Boom Forest, “Shadow Of Doubt”

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Boom Forest, the project led by John Paul Roney, tells us “what living’s about” in this acoustic performance of “Shadow Of Doubt.” The video, shot and edited by Neal Dahlgren, finds Roney teaming up with members of fellow Wisconsin bands Phox and Foreign Fields. Roney says the song represents “a small stand against the gloom […]

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Video Premiere: Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s, “Lazy”

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The Artist:  Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s The Video: A live performance of “Lazy” from the film Tell Me More About Evil. The song hails from the Indianapolis rock outfit’s latest LP Sling Shot to Heaven, out April 22. Fun Fact: To go along with their new album, the band created a film, Tell Me […]

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Watch Drive-By Truckers Rock “Pauline Hawkins” At The 40 Watt Club

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We have an awesome mid-day pick me up for you. Check out this exclusive live video of alt-country icons Drive-By Truckers playing “Pauline Hawkins” at Athens’ legendary 40 Watt Club. “Hawkins” is the lead single off  the Truckers’ latest release, English Oceans. “I wrote ‘Pauline Hawkins’ the day after I finished reading Willy Vlautin’s book […]

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Video Premiere: Symbols of the West, “Clarion”

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The Artist: San Francisco synth-pop duo  Symbols of the West, made up of Nat Kendall and Lauren Stark. The Video: “Clarion,” from the band’s new remix EP Save My City. Fun Fact: In their early days, they were motivated to keep playing together when a group of kindergarteners told them they loved their music while […]

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Video Premiere: Nocona, “Beverly Hills Blues”

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The Artist: L.A. alt-country band Nocona. The Video: “Beverly Hills Blues” Songwriter Says: “‘Beverly Hills Blues’ was originally a forgotten track in my phone recording library, I re-discovered it almost a year after I came up with the main riff,” epxlains frontman Chris Isom. “I loved the riff at the time but couldn’t finish it […]

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Video Premiere: Cyndi Harvell, “Flood”

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The Artist: Promising L.A folk-pop artist Cyndi Harvell The Video: “Flood,” from her new album Heartache & Revolution,out May 6. Fun Fact: Acclaimed producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith) introduced Harvell to Jim Greer, who went on to produce her last three albums, though he usually works with hip-hop artists. Also, her songs have been used on commercials […]

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Video Premiere: Emily Wolfe, “Violent Veins”

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The Artist: Emily Wolfe, a “dream rocker” from Austin, Texas with a captivating voice. The Video:  ”Violent Veins,” shot in Andy Warhol-inspired studio during the Austin City Limits Festival. Fun Fact: Wolfe is a badass guitar player, and isn’t afraid to use a smoke machine. Songwriter Says: “‘Violent Veins’ is a reflection of a semi-superstitious […]

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Video Premiere: Pony Boy, “If Only He Were You”

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The Artist: Magnetic-voiced singer-songwriter Marchelle Bradanini, a.k.a. Pony Boy The Video: “If Only He Were You,” from her Old West and heartache-obsessed EP The Devil In Me. Songwriter Says: “The video was mostly shot over in the town of Blackheath in the Blue Mountains of Australia,” Bradanini explains. “The place has an eerie, sort of […]

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Video Premiere: Riley Etheridge Jr., “Another Time, Another Place”

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The Artist: NYC singer-songwriter Riley Etheridge Jr. The Video: “Another Time, Another Place,” from his latest album The Straight and Narrow Way. Fun Fact: The song features guest vocals from Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek. Songwriter Says: “‘Another Time, Another Place’ is a song about two people confronting the role that randomness and risk play in our lives, […]

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Watch: St. Paul & The Broken Bones Tear Up “Half The City”

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Two months ago, we brought you a live, laidback version of The Avett Brothers’ “The Clearness is Gone,” performed by the band in someone’s attic and videotaped by the traveling production team Live & Breathing. Today, we’re teaming up with Live and Breathing once again to premiere St. Paul & the Broken Bones’ “Half the […]

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Video Premiere: Buzz Cason, “Troubadour Heart”

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The Artist: Rockabilly Hall of Famer Buzz Cason — a country stalwart whose songs have been covered by The Beatles, Pearl Jam and U2. The Video: “Troubadour Heart” is the title track of the Buzz Cason’s new studio album, out now on Plowboy Records. Fun Fact: Muscle Shoals songwriting vet Dan Penn and Rolling Stones […]

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Watch Southern Soul Assembly Get “Stoned Drunk And Naked”

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Southern Soul Assembly, the unholy alliance of songwriters JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson, are currently on tour, performing intimate, in-the-round sets for fans across the country. Here’s a video from their debut show at SPACE in Evanston, Illinois from earlier this month — a gritty, collaborative rendition of Anders Osborne’s “Stoned […]

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