If you remember Scotty Rockwell's album release show at Lavish last month for his new record Rockwell the Ruler, then you'll remember how incredibly turnt things got. BZRKheld it down as the opening act, and we got the pics to recap. If you weren't in the house and deeply regret your life for that decision, we don't blame you.
Over the past six years, Nashville's Dead's The Freakin Weekend has evolved from a few good house shows with a couple of parties into a three-day holiday local residents (and those from surrounding states alike!) can celebrate with some of our favorite bands through the day and night. Here is our official recap of Freakin Weekend 6 -- words, photos, video -- starting with Night 1.
Unruly Factions is super excited to present Unruly Factions: Volume 1, the first installment in an ongoing mixtape series curated by Unruly Factions Recordings. UF: Vol 1 is a compilation of ALL UNRELEASED songs from a collection of progressive up-and-comers from the loosely-defined realms of hip hop, punk, and hardcore. It's a project we've been working on for quite some time, and we're pretty proud of what we're going to show you.
Slanted's debut album, Forever, dropped late last month. It's a record we can't stop listening to. It's some really happy and fun, depressing music. Forever is a bleeding set of tales about all the things we casually face in our daily lives. So read our review.
Today we have the honors of premiering the music video for "Supply Chain", a song by Pollen Rx, a garage pop/art punk trio from Austin TX. They've got a seriously good new cassette out called Buyer's.
Top Prospekt is a Nashville MC that you need to know about. He's back with a new single called "Halo" and we've been bumping it since it dropped. Top Prospekt always spits on choice production, and "Halo" is no different.
Tre Stoner's definitely an extraterrestrial, which explains why he's messing with "Bad Girls From Mars" on his new single, produced by Franco. Stoner's recent M.O. has been dropping singles with little or no announcement, as the we all wait further details on his upcoming album Life B4 The Circus, slated for summer release.
We know we can always depend on Tim Gent for real life, wise-beyond-years lyrics over some of the most soulful and throwback production we ever hear from anyone these days. That's exactly what he delivers on "It's Like That", which features Case Arnold with a guest verse and Drisana DeSpain on background vocals. This all-Clarksville, TN collaboration, which premiered today, is the first single from Gent's upcoming and highly anticipated debut album, Clarksville Nights.
Nashville songstress, Kiya Lacey, is preparing her upcoming EP Fail In Love, and we're pleased to see that today she's dropped a gem of a new single entitled "I Know". It features East Nashville icon, Petty, on the first musical appearance we've heard from him in some time, along with some production The Wonder Twins. The result is melodic and enchanting dream-like production and vocalization juxtaposed against Petty's gruff lyrical approach.
So much has been said about the convergence of postmodern influences in the internet age, which is partially what makes an artist like Zeus Trappin all the more intriguing. He's an ATLien from Riverdale, Georgia who brands his sound and aesthetic heavily as "trap rock". Is it an instantly generic term at first glance? Some would say so. After all, how many vain attempts have been made throughout the past to blend the ethoses of rap and rock? Some of those attempts have been worthwhile, but the concept is potentially played out.
Click "read more" for our full review of Zeus Trappin's Mumbo Sauce EP.