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Feature: Suit Up, Soldier cheers with “Picture”

Some of the most fun emails for me to read are the ones involving a premiere or feature interview. And I don't just mean for the chance to get new eyeballs to this growing site—I mean that because a band on the rise specifically thought of us to help us spread the word of what they're doing. When we can get a palpable ...

Feature – Get lost with Starlight Girls’ “Teenage Crime”

"I know the secret stare / Follow me to nowhere / We’ll learn the secret there / I had it all for a time / When I was in your prime / I know the teenage crime" Above is the second stanza of Brooklyn, NY psychedelic act Starlight Girls' single "Teenage Crime" off the EP Entitled. This is a compelling, sludgy, psychedelic ...

Premiere: Let B. Harms give you a glimpse into Baghdad

Less than a year removed from his latest project Chords, Indianapolis-based R&B singer B. Harms is back with a brand new single. The smooth, head-bobbing new tune “Baghdad” is available everywhere now, and we’ve got it premiering right here on the blog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz2T26dtLsg While ...

Premiere: Forstory wants to break up another day [Double Feature]

In advance of competing in the first finals since the return of Indianapolis’ Battle of the Bands next weekend, indie pop quintet Forstory are back with not one, but two hot new tunes. Frontwoman Sydney Frank describes “Let’s Break Up Another Day” and “Another Day” as two parts in the same story, so it makes ...

Premiere: Paolo James is back with “Stay With Me”

Paolo James wowed me several months back with his debut single “Smooth,” so when I learned about him releasing another new tune earlier this week, I had to make sure it stayed on my radar. Now that “Stay With Me” is available on all digital platforms, you can take a listen for yourself right here on the ...

Cloud City 614 preview: Tobilla

In a few weeks, there will be a new kind of festival in Columbus, Ohio—a festival dedicated to answering the question "What if a city was built by artists?" Many performers, artists, movers, and shakers who are consistently under the radar will have the spotlight this day. One of those artists is hip-hop artist ...

Premiere: WORDS blasts off with the aptly titled “Consume”

[Photo credit: @concertfotoschad on Instagram] It takes a lot for me to be blown away by a live performance these days. Have you heard the phrase "familiarity breeds contempt"? Well, I'm flirting with that going to live shows of bands I don't know, I fear. Fortunately, on occasion a band like WORDS comes along to help ...