Paige Beller, organizer of Ladyfest 2015, Dayton, Ohio

Ladyfest 2015, which takes place in Dayton, Ohio, brings together and inspires people through music, art, and education. While the festival itself is a celebration of women in the arts, they provide a safe and welcoming environment no matter your gender identity. On top of enjoying some of the best live music from Dayton and its neighbors, attendees make a … More »

Laura Stevenson shares “Torch Song,” tours (2015)

Laura Stevenson shares a new voice on her fourth album, Cocksure, slated for release October 30 via Don Giovanni Records. Produced by long-time friend and collaborator Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry!, engineered by Joe Rogers at Room 17, and mixed/mastered by Jack Shirley, the album represents a new era for the songwriter. Where 2013’s Wheel harkened to Stevenson’s folk and … More »

Born Ruffians share “When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away,” tour (2015)

Born Ruffians share the new track “When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away” from their forthcoming album, RUFF. The band describes how the song came together: “The second half of the track was improvised in the studio unexpectedly. Luke (Lalonde; guitarist and vocalist) was testing out vocal sounds and repeating the words “on and on and on and on”, which … More »

Destroy This Place share “The Bees” from forthcoming Animal Rites

Destroy This Place are excited to announce the upcoming release of their latest album, Animal Rites. Due out on October 23 via Forge Again Records (Child Bite, Old Gods, Hospital Garden), the Detroit-based quartet are sharing the album’s first single “The Bees” today via New Noise Magazine, a blast of Drive Like Jehu inspired fury blended with the sweet melodic charms of Superchunk. … More »

Painted Palms stream Horizons, tour (2015)

Painted Palms’ second full-length album, Horizons, exudes a sense of confidence and purpose that is only present when two creators share a singular focus and absolute trust in each other’s talents. On Horizons, emotional states are suspended between light and dark, driven by the tension of efficient song structures. Stream the album in its entirety via KCRW’s Album Preview and … More »

Yonatan Gat to release mini-album via Joyful Noise Recordings, tour (2015)

Yonatan Gat will release a new mini-album, Physical Copy, on September 18 via Joyful Noise Recordings. Recorded during an inspired three-hour session with Steve Albini at Chicago’s Electrical Audio Studios, the release sees Yonatan and collaborating drummer Gal Lazer focus on the rawer, more energetic side of their music. The first single — or the record’s side A — is “0,” which … More »

Variants share “Bitter,” ready EP

New Orleans rock act, Variants, have announced that their new EP Commonwealth will be released on October 23.  Recorded and produced by Jay Maas of Getaway Studios (Defeater, State Champs, Title Fight), Commonwealth features four smooth, soulful tracks and will be the group’s second release.  Commonwealth will serve as a follow up to 2014′s The Concept of Color, and the single off … More »