The Francis Vertigo Takes A “Snow Day”

Greenville’s prog-rockers The Francis Vertigo have kept relatively silent for far too long, but it appears they haven’t been idle during their year-long hiatus. Not only has the band added a second guitarist, signed to Real South Records, and announced their revival set for next’ week’s Rex Fest, but they’re also delivering new music! A layered, six-minute excursion, “Snow Day” explores a more contemplative side to … Continue reading The Francis Vertigo Takes A “Snow Day”

INTERVIEW: Glass Mansions Discuss Rebirth, Songwriting, and Looking To The Future

For the better part of a decade, Columbia’s Glass Mansions have forged a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the area. Infused with DIY ethics and armed with tightly layered, infectious songs, the wide-eyed electro-rock hopefuls started off the year with a bang, releasing their new single, “Nightswimming.” Hot on the heels of dropping the single, the band is embarking on a national … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Glass Mansions Discuss Rebirth, Songwriting, and Looking To The Future

Islander’s Tour Van Broken Into, Band Sets Up Donation Page

Life on tour always offers stressful challenges, but Greenville’s Islander suffered a terrible setback when their van was broken into this weekend after a show in San Antonio. The thieves stole nearly all the band’s personal belongings (including medications)  as well as a fair share of gear. Ever the optimists, the band’s response was one of positivity in the face of hardship: “People that do … Continue reading Islander’s Tour Van Broken Into, Band Sets Up Donation Page

Young Mister Offers “Safety”

Throwing a creative curveball, melodic pop-rock artist Steven Fiore, better known as Young Mister, releases his new single, “Safety,” this week as something to tide fans over while he continues to work on his new record. The Waynesville, NC native veers into uncharted territory for himself with this new track, teaming with Nick Bays to craft a relaxing, hypnotic electronic pop song. Calling the track “an … Continue reading Young Mister Offers “Safety”

ALBUM REVIEW: Boston Pizzeria by Quality Time

Simple sincerity. Sometimes, that’s what it’s all about. Not ten letter words and flowery language. Simple. Direct. Real. Greenville’s Quality Time execute that flawlessly with their new album. Boston Pizzeria feels like the lo-fi soundtrack to a poignant, suburban coming-of-age film, each track detailing a scene rather than being “inspired by the film.” And just so you know, that’s my shit right there. Blending late … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Boston Pizzeria by Quality Time

Greenville’s Music Scene Is Doing Just Fine, Thanks, Brad

I promised myself I wouldn’t respond. I lied. This morning, I woke to this adorable little piece. If you live in Greenville or the surrounding Upstate South Carolina area here, you probably also read it, like I did, scratched your head, like I did, and said to yourself “What the fuck?!” like I did. Should you not want sift through the entire diatribe, I’ll cut to … Continue reading Greenville’s Music Scene Is Doing Just Fine, Thanks, Brad

Islander Premiere “Better Day” Music Video

The hard rockers in Islander released their new video, “Better Day,” today in support of their most recent release, Power Under Control.  Centering around the theme of hope, the video depicts two stories of people being beaten down (in one case, literally) by life, getting fed up, and overcoming their situations. “Better Day” is the third video in support of Power Under Control and arrives … Continue reading Islander Premiere “Better Day” Music Video